Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Audacity of the Hopeless

by Dee Newman

Yesterday, President Obama once again tried to reach out to Senate Republicans, seeking their support on energy and immigration reform and other urgently needed legislation. But, once again, received only criticism and resentment from the Grand Old Party.

In the closed-door meeting, it has been reported that the President told Senate Republicans he did not want legislative business to be delayed or impeded because of the up-coming congressional election, and asked for their cooperation on confirming Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, ratifying the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, and passing comprehensive legislation to improve the nation's economy.

But, get this – the illustrious junior Senator from Tennessee, Bob Corker, accused President Obama of treating members of the Republican party like “political props,” telling the President that his "bipartisan words" do not match his "partisan deeds".

Corker later told reporters, "I told him I thought there was a degree of audacity in him showing up today . . . I asked him how he was able to reconcile that duplicity."

Corker and his Republican colleagues in the Senate are beyond belief.

They refuse to cooperate in anyway whatsoever and then accuse the President of refusing to cooperate. Now, that’s what I call audacity!

The audacity of the hopeless!

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