President discovers opponents are Republicans

Steve Benen :

His [Barack Obama´s] tone was defiant and unflinching. He used the word “Republican” 10 times, usually in a negative and critical context. It’s as if the president was actually sincere about his bipartisan outreach, and felt personally insulted by the Republicans’ games.

Are the Washington Democrats belatedly about to join the John Paul Jones / Genghis Khan / Conan the Barbarian party?

Author: James Wimberley

James Wimberley (b. 1946, an Englishman raised in the Channel Islands. three adult children) is a former career international bureaucrat with the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. His main achievements there were the Lisbon Convention on recognition of qualifications and the Kosovo law on school education. He retired in 2006 to a little white house in Andalucia, His first wife Patricia Morris died in 2009 after a long illness. He remarried in 2011. to the former Brazilian TV actress Lu Mendonça. The cat overlords are now three. I suppose I've been invited to join real scholars on the list because my skills, acquired in a decade of technical assistance work in eastern Europe, include being able to ask faux-naïf questions like the exotic Persians and Chinese of eighteenth-century philosophical fiction. So I'm quite comfortable in the role of country-cousin blogger with a European perspective. The other specialised skill I learnt was making toasts with a moral in the course of drunken Caucasian banquets. I'm open to expenses-paid offers to retell Noah the great Armenian and Columbus, the orange, and university reform in Georgia. James Wimberley's occasional publications on the web

4 thoughts on “President discovers opponents are Republicans”

  1. Barack Obama, surrounded by a bunch of half-wit Thulsa Dooms and doesn't have a clue about what to do.

  2. "What is good in life, Rahm?"

    "To compromise your moral principles, surrender any effective policies, and hear the lamentations of your base."

  3. I can't locate the exact quote, but IIRC Calvin Trillin once wrote about Bill Clinton something like, "Upon assuming office, he seemed to be surprised that some people disagreed with his ideas." Obama may have had the same problem. If so, I'm glad he's getting over it.

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