“He’s pretty thin-skinned” … Obama thought the GOP Senators were testy, wait until he gets a true sense of the American voter hostilty in the November midterm elections.
Barack Hussein Obama gets KO’d by GOP.
And so it begins, the Obama aura is gone. President Barack Obama got his hat handed to him today by Republicans during what was supposed to be a private lunch with GOP Senators meant to ease partisan tensions. Instead Republicans gave Obama an earful and it was a long time coming.
The president walked into a remarkably contentious 80-minute session Tuesday in which GOP senators accused him of duplicity, audacity and unbending partisanship. Lawmakers said the testy exchange left legislative logjams intact, and one GOP leader said nothing is likely to change before the November elections.
Obama’s sharpest accuser was Bob Corker of Tennessee, a first-term senator who feels the administration undermined his efforts to craft a bipartisan financial regulation bill.
“I told him I thought there was a degree of audacity in him even showing up today after what happened with financial regulation,” Corker told reporters. “I just wanted him to tell me how, when he wakes up in the morning, comes over to a luncheon like ours today, how does he reconcile that duplicity?”
Kansas Senator Pat Roberts said, “He needs to take a Valium before he comes in and talks to Republicans.” It is fair to say that the once even tempered and measured Obama is MIA. After 15 months in office and a 42% approval rating in a recent Rasmussen poll … Barack Obama, his policies and his Administration is in complete disarray.
Sen. Sam Brownback (Kan.) described the meeting as “testy,” and Sen. John Thune (S.D.) called it a “lively discussion.” Others questioned whether the “symbolism” of Obama’s approach matched the actions of his Democratic congressional allies.
So how did Obama’s day go with the GOP?