VP Joe Biden sounded like he might be interested in actually having a debate with Republicans Friday but Barack Obama quickly ended that.
“The meeting was tense at times, according to a senior House Republican aide. The aide was not authorized to describe the back-and-forth publicly by name and spoke only on condition of anonymity,” the Associated Press reports.
“Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, about to lose his grip on the upper chamber, barely said a word. The aide said at one point as House Speaker John Boehner was making an argument on immigration, Obama responded that his patience was running out and Vice President Joe Biden interrupted to ask how long Republicans needed. Obama angrily cut Biden off, the aide said.”
The Wall Street Journal and ABC News offered a similar take on the exchange.
Anyone who thinks Barack Obama wanted to negotiate has been asleep for the last six years.
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas told abc news that “The president instead of being contrite or saying in effect to America, ‘I hear you,’ as a result of the referendum on his policies that drove this last election, he seems unmoved and even defiant.”
Senator Mitch McConnell said earlier this week that the president’s stance was “like waving a red flag in front of a bull.”
Obama press secretary Josh Earnest said there was no reason that executive action on immigration should kill opportunities for the president and Republicans to find common ground.
In his dreams.
It’s not as if Obama didn’t show them some regard. He sent them home with taxpayer-funded White House brewed six-pack of beer.
What a guy!
Meanwhile, within hours of an election in which voters sent the message – change direction – RINO Lindsey Graham was subjugating himself to Barack Obama.
“The president called last night,” Graham said. “We had a rather lengthy discussion. I think the president was very sincere in wanting to find common ground. Only time will tell.”[…]
Graham, stepping into Barack’s alternative universe, sees a chance for bipartisan action on immigration reform.
Graham is one of the authors of the senate amnesty bill and bipartisan to him probably means some form of amnesty without securing the borders.
“I intend to seek common ground on this issue as I have for the past eight years on almost,” Graham said.[…]
Graham thinks Republicans have to keep working with Democrats to keep the GOP majority. That’s his take from the election. My take is the electorate wants Obama stopped.
This won’t end well for America. We have too few fighting for our country’s sovereignty and national security.
Republicans should look at the Texas races which were won with 44% of the Hispanic population. None of them promised amnesty.