Every president we've ever had would negotiate with his opposition to achieve compromise and move things forward.
Johnson, Clinton, Reagan, Bush, Carter, Eisenhower... they ALL negotiated to achieve results.
Obama is the first president in my lifetime to call a meeting with congressional leaders then, once he had them all in the room, would tell them that he is "refusing to negotiate"...
... so, the government remains shut down, while Obama gives speech after speech calling the opposition all sorts of names.
I would take ANY PRESIDENT this country has had over the past 60 years before I would take Barack Obama as our president.
He's far and away, the worst president of my lifetime.
It is a negotiation if the other side has something to offer. Right now Repubs are offering nothing, passing CR and debt limit is NOT a favor to democrats. Now if you talk single payer, repeal of Bush tax cuts then democrats might listen.
It's a "false argument", saying Obama refuses to negotiate! Thank God he refused to be held hostage and let American's be exhorted by the right-wing of the Republican party! We had to live through two-term of right-wing green lights by Bush, and his economic, social and political mayhem and destruction, and we damn sure don't want to go-back to that era. Actually, Obama is the best President we've had since Kennedy, imo. He's sure damn the smartest, and I like his fighting style. Most would have caved to the Republican's scare tactics.
The Affordable Care Act is already law, passed by both houses of Congress, signed by the President and ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court of the USA, given the nod to a tie-breaker by a Republican, John Roberts! The issue of funding the government isn't an issue of "amending Obama-Care". Neither is the issue of raising the debt ceiling. The Republicans have lost this fight, but they don't mind taking the country hostage. How far will the take us hostage, is the real question. I think Obama will crack at some small concession at the 11th-hour, but the far-right of the Republican Party has shot itself in both feet! Americans wont forget this come mid-term elections! Pitiful really, watching this play-out...
Congrats Obama...THANK-YOU Mr. President for standing-up for common, decent Americans! I honor and applaud you!
It is obvious that none of you understand the process. When a bill is passed the House of Representatives have the responsibility, as stated in the Constitution to fund those bills. Since the Republicans did not win the battle to prevent the Affordable Care Act from being passed they decide not to fund the Bill. The problem is passing the bill to fund Obama Care includes funding other bills and operations of the government. So all of you tell me why this is justifiable to pull a move like this? This is not OBAMA's fault its the House of Representative Speaker Boehner. All he has to do is bring the funding bill to a vote it will pass and no more shut down. Don't try and twist this, all of you have a responsibility to take care of business whether you like it or not and you are going to blame your boss....then QUIT your job.....Boehner needs to quit. His own Party members are tired of his BS....you all are all snowed.....just like with the stock market........
Because he is a socialist, unqualified , spoiled little child who is only concerned about him him him!
He cares nothing about The United States of America and more about the United Arab Emirates.
He is a pathetic traitor who has committed and or allowed such heinous crimes: Fast and Furious,
Benghazi, and it goes on and on. What Nixon did was child's play.
The only thing good that is happening is that the idiots who voted for this piece of trash will elect a Republican
in 2016 if it's not too late!
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Agreed that Obama ain't much, but be honest, animal...we all know that the worst president EVER by a huge margin was Doofus W Bush, the dumbest human to ever occupy the Oval Office. Obama inherited a complete train wreck, a massive depression, two BS wars, massive debt, & a bloated bureaucracy (dept of homeland security is the biggest joke ever)...all due to the massive incompetence & numerous wrong calls & lies (WMDs) & general boneheadedness of corporate pets president Cheney & his sock puppet W. I suppose you think we'd be better off with Rick Perry or Romney or one of those airhead right wing chicks? Obama is just another in a long line of capitalist tools, totally corrupted, bought & paid for by corrupt corporate amerikkka. C'mon animal, don't appear as stupid as that greedy scrotum-lickin' hillbilly from Houston.
steve sistern, you are an unremarkable idiot!
George Bush had one if not a million qualities that towered over Barry the muslim.
One of which is that he was a documented citizen of the United States.
He listened to the other side. He was humble and generous,m and very smart man.
If you however consider the best teleprompter reading by a US President ever then
clearly you are a 5th grader who skipped public school today to post on message board.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
That comment would have been great if this was Obama's first term. We are now into the second term and he has proven himself to be incompetent. Wants to give more money to those who don't work and less to those who do.
This country was built on solid work ethic and a lot of hard work. Obama is erasing all of the hard work done by the founders of this nation.
I'm old enough to remember Lynden Johnson working with senate minority leader Everett Dirksen to achieve results.
Bill Clinton used to GOLF with his adversaries. Because he had a personal relationship with them, it created a constructive atmosphere.
Barack Obama only golfs with his "inner circle". He has no personal relationship with his political rivals at ALL.