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Obama to Boehner: 'I Will Use Inaugural Address, State of the Union to Blame GOP'

Eppur Si Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 9:12 AM
Obama models himself after Lincoln? Well, Lincoln's election DID spark a civil war which left hundreds of thousands dead and half of the country in smoking ruins, so Obama has a ways to go before he can say he is the MOST divisive President ever. But he sure is trying.

Statesmanship at its finest: during fiscal cliff talks, President Obama reportedly told Speaker Boehner that he would use his two major speeches in January to blame Republicans for the stalled deal. According to the Wall Street Journal, the president wasn't too happy with the options House Republicans were willing to present, and made it clear he was willing to throw the GOP under the bus for the nation's financial woes.

Mr. Obama repeatedly lost patience with the speaker as negotiations faltered. In an Oval Office meeting last week, he told Mr. Boehner that if the sides didn't...