That’s real news and I think he means it. President Obama could use some help, and that includes Republicans. Democrats don’t have all of the right answers and neither do Republicans. America is about balance and that comes from negotiation and collaboration. How about it? You can’t go around preaching to the world with any credibility when you can’t demonstrate how democracy works at home.
President Obama isn’t a bad person. In fact, he is a champion of average Americans. Speaker Boehner could be the same thing, but he has to pull his head from… (clouds that have been created by special interests at the expense of his constituents) and personal self-interest. Hey, the President likes golf too, remember?
Give American voters a real treat and try to work through immigration reform together. I bet President Obama would not disagree if Republicans suggested to him that the venue for processing refugee children should be established at the country of origin. Try that.
As for what is happening in the Middle East, step up to acknowledge that radical Islamic extremism is a major problem that simply won’t be tolerated. We should not be in the Middle East for the sake of oil, for instance. We should be in the Middle East to help our ally, Israel. We should be in the Middle East to help us all determine a sustainable way forward for a large population of people who have not realized the spoils of fossil fuel dependency.
- Republicans and Democrats, Democrats and Republicans
- Obama and Congressional Republicans
- Capitalists and the Middle Class and Poor
- Christians and everyone else
- Jews and everyone else
- Muslims and everyone else, including Muslims
- Men and women
Does that cover it? I left out the two disproportionate halves of the Supreme Court.
“Obama lambasts Republicans for ‘hatin’ all the time’
Posted by By Kevin Liptak CNN White House Producer
Updated 1:31 p.m. ET, 7/30/2014
Kansas City, Missouri (CNN) – Days before Congress’ summer break begins, President Barack Obama used a Wednesday morning speech here to lambast Republicans who are preparing to sue him rather than take action on some of his agenda items.
“Stop being mad all the time,” Obama chided Republicans during rowdy, campaign-style remarks.
“Stop just hatin’ all the time.”