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President Obama said that gridlock on Capitol Hill stemmed from an inability to "penetrate the Republican base" and convince voters there that he's "not the caricature that you see on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh," rather than his oft-questioned willingness to socialize with lawmakers.
In bonus excerpts from an interview with The New Yorker's David Remnick, Obama conceded that there was "no doubt that personal relationships matter at the margins and can tip something over the finish line," and admitted that he "wasn't in a position to work the social scene in Washington" as the father of two young girls.
But he said comparisons to presidents like Ronald Reagan and Lyndon Johnson were unfair in an era of polarized parties and gerrymandered districts.
Unless I'm mistaken, he's saying that personal relationships matter, but he's not going to bother with them, because he's "Parenting?" I'm beginning to think that having children under the age of 18 should be a disqualifier, at least if Obama's right that he can't do his job completely because of his kids.
Obama conceded that there was "no doubt that personal relationships matter at the margins and can tip something over the finish line," and admitted that he "wasn't in a position to work the social scene in Washington" as the father of two young girls.
Evidently"The Buck DOESN'T Stop here anymore.
reply to post by xuenchen
I'm a little surprised by two things in your OP. One is that our President doesn't seem to accept responsibility for anything. I don't expect any man, or group of men, with as many decisions to make as they have, to never make a bad decision. Every once in a while every administration will make the wrong call and the people will hear about it. I don't see the problem in admitting it....
I think he is correct in that Fox News and other sources portray him as a caricature.
You have to be blind if you can't see the pathetic bias from Fox News.
Here is how Fox news handles things:
"Let's analyse Obama-Care! We won't worry about getting a Democrat on here to speak about it, but we will get Mitt Romney, who just so happened to be Obama's chief competitor last election!"
It isn't only Fox News though. You get other organisations sticking up for Obama...
The bias shown by such news organisations is absolutely disgusting...too bad Fox News seems to be rubbing off on a lot of ATSers.
reply to post by xuenchen
Some people just don't have the ability to accept blame or fault in anything. Oblamo is one of them. Using obscure and/or made up words is just a feeble attempt to confuse others.
so your simple answer is what??...Obama should just step down?...bow at the feet of the republicans?....this is just another daily "Obama bad" thread....I didn't even read in what context this applies, because it has become so redundant and boring, that it doesn't matter anymore