Elaborating on his failure to heal the partisan divide in Washington, President Obama said Thursday his presidency got off to a bad start in 2009 because some Republican lawmakers were more concerned about their re-election than they were in helping him to save the nation from economic ruin.

Speaking at a town-hall-style event in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the president said he has “done soul-searching” in office about what he could have done differently to work more effectively with Republicans in Congress.

“I think part of it had to do with when I came in, we had a real emergency and we had to act quickly,” he said of the recession in 2009 that prompted a government bailout of the auto industry and passage of an $800-billion-plus economic “stimulus” package that cleared Congress.

The problem, Mr. Obama said, was that “people in Washingtonsometimes weren’t always as focused on getting the job done as they were, ‘How’s this going to position us for future elections’?”

No Republicans voted for the stimulus in the House, and just three voted for it in the Senate — one of whom, then-Sen. Arlen Specter, quickly fled the GOP.

Soon after the stimulus vote Mr. Obama began work on his health care law, which also turned into a partisan fight. Although the president invited Republicans and Democrats to the White House to talk about his plans, in the end Democrats moved ahead without the GOP, clearing the bill through the House and Senate without earning a single Republican vote.

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Big Baby Barack

The Democrats had control of both Houses when he came in. They were also the ones that started the spending spiraling out of control.

Okay here is the deficit from Rep To Dem control
nominal dollars inflation adjustments
2003 $377.6 Billion Deficit $470.82 Billion Deficit R R R
2004 $413 Billion Deficit $501.21 Billion Deficit R R R
2005 $318 Billion Deficit $373.24 Billion Deficit R R R
2006 $248 Billion Deficit $282.14 Billion Deficit R R R
2007 $161 Billion Deficit $178.1 Billion Deficit R D D
2008 $459 Billion Deficit $488.82 Billion Deficit R D D
2009 $1413 Billion Deficit $1509.62 Billion Deficit D D D
2010 $1294 Billion Deficit $1360.67 Billion Deficit D D D  Sequestration takes hold 
2011 $1299 Billion Deficit $1324.16 Billion Deficit D D R  Republicans gain control of the purse
2012 $1100 Billion Deficit $1100 Billion Deficit D D R
2013 $900 Billion Deficit $884.96 Billion Deficit D D R

And this always looks good on paper but in reality------- Here is what is left our children and their children. Not billions, but trillions.

Here is the National debt between Bush and Obama
12/30/2005 BUSH $8,170,424,541,313
12/29/2006 BUSH $8,680,224,380,086
12/28/2007 BUSH $9,229,172,659,218
12/31/2008 BUSH $10,699,804,864,612
12/31/2009 OBAMA $12,311,349,677,512
12/31/2010 OBAMA $14,025,215,218,709
12/31/2011 OBAMA $15,125,898,976,397
12/31/2012 OBAMA $16,432,730,050,569 103.9%

We all know how high it is now!

Poor cry baby. He is the selfish one. He is self centered and self serving. 

To all of you blacks, are you now proud of the first Black President?

I know more Blacks that hate his White hide!!!

if he said it, IT'S A LIE!!!

When one accused someone else of something, the one that accuses the other is guilty of what the second one is being accused of

If memory serves me Obama had a full democratic Congress so how could any of this be blamed on Republicans. I guess some things never change with the crybaby in chief.... So I reckon until the country is rid of the Obama sickness that's what we'll be hearing is just more Whaaaah whaaaah whaaaaah!!!!

The main problem Fidel Obama had is America is not Cuba...It's a much larger country with a Constitution that protects the little people from Totalitarian wannabe's..Our first Fanny packin', Koran kissing, Marxist traitor Prez needs to realize..We the people are going to fight his fundamental transformation until Hell freezes over..then we'll fight him on the ice..Molon Labe.....!  We the informed also know he's a mere sock puppet of the Psychopath, Inbred New World Order crew.

Oh Amen Robert u bet we will fight 

Yep as Christie said, Obama is a petulant child!

   The Petulant man Child was diced by the People who voted against him and now we have to pay for this idiot to play gold and his lard assed wires vacations.

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YIKES!!! Chelsea Clinton Emphatically States A Person With A Beard And A Penis Can ‘Absolutely’ Identify As A Woman

  • The one issue Hillary and Chelsea don’t appear to agree on entirely is transgender self-identification
  • In an interview with The Sunday Times, journalist Decca Aitkenhead asked the Clintons about transgender self-identification
  • Chelsea Clinton replied ‘yes’ emphatically when asked if someone with a beard and penis can ever be a woman
  • ‘It’s going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently,’ Hillary said
  • Aitkenhead said Hillary became ‘uneasy’ when the question was asked while Chelsea shot a ‘furious stare’ at the journalist as her mother answered
  • Hillary added: ‘It’s a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw’

(Daily Mail) – It may appear Hillary and Chelsea Clinton always see eye-to-eye, but in a recent interview one topic cracked the facade of the like-minded mother-daughter power duo.

The one issue Hillary and Chelsea don’t appear to agree on entirely is transgender self-identification.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, journalist Decca Aitkenhead asked the Clintons if someone with a beard and a penis can ever be a woman, to which Chelsea replied emphatically, ‘Yes.’

However, as Aitkenhead describes it, Hillary looked ‘uneasy’, and blamed generational gaps for being less accepting.

‘Errr. I’m just learning about this,’ Hillary responded. ‘It’s a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw. It’s going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently.’

The Clintons sat sown with Aitkenhead to promote the book they co-authored, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience.

The book features Danica Roem, the first trans woman elected to a U.S. state legislature.

According Aitkenhead’s account, she tells Hillary during the interview that many British feminists of Hillary’s generation have a problem with the idea that a ‘lesbian who doesn’t want to sleep with someone who has a penis is transphobic.’

Hillary nods in agreement, while Chelsea ‘stiffens and stares at me’, according to Aitkenhead.

The journalist then adds that many women of Hillary’s generation are uncomfortable with biological males sharing women’s bathrooms.

‘I would say that, absolutely,’ Hillary nods firmly. ‘Absolutely. Yes.’

That’s when Chelsea begins shooting a ‘furious stare’ at Aitkenhead, who points it out to her.

‘I’m a terrible actor’, Chelsea laughs.

Chelsea then says she is thrilled with the National Health Service’s decision to assign patients to single-sex wards according to the gender they identify as, instead of their biological make up.

‘How can you treat someone if you don’t recognize who they feel and know in their core they are?’ Chelsea says.

‘And I strongly support children being able to play on the sports teams that match their own gender identity,’ she adds. ‘I think we need to be doing everything we can to support kids in being whoever they know themselves to be and discovering who they are.’

At this point Hillary looks conflicted.

‘I think you’ve got to be sensitive to how difficult this is,’ Hillary says. ‘There are women who’d say [to a trans woman], ”You know what, you’ve never had the kind of life experiences that I’ve had. So I respect who you are, but don’t tell me you’re the same as me.” I hear that conversation all the time.’

Despite the clear tension in the room, the pair say they don’t argue about this topic.

But according to Aitkenhead, ‘I get the impression they don’t like to present anything less than a united front to the world.’

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