Obama Admits to Failure

(2 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

President Obama in an interview with “60 Minutes” correspondent, Steve Kroft, said

So, ultimately, I had to make a decision: do I put all that aside, because it’s gonna be bad politics? Or do I go ahead and try to do it because it will ultimately benefit the country? I made the decision to go ahead and do it. And it proved as costly politically as we expected. Probably actually a little more costly than we expected, politically. . . . .

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, partly because I couldn’t get the kind of cooperation from Republicans that I had hoped for. We thought that if we shaped a bill that wasn’t that different from bills that had previously been introduced by Republicans — including a Republican governor in Massachusetts who’s now running for President — that, you know, we would be able to find some common ground there. And we just couldn’t.

Some how the talking heads in the MSM managed to interpret this as Obama’s didn’t negotiate with Republicans.

From NBC’s Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, Ali Weinberg *** Obama in defeat: To us, the most striking part of President Obama’s “60 Minutes” interview was his admission that that he and his administration didn’t compromise and work with the Republicans.

Where were these people over the last two years?

The truth of the matter is Obama failed because he tried to negotiate with the Republicans. Republicans asked and Obama gave in to them and the blue dogs with out batting a pretty eyelash and got nothing in return. That was Obama’s defeat.

This has to be the worst interview by a sitting president in recent memory


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    • TMC on 11/10/2010 at 00:24
  1. There is no common ground when your opponent will settle for nothing less than your defeat. Piecemeal legislation isn’t going to get it done.

    Nothing will resurrect the Obama presidency if the economy remains in the toilet, and that is something of which the Republicans are keenly aware.

  2. and bending over backwards to please the minority party after Americans voted for “Change we can believe in.”

    You expect the media to get it straight?  

  3. …to come to the aid of their party country.  

    If the Democrats (Republicans, too!) do nothing, then they will be creamed, in the next election.  Improving the country might not win them any friends, but is better than doing nothing!  IMO.

    So, Democrats, fight for the country!!

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