Kevin McCullough

On the second he made it clear that he could care less how his response to the issue they were negotiating would impact the average American.

On the first call, it is safe to assume that the boldness of the desire to discuss and negotiate was born out of political opportunism.

On the second call it is reasonable to assume that the truly greater good for the citizens of the nation he serves was greatly subverted for the purposeful, intentional, and proactive attempt to fulfill a philosophical agenda. (As opposed to the truly greater good for America.)

On the first call the communication was achieved--in all likelihood--because of a sense of weakness sniffed out by the person on the other end of the line.

On the second call the bellicose, unrelenting, express demand of his own way is likely compensating for that very weakness that all parties see so easily.

On the first call the possibility of genuine good coming from the items discussed, if looked at fairly by those who study such, is overly ideal, and some would even call it "pie in the sky" optimism.

On the second call the genuine need of the average American family, and every person affected by the American economy my be impacted. Most likely to the negative.

On the first call there was genuinely no respect expressed by the party he was supposedly negotiating with.

On the second he had the chance to live up to one of his most oft-repeated promises that he would rise above politics and do what was best for "We The People."

On the first call he hoped against hope to begin a process of ultimate resolution towards a hopeful development, towards a hopeful future.

On the second call he shut down any hope of resolution on something that may adversely impact millions of Americans financially.

On the first call he made extraordinary overtures to the leader of an enemy of the United States--a nation that has sponsored terrorism, and is siding with those who are anti-American in their DNA.

On the second call he continued his behavior of extraordinary rudeness to a fellow American, who like him is tasked with service to this nation through the leading of the legislative body that best represents "We The People."

And this is what happened when the President of the United States called President Rouhani of the Islamic Nation of Iran, and followed it up with a call to the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

To which all we can do is shake our heads in disbelief, as did the men on the other ends of those phone calls.