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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Calling for civility among both parties isn’t leadership. Had cpwill’s recollection been accurate, I would have adamantly pointed to that as an example of leadership.

    You see, it is really easy to tell some jerk that is talking crap to your friend that he/she needs to shut up. It is even easier to say “everyone needs to just calm down” etc. However, it takes a spine and some leadership to grab your friend and tell him/her that they are acting like a jerk and they need to shut up.

    As I said, had cpwill been correct, that would have been a clear example of leadership. Unfortunately cpwill was mistaken and the President never did squat about his unruly friends.
    And when has a republican president ever done "squat about his unruly friends"??

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

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    And when has a republican president ever done "squat about his unruly friends"??
    Bush scolds balking GOP Again

    President Bush yesterday renewed his attack on Republicans who oppose his immigration bill, again charging that they are trying to "frighten people" and calling on supporters to rally around the compromise.

    The president pleaded with senators to "show courage and resolve" to withstand outrage from voters in their districts.

    "It is right to argue for what you believe and recognize that compromise might be necessary to move the bill along. And it is right to take political risk for members of the United States Congress," Mr. Bush said in his second impassioned plea this week on the issue and the second time that he has accused Republicans of trying to scare voters by labeling provisions in the bill an "amnesty."

    There are a lot of republicans that are still angry at Bush for this. Whether you agree or disagree with his position is another topic altogether but this is clearly an example of leadership.

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    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

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    Bush scolds balking GOP Again




    There are a lot of republicans that are still angry at Bush for this. Whether you agree or disagree with his position is another topic altogether but this is clearly an example of leadership.
    Well done.

    It's the weekend of the fourth. How does crow do on the barbie?

    And I wonder why Obama has NEVER criticized the left

    White House unloads anger over criticism from 'professional left

    During an interview with The Hill in his West Wing office, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs blasted liberal naysayers, whom he said would never regard anything the president did as good enough.









    “I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said. “I mean, it’s crazy.”


    The press secretary dismissed the “professional left” in terms very similar to those used by their opponents on the ideological right, saying, “They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality.”
    Oh when will Obama criticize someone on the left? And will the haters recognize his leadership when he does criticize the left?

    I suspect not
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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    From the article in the OP:

    “That way he can hear directly from Republicans why what he’s proposing won’t pass,” McConnell said. “And we can start talking about what’s actually possible.”
    Translation: "Our way or the highway. Compromise is for pussies."

    I wouldn't go either. They are obviously not interested in having a real discussion. Hell, even if he had no prior engagements at all I wouldn't blame him for not going. Watching paint dry would be more productive.

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    From the article in the OP:



    Translation: "Our way or the highway. Compromise is for pussies."

    I wouldn't go either. They are obviously not interested in having a real discussion. Hell, even if he had no prior engagements at all I wouldn't blame him for not going. Watching paint dry would be more productive.
    Thanks for the translation. Here is my translation of your translation:

    “I am such a partisan hack that I would rather see the United States crash and burn than accept a deal that didn’t include a tax hike”.


    Care to explain how productive his meeting was with Hugo Chavez?

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    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Has anybody thought about the possibility that they invited him knowing he'd decline, thus making some cheap political hay?

    I'm not sure that he would have gotten the invite if the GOP thought there was any possibility of him coming


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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Thanks for the translation. Here is my translation of your translation:

    “I am such a partisan hack that I would rather see the United States crash and burn than accept a deal that didn’t include a tax hike”.


    Care to explain how productive his meeting was with Hugo Chavez?
    Rule #1 of negotiation: Everything is negotiable.

    If you being the discussion with "not on the table", you've already failed at negotiation.

    The President and Democrats proposed nearly $2 trillion in cuts over the next decade. Republicans offered no give on increasing revenues.

    The one who fails at negotiating is the one who gives nothing. Republicans don't want to give anything to the negotiation, so why bother with negotiating with them.

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Thanks for the translation. Here is my translation of your translation:

    “I am such a partisan hack that I would rather see the United States crash and burn than accept a deal that didn’t include a tax hike”.


    Care to explain how productive his meeting was with Hugo Chavez?
    Of course. Besides the fact that I'm not even a Dem. Anyone who disagrees with your own hackish assertions must hate America, right?

    Trying to close the deficit with spending cuts alone would be a disaster for the people who actually have to live in this country. There is no doubt we need spending cuts, and I don't see anyone sane denying that.

    But why go to a "talk" where the people who want to talk are unwilling to listen?

    I don't know, and it doesn't matter. Just about anything would be more productive than that lunch he was invited to.

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Well done.

    It's the weekend of the fourth. How does crow do on the barbie?

    And I wonder why Obama has NEVER criticized the left

    White House unloads anger over criticism from 'professional left



    Oh when will Obama criticize someone on the left? And will the haters recognize his leadership when he does criticize the left?

    I suspect not
    Posting an example of the Press Secretary defending the President against criticism from the left isn’t an example of leadership.

    I can give you an example of his leadership but it’s way more fun to watch liberals squirm and try to think of an example on their own.

    By the way, criticism is not leadership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    I would have a lot more respect for Obama if the fund raiser was to be applied to the national debt.

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