dejapig wrote:Half the country voted for Romney. I don't think there's anything wrong with Obama talking to the candidate that roughly half the country voted for, even though Romney wanted to blow off 47% of us. To say that talking implies weakness sounds like the Republicans who believe that invading Iran is better than talking and negotiating with them. Obama just won the last election of his political career; he has no need to curry favor from a fickle electorate. He's returning to his original ideal of 2008 taking good ideas wherever they come from, no matter the party. I like that.
Nicely said Dejapig.
That is what makes President Obama so endearing to me, he represents the PEOPLE not just special interests. Look at what he has accomplished with Obstructionist Republicans voting no on every single piece of legislation presented to them.
I honestly think the republican party went into survival mode in 2008 when they were ran over by the Democrat machine, in 2010 when they gained some seats back they continued with an agenda they thought would be successful and they were woefully wrong as evidenced by Tuesday's vote. If republicans don't change their political stance they will become obsolete in 2016 when (fingers crossed) Hillary Clinton chooses to run. If they were shocked by the minority/women vote this election then 2016 will absolutely blow their minds. The smartest political move republicans can make is to offer solutions to our nations problems instead of obstructing ideas they know would be beneficial to all.
SusieQ, please don't ban Billy. I know he can be annoying at times but I do like to see the viewpoint from the other side and he is very engaged in this forum. That being said, Billy, please respect the position of the President of the United States regardless if you agree with the person in charge or not. I would give Romney that respect had he won the position. It is truly the toughest position in the entire world and the entire country needs to respect that position.
Thank you everybody for participating in this forum, it has been very educational to me over the years.