In recent days President Obama call for bipartisanship. Today was no exception at the White House daily press briefing President Obama showed up calling again for bipartisanship.
“Despite the political posturing that often paralyzes this town, there are many issues upon which we can and should agree, he said.
The president project including health care reform, jobs bill, energy bills blocked despite he has majorities in House of Representatives and Senate.
These are calls by previous presidents in when their projects are failing. They want action.
“We must put aside our political differences if we’re ever to set our economy to rights,” said President Reagan in 1982.
“It is time to put aside partisan rivalries and work together for our nation’s future,” said President Reagan in 1987 in trying to get Congress to enact deficit reduction
“We must put aside partisanship for the sake of our nation,” said the first President Bush in 1990 in appealing for congressional cooperation on the budget.
“We must now put aside bitterness and rancor, move beyond partisanship,” urged President Clinton in 1993 in trying to get Congress to pass his economic plan.
What these presidential appeals for bipartisanship always mean is: do it my way.
Mr. Obama said he “won’t hesitate to embrace a good idea from my friends in the minority party.” But he wants his way. He wants his energy policy enacted along with his jobs bill, his financial regulatory reform and his health care plan.
And if the opposition continues to block his objectives, he said he “won’t hesitate to condemn what I consider to be obstinacy that’s rooted not in substantive disagreement but in political expedience.”
Good Luck Mr. President the American People are not buying it. They want you to listen to the public.