American Elephants


Obama unveils new Democrat narrative: by American Elephant
October 21, 2010, 6:25 pm
Filed under: Election 2010, News, Politics | Tags: ,

Version what? 7.2? Obama once again tries to redefine the historic spanking voters are about to give Democrats to his advantage.

In an exclusive interview with National Journal, Obama took a conciliatory tone towards the same Republicans he’s been lambasting on the campaign trail. When asked about how he would respond if Congress extended the Bush tax cuts — something the president opposes for higher-income earners — he offered a broader answer.

“I think it’s premature to talk about vetoes because maybe I’m a congenital optimist, but I feel as if, post-election, regardless of how it plays out, the most important message that will be sent by the American people is, we want people in Washington to act like grown-ups, cooperate, and start trying to solve problems instead of scoring political points,” Obama said.

The president sounded a cautionary note for his fellow Democrats: “And it is going to be important for Democrats to have a proper and appropriate sense of humility about what we can accomplish in the absence of Republican cooperation. I think it’s going to be important for Republicans to recognize that the American people aren’t simply looking for them to stand on the sidelines, they’re going to have to roll up their sleeves and get to work.”

Translation?

“Opposing/repealing my radical, deeply unpopular, unconstitutional agenda is angry and immature, what Americans really want is Republicans to grow up and compromise with me.”

Looser translation? He has no intention of changing course.

(h/t HotAir)


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