Reporter: Do you take any credit for making Washington more divided? Obama: In a nutshell? …No.

posted at 12:41 pm on October 16, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

He doesn’t exactly say “no,” not in so many words, but nowhere between the “I have consistently sought compromise” and the “what we haven’t seen is a willingness on the other side to engage in the basic compromises that are required for governance” are we treated to so much as a “I am the president of the United States, and this is my job” or some sort of variant. The reporter does call him out for originally campaigning so very confidently on his great uniting/healing mad bipartisanship skills, but it’s barely more than yet another opportunity for the president to deflect any kind of culpability onto the continual and fully spiteful Republican obstruction before moving right along. Perhaps someday, we’ll be able to look back on his particular brand of ceaseless politicizing and blame-shifting and laugh while scoffing, “Classic Obama!” …Someday. Via RCP:

DIANA WILLIAMS, WABC-TV: You were the one many years ago, when you were running for this office who said, you know, ‘I’m going to create a bipartisan atmosphere in Washington.’ Yet, Washington is more split than ever before. This country is more divided than ever before. Why have you not been able to create a bipartisan atmosphere here and do you take any of the blame on yourself for that?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, you know, I think that if you look at my track record over the last four years, I have consistently sought compromise. Sometimes, to the point that Democrats have been mad at me, but I didn’t care because I did what I thought was best for the country… The problem that we have right now is that on the other side, just a faction of the Republican party — it doesn’t represent all Republicans — that have decided to take a very extreme position and to use very extreme tactics in order to get stuff done. And the more moderate, reasonable members of the Republican party up in Congress often times have difficulty dealing with that faction. And, what we’ve seen as a result is the kind of mess that we’re seeing today. So, the upshot is this: if you look at both my policies as well as the approach that I’ve taken in governing, there is a lot of overlap between what I’m proposing and what Republicans have proposed in the past. I take their ideas all the time. What we haven’t seen is a willingness on the other side to engage in the basic compromises that are required for governance.


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NOMOBO on October 16, 2013 at 12:45 PM

I don’t look back at FDR and laugh. I don’t look back at Wilson and laugh. I don’t think I’ll every be looking back at the dog-eater and laughing.

Hey, remember that time that president shredded the US Constitution and no one did anything about it? Yeah…that was hilarious. Ahhh. Good times, good times.

Rational Thought on October 16, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Sought compromise? Hahahahahahahahahchokehahaha

sandee on October 16, 2013 at 12:46 PM

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, you know, I think that if you look at my track record over the last four years, I have consistently sought compromise.

I’m hoping somebody does a youtube mashup of all the times the Pupmuncher has done just the opposite.

HotAirian on October 16, 2013 at 12:46 PM

You lie.

AH_C on October 16, 2013 at 12:46 PM

The Limbaugh Theorem.

CurtZHP on October 16, 2013 at 12:46 PM

And that answer is a surprise?

What do we expect from a self-delusional and petulant narcissist?

Athos on October 16, 2013 at 12:47 PM

He doesn’t exactly say “no,” not in so many words, but nowhere between the “I have consistently sought compromise” and the “what we haven’t seen is a willingness on the other side to engage in the basic compromises that are required for governance

Why would he have to compromise when there are always surrender monkeys around telling us that we need to cede ground now in the name of pragmatism or something. Cave now in order to fight another day.

Happy Nomad on October 16, 2013 at 12:48 PM

I despise this schmuck.

BeachBum on October 16, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Why would Obama deal with terrorists?

Unless of course they use chemical weapons on their own people?

gwelf on October 16, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Because his saying it makes it so. And the media just sits there an nods like a bunch of brainless bobble heads.

Cindy Munford on October 16, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Old & Busted:

‘I won.’

- President Barack Obama to Republicans concerning the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Stimulus Act of 2009, 23 January 2009

‘[W]e’re not campaigning anymore. The election’s over.’

- President Barack Obama to Senator John McCain concerning Error404Care, 25 February 2010

New Hotness:

‘I have bent over backwards to work with the Republican party (throughout my presidency).’

- President Barack Obama, 2 October 2013

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Reporter: Do you take any credit for making Washington more divided? Obama: No, no, no. Uhhhh I, uuhhh they. Uhhmmm me. Uhhhh them. No, no, no.

onomo on October 16, 2013 at 12:50 PM

“I won”
“Elections have consequences”
“I will veto any bill from the House of Representatives that doesn’t kowtow to my expectations.”

You lie.

Skywise on October 16, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Latest climate change test results are in: Conclusively, its George Bush’s fault. End of discussion.

onomo on October 16, 2013 at 12:52 PM

“what we haven’t seen is a willingness on the other side to engage in the basic compromises that are required for governance”

Translation: “My way or the highway”

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 12:53 PM

DIANA WILLIAMS, WABC-TV: You were the one many years ago

Ha.

Paul-Cincy on October 16, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Like an addict denying his addiction. He lies to convince himself his lies are the truth and MSM covers all his lies

jaywemm on October 16, 2013 at 12:54 PM

The DOTUS denies being the DOTUS…..

And the media covers for him, and the gop leadership asks him if he’d like another trillion dollar stimulus, raise the debt ceiling to 170 gazillion billion trillion, and burn Ted Cruz and Mike Lee on the steps of the Capitol.

Beltway song and dance.

PappyD61 on October 16, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Overlap. I find it impossible to believe he actually means this.

The Schaef on October 16, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Obama’s the consummate transparent bullshitter. Ok, liar. He’s always saying “I’ve always said…” when he’s never said anything of the sort.

“I’ve bended over backwards to work with Republicans.” No. He bended over backwards to shut out Repubs. Remember he said “elections have consequences” as he deliberately shut out any Republican input into the trillion $ stimulus boondoggle. And then passed the nation dividing trillion+ $ “Affordable” Care Act without a single Republican vote from congress.

anotherJoe on October 16, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Cave now in order to fight another day.

Happy Nomad on October 16, 2013 at 12:48 PM

I believe the trademarked version is “This is not the hill to fight for” isn’t it? Now that we’re adrift we may have to coin another one though.

DanMan on October 16, 2013 at 12:59 PM

NPD like no one has ever seen before. Clinical psychologists could write volumes on this one for years.

D-fusit on October 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM

He’s still a petty little man, and history will harshly judge him.

22044 on October 16, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Sic Holder and the IRS on her

John the Libertarian on October 16, 2013 at 1:02 PM

NPD like no one has ever seen before. Clinical psychologists could write volumes on this one for years.

D-fusit on October 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM

I wonder if Obama has an authentic bone in his body. It’s all posing and image. Paris Hilton.

Paul-Cincy on October 16, 2013 at 1:03 PM

It must be Hairy Reed then.

MTF on October 16, 2013 at 1:03 PM

22044 on October 16, 2013 at 1:01 PM

From your lips to God’s ears. His arrogance and ability to lie so easily continues to amaze me.

CoffeeLover on October 16, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Does Diana Williams call out the President’s self-serving and devoid from reality answer?

As much as these examples tell us so much about the President’s character – they also speak volumes about the intellectual and ethical bankruptcy of the media – and their willingness to ignore the fact that, in reality, the emperor isn’t wearing any clothes.

Athos on October 16, 2013 at 1:07 PM

I’m never going to be able to look back at this guy and laugh. His deliberate damage to the nation’s fabric has been too far reaching. His policies have brought too much harm to our system of government and too much misery to the lives of many people.

Jonah Goldberg wrote this last week:

For the first time in American history, a president confessed to deliberately hurting his country to score points against his enemies.

That is Obama in one sentence. History should turn his presidential portrait face to the wall.

INC on October 16, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Obamalogic explained:

In Hawaii, “aloha” means both ‘Hello’ and ‘Good-bye.’

Likewise, “compromise” means both, “to work with,’ and ‘to insult.’

Deafdog on October 16, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Transferring to a university in the third year generally requires a solid academic record, especially to the Ivy League. So how does a guy who admits he was a substandard student at Occidental get into Columbia in the first place? Why don’t any classmates remember him? How does a guy get to be President of Harvard Law Review and never in his career as student, “con-law lecturer,” or attorney ever publish a single scholarly article?

Affirmative Action is a terrible way to pick a President. But at least Obama obviously feeeeeeeeeeeels good about himself, huh?

Adjoran on October 16, 2013 at 1:08 PM

DIANA WILLIAMS, WABC-TV: You were the one many years ago, when you were running for this office who said, you know, ‘I’m going to create a bipartisan atmosphere in Washington.’ Yet, Washington is more split than ever before. This country is more divided than ever before. Why have you not been able to create a bipartisan atmosphere here and do you take any of the blame on yourself for that?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, you know, I think that if you look at my track record over the last four years, I have consistently sought compromise. Sometimes, to the point that Democrats have been mad at me, but I didn’t care because I did what I thought was best for the country… The problem that we have right now is that on the other side, just a faction of the Republican party — it doesn’t represent all Republicans — that have decided to take a very extreme position and to use very extreme tactics in order to get stuff done. And the more moderate, reasonable members of the Republican party up in Congress often times have difficulty dealing with that faction. And, what we’ve seen as a result is the kind of mess that we’re seeing today. So, the upshot is this: if you look at both my policies as well as the approach that I’ve taken in governing, there is a lot of overlap between what I’m proposing and what Republicans have proposed in the past. I take their ideas all the time. What we haven’t seen is a willingness on the other side to engage in the basic compromises that are required for governance. No, absolutely not, and how DARE you ask me such an impertinent question. Don’t you know I am the Lightworker, the Transformer, the Unicorn Prince who Made the Seas Stop Rising, ‘sort of God’?? I plan to take up your insolence with your editors, who I am quite sure will not want ME on their bad side. Kiss your career goodbye, madame.

Sacramento on October 16, 2013 at 1:08 PM

He’s still a petty little man, and history will harshly judge him.

22044 on October 16, 2013 at 1:01 PM

His supporters will be writing the history books. Don’t bet on the judgement being harsh.

Just look at the list of “GREAT” presidents.

George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt are consistently ranked at the top of the lists. Often ranked just below those Presidents are Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt. The remaining places in the top ten are often rounded out by Harry S. Truman, Woodrow Wilson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, James K. Polk, and Andrew Jackson.

One person on the list that would be considered a Constitutional limited government Conservative.

The rest Expansionist Progressives.

PappyD61 on October 16, 2013 at 1:08 PM

He doesn’t exactly say “no,” not in so many words, but nowhere between the “I have consistently sought compromise”…

By ‘compromise’, the REB means ‘accepting not quite all of what I want’. In no way does it ever mean accepting any part of anything that the other party wants.

slickwillie2001 on October 16, 2013 at 1:08 PM

22044 on October 16, 2013 at 1:01 PM

From your lips to God’s ears. His arrogance and ability to lie so easily continues to amaze me.

CoffeeLover on October 16, 2013 at 1:05 PM

I agree, but my fear is that in the future, the ‘Ministry of Truth’ will not offer a truly objective and factual review of the Obama Presidency January 2009 – January 2017.

“Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future.”

― George Orwell, 1984

Athos on October 16, 2013 at 1:09 PM

If everyone will do as their told, there will be no trouble…

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Athos on October 16, 2013 at 1:07 PM

You’re right. This “journalist” should have brought up half a dozen contradictory examples to his words and challenged him.

INC on October 16, 2013 at 1:11 PM

This country is more divided than ever before. Why have you not been able to create a bipartisan atmosphere here and do you take any of the blame on yourself for that?

Just the fact that this was asked is a step in the right direction. We are going to be back here on January 15th.

monalisa on October 16, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Well, he has been consistent in how willing he is to compromise, so his statement technically isn’t a lie. It’s just that he has been consistent in not seeking compromise with U.S. citizens.

kenro85 on October 16, 2013 at 1:14 PM

A fundamental leadership skill is giving credit to others when you could take it for yourself, and taking blame from others when things aren’t really your fault. Because you’re the leader, you see. You aren’t trying to convince everyone else how great you are, you’re already the leader. It’s a pretty simple thing to get your mind around.

That Obama is a finger-pointing liar when he screws up (the Benghazi video story, the “I didn’t draw a red line in the sand about chemical weapons, Congress [or the world] did” nonsense, etc.) and takes credit for accomplishments he had very little to do with it (unemployment rate going down not because people are finding jobs but because they quit looking for work, the successful Bin Laden raid, etc.) speaks volumes about his character (or lack thereof).

Blacksheep on October 16, 2013 at 1:14 PM

I bet Obama is doing some gang sign and holding his sack while listening to “Bow down B!tches” by Beyonce.
 
Can.I.be.in.the.middle on October 16, 2013 at 12:12 PM

rogerb on October 16, 2013 at 1:17 PM

He’s still a petty little man, and history will harshly judge him.

22044 on October 16, 2013 at 1:01 PM

i get the first part of this…agreed
on the second part..
the same lap dog fawning press will be
altering that history (as they are allready)
to show he was a great shining light in US politics…

going2mars on October 16, 2013 at 1:18 PM

The single greatest leader in the history of the world! Leader with a small L of coarse.

Bmore on October 16, 2013 at 1:18 PM

The all out assault on Ted Cruz (and Mike Lee) has begun.

After praising Cruz as a student, as he had done earlier this year, Dershowitz leveled some harsh claims against him.

“He has to qualify among the brightest of the students,” Dershowitz said, who added that Cruz is deeply principled.

But when it came to the shutdown and debt-ceiling fight, Dershowitz made his case.

“I think it raises very serious constitutional questions of the kind that Ted Cruz should be interested in. Could you imagine Hamilton and Madison sitting around and drafting the Constitution and the Federalist Papers. They’re talking about how the government has to pay its debts, how it has to secure the credit of the United States, how the House of Representatives to originate bills on revenue. Nobody in a million years would have contemplated the power of Congress to shut down the government, to create doubts about our creditworthiness WHO HAS NOT PASSED A BUDGET IN 5 YEARS, Mr. Dershowitz????,” he said.

“I think you can make a very strong argument that what Ted Cruz is doing is deeply unconstitutional. Whether a court would accept that or say it’s a political question is another issue, but Cruz is a principled man. He ought to look at the Constitution and look into his heart and ask himself, ‘What would Alexander Hamilton have done,’” Dershowitz said.

The comments quickly found their way to the Internet and got an equally quick response from author and radio show host Mark Levin.

Dershowitz is dead wrong. We don’t have to imagine anything,” he told the Newsbusters website. “Congress and only Congress can authorize borrowing under Article I. The president must first pay interest on the debt under the 14th Amendment. The federal government collects 10 times as much revenue each month as it needs to cover those payments. As long as the president complies with the Constitution there can be no default. This is basic stuff. Even a Harvard law professor like Dershowitz should comprehend it.”

http://news.yahoo.com/dershowitz-throws-constitution-figuratively-ted-cruz-141406725–politics.html

PappyD61 on October 16, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I think we’ll look back fondly on Obama, after three or four more Democratic presidents from now.

J.S.K. on October 16, 2013 at 1:19 PM

The man is incapable of telling the truth and the media is incapable of calling him on it.

Let’s see if raising the debt ceiling will actually give us more debt, will Obama have told the truth about that or are we going to see a $500 billion jump tomorrow?

jukin3 on October 16, 2013 at 1:20 PM

For the first time in American history, a president confessed to deliberately hurting his country to score points against his enemies.

From NBC/WSJ poll:

And 46 percent of respondents say the president, during this budget standoff, has been a strong leader and is standing up for what he believes in, versus 51 percent who believe he’s putting his own political agenda ahead of what’s good for the country.

monalisa on October 16, 2013 at 1:21 PM

I think we’ll look back fondly on Obama, after three or four more Democratic presidents from now.

J.S.K. on October 16, 2013 at 1:19 PM

In that case, I think those presidents can expect quite a few less stars on the flag.

crrr6 on October 16, 2013 at 1:23 PM

See no ONE is allowed to ask him a real question twice.

He woos those he knows his charm will work on.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/10/08/Establishment-Journalists-Obama-WH

In a clear attempt to woo largely establishment conservative commentators who have loudly opposed the GOP’s current government shutdown strategy, President Obama held an off-the-record meeting with the Washington Post’s Charles Krauthammer, the Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot, National Review’s Washington editor Robert Costa, syndicated columnist and former CNN co-host Kathleen Parker, and Byron York of the Washington Examiner.

This is hardly the first time Obama has held select, politically-motivated off-the-record sessions. In May, the White House held a “deep background” session with select reporters as the Benghazi scandal reared its head. In September, Obama held an off-the-record meeting with reporters and columnists on his Syria strategy. Obama’s cozy relationship with select members of the press has created abiding unhappiness among many members of the press corps, who feel that the president has created a stratified system with favored and unfavored journalists.

……..But still they worship him.

PappyD61 on October 16, 2013 at 1:23 PM

monalisa on October 16, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Now that is interesting! Do you know if the poll was fairly weighted?

Even if it wasn’t he’s not fooling most of the people.

INC on October 16, 2013 at 1:26 PM

NPD like no one has ever seen before. Clinical psychologists could write volumes on this one for years.

D-fusit on October 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM

exactly. its just the NPD. not a surprise. once he is out of office and telling truth isnt racist i am pretty sure someone from the mental health profession will lay it all out. its pretty cut and dry. not a surprise anymore.

t8stlikchkn on October 16, 2013 at 1:28 PM

PappyD61 on October 16, 2013 at 1:23 PM

you are 100% correct..
the press…is criminally liable
for what is happening in this once great nation..

going2mars on October 16, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Well, everyones premiums are going through the roof and millions wont get subsidies to defer the costs.

Let’s watch in awe how the GOP can’t take advantage of the public anger that will predictably follow.

rickyricardo on October 16, 2013 at 1:39 PM

He barely knows where the House and Senate are located. How can he say he trys to bargain with them? One dinner does not bipartisanship make.

djl130 on October 16, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Be reasonable: Do it my way.

Socratease on October 16, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Perhaps someday, we’ll be able to look back on his particular brand of ceaseless politicizing and blame-shifting and laugh while scoffing, “Classic Obama!” …Someday.

I’ll laugh when he’s dead. And for any Kossack trolls, it has nothing to do with the color of his skin.

Maddie on October 16, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Remember he said “elections have consequences” as he deliberately shut out any Republican input into the trillion $ stimulus boondoggle. And then passed the nation dividing trillion+ $ “Affordable” Care Act without a single Republican vote from congress.

anotherJoe on October 16, 2013 at 12:58 PM

That’s ridiculous! The next thing you’d have us believe is that our ‘Great Unifier’ once advised his party’s voters to “punish your enemies…’

If we had a media worth its salt this guy would be toast a dozen times over. Instead they sit their like cows and nod in approval every time he tells another lie.

CaptFlood on October 16, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Calling the other side “bitter clingers,” “flat earth society,” freezing out of any ideas from the other side on the original healthcare negotiations, “I won”….

This all was done to unite and facilitate a respectful exchanging of ideas, you see….

I know he has to answer the question the way he did, but its truly embarrassing if he actually believes it.

jjjdad on October 16, 2013 at 2:11 PM

If we had a media worth its salt this guy would be toast a dozen times over. Instead they sit their like cows and nod in approval every time he tells another lie.

CaptFlood on October 16, 2013 at 2:07 PM

The majority are his ideological allies. They see this as an unjust and unfair system in an unjust and unfair country. To them, the US is a fundamentally broken country that needs to be fundamentally changed and the Constitution, for the most part, is an outdated and inflexible document.

These are the same ‘journalists’ who decided on that career path not in order to capture the first draft of history based on facts and report on those facts to the people – but to ‘influence and change the world’ as one AP editor told me.

They are products of academia – and suffer from the same inability of academia to believe what they see as opposed to only seeing what they believe.

Athos on October 16, 2013 at 2:17 PM

I have consistently sought compromise.

I don’t think compromise means what you think it means you rat eared ba$tard.

BacaDog on October 16, 2013 at 2:18 PM

And for any Kossack trolls, it has nothing to do with the color of his skin.

Maddie on October 16, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Just you having to say that tells you the damage done to race relations under this President.

BacaDog on October 16, 2013 at 2:21 PM

I will not negotiate—–translation-consistently sought compromise.

rjoco1 on October 16, 2013 at 2:31 PM

If found standing over the dead body of a political rival, with a smoking gun in his hand, Barack Obama would declare that it wasn’t his fault, the ghost of Aaron Burr forced him to pull the trigger.

Nothing is ever the fault of The Lightworker.

Another Drew on October 16, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Loves and admires himself doesn’t he?

rplat on October 16, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Good grief! The depth of mendacity with this one is breathtaking. Pity the country that cannot see through him.

Cleombrotus on October 16, 2013 at 2:45 PM

I know he has to answer the question the way he did, but its truly embarrassing frightening if he actually believes it.
jjjdad on October 16, 2013 at 2:11 PM

I believe he actually does. I think there’s some serious mental issues at work here.

Cleombrotus on October 16, 2013 at 2:49 PM

If anyone can throw bullshit, it’s King Barack!

GarandFan on October 16, 2013 at 2:50 PM

They are products of academia – and suffer from the same inability of academia to believe what they see as opposed to only seeing what they believe.

Athos on October 16, 2013 at 2:17 PM

I believe Victor Davis Hanson coined the term ‘Medieval Liberals’ to exactly describe what you’ve pointed out above. Classical Liberals would incorporate facts and observations into their calculus. This modern variant holds onto their beliefs in spite of all they see, hear, and experience.

CaptFlood on October 16, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Let me fix this…

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, you know, I think that if you look at my track record over the last four years, I have consistently sought compromise, while not compromising at all.

Now it’s more accurate.

sadatoni on October 16, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Limbaugh theorem in action. I loathe this pos.

neyney on October 16, 2013 at 3:12 PM

The guy is a certified wack job. If it was not for AA as well everybody having their panties in a wad over being called a racist, this guy would be on a gang in Chicago shooting little kids. He makes mesick

retiredeagle on October 16, 2013 at 3:20 PM

The guy is a certified wack job. If it was not for AA as well everybody having their panties in a wad over being called a racist, this guy would be on a gang in Chicago shooting little kids. He makes mesick

retiredeagle on October 16, 2013 at 3:20 PM

He would not have made it to Chicago, he would be selling furniture in his grandfather’s furniture store in Hawaii.

slickwillie2001 on October 16, 2013 at 3:50 PM

He is never accountable for anything he does….he is responsible for the ruination of this once great nation.

crosshugger on October 16, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Arrogant POS

TX-96 on October 16, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Barack Obama has never taken blame for anything in his life. He only takes credit for the good stuff … usually done by somebody else.

RebeccaH on October 16, 2013 at 4:50 PM

The moral decay of this country has come to fruition. The rapid decline from here is going to be epic.

Murphy9 on October 16, 2013 at 7:22 PM

How come no one ever asks Obama to give 3 specific examples of instances where he has bent over backwards to compromise? (OK that’s a rhetorical question) You know, like when Katie Couric asked Palin which Supreme Court decisions she’d like overthrown, because that really falls within the purview of the Vice President./

Maybe someone could ask Carney at a presser.

talkingpoints on October 16, 2013 at 7:44 PM

By ‘compromise’, the REB means ‘accepting not quite all of what I want’. In no way does it ever mean accepting any part of anything that the other party wants.

slickwillie2001 on October 16, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Let me fix this…

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, you know, I think that if you look at my track record over the last four years, I have consistently sought compromise, while not compromising at all.

Now it’s more accurate.

sadatoni on October 16, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Yep, anyone can claim they are seeking something and just not finding it, when they are not looking for it at all.

You know he’s lying; I know he’s lying (or else he really believes that “to compromise” means “to get all of my demands without you getting anything”); but to the LIV viewers and the Left / Dem partisans, everything he says sounds so very reasonable and true, because they never heard what he said before, or don’t remember it, or agree with it.

Then the Right / GOP sound like they are the ones lying about the President, after he has tried so hard to make them happy.

Politics as soap opera.

AesopFan on October 16, 2013 at 7:59 PM