Cornyn: The president can stop campaigning any day now

posted at 6:01 pm on November 15, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

The election’s been over for a week, but Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) called out Obama on Thursday for continuing to do more of what he does best — plenty of posturing, but not so much on the actual leading. Congressional leaders are meeting with the president at the White House on Friday, but it’s not like both sides haven’t known what the other is bringing to the table for awhile now. Has President Obama gotten out in front of this pickle with concrete possible routes for compromise? Note: Just saying the words “compromise” and “bipartisanship” and “confident” repeatedly, do not count. From The Hill:

“Nearly four years after President Obama was sworn in, he has not yet given us a realistic plan for dealing with the deficit and debt,” Cornyn said. “I would think that now that the president has been reelected … he would feel flexibility to address this problem in a bipartisan way.”

“If the president is going to claim a mandate for governing, he at least needs to have a plan to address these problems,” Cornyn said on the Senate floor Thursday. “Unless the president releases a plan, his posturing over the debt cannot be taken seriously and threatening to go over the cliff if he doesn’t get what he wants would be irresponsible and violates the oath of office.” …

“We cannot continue to put off structural changes to entitlements,” Cornyn said. “We want to preserve Social Security and Medicare for our seniors … So far we’ve heard nothing from our president on how to fix our broken systems.”

Yes, we know all about President Obama’s plan to try and bring in $1.6 trillion in new revenue, but that’s not reducing our monstrous rate of government spending, is it? Where’s this balanced approach we’ve heard so much about? Because it sounds a lot like President Obama and the Dems’ definition of “bipartisanship” leans to the left of “you come towards me and I won’t budge,” and while President Obama might say he’s open to entitlement reform, certain Democrats have been poo-pooing the very idea of it.

Take it away, McConnell:

“They’re not serious about tackling the nation’s fiscal problems. And if we’re serious about helping middle-class Americans and helping this economy grow, their radical approach should be ignored.

“The other obstacle to success is a mindset that says the President of the United States is somehow a bit player in this whole thing, that he’s just a bystander sitting around waiting on other people to act. This is the mindset that thinks leadership consists in telling other people to ‘work it out’ while you continue to run a campaign to make sure they can’t. It’s ludicrous.

“The only way — the only way — we’re going to solve this present crisis, and get past the political stalemate, is for the President to lead. …

“It starts by showing that he’s serious about success. And let’s be clear: an opening bid of $1.6 trillion in new tax hikes isn’t serious. It’s more than Simpson/Bowles or any other bipartisan commission has called for. It’s been unanimously rejected in the House and Senate. It’s twice as much as the White House seemed ready to agree to during last summer’s debt ceiling talks, and looked at in the context of the spending cuts that are yet to be enacted from the President’s other proposals, it amounts to about 20 cents in cuts for every new dollar in tax hikes — in other words, no cuts at all. It’s a joke.

But, whatever. We all know we’re going to keep procrastinating and playing chicken with this thing until the last possible moment, so we might as well just go home and enjoy some turkey, amirite? Per Politico:

About that whole year-end fiscal cliff thing that could throw the country back into recession? Well, the Senate doesn’t seem too panicked.

With the sky about to fall in Washington, the Senate is shuttering its doors until after Thanksgiving week, having moved no closer to a tax-and-spending deal — let alone passage of major national security bills on defense and cybersecurity. The chamber couldn’t even pass a popular sportsmen and hunting bill that has been on the floor since before the elections, opting to wait until the week of Nov. 26 for a final vote.


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idiots on parade….

the ol’ kick the can down the road…

cmsinaz on November 15, 2012 at 6:04 PM

The election’s been over for a week, but Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) called out Obama on Thursday for continuing to do more of what he does best — plenty of posturing, but not so much on the actual leading

I’m completely sincere in saying I don’t know who Obama is beyond posturing.

Paul-Cincy on November 15, 2012 at 6:05 PM

If not for campaigning and golfing he’d have done nothing at all these past 4 years. Clearly he’s now going to have to devote a lot more time to golfing.

SoRight on November 15, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Acapulco ?

FlaMurph on November 15, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Cornyn: The president can stop campaigning any day now

ROTFLMAO…. Oh Stop…. (channeling Austin Powers) It;s the only damned thing Obama knows how to do…

Will he or won’t he…

SWalker on November 15, 2012 at 6:07 PM

When has he ever stopped campaigning? That’s all he knows how to do. It’s community organising with money.

Resist We Much on November 15, 2012 at 6:08 PM

He has a mandate. Isn’t that enough?

a capella on November 15, 2012 at 6:09 PM

You still don’t get it, do you? He’ll find her! That’s what he does! That’s ALL he does! You can’t stop him! He’ll wade through you, reach down her throat and pull her [redacted] heart out!

mchristian on November 15, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Stop Campaigning?
It’s all he knows how to do.

Another Drew on November 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Easy for you to say Cornyn. Obama’s third term isn’t going to win itself.

Kataklysmic on November 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM

sorry gop, you gambled and you lost.

Take it away, McConnell:

unleash the turtle!

sesquipedalian on November 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

We have heard tax the rich for 4 years now.He can’t ride a bike,throw a baseball, or shoot hoop very well so he must feel to get his street cred he has to get the man with taxes.

docflash on November 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

What I’m afraid of is that Obowma is going to wait until his inauguration…

… and then he will stop campaigning.

But he will not start to govern…

… He will begin to Rule.

Seven Percent Solution on November 15, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Cornyn……RINO.

gop leadership purge!!!!!

THROW THEM OUT!!!

PappyD61 on November 15, 2012 at 6:17 PM

He only plays president on TV. Which is why he never knows anything, and hands over the real work to goons like Axleturd, Pelosi, the unions, and Bono. If not for photo ops and campaigning, he’d be playing golf 24/7.

Rockshine on November 15, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) called out Obama on Thursday for continuing to do more of what he does best — plenty of posturing, but not so much on the actual leading.

Barry prefers ‘to lead from behind’. But you have to hand it to him, Barry knows his limitations. He’s very good at campaigning, leading…….not so much.

GarandFan on November 15, 2012 at 6:22 PM

I’m with Ace on this one…

I’m leaning more and more to the ‘Let It Burn’ camp.

catmman on November 15, 2012 at 6:22 PM

I’m with Ace on this one…

I’m leaning more and more to the ‘Let It Burn’ camp.

Me too.

Stock up on provisions, lock and load….the near future doesn’t look promising.

hawkeye54 on November 15, 2012 at 6:25 PM

sesquipedalian on November 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

You own it.

Start thinking of something to say to all of the people that are going to be part-time employees starting, um, about now. LOL!

Cheque out the DJIA? Unemployment claims? Inflation data? EU back in recession? Poverty levels reaching new highs in the US? How little tax rises on the “evil rich” will bring in? Senate Democrats refusing to pass a budget, again? Al Qaeda coming back? The Mid-East on the verge of all-out war? Another record shattered for food stamp recipients? The national debt increasing by $328,894,249,547.79 — that’s $328.9 BILLION — in a mere 93 days!?!?

Yep, babe, YOU bloody own it.

Resist We Much on November 15, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Wil the GOP let dingy harry and the obamabots get away without spelling out in a budget what taxes and who’s taxes they want to raise, and what and how much spending they will cut? I say no deals untill they lay it out in writing

JustHugh on November 15, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Let King Obama campaign all he wants. And to Congress, why not just take off for your Thanksgiving and extend it through Christmas, because I don’t care what you fools do anymore.

Let. It. Burn.

JPeterman on November 15, 2012 at 6:27 PM

If you own a business, or know someone who does, fire a few millennials. They made and re-made the buffoon which is Obama.

Let them suffer first hand for their Utopian illusions, the spoiled brats who never had to work hard for anything.

Starve Obama too so he can’t hand them out much either.

Ruin them all. Only pain will teach them.

Schadenfreude on November 15, 2012 at 6:28 PM

McConnell and Cornyn ..

Yawn.

Wake me up when they die please – I’m a bit tired of their chest thumping and then backing down when the going gets tough.

HondaV65 on November 15, 2012 at 6:28 PM

sesqui, just for you, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve been actively helping you and him.

Schadenfreude on November 15, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Stop…??

That’s the only thing the sorry S.O.B. can do.

4 MOAR years!!! Thanks dickheads.

BigWyo on November 15, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Actually, I seriously doubt that he can stop campaigning…that’s all he knows. But I would rather have him campaigning for the next four years than drafting hundreds of new EOs and stripping us of more of our rights.

The ‘fiscal cliff’ may actually be the best thing for this country. Too many generations have enver experienced pain or suffering…it might actually build some character and make them stronger.

xmanvietnam on November 15, 2012 at 6:30 PM

sesqui, for ease of reference, and it’s just the very beginning.

2013 will hit you and yours like rocks.

Schadenfreude on November 15, 2012 at 6:31 PM

sesqui, for ease of reference, and it’s just the very beginning.

2013 will hit you and yours like rocks.

Schadenfreude on November 15, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Maybe not, as it may be on the Gubmint dole. Wonder if it got a free Ophone too?

chewmeister on November 15, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Maybe not, as it may be on the Gubmint dole. Wonder if it got a free Ophone too?

chewmeister on November 15, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Money does not come from banks. Gov’t money is stolen dough. It can’t be printed eternally. They’ll all learn, hard.

Schadenfreude on November 15, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Bipartisanship = when the GOP shuts up and totally caves to the Democrats, according to Dear Liar.

rbj on November 15, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Yep, babe, YOU bloody own it.

Resist We Much on November 15, 2012 at 6:26 PM

uh, have a snickers, maybe?

sesquipedalian on November 15, 2012 at 6:38 PM

sesquipedalian on November 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I misspelled sesquiPudlian in my last post.

Silly me..

BigWyo on November 15, 2012 at 6:39 PM

If the GOP wants to gain some public support they could skip their break and keep working while the ‘rats head home.

Not that it matters, fiscal cliff or not the pols will always make sure their paychecks are on time and paid in full.

Bishop on November 15, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Money does not come from banks. Gov’t money is stolen dough. It can’t be printed eternally. They’ll all learn, hard.

Schadenfreude on November 15, 2012 at 6:35 PM

But, I thought all those eeeevil bankers had all the money.
The problem with most lefties is that they think the Gubmint is a bottomless well.

chewmeister on November 15, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Hopey/Changey talks…talks…wags his finger,has facial grimaces
when demonizing…..talks…speechifys…..head to the left sweeps/
heads to the right sweeps…..then has a hand-puppet show while sp
eechyifying….and blames…and shifts blame,and and…..taks and
talks,

and then,

afterwards,still,….SWEET F/A Gets Done….,then,the next day,its
wash/rinse/repeats ad nausem!!

canopfor on November 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

2013 will hit you and yours like rocks.

Schadenfreude on November 15, 2012 at 6:31 PM

we’ve been playing this game for four years. (btw, i almost clicked on your link. then i saw it’s fr.) but it’s finally time to show our hands.

you were right, it was cloward-piven all along.

see ya in the camp, lad.

sesquipedalian on November 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Stop campaigning?

Why, whatever for?

Just as he never stopped after his ’09 inauguration, he won’t stop now. He’s just getting a jump on his ’16 bid. What you say the 22nd amendment forbids it? Don’t be silly. A bill to repeal the 22nd has been before the house since before he even moved into the White House, and trust me, whatever leverage/bribery/blackmail that can be brought to bear from The Oval, will. And with a vegeance at that.

Besides, amendment, schemendment, who cares? Through Genakowskis’ efforts at the FCC the 1st is looking to go the way of the Dodo. By way of the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty the 2nd by Int’l Law will become null & void. And any fealty to the concept of national sovereignity will become but a quaint, archaic notion with the new Law Of The Sea Treaty. Most laws enacted pre-Obama are really just “this notoin that” anyhow. See: immigration, bankruptcy, treatise ratified or not or just about anything else our Imperial Naked Emperor deems inconveneint.

WE ARE SOOOOOOO SCCCCRRREEEEWWWED!

Elections indeed have consequences, and the American public is just about to find out how dire they can actually be. I say, let’s just jump headlong off the coming “fiscal cliff”, its gonna have to burn down before it can be rebuilt. A one term Obama and the gal might have been saved, 2 terms? There isn’t gonna be enough left of her.

Sad to say, I know, but sadness does not render untrue.

Archimedes on November 15, 2012 at 6:44 PM

About that whole year-end fiscal cliff thing that could throw the country back into recession? Well, the Senate doesn’t seem too panicked.

Reminds me of the picture of Reid and Pelosi laughing as they went to the meeting to save America from the “financial collapse”. They don’t care about America.

txhsmom on November 15, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Bark is wearing his bomber jacket on the golf course, so you KNOW he means business.

Bishop on November 15, 2012 at 6:45 PM

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canopfor on November 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

An empty chair can’t change it’s spots.

ardenenoch on November 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

uh, have a snickers, maybe?

sesquipedalian on November 15, 2012 at 6:38 PM

No, thanks.

Resist We Much on November 15, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Bipartisanship = when the GOP shuts up and totally caves to the Democrats, according to Dear Liar.

Thats pretty much the standard definition from everyone on the left, including RINOs.

hawkeye54 on November 15, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Archimedes on November 15, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Treaties, even those ratified by the Senate, do not trump the Constitution. See: Reid v Covert, 354 U.S. 1 (1957).

Resist We Much on November 15, 2012 at 6:53 PM

canopfor on November 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Purely out of curiousity, as a friend of hotair from the north, do you think the majority of the U.S. have lost their ever lovin’ minds?

Just wondering about a well informed outsider’s POV. You probably know more about us than the morons who voted for their lead moron.

tru2tx on November 15, 2012 at 6:54 PM

sorry gop, you gambled and you lost.

sesquipedalian on November 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

And you think Obama won? We either get a recession or a bigger recession. Obama’s going to go down with the worst economic record of any modern president either way.

Look what he’s doing. He wants to throw the entire country into recession and create massive amounts of new debt just so he can blame the GOP for it.

If it weren’t Obama, you’d be the first to call that sick.

Chuck Schick on November 15, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Has President Obama gotten out in front of this pickle with concrete possible routes for compromise?

If it involves more than those that make a little more need to pay a little more then the answer is- NO. (sorry I didn’t include a spoiler alert)

“The only way — the only way — we’re going to solve this present crisis, and get past the political stalemate, is for the President to lead. …

I’ve seen the snide comments about McConnell and I’m not a fan of Mitch but where is he wrong in this comment? Where I fault him in the Senate and John Boehner in the House is that they have not been rabid supporters of conservative principles. They cave. The grand compromise, before it collapsed reportedly had Boehner agreeing to $80T in taxes on the rich.

The only way we are going to solve this present crisis is for the rat-eared wonder and his party to back away from the idea that entitlement reform is off the table. And I don’t mean the backdoor looting of Medicare which has been proposed but let’s talk seriously about things like means testing! Until we have a President willing to do that and a willing audience , where is anything going to change?

GWB proposed changing Social Security by allowing folks to opt out for other investment and he was crucified. You all miss him yet now we’ve got an idiot that wants to see raising taxes on the rich as the only solution?

Happy Nomad on November 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Just as he never stopped after his ’09 inauguration, he won’t stop now. He’s just getting a jump on his ’16 bid. What you say the 22nd amendment forbids it? Don’t be silly. A bill to repeal the 22nd has been before the house since before he even moved into the White House, and trust me, whatever leverage/bribery/blackmail that can be brought to bear from The Oval, will. And with a vegeance at that.
Archimedes on November 15, 2012 at 6:44 PM

He is not eligible to be President anyway.

He will just run anyway. Not like there is any Judge willing to stop him.

But no do not talk of impeaching him.

Republicans are all into protecting Obama. The GOP is now just the Obama protection Party.

Steveangell on November 15, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Look what he’s doing. He wants to throw the entire country into recession and create massive amounts of new debt just so he can blame the GOP for it.

Chuck Schick on November 15, 2012 at 6:55 PM

he just has the upper hand in the negotiations because he’ll get to look reasonable while the gop demands tax cuts for the rich.

any particular popcorn flavor you’d recommend?

sesquipedalian on November 15, 2012 at 7:22 PM

I think woodward wrote in his book and was even on Hannity talking about what an non-leader Obama was in the previous debt ceiling talks. Now Obama decided to double his tax request. This could all end badly for him again as far as leadership goes. There are good government democrats like Woodward that know they have to GOVERN from the left. Obama is now convinced his GOTV is invincible and he can do what he wants. We’ll see in 2014 if his arrogance is warranted. I am not sure we are not a country of morons with minorites and Young people leading the way.

Conan on November 15, 2012 at 7:32 PM

sesquipedalian on November 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Never. I know how to feed myself.

Schadenfreude on November 15, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Don’t be silly. A bill to repeal the 22nd has been before the house since before he even moved into the White House, and trust me, whatever leverage/bribery/blackmail that can be brought to bear from The Oval, will. And with a vegeance at that.
Archimedes on November 15, 2012 at 6:44 PM

You need 38 states to ratify an amendment to the COTUS. Good luck with that, especially concerning the 22nd Amendment so that Obama could run again. He didn’t win 38 states and he would NEVER get close to it for repeal purposes.

And, yes, he could be stopped since the states control who is qualifies for their ballot.

Resist We Much on November 15, 2012 at 7:43 PM

sesquipedalian on November 15, 2012 at 7:22 PM

If you can buy a loaf of store brand white bread without food stamps, or an EBT card, you are “the rich” who will be paying more taxes.

S. D. on November 15, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Resist We Much on November 15, 2012 at 6:53 PM

No duh! The whole point of my post is that the sanctity of the Constitution is…shall we say, not so beloved, or even relavent , to The Progressive in Chief that currently “occupies” the presidency.

The treaties with Poland and Czechland basing our ABM systems were ratified and signed by a sitting president(Bush)and constitutionally require the House & Senate to unratify(?), Obama simply did away with them with a midnight phone call to the respective leaders of Poland & Czechland.

The primary target of progressives is the constitution nd it’s eventual demise. Each of the progressive presidents said as much, Wilson, FDR, LBJ. Obama was up front about it till he ran for office and there are several interviews he gave on the net saying as much.

You appear to be truly obtuse.

Archimedes on November 15, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Resist We Much on November 15, 2012 at 6:53 PM

You seem to insist that legalities are relevent to someone who has wantonly broken laws for the last 4 years, and so therefore we should have no worries that he will not do so again.

What a crock.

Archimedes on November 15, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I’m with Ace on this one…

I’m leaning more and more to the ‘Let It Burn’ camp.

catmman on November 15, 2012 at 6:22 PM

.
It’s best it you throw gasoline on the flames by applying for any and all Federal programs for which you might be eligible and take all the money they offer, as long as you don’t have to pay it back and you can tie up the bureaucracy for as long as possible and as often as possible.
.
Be an active conflagration catalyst!

ExpressoBold on November 15, 2012 at 8:11 PM

he just has the upper hand in the negotiations because he’ll get to look reasonable while the gop demands tax cuts for the rich.

any particular popcorn flavor you’d recommend?

sesquipedalian on November 15, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Which means he cares absolutely nothing for the country.

itsspideyman on November 15, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Well, now Obamuh is campaigning for his exalted placed in presidential history with his eye on the top spot, greatest of all time. I have never been so embarrassed for my country having voted to give four more years in the WretchedHive to Louie and Marie.

stukinIL4now on November 15, 2012 at 8:26 PM

sorry gop, you gambled and you lost.

sesquipedalian on November 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Except Obama wasn’t swept in on a mandate. The money spent for the reelection was all about him.

So we have the House….

And 30 governships, of which many are voting to not participate with Obamacare….

And 83.2% of the counties in the U.S. that did not vote for Obama….

itsspideyman on November 15, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Archimedes on November 15, 2012 at 7:58 PM

I’m talking about the Court. The Supreme Court has ruled many times that treaties — even those that have been ratified by the Senate — do not trump the Constitution. I gave you one citation. Would you like more?

If you think the Obama administration can do whatever it wants, let me know and I’ll give you a few examples to prove otherwise.

And, watch how you address me because when it comes to intelligence and education, I will throw down against anyone.

Resist We Much on November 15, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Stop Campaigning?
It’s all he knows how to do.

Another Drew on November 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM

To quote the venerable GW Bush: he intends to spend the “political capital” he earned campaigning for the White House (Nov 4, 2004)

socalcon on November 15, 2012 at 8:44 PM

The Senate is a picture perfect representation of Liberal leadership. They don’t even vote on bills. They shelf everything because they can’t be bothered.

MrX on November 15, 2012 at 9:08 PM

If the engine of the world is shut down, only a fool would not understand the damage done. We are staring at a 21st century global depression because the Democrats can’t. Or more likely will not face reality. In truth, there is nothing the Republicans can do. We have no idea what a 21st century global depression can do, and I don’t want to fine out.

flackcatcher on November 15, 2012 at 9:36 PM

In today’s WSJ, Daniel Henninger says that the perpetual campaign is all that Obysmal knows and that building identity-group coalitions has been steadily undertaken by defining his opponents via fear and loathing.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323551004578117420761844996.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

onlineanalyst on November 15, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Bronco Bysmal took some time out of the confining strictures of the Oval Office and his executive responsibilities to visit NYC and NJ and secure some further “I care” photos with Sandy’s victims.

onlineanalyst on November 15, 2012 at 10:50 PM

It’s about power, not what’s best for the country. The Democrats want to force the Republicans to agree to a tax hike so that the public will never vote for them again. They’re looking to repeat the success of Bush 41′s “read my lips, no new taxes” pledge being broken.

It’s a very serious threat to the Republicans, especially since the economy was about all they really stood for this last time. And they can certainly count on the media to blame the Republicans in the House for the poor economy.

Of course, the problem is that the media will be blaming the Republicans whether they agree to a tax hike or not. So agreeing to the tax hike seems like an escape, but it really gains absolutely nothing at all. There’s only one way for Republicans to win, and that is to dig in their feet and refuse to raise taxes at all. Instead, defund everything until the Democrats are unable to pay off their constituencies.

The Republicans should put together a “crisis package” that funds only the most essential government services, and nothing else. Defund the EPA, defund the Dept of Education, defund the Department of the Interior, and cut 10% of everything else but the Dept of Defense, who only get a 5% cut.

The only power the House has at this point is the power of the purse. It’s time they use it.

A guy can dream…..

There Goes The Neighborhood on November 15, 2012 at 10:53 PM

The election *is* over, so why is Cornyn doing this… because… he is an ineffectual POC (being polite) himself. He’s one of the worst examples of establishment types acting like he’s opposition while NOT.
I’m from Texas myself and I will vote against Cornyn at every opportunity. He is a pestilence (yep, I have specific feelings on the matter).

fabrexe on November 15, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Campaigning is the only thing he knows how to do. We got ourselves a one trick affirmative action pony. Now, thanks to morons, we have him for four more years. This is a nightmare.

UnEasyRider on November 16, 2012 at 12:33 AM

The president has not had a man date since he cleaned up his act.

bbhack on November 16, 2012 at 12:43 AM

the ol’ kick the can down the road…

cmsinaz on November 15, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Except that that approach isn’t going to work much longer. We’re nearly at the end of the road, it’s only about a month and a half away, and the worst president in history (worst by a LONG shot) was just reelected.

Merry Christmas!

UltimateBob on November 16, 2012 at 5:16 AM

We know what Reid and Obama are going to do, because they’ve been doing it for the past 2 years. They’re going to trot out a bunch of legislation just before the Holiday recess, and then tell the Republicans if they don’t pass it, it will be their fault the country has financial problems. This is what they do and the Republicans keep letting them get away with it.

If Boehner and McConnell don’t deal with this now, while they have 2 years to explain it to the electorate, it will never be dealt with. Just tell Reid and Obama no, but tell them now so they have time to actually negotiate something. Let’s face it, it’s too late now to have much in the way of negotiations. THey should not pass anything thrown at them by the Democrats in a “my way or the highway fashion”

bflat879 on November 16, 2012 at 7:52 AM

The men who founded this country were great men. The men/women running this country now are no better than those in the corrupted, rotten old world country the founding fathers left.

vnohara on November 16, 2012 at 9:31 AM

I agree with the article, as Obama needs to stay off the golf courses and try leading our country in his second term. He also needs to move to the center and work with the GOP and do some give and take or we will go down the tubes as they say.

Amazingoly on November 16, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Cornyn? Come on. The best thing you can say about Cornyn is that he is not Kaye Bailey Hutchinson.

georgeofthedesert on November 16, 2012 at 10:21 PM