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This seems more of an Obama than a Ryan Problem

Just caught this on AOL. Isn’t it the president’s job to reach out to the leaders of the opposition:

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  1. Regarding your comment about the O’s job to reach out to others – you just might be absolutely right! Love your site.

    Comment by path — March 10, 2013 @ 9:47 pm - March 10, 2013

  2. Wait, what? Obama is suppose to reach out to others? I thought it was everyone else’s duty to reach out to God!

    Comment by Charles — March 10, 2013 @ 10:34 pm - March 10, 2013

  3. “We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.” – B.O. October 10, 2010

    Do those sound like the words of someone who is interested in reaching out to the other side??

    Comment by V the K — March 10, 2013 @ 10:46 pm - March 10, 2013

  4. How DARE you quote Kim Jong….er, um, President Obama in his own words! RAAAAAAACIST!

    Comment by Bastiat Fan — March 11, 2013 @ 12:35 am - March 11, 2013

  5. Well, don’t feel too left out, Rep. Ryan. I doubt anybody’s ever had a real conversation with the President Obama. Most hustlers rarely engage in real talk.

    Comment by Douglas — March 11, 2013 @ 4:49 am - March 11, 2013

  6. I forgot that quote. So does that mean we can say Republicans are like Rosa Parks?

    Comment by The_Livewire — March 11, 2013 @ 8:41 am - March 11, 2013

  7. Taking stuff out of context is fun! But here’s what Obama really said:

    Obama said, “I’ve been using this analogy as I travel the country. Imagine the Republicans driving the economy into a ditch. And it’s a deep ditch. It’s a big ditch. And somehow they walked away from the accident, and we put on our boots and we rappelled down into the ditch. We’ve been pushing, pushing, trying to get that car out of the ditch.

    “Meanwhile, the Republicans are standing there, sipping on a Slurpee. Fanning themselves. We’re hot and sweaty and pushing, and they’re kicking dirt into the ditch. Getting it into our faces. But that’s okay. Every once in a while we’d ask them, “Do you want to come down and help?” They’d say, “No, but you’re not pushing the right way, though. Push harder.”

    “Finally, we get this car out of the ditch, and it’s banged up. It needs some body work, needs a tune-up. But it’s pointing in the right direction. The engine is turning and it’s ready to go. And we suddenly get this tap on our shoulders. We look back, who is it? The Republicans. And they’re saying, “Excuse me, we want the keys back.” But you can’t have the keys back. You don’t know how to drive!

    “We can’t have special interests sitting shotgun.We’ve got to have middle-class families up in front. We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they got to sit in back.”

    Comment by Jon Ponder — March 11, 2013 @ 2:02 pm - March 11, 2013

  8. I’ve missed seeing Paul Ryan’s baby blues.

    Comment by Ignatius — March 11, 2013 @ 5:24 pm - March 11, 2013

  9. So, Obama’s quote is even more insulting and divisive in its full context.

    Comment by V the K — March 12, 2013 @ 5:56 am - March 12, 2013

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