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Deal Breaker
Weekly Standard, by Fred Barnes

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/3/2013 4:46:20 AM

What is it about “compromise” that President Obama doesn’t understand? Is it that he and Democrats would have to give up something—perhaps numerous things—to reach an agreement with Republicans? Or is a bipartisan deal unappealing simply because Obama and Democrats would have to share the credit with Republicans? The issue this time is immigration. And Obama has resumed his familiar role not as compromise-maker but as compromise-wrecker. He spurned bipartisanship on the stimulus and Obamacare and twice raised his demands so high that a grand bargain with Republicans on taxes and spending was impossible, first in 2011, then in 2012.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/3/2013 5:15:02 AM     (No. 9155279)

Obama continues to jet set around the country in front of cherry picked crowds to get a soundbite on the evening news,same as when running for election. His campaign advisers have been rehired in other roles so the same tactics are being used to fool people.

He´s taking on guns and immigration at he same time in front of a bitterly divided country while also pushing more old school liberals to cabinet posts.

Nobody´s taken any serious actions on his power grabs so he´ll keep doing them while pretending to be bipartisan. He´s taken the advice of the leftist journalist to go for the throat.

We have a swiss cheese border that Obama says is secure and that´s good enough for the media.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/3/2013 5:15:09 AM     (No. 9155280)

Fred,

1) the guy´s a narcissist. That means serious emotional problems.

2) he does not identify with U.S. citizens. He described himself in 2008 as a "citizen of the world". His goal is to take us down a notch. Or maybe all the way down to a total crash. He is not playing for the Home Team.

Wake up Fred.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lydwho, 2/3/2013 5:34:31 AM     (No. 9155292)

Obama´s idea of "compromise" is "DO IT MY WAY"

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dudette4freedom, 2/3/2013 7:04:39 AM     (No. 9155347)

This article ignores how duplicitous the Dems are and how they want those votes no matter what.Build the fence ALL OF IT then lets talk about illegals. I think they should get a green card but NO citizenship.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/3/2013 7:07:39 AM     (No. 9155350)

FTA: "The issue this time is immigration."......."Eleven million immigrants having come to America to decide their own destiny in life..."

For crying out loud Professor Barnes, these people are, first and foremost, law breakers and illegal aliens, not "immigrants." Please read Title 8 Section 1325 of The United States Code before penning anymore dissertations on Obama´s so-called "immigration policies."

It would also be helpful if you occasionally ventured out beyond the Washington, D.C. 495 Beltway and visited some of the Western Union Money Order Transfer Centers, Family Dollar Stores and Walmart Centers out here in flyover country.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Judith, 2/3/2013 9:00:19 AM     (No. 9155511)

Compromise, to obama, means he is NOT the ruler of the USA. But thanks to a gutless congress and a corrupt court, that realization will never occur.

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