Barton as Patton

 Posted by at 18:21  Politics, Republicans
Nov 302010

In the previous post you will find video of President Obama’s remarks to the press following his meeting with congressional leaders today. He continues to stress the need for bipartisanship and appears to still believe that the Republicans have a desire to work with his administration in governing this country. Obviously he spoke before he saw Rep. Joe Barton’s (R-Texas) slide presentation that he prepared as part of his campaign to become chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee…


Does that look like something that came from somebody who is the least bit interested in bipartisanship?

UPDATE: This, via CNN…

Obama promises more outreach to GOP

President Barack Obama told GOP leaders behind closed doors Tuesday that he had failed to reach across party lines enough during his first two years in office, a senior administration official told CNN.

He promised to do a better job of bipartisan outreach in the days ahead, the official added.

“The president said he had to do better, and the president is ready to do his part,” the official said.


Just out of curiosity, has anybody seen any indication from the Republicans that they were ready to do their part? I sure haven’t.

  6 Responses to “Barton as Patton”

  1. Len, these people are as implacable today as they were a year ago. Obama once again extended himself, stating that had not been inclusive enough of the GOP. I seem to recall him begging them for substantive counters to his health care reform and they came up dry. This Congress will stagnate and Limbaugh will get his wish for Obama’s policies to fail. It is all just a sham and so ill-serving of the people.

  2. @ askcherlock:
    Mitch McConnell said it best. The number one (and probably only – other than tax cuts for the rich) priority of the Republicans is to ensure that Barack Obama is a one term president. They mean to see him fail, and if they need to destroy the country in order to do that… well, so be it. Their hatred of President Obama and the Democrats far exceeds any love they may have of country.

  3. Obama is like the kid at the beach who always gets sand kicked in his face and it does not inspire confidence. I’m so sick of his bipartisan bullshit. Just grow a pair, man!!

  4. I was an avid and great supporter of O’bama. But, I have been very very disappointed in him as President.

    The person I came to know on the campaign trail just doesn’t appear to be the same now that he is President and we can’t blame Republicans for that.

    I think he is one hell of a campaigner but so far has proven to be a very weak president and most likely will not get my vote again!!

    I wish I had gone with Hillary now and I am also leaning much more to the right again!!

    I hope he peps up soon or else he will definitely be a 1 term President!!

  5. Len, I completely agree with you. Those people who were elected to serve, should “serve” the interests of the nation, not their own self-aggrandizing agendas. If Hillary had been elected, the GOP would be doing just as they are now, and she most likely would not have extended herself to the Right as Obama has. We do have a two-party system in this country, which may now extend into three as the Tea Party may split from the GOP and run their own agenda. The Right wants nothing more than to continue power-grabbing and they do so at the peril of the entire country.

  6. @ Shinade:
    Don’t listen to the right wing media too much. You’re thinking exactly what they want you to think. I, too, would like to have seen President Obama stick it to the right much more than he has, but the fact remains that he has accomplished much more than most people think. The list of the major legislation he has gotten enacted and his other accomplishments is really quite impressive.

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