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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 05:28 PM
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Oy. McConnell: Obama will have to negotiate more with GOP next year
What a gasbag.


McConnell: Obama will have to negotiate more with GOP next year
By Alexander Bolton - 08/05/10 11:04 AM ET


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McConnell cited expectations of a mid-course correction in the mid-term elections, referring to expert predictions that Republicans will pick up four or more Senate seats.

Republicans say Obama will have to negotiate with them more directly.

For much of this Congress, White House officials have focused their attentions on centrists such as Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), calculating that only a few GOP votes are needed to end filibusters.

That will change next year if Obama routinely needs six, seven or eight Republican votes to advance his agenda.

McConnell expects the president will have to negotiate with him more often, something that Republicans have urged over the past several months. The president could afford to shun Republicans in Congress for most of the past 18 months, McConnell said, but that is about to change.

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McConnell dismissed a question about what Republican policies would mark a break with the Bush administration.

The Bush administration ended two years ago, were moving forward, not living in the past, he said.

McConnell has worked with House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio) to frame the GOP agenda. They plan to unveil it at the end of September.

He also defended the Senate Republican opposition to Obamas agenda and disputed the Democratic accusation that he has been unduly obstructionist.

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http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/112817-mcconnell-oba...
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 05:33 PM
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1. How can he say that with a straight face? The other repubs were probably
in stitches and slapping their thighs, wiping their eyes. What a dick.

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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 05:33 PM
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2. Negotiate MORE? He tried way to many times to begin with.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 05:35 PM
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3. "The Bush administration ended two years ago, were moving forward, not living in the past
Edited on Thu Aug-05-10 05:35 PM by JuniperLea
Translation: So what if we've copied and pasted from BushII? It's ours now and we're pretending we just made all this stuff up on our own! Neener neener!

I still think it's time for reverse psychology... these asshats are too stupid to get it anyway.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 05:39 PM
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4. There's no question that we will get less done
with more repuke senators barring major changes to Senate rules. I sincerely doubt Obama will reverse any gains we have made, but that may just mean gridlock for at least 2 years.
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Cognitive_Resonance Donating Member (733 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 05:43 PM
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5. He's making a good case for Democratic voters to fully energize
themselves if they're not already. As hard as it is now to push any effective reform legislation forward, just imagine what it will be like if the obstructionists gain more than a couple of seats.
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 05:46 PM
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6. Keep saying that, GOP. If that thought doesn't get Dems
off their asses to prevent the GOP from gaining more seats, they deserve all the gridlock we're guaranteed to get.
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 06:29 PM
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7. He has tried to do that
What McConnell doesn't want to say is that more Republican seats equals more responsibility. If the Republicans have more ability to obstruct and things keep going south, that's going to be on their heads.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-06-10 09:48 AM
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8. He's bent over backwards for you, Mitch, and you have spat in his face
at every turn. Stop fucking lying.
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tallahasseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-06-10 10:58 AM
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9. Screw him...
and the President needs to start doing the opposite.
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