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  •  Which begs question as to why he makes comments (15+ / 0-)

    like these ones to the WSJ CEO Council:

    So my simple point is this:  If we can get beyond the tactical advantages that parties perceive in painting folks as extreme and trying to keep an eye always on the next election, and for a while at least, just focus on governing, then there is probably 70 percent overlap on a whole range of issues.  A lot of Republicans want to get infrastructure done, just like I do.  A lot of them believe in basic research, just like I do.  A lot of them want to reform entitlements to make sure that they’re affordable for the next generation; so do I.  A lot of them say they want to reform our tax system; so do I.

    There are going to be differences on the details, and those details matter and I’ll fight very hard for them.  But we shouldn’t think that somehow the reason we’ve got these problems is because our policy differences are so great.

    I think that the GOP is largely a tribe of Visigoths who have tried to undermine this president at every turn as their defining strategy since 1/20/09.  Our president still  thinks that he has a "70% overlap" w/ the party of Cantor, Ryan, and Newt "on a whole range of issues."  Therein lies the rub.

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 11:00:31 AM PST

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    •  The devil is in the details (6+ / 0-)

      It's safe enough to say they care about infrastructure, "just as I do". without delving into the very different approaches each would take in addressing that issue.

      What also doesn't get asked out loud is whether they care about infrastructure as much, or more, than they care about scoring political points (we know the answer to that).  But that's the kind of statement you have to make about your opponent - he's your "esteemed colleague across the aisle", not "a Visigoth".

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 11:57:45 AM PST

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      •  and the 70% (where did Mr. Obama get that #?) (1+ / 0-)
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        will get voted against whether or not they agree with it, because Mr. Obama is for it.  Not even the different approaches to solving problems accounts for the R's intransigence.  It's all about the desire to "get their country back" for old white dudes and some of the old white women.

        The 1% are becoming sociopaths. PERIOD. That wealth is making them sick. Entitled and unanswerable to anyone.Personal responsibility is for the suckers, er, the middle class and poor.. -- cagernaut, 30 October 2013

        by billlaurelMD on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 12:01:02 PM PST

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    •  Would you feel better if he called them out? (3+ / 0-)

      I would.

    •  Democrats didn't sabotage the economy... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...they were smart enough to appoint (Geithner) and reappoint (Bernanke) a registered Independent, Wall Street tool and a Republican, respectively, to do it for them.

      "The banks [still] run the place."

      "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

      by bobswern on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 12:43:57 AM PST

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