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Cynthia Tucker: Obama tried too hard to work with Republicans
AJC ^ | October 15, 2010 | Cynthia Tucker

Posted on 10/15/2010 5:11:32 AM PDT by maggief

WASHINGTON — Amplified by the right-wing message machine, Republicans paint President Obama as an unyielding left-winger, an unreconstructed liberal who refuses to compromise. The president’s critics have turned the truth inside out: One of Obama’s greatest political weaknesses has been his stubborn — and unrequited — love for bipartisanship.

The president has made some of his biggest mistakes trying to woo a GOP opposition that has committed itself to frustrating him at every turn. If he had ignored recalcitrant Republicans, for example, his health care legislation might have become law without months of damaging political drama.

In an interview last week in his West Wing office, David Axelrod, one of Obama’s closest advisers, acknowledged that the administration had been surprised by the unified Republican resistance to the president’s agenda.

“Well, I think we miscalculated,” Axelrod said. “We had the idea that, particularly in a time of national crisis, there would be more of an inclination to work together.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.ajc.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bahgdadcynthia; cynthiatucker; hard; obama; republicans; tried; tucker; work
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1 posted on 10/15/2010 5:11:35 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Did we have a healthcare crisis?


2 posted on 10/15/2010 5:12:37 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: maggief

“I won. Get over it.”


3 posted on 10/15/2010 5:14:02 AM PDT by mirkwood (Paul LePage for governor)
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To: maggief

Cynthia are you serious????

This is why Obama is in the mess he is in politically. He didn’t work at all with Republicans.

More leftist revisionist history.


4 posted on 10/15/2010 5:14:08 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: maggief

loon racist Cynthia Tucker


5 posted on 10/15/2010 5:14:26 AM PDT by Doogle (IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....PLEASE donate, because it's the RIGHT thing to do)
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To: GoCards
Did we have a healthcare crisis?

No, but we sure do now.

6 posted on 10/15/2010 5:14:46 AM PDT by AU72
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To: maggief

This is laugh out loud funny....Yeah, that’s the ticket, B Hussein was trying to get along with the Republicans and they are so mean.

are people really buying this? obviously, the author of the article is...or is she providing comic relief?


7 posted on 10/15/2010 5:15:39 AM PDT by KEmom (Proud to be a Mama Grizzly!!!)
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To: maggief
President Bush was fighting two wars as a result of a devastating attack on our most populous city -- and did the Democrats have an inclination to work together? No. They called Bush a chimp, told lies about him, and did everything they could to make us lose the wars.

Democrats are scum. Working with them is a mistake. Always.

8 posted on 10/15/2010 5:16:22 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: maggief

Looking at the quote from Axelrod, it looks the Dems strategy is in place for the next 2 years. Obama, the Dems and the media are going to say they want to work together but the evil Republicans don’t want to and are hurting this country.

The Republicans don’t need to bat an eye and need to steamroll Obama. This is why we are voting in droves this election. If the Republicans want conservative voters to vote in 2012 like they are in 2010, they will have to stand up and fight Obama wherever they can.


9 posted on 10/15/2010 5:17:50 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Doogle

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1320796/Barack-Obama-embarrassing-leak-group-bloggers-accuse-White-House-pimping-black-vote.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

The White House has been embroiled in an embarrassing leak after a group of black bloggers and journalists published details of an off-the-record policy briefing.

Members of the group accused the Obama administration of using them for political expediency and demanded the same level of access as other mainstream media.

One blog, Jack and Jill Politics, said: ‘We essentially told the White House that we are not willing to be “pimped”.


10 posted on 10/15/2010 5:18:10 AM PDT by maggief
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To: AU72

Since misguided loons elected the nobama America has been in a crisis. However, on the plus side, Americans purchased more guns and ammo, have become politically active and will throw out these anti-American losers over the next few elections. In the longer term the asshat moonbat DIMs have been a good thing as America is retaken by the sane and mature among us. Vote!


11 posted on 10/15/2010 5:18:50 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: maggief
You know, I've spent a lot of time trying to decide if people like Cynthia Tucker are simply misguided knaves, congenital liars, evil bastards, mentally deficients, manipulative scumbags, or just stupid wastes of skin. I'm not going to do that any more.

They are all of the above. The evidence is outlined above.

12 posted on 10/15/2010 5:18:58 AM PDT by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: maggief

Cynthia surfaces now and then to remind us that she has a very tenuous grasp of reality.


13 posted on 10/15/2010 5:20:35 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: maggief
in an embarrassing leak?

nothing embarrasses the dim one

14 posted on 10/15/2010 5:20:56 AM PDT by Doogle (IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....PLEASE donate, because it's the RIGHT thing to do)
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To: maggief

There she go’s again.Tucker must be using drugs claiming Obama did everything he could to cooperate with the GOP.

History will prove that he did everything but cooperate with the GOP.


15 posted on 10/15/2010 5:22:27 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: maggief

“...we had the idea that...there would be more of an inclination to work together...”

Yeah, right.

Would that have been during all those close-door meetings for Progressives only?

During those hate-fests in congress where Republicans, Conservative, or Tea Partiers were called neanderthals,knuckle-draggers, morons and teabaggers?

Or maybe after some Democrat congress people were bribed into passing legislation that could have been hammered out in a bi-partisan way?

(IMHO)


16 posted on 10/15/2010 5:22:51 AM PDT by ripley
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To: maggief

Shouldn’t there be an IQ minimum to be elected???? Shhheeeessssshhh!


17 posted on 10/15/2010 5:23:25 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: maggief

We saw that at the televised health care meeting.

When given some new ideas, he reminded Senator McCain that

he won!!!!


18 posted on 10/15/2010 5:24:30 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: maggief

This woman is nuts. Obama never tried to work with the Republicans, on anything. I wish these people would stop feeding us bullshit.


19 posted on 10/15/2010 5:24:53 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: maggief

“One of Obama’s greatest political weaknesses has been his stubborn — and unrequited — love for bipartisanship.”

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL....!!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 10/15/2010 5:25:08 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: GoCards
Did we have a healthcare crisis?

Judging by this editorial, we had a mental health care crisis among journ-o-lists, and it's still going on.
21 posted on 10/15/2010 5:25:57 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Am I my half-brother's keeper?)
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To: maggief

I soiled myself and went to the AJC site to leave a commment:


Cynthia, we have a chief executive who has/had sky-high public support and unassailable majorities in both houses of congress, and yet YOU reach the conclusion that his efforts to compromise are among the chief root causes of his growing failures and inadequacies? Please. The man (and his team) are lousy leaders, executors and governors.

NET: If your party controls (with super majority) the Executive branch *and* the Legislative branch, you have a (very) sympathetic print and TV media, and your agenda fails the country and the economy, then YOU (as the President) *are* the problem, not your opponents. res ipsa loquitur


http://blogs.ajc.com/cynthia-tucker/2010/10/15/obama-tried-too-hard-to-work-with-republicans/comment-page-1/#comment-121642


Leaving a comment there is kinda what my neighbors’ dogs do to my front yard when their owners walk them by on a leash ;-)


22 posted on 10/15/2010 5:27:16 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: puppypusher

Tucker: The black Helen Thomas.


23 posted on 10/15/2010 5:27:23 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: maggief

“Cynthia Tucker: Obama tried too hard to work with Republicans”

Just another RAT lie!!! With Bam there is no bi-partisanship, it’s “my way or the highway!”.


24 posted on 10/15/2010 5:27:23 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: maggief

This idiot is one of the primary reasons that the Atlanta Uninal & Constipation is in the throes of death today. People I know won’t put up with her garbage. Her constant beating of “it the white man’s fault” wears thin pretty darn quick. To say that she is a “race whore” would be a huge understatement.


25 posted on 10/15/2010 5:27:40 AM PDT by yellowhorse (6 good horses, 3 good women)
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To: maggief

Yeah. It must have been exhausting for Obama and the Dems to lock the GOP out of all those meetings where Obamacare and the Stimulus Bill were crafted.


26 posted on 10/15/2010 5:30:25 AM PDT by 84rules ( Ooh-Rah! Semper Fi!)
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To: maggief
One could conceivably think that Tucker was in the "news" business, I mean being a newspaper columnists and all that, but she obviously only reads her own stuff, and nothing else.

The AJC has long been a democrat "newsletter", but the main reason I quit taking it, and I won't even buy it at the newsstand, is Cynthia Tucker. She's an all-out racist and cracker-hater. I hear that her dad was a cracker-hater too.

Tucker is a monochrome reporter - she sees only one thing in politics, and that is color. Every article is about color, every remark is about color. If obama was all-white, she'd be ripping him to pieces for breaking all those promises to his chia pet lefties.

Cynthia,the news is out there to repudiate your premise, but you have to actually READ it...you racist!
27 posted on 10/15/2010 5:30:32 AM PDT by FrankR (You are only obligated to obama to the extent you accept his handouts.)
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To: maggief
Obama didn’t take every possible opportunity to pin the economic mess on his predecessor.

There's delusional, then there's Cynthia Tucker.

28 posted on 10/15/2010 5:31:03 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: kenmcg

Until Scott Brown was elected,
there was absolutely no NEED to
“work with Republicans” -
not that they actually tried.

There was NOTHING the republicans could do to stop ANY agenda item that he put forth.


29 posted on 10/15/2010 5:31:30 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: maggief
Of course, it is not unusual for people in a general population to have differing opinions. In fact, it is expected.

However, when people develop opinions which not only fly in the face of the obvious but are a precise polar opposites of the facts, there is something deeply disturbing going on.

This is not just denial of the truth. Collective denial has a shelf life (with some important exceptions).

We jokingly call it "the Kool-ade"...but it is no joke.

We are looking at prime example of "collective insanity." This is very, very dangerous stuff! Very rare...and very lethal.

30 posted on 10/15/2010 5:31:51 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Doc Savage

“Shouldn’t there be an IQ minimum to be elected????”

Obviously, there isn’t one at the ajc.


31 posted on 10/15/2010 5:32:54 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

I would say Obama works with his czars and that’s about it. How often do his Cabinet members meet with him?


32 posted on 10/15/2010 5:33:13 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: yellowhorse

One of my fondest memories is when I called to cancel my subscription to the AJC. They of course offered a lower price special. I declined. They asked me why I was canceling. I gave them three reasons:
(1) They are unable/unwilling to separate editorial perspective from the news, particularly on the front page.
(2) They are unwilling to admit their bias and agenda.
(3) I was tired of Cynthia Tucker’s drivel making it into my home.

The Call Center rep had no response beyond “we’ll cancel your subscription.”


33 posted on 10/15/2010 5:33:30 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: maggief

Delusional


34 posted on 10/15/2010 5:34:19 AM PDT by Jazz1968
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To: maggief

Cynthia, here are some facts you should aquaint yourself with:
1) When asked about his unwillingness to “work with Republicans”, Obama’s response was “We won.”.
2) Obamacare was written and passed without Republican participation.
3) The public has quit buying papers in which you write because you have no connection with reality.


35 posted on 10/15/2010 5:34:24 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: maggief
One of Obama’s greatest political weaknesses has been his stubborn — and unrequited — love for bipartisanship.


36 posted on 10/15/2010 5:36:03 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Today, Congress. Tomorrow, the White House!)
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To: truthandlife
Looking at the quote from Axelrod, it looks the Dems strategy is in place for the next 2 years.

Two years? I don't think the Dem strategy is in place for the next two minutes. Axelrod is desperately flailing and grasping at straws. A couple of days ago, the problem with the world was "foreign money" infiltrating the Chamber of Commerce. Before that it was some rant on Fox News. Before that, it was that Christine O'Donnell is a witch. Before that, it was the evil puppet master John Boehner.
37 posted on 10/15/2010 5:37:28 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Am I my half-brother's keeper?)
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To: maggief

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* Editor - Julia Wallace, 404-526-7679, jdwallace@ajc.com
* Senior Vice President, Circulation/Production/Technology - Bob Eickhoff, 404-526-5011, beickhoff@ajc.com
* Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer - Todd Cregar, 404-526-5125, tcregar@ajc.com
* Senior Vice President, Human Resources - Susan Davidson, 404-526-5377, sdavidson@ajc.com
* Senior Vice President, Sales - Moya Neville, 404-526-2009, moya.neville@ajcmediasolutions.com
* Vice President, Sr. Managing Editor - James Mallory, 404-526-5325, jmallory@ajc.com
* Vice President, Marketing - Amy Chown, 404-526-7214, achown@ajc.com


38 posted on 10/15/2010 5:39:28 AM PDT by mirkwood (Paul LePage for governor)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

I agree, the Democrats are totally lost. Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals is not working for these guys at all. This bible of theirs is unraveling.


39 posted on 10/15/2010 5:40:34 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: KEmom
"obviously, the author of the article is...or is she providing comic relief?"

Tucker is as socialist moonbat dim loony as they come. She actually beleives this nonsense and thinks you're stupid for not believing it too.

40 posted on 10/15/2010 5:40:47 AM PDT by libs_kma (THEY TALK ABOUT HIM LIKE A DOG BECAUSE HE TREATS THIS COUNTRY LIKE A FIRE HYDRANT)
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To: maggief

41 posted on 10/15/2010 5:44:11 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: maggief

It is nice to think that Cynthia Tucker will be unemployed after the AJC loses its last paid subscriber (probably her mom). But in reality, she will likely get a government job—maybe White House communications director.


42 posted on 10/15/2010 5:44:26 AM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: maggief
I thought Obama had a Czar in charge of ( fill in the blank ).

The Czarist system has failed.

43 posted on 10/15/2010 5:44:36 AM PDT by csvset
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To: maggief

Hey, they stick to the big lie mantra.


44 posted on 10/15/2010 5:48:58 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: KEmom
are people really buying this?

Tune in Nov. 2 to find out.
45 posted on 10/15/2010 5:49:16 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Stephen Decatur: You want barrels of gunpowder as tribute, you must expect cannonballs with it.)
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To: GoCards

she’s worst of and error then Brooks Conrad


46 posted on 10/15/2010 5:49:59 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: maggief

Laughable.


47 posted on 10/15/2010 5:53:41 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: maggief

Funny how these articles always read like 4-5 chapters, paraphrased, from the “Rules For Radicals”.


48 posted on 10/15/2010 5:55:02 AM PDT by albie
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To: maggief
The president’s critics have turned the truth inside out: One of Obama’s greatest political weaknesses has been his stubborn — and unrequited — love for bipartisanship.

LOL!

5.56mm

49 posted on 10/15/2010 5:56:05 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: maggief
One of Obama’s greatest political weaknesses has been his stubborn — and unrequited — love for bipartisanship.

Good grief. What in the world is Cynthia snorting to make her imagine such a thing. What a strange delusion for a drug addict to have.

50 posted on 10/15/2010 5:56:11 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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