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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
What a joke! Republicans blame Obama for their refusal to compromise with him!
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
Dec. 10, 2012 11:15 a.m.





On the night of Barack Obama’s inauguration nearly four years ago, more than a dozen Republican lawmakers met privately to map a strategy on how they would deal with the new president. The consensus was that they would stonewall him at every turn.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy was quoted as saying:  ”We’ve gotta challenge them [Obama and the Democrats] on every single bill.”

GOP politicians were encouraged to mount “unyielding opposition” to every proposal emanating from the White House.

Jamelle Bouie of The American Prospect characterized the strategy thusly:

In other words, there was nothing President Obama could have done to build common ground ...

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