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Reply #1: Found a transcript. Video, too, but I don't know if it's complete or just an excerpt. [View All]

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-13 12:07 PM
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1. Found a transcript. Video, too, but I don't know if it's complete or just an excerpt.
Edited on Mon Jan-14-13 12:15 PM by No Elephants
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/president-obamas...

(Kudos to Wapo for getting this up by the time I finished drafting the OP--another thing you've never seen me post.)

And I will mention as well, that the news people who commented on it on TV seemed to me to have admiration in their voices. Could be my imagination, but it sounded like, "Thank God, there's an adult in D.C.--and he sounds like he means business...the people's business.

ETA: I have to add that Chuck Toad and Andrea Mitchell are exceptions. They are on now, nitpicking and bullshitting about how the President never invites anyone over, something asked and answered during the press conference in a ver different way than they are making it sound.

For one thing, not the President, but frickin Morning Joe this morning said Republicans do get invited. but they won't go. Obama put that a lot more gently, "When they come over, I enjoy their company very much." or words to that effect.

For another, Obama said that the social stuff does not seem to correlate to getting deals done. (Duh? Nor should it correlate. I certainly don't vote for people so they can vote in the House and the Senate based on how cordial or stand-offish the President has been lately. "Ooooooh, they served me my favorite dessert. Let's approve another war.")
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