Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Obama gets an earful in clash with GOP senators

President Obama tried to make "nice nice" with Republican Senators at a luncheon today. I guess he expected to smile, shake a few hands and get them to vote for his radical left agenda. He must be upset at the "just say no" response. I think the word set forth by Bob Corker said it best; duplicity in everything he said during the campaign, duplicity in saying he wants to bring Americans together, all the while dissing those that disagree with him, duplicity in bad mouthing a State immigration law, duplicity, duplicity, duplicity. Audacity and unbending partisanship weren't bad either. Glad to see the Republicans did not roll over and play dead.

If President Barack Obama thought having a private lunch with Republican senators would ease partisan tensions in Congress, he grabbed the wrong recipe.

The president walked into a remarkably contentious 80-minute session Tuesday in which GOP senators accused him of duplicity, audacity and unbending partisanship. Lawmakers said the testy exchange left legislative logjams intact, and one GOP leader said nothing is likely to change before the November elections.

Obama's sharpest accuser was Bob Corker of Tennessee, a first-term senator who feels the administration undermined his efforts to craft a bipartisan financial regulation bill.

"I told him I thought there was a degree of audacity in him even showing up today after what happened with financial regulation," Corker told reporters. "I just wanted him to tell me how, when he wakes up in the morning, comes over to a luncheon like ours today, how does he reconcile that duplicity?"

Four people who were in the room said Obama bristled and defended his administration's handling of negotiations. On the way out, Corker said, Obama approached him and both men repeated their main points.

"I told him there was a tremendous disconnect from his words and the actions of his administration," Corker said.
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