Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Quote Of The Day

If he (President Obama) would call call John Boehner tonight...

Given the wonderful statement John made last night {Regarding that the election is over, and now it is time to take care of the business of the American people}...

And simply say:

"Let's not negotiate, let's just have coffee and chat for three or four hours. Let's start to get to know each other. Let me tell you my concerns, you tell me your concerns. Let's start over."

And really mean it...

I think that John Boehner, as Speaker of The House...

As a patriot...

Would want to try to be helpful to a president who was open to being helped.

But if all he (President Obama) wants to try to do is what he exhibited today {during his press conference}, he's going to find it's a long, long two years before he leaves.

- Former Speaker of The House Newt Gingrich


Pedaling said...

Haven't had the TV on much today and didn't hear that quote--It's a good one for sharing today! Thanks!

Soloman said...


Newt gave a fantastic commentary to Greta tonight.

All kinds of good stuff across the prime-time FNC shows.

Pat Caddell is incredibly honest, and right on target in his analysis. He should know, he worked for Obama the First, otherwise known as Jimmah Cattah.

Dennis Miller was spot-on and hilarious on O'Reilly.

Bernie Goldberg basically echoed my comments from last night's "Just some thoughts, checking my sanity" post, about how disgraceful MSNBC's coverage was.

I'm glad Bernie reads my column... lol!!

And while I'm not going to post about it tonight, mark my words and your calendar:

Palin / Guliani may just end up the Republican ticket for 2012.

Guliani is talking a lot of good common sense, with his way of jabbing ever-so-politely at his political opposition, and he has had Palin's back all day and night long, from The View to Hannity, as he has been asked about her qualifications.

commoncents said...

Awesome post! Keep up the GREAT work!!

Common Cents

ExOran said...

What I like about our current president is his transparency. If he was downtrodden by the election results, he acted downtrodden. No matter how jovial or diplomatic he could have acted, we all would know whom he was rooting for. Sure, it would be a nice gesture to appear supportive of any elected official, but if he genuine feels that an election is not in the best interest of the state, it stands to reason that he'll act that way. Hooray for politicians who say what they're thinking, and not just what will garner votes!

But that's almost a moot point. Obama and Congress could have pushed through a lot more legislation in the last couple of years without the amount of debate and bi-partisan diplomacy that they engaged in. There could have been a lot more powerplay going on, and yet the Democrats did yield considerably on the sheer basis of working together. Obama has been reaching out across party lines a lot more than other politicians in recent history. Unfortunately, many Republicans don't see this as they are so quick to parrot the baseless assumption that he's some power crazed communist.

He is now doing as Gingrich asked, anyway:

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi Solomon!
Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments.

I don't think obama cares about reaching any consensus or compromise. He'll just double down, he clearly doesn't know what the election mandate was.

Boehner had a good interview w/ D. Sawyer on ABC News just now. They played the clip of how BO kept invoking John's name over and over and over, in a very derogatory way. John was gracious, but it was clear he knows bo won't change his ways. I think John will also, hopefully, stick to his guns and not give away anything.

Soloman said...

Steve - thank you.

Soloman said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Soloman said...

ExOran -

Welcome. As I'm sure you might figure, I respectfully disagree with you on a couple of points.

I don't believe this president is transparent at all when it comes to his emotions. Actually, if I remember correctly, that's part of what the left liked about him when they brought him to power in 2008. He is very calculated and deliberate in his behavior, to the point of seeming programmed or manipulated.

I know this runs along conspiracy theories, but there's little doubt that George Soros has a relationship with Obama (he's visited the WH five times), and Obama is clearly influenced by the union power structure. This is no surprise - he is very left of center - but what I am getting at is that during his presser, he did not come across as sincerely downtrodden or contrite. He almost seemed to struggle with statements that were intended to offer that impression.

He came across as if he is either in denial of the fact that this was a referendum on the far-reaching leftist agenda, or that he is now moving into a new phase of his structured and predetermined playbook, designed by whomever it is that he is answering to behind the scenes.

Regarding bipartisanship - excuse me, but not. There has not been one moment of "bi-partisanship" since Jan 20, 2009. The only reason we didn't get more leftist policy thrown at us is because the "blue-dogs" disagreed with what was offered, backed away in an effort to protect themselves.

The left had irrefutable power in both Chambers of Congress for two years, and only they held themselves back. There was no debate. Hell, there was no reading of the legislation before passing it.

I did hear today that Obama has called for a dinner. Good for him. I think an honest broker would have done so during that congratulatory phone call he made Tuesday night, but I am also honest enough to know I'm being partisan in my expectations there, so I'll cut him some slack and hope for the best.

I don't think President is some "power crazed communist", but I do think he's farther to the left than any president in American history. I also think he is incapable of contrition, and ultimately I believe Gingrich is correct. President Obama is likely in for a very long two years.

Soloman said...

Bunni -

My opinion is that you're correct in your belief that Obama likely doesn't care about compromise.

However, I think he might very well understand the message of Tuesday's results, but just doesn't care. My opinion is that he's just that much an ideologue.

We shall see.

I don't expect Boehner to be anything but gracious.

At the same time, what I hope he is also capable of is honesty with Americans regarding the truth of negotiations.

If Obama is cooperative, we need to know. That's not what I expect of Obama, but it's only right to give him the benefit of the doubt if he is an honest broker.

And if Obama is a pure ideologue and won't even consider compromise, we of course need to know that as well.

If that becomes the case, Boehner will have to find a way to respectfully expose what is true without appearing to be a partisan.

And given the state of affairs in the media and on the left, that will be a very difficult task.