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Obama Blows Off Deals With
GOP, Creating Era of Bad Feelings

Creators Syndicate, by Michael Barone

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Posted By:garnet, 5/6/2014 9:00:09 AM

Second-term presidencies are an opportunity for bipartisan compromise. The institutional stars are in alignment to address long-range problems not amenable in other circumstances. The president is barred from running for a third term and thus does not have to worry about his next campaign. In Congress, members of the president´s party, with some reason to fear losses in the off-year election, may be willing to compromise before their bargaining leverage weakens. Members of the opposition party may be more willing also, since their hopes of getting a new president of their own party have been at least temporarily dashed.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rivetjoint, 5/6/2014 10:15:56 AM     (No. 9838264)

I thought the ´Era of Bad Feelings´ started early on with the snotty ´I won´ remark to GOP leaders.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 5/6/2014 10:21:43 AM     (No. 9838276)

I´m not sure I want any deals with this administration considering how they pick and choose the laws they want to enforce or obey.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JimS, 5/6/2014 11:52:08 AM     (No. 9838424)

Here is the ONLY deal I want to see:

Imunity for Obama from criminal and treason charges in return for his unconditional resignation. No presidental pardons for his co-conspirators allowed.



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