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Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:26 PM

POTUS on the GOP: 'Anything that Obama's for, we're against'

POTUS on the GOP: 'Anything that Obama's for, we're against'

In an interview with ABC News’ Barbara Walters, President Obama accused Republicans of grinding the government to a halt over personal animosity toward him — as well as an inability to compromise.

"You know, you never want to say, 'It's all them,'" the president said in a Yahoo!/ABC News interview, faulting the GOP for congressional and legislative gridlock. "But I do think that right now at least, in the Republican Party there are a couple of notions. Number one is that compromise is a dirty word. Number two, anything that Obama's for, we're against."

"If I propose a health care bill that is full of Republican ideas -- in fact, is very similar to the law that was passed by the current Republican front runner, or one of the top frontrunners and the other guy was supportive of many of the ideas as well -- suddenly, they become against it," said the president.

"I do think those dynamics are making it more difficult to get things done," Obama said. "And it's not unusual, after such a severe economic crisis like this, for the politics to be impacted by that, for people to lurch into extremes, or to get more combative."

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2011/12/potus-on-the-gop-anything-that-obamas-for-were-against-107682.html

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kpete Dec 2011 OP
meow2u3 Dec 2011 #1
Bluenorthwest Dec 2011 #2
izquierdista Dec 2011 #3
Betsy Ross Dec 2011 #4

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 09:07 PM

1. The GOP has a collective case of Oppositional Defiant Disorder

In other words, repukes act like stubborn, spiteful, vindictive, willful brats who have trouble with authority not their own. The GOP may be adults on the outside, but inside, they're nothing but bratty little children who never grew up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oppositional_defiant_disorder

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 09:26 PM

2. Is he really just catching on to this, at age 50?

 

Slow on the uptake.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 10:08 PM

3. He's too young

 

Not old enough to remember this classic:

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Response to izquierdista (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 02:50 AM

4. That was my first thought

Thanks for posting the video.

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