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Cross Party Cooperation?

After a stinging rebuke at the polls, President Obama vowed Wednesday to respond to the frustrations of the American electorate by using his final two years to forge compromises with newly empowered congressional Republicans and break the political gridlock that has defined Washington over the past several years.

“I hear you,” Obama said at a White House news conference, “Obviously, Republicans had a good night, and they deserve credit for running good campaigns.” But he emphasized that there was a message for both parties in the results — and the two more years of divided government they will produce: “The American people expect the people they elect to work as hard as they do. They expect us to focus on their ambitions and not ours. They want us to get the job done. All of us in both parties have a responsibility to address that sentiment.”

Obama pledged to work with his rivals on areas including taxes, infrastructure and trade, and the hopeful notes he sounded were matched by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) “We’ll see whether we can work with the president. I hope so,” McConnell said at a news conference. “We’re going to pass legislation. Some of it he may not like, but this gridlock and dysfunction can be ended.”

Even as both sides suggested openness to new cooperation, there are several stumbling blocks, including potential White House action on immigration, the ongoing standoff over the stalled Keystone XL oil-sands pipeline and Obama’s appointment of a new attorney general. All have the potential to quickly reignite the toxic political environment even before McConnell takes the Senate gavel.

During a roughly 90-minute press conference Wednesday, Obama gave no sign that he’d accept major revisions to his signature health care law, change his mind on bypassing Congress on immigration or consent to Republican demands on energy and the environment.


 

Will we see more cooperation from all of the parties or will we see another two years of road blocked negotiations?  Whether the American people voted for Democrats or Republicans it was obvious that they wanted a change.  Will we see the change or are we stuck in a loop of uncooperative agendas?

Democrat Top Post

I think we are stuck in a loop of uncooperative agendas with the prospect of change being only the direction the loop travels. I suppose that is better than the swing of the pendulum, and worse than a rickety roller coaster ride.

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What do you think?

3 comments
  • 15 days ago barrelboy

    barrelboy I like the comments in Jill's blog. We need more people to be aware of their choice, not who is better. If we live a corrupt life then we should expect corrupt things!

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  • 36 days ago Jill

    I think we are stuck in a loop of uncooperative agendas with the prospect of change being only the direction the loop travels. I suppose that is better than the swing of the pendulum, and worse than a rickety roller coaster ride.

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  • 36 days ago rainbowtree

    rainbowtree With the republicants running Congress, nothing will get done. All they are going to do is try to pass ridiculous bills that wont and shouldn't make it to law. I have had enough of "repeal the ACA", Do you really want people to not be able to have access to healthcare? And immigration, Doesn't everyone deserve a chance at the American dream? Make i

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  • 36 days ago rainbowtree

    rainbowtree With the republicants running Congress, nothing will get done. All they are going to do is try to pass ridiculous bills that wont and shouldn't make it to law. I have had enough of "repeal the ACA", Do you really want people to not be able to have access to healthcare? And immigration, Doesn't everyone deserve a chance at the American dream? Make i

    » Read More
  • 36 days ago Jill

    I think we are stuck in a loop of uncooperative agendas with the prospect of change being only the direction the loop travels. I suppose that is better than the swing of the pendulum, and worse than a rickety roller coaster ride.

    » Read More
  • 15 days ago barrelboy

    barrelboy I like the comments in Jill's blog. We need more people to be aware of their choice, not who is better. If we live a corrupt life then we should expect corrupt things!

    » Read More
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  • 36 days ago Jill

    I think we are stuck in a loop of uncooperative agendas with the prospect of change being only the direction the loop travels. I suppose that is better than the swing of the pendulum, and worse than a rickety roller coaster ride.

    » Read More
  • 36 days ago rainbowtree

    rainbowtree With the republicants running Congress, nothing will get done. All they are going to do is try to pass ridiculous bills that wont and shouldn't make it to law. I have had enough of "repeal the ACA", Do you really want people to not be able to have access to healthcare? And immigration, Doesn't everyone deserve a chance at the American dream? Make i

    » Read More
  • 15 days ago barrelboy

    barrelboy I like the comments in Jill's blog. We need more people to be aware of their choice, not who is better. If we live a corrupt life then we should expect corrupt things!

    » Read More

Republican Top Post

"King" Obama is going to do what he pleases, regardless of what the American people voted for or want. Just like with immigration if he wants to do it he will use executive power to do with or without congress, and the commoners will be made to suffer for it. He apparently didn't Hear shit.

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What do you think?

3 comments
  • 26 days ago Rebelitarian

    All this is nothing but an act by 2 Globalist parties. Both parties are taking orders from Bilderberg and all of America knows it. Both parties wil continue with the NWO AGENDA and try to destroy America. 26 Tenets of the New World Order: 1) Men are inclined to evil rather than good. 2) Preach Liberalism. 3) Use ideals of freedom to b

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  • 36 days ago ocb726

    Compromise? To liberals this means agreeing with their position, any other pos9tion is considered non- compromise. H reids senate tabled over 350 bills passed by congress without allowing a vote, even on bipartisan bills. This was done to prevent senate democrats being on record as to how they vote. Original ahca bill passed by congress was tabled

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  • 37 days ago whatwouldReagando

    whatwouldReagando "King" Obama is going to do what he pleases, regardless of what the American people voted for or want. Just like with immigration if he wants to do it he will use executive power to do with or without congress, and the commoners will be made to suffer for it. He apparently didn't Hear shit.

    » Read More
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  • 37 days ago whatwouldReagando

    whatwouldReagando "King" Obama is going to do what he pleases, regardless of what the American people voted for or want. Just like with immigration if he wants to do it he will use executive power to do with or without congress, and the commoners will be made to suffer for it. He apparently didn't Hear shit.

    » Read More
  • 36 days ago ocb726

    Compromise? To liberals this means agreeing with their position, any other pos9tion is considered non- compromise. H reids senate tabled over 350 bills passed by congress without allowing a vote, even on bipartisan bills. This was done to prevent senate democrats being on record as to how they vote. Original ahca bill passed by congress was tabled

    » Read More
  • 26 days ago Rebelitarian

    All this is nothing but an act by 2 Globalist parties. Both parties are taking orders from Bilderberg and all of America knows it. Both parties wil continue with the NWO AGENDA and try to destroy America. 26 Tenets of the New World Order: 1) Men are inclined to evil rather than good. 2) Preach Liberalism. 3) Use ideals of freedom to b

    » Read More
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  • 37 days ago whatwouldReagando

    whatwouldReagando "King" Obama is going to do what he pleases, regardless of what the American people voted for or want. Just like with immigration if he wants to do it he will use executive power to do with or without congress, and the commoners will be made to suffer for it. He apparently didn't Hear shit.

    » Read More
  • 36 days ago ocb726

    Compromise? To liberals this means agreeing with their position, any other pos9tion is considered non- compromise. H reids senate tabled over 350 bills passed by congress without allowing a vote, even on bipartisan bills. This was done to prevent senate democrats being on record as to how they vote. Original ahca bill passed by congress was tabled

    » Read More
  • 26 days ago Rebelitarian

    All this is nothing but an act by 2 Globalist parties. Both parties are taking orders from Bilderberg and all of America knows it. Both parties wil continue with the NWO AGENDA and try to destroy America. 26 Tenets of the New World Order: 1) Men are inclined to evil rather than good. 2) Preach Liberalism. 3) Use ideals of freedom to b

    » Read More

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