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Watch: Obama Debates House Republicans on Agenda


Here's the full video of Obama's meeting with House Republicans yesterday in Baltimore:

"Mr. Obama visited the House Republican retreat here in an attempt to break through the partisan logjam that has helped stall his legislative agenda. What ensued was a remarkable encounter in which a president spoke to an essentially hostile crowd for an hour and half, sparring with the leadership of the opposition party in a way that is rarely seen in carefully scripted American politics."


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  1. they're acting like the Armed Services is a circuit party ca 1999, that thousands of "teh gay" are going to run and join up and start swinging from the tents or whatever. as you wrote, Andy, thousands and thousands of gay people are already in the service. the men and women that enlist want to fight for our country,not score a Colonel or redecorate their barracks in puce and chartreuse.

    now since Tiger is no longer Nike's spokesperson, let me have a shot at my interpretation: Armed Services: Just Fuckin' DO IT.

    Posted by: casey | Jan 30, 2010 10:31:03 AM

  2. sorry. my comment was meant for the story below this, the DADT post.

    and what's going on with your site today anyway? i've tried NINE times to post this comment and keep getting TYPEPAD CAN'T FIND PAGE TO LOAD.

    Posted by: casey | Jan 30, 2010 12:03:33 PM

  3. Our President handed them their balls on a silver platter. Keep up the good work Mr. President and be as tough as you can with those rethugs.

    Posted by: Bobby | Jan 30, 2010 1:01:46 PM

  4. I have often wondered if he has been letting the crazies on the right wind themselves into such a mess that he would be able to come in and hand them their balls. I hope that's what's up.

    Stay tuned....

    Posted by: DEREK WASHINGTON | Jan 30, 2010 1:31:07 PM

  5. Wow, that was brutal to watch! I'm guessing the Republicans won't jump at the opportunity to debate President Obama anytime soon

    Posted by: damien | Jan 30, 2010 3:22:43 PM

  6. This is one of the most brilliant political performances that I have ever seen. Obama displays an amazing grasp of the facts as well as the ability to frame an articulate defense of his positions. He was also charming and kept his cool, even as the Republicans threw loaded questions at him. He also explains, with refreshing candor, how the political game really works in DC. People say that he made the Republicans look foolish; in fact, he merely made the fact that they are fools self-evident.

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Jan 30, 2010 4:26:36 PM

  7. only six comments? where are the haters and naysayers who were all over the place just before the State of the Union?

    Posted by: zeta | Jan 30, 2010 4:59:30 PM

  8. @ Zeta

    Cause he's black, huh..

    Posted by: Rowan | Jan 30, 2010 6:31:02 PM

  9. Oh SNAP! The prez was awesome!

    Posted by: Alfredo | Jan 30, 2010 7:22:47 PM

  10. @ Zeta

    They must be off licking their wounds! Ha!

    Posted by: Alfredo | Jan 30, 2010 7:24:51 PM

  11. Now that's a man to admire.

    Thank you, President Obama.

    Posted by: Marco | Jan 31, 2010 5:29:45 AM

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