From the New York Times:
President Obama Looks Forward — and Back
President Obama said that he expected Republicans to offer him more cooperation after November’s elections, no matter the outcome.
In an hour-long interview with the Times’s White House correspondent, Peter Baker, Mr. Obama predicted that his political rivals would either be chastened by falling short of their electoral goals or burdened with the new responsibility that comes from achieving them.
“It may be that regardless of what happens after this election, they feel more responsible, either because they didn’t do as well as they anticipated, and so the strategy of just saying no to everything and sitting on the sidelines and throwing bombs didn’t work for them,” Mr. Obama said. “Or they did reasonably well, in which case the American people are going to be looking to them to offer serious proposals and work with me in a serious way.”
Barry — a little hint from a political illiterate. If you want people to work with you, your project has to be something that the people can get behind. They wanted to make America even greater, you wanted to tear it down and impose your statist ideologies.
The money 'graf:
In the magazine article, Mr. Obama reflects on his presidency, admitting that he let himself look too much like “the same old tax-and-spend Democrat,” realized too late that “there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects” and perhaps should have “let the Republicans insist on the tax cuts” in the stimulus.
No such thing as shovel ready jobs, all the while he is angling for yet another multi-billion
union payback stimulus package.
As for this line: “let the Republicans insist on the tax cuts”
He was not willing to work with the Republicans so he has no moral ground to grouse that they would not work with him.
Talk about being out of touch…Posted by DaveH at October 13, 2010 08:15 PM