I’d love to be corrected, but does anyone remember the monthly meetings POTUS promised in his SOTU address ever happening? I sure don’t, in fact, I remember quite the opposite happening, with President Obama not making any gestures to the GOP side of Congress until he got shamed into a health care summit by the press, and then he waited until after the Nov. 2nd election, when he suddenly realized that maybe he should sit down with GOP leadership…
In fact, at the Health Care Summit at Blair House, President Obama said:
Obama wrapped up the nearly seven-hour session by asking Republicans to do some “soul-searching.” He held out some hope that compromise could be reached and that a bill could be finalized within a month to six weeks.
“And if we can’t, then I think we ought to go ahead and make some decisions, and then that’s what elections are for,” the president said. “We have honest disagreements about the direction of the country, and we’ll go ahead and test those out for the next several months till November.”
Source: npr.org – Bipartisanship Runs Aground At Health Care Summit
They never did workout their differences, and we did play it out for a few months, and then November came and we had an election. Based on what I’m seeing lately, the Democrats don’t seem willing to work out the differences, right Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee? Rep. Cohen?