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"Political Games" From Whom?

Chestertonfan Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 7:35 AM
That isn't the point. Leadership isn't "leading the congress" in a legal sense. Every President before this one met, usually weekly, with leadership of both the House and the Senate, using the Office of the President to discuss, persuade, cajole, compromise and ultimately set priorities. This President hasn't. At all. He has never stopped campaigning. Take his jobs counsel, which was set up with such fanfare. He met with them ONCE in 12 months. Even Imelt said it was a joke. He outsourced Obamacare and the Stimulus entirely to Reid and Pelosi. He does not get his hands dirty, he does not get involved, he does not do his job.
robert3539 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 8:15 AM
I agree with most of your comment, but what does it have to do with my comment, which is a statement of fact? What you describe is normal, adult behavior, not leadership.

The White House has effectively conceded that the President's "plan" (note the sarcastic scare quotes) for avoiding the fiscal cliff cannot even pass the US Senate, which is controlled by Democrats. 

“We don’t have 60 votes in the Senate,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said, adding the White House was “very confident” that Democrats support the principles outlined in Obama’s plan . . ..

Please.  Not only does the Obama plan not have the sixty votes required to overcome a filibuster, it doesn't even have the fifty-one votes it would need to pass (note that Senator McConnell promised a...