It is all about “bipartisanship” and doing what is best for America.
Both men spoke about removing the hate and animosity from Washington DC and the world.
George W. Bush failed largely because he viewed much of the world as part of the “Axis of Evil.” Even some Democrats seemed to qualify for the Axis.
Barack Obama, like Bush, has talked a good game about bipartisanship and reaching out to others.
Obama reached toward the entire Muslim world on al Arabiya yesterday and today he went into real enemy country by meeting with House and Senate Republicans.
Obama is trying to set a tone George “W” also wanted to set. Bush failed.
And a lot of players have to cooperate to make it work….
So far, so good. But reactions of some Republicans to the President’s visit to their digs sounding like sheep happy the butcher came by….
(OK guys, make a counter offer….)
Obama open to compromise on $825B stimulus bill
President Obama won praise from some of the House’s most conservative lawmakers as “engaging” and “respectful” during his meeting with congressional Republicans Tuesday.
Rep. Bob Inglis (R-S.C.) said that Obama was sincere and “impressive” during his meeting with Republicans Tuesday afternoon.
What the President told Republicans:
“There’s real desire in this room to figure a way back to prosperity,” Inglis wrote on Twitter. “[The president] and Republicans here [are] expressing deep concern about unemployment.”
“If [the] President carries this on it does open door for a new tone!” Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) exclaimed.
“Sharp differences are muted,” Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) Twittered.
Read the rest…Let’s hope this works!