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Obama says shutdown shows contrast of parties' visions

Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Oct 26, 2013 5:52 PM
Don't you understand that negotiations involve a series of offers? (Not the Democrat's take-it-or-leave-it stance.) Are you so ill-informed that you don't know about the Republican's second offer? Or are you just such an apparatchik that you'll say what ever advances your party no matter how untrue?

By Mark Felsenthal

NEW YORK (Reuters) - With an eye to 2014 elections, President Barack Obama held up the government shutdown this month as an emblem of fundamental differences between Democrats and Republicans on Friday in an appeal to wealthy donors.

"The shutdown was about more than just healthcare, it was about, sort of, a contrast in visions about what our obligations are to our fellow citizens," the president said at a fundraiser at the home of Karen Mehiel on New York's posh Upper East Side.

Republicans made defunding the president's signature healthcare program a condition for continuing to fund...