Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:16 PM
applegrove (72,510 posts)
"President Obama’s remarks on the fiscal cliff — delivered Dec. 21, 2012 (Transcript)"
President Obama’s remarks on the fiscal cliff — delivered Dec. 21, 2012 (Transcript)
The Washington Post
OBAMA: These are all challenges that we can meet. They’re all challenges that we have to meet if we want our kids to grow up in an America that’s full of opportunity and possibility, as much opportunity and possibility as the America that our parents and our grandparents left for us.
But we’re only going to be able to do it together. We’re gonna have to find some common ground. And the challenge that we’ve got right now is that the American people are a lot more sensible and a lot more thoughtful, and much more willing to compromise and give and sacrifice and act responsibly than their elected representatives are.
And that’s a problem. There’s a mismatch right now between how everybody else is thinking about these problems, Democrats and Republicans, outside of this town and how folks are operating here. And we’ve just got to get that aligned, and we’ve only got 10 days to do it.
So I hope that every member of Congress is thinking about that. Nobody can get 100 percent of what they want. And this is not simply a contest between parties in terms of who looks good and who doesn’t.
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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:39 PM
Proud Public Servant (2,039 posts)
1. Jesus, i wish he'd cut the bipartisan crap
I'd love to see just say: "It is painfully obvious now that the GOP has no solutions, and in fact can't even get they're whole caucus behind their non-solutions. Clearly, they have nothing to offer here, and may well have never had any intention to participate constructively in solving our nation's problems. So it's up to me and my fellow Democrats, who have consistently put forward proposals supported by an overwhelming number of Americans. And that's what we're going to propose again. We can't afford to wait any longer for the House GOP to get its act together."
A little Harry Truman would go a long way here.