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Obama: Dems, GOP must cooperate

January 2, 2011


— President Barack Obama says Democrats and Republicans must work together in the new year and share responsibility for moving the country forward.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama said Saturday that lawmakers must return to Washington next week prepared to make serious decisions about how to grow the economy in the short run and stay competitive in the future.

“I’m willing to work with anyone of either party who’s got a good idea and the commitment to see it through,” Obama said. “And we should all expect you to hold us accountable for our progress or our failure to deliver.”

Obama said his New Year’s resolution is to do everything he can to grow the economy, create jobs and strengthen the middle class, though he warned that the economic recovery is still fragile as the calendar turns to 2011.

The president taped his weekly address from Hawaii, where he is spending the holidays with his family.

Senator-elect Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire delivered the Republican weekly address, and said the next Congress marks a new chapter for the country and the GOP.

“We’re keenly aware that the American people are relying on us to change business-as-usual in Washington, and we’re well-positioned to do just that,” Ayotte said.

The newly elected senator said Republicans will focus in the new year on reducing the size of government, cutting wasteful spending and creating conditions to allow businesses to grow and hire. Ayotte also said the U.S. must remain vigilant in the face of continuing threats from terrorists.


Liberty_One 3 years, 3 months ago

Anytime the Dems and GOP cooperate the people are the losers. The government that governs least governs best, and so the best thing for us is gridlock and not cooperation.


Tom Shewmon 3 years, 3 months ago

Yeah, whoever believes the lumps the anointed one (no caps) recieved Nov. 2 will somehow cause him to abandon his belief we need 'fundamental transformation' needs to get their head examined. lol!


tunahelper 3 years, 3 months ago

The GOP is not the party of no. It is the party of HELL NO!!!

HELL NO to omabacare!

HELL NO to cap and tax!

HELL NO to bailouts!

HELL NO to everything omaba proposes!

Happy New Year and thank God for the new Republicans in Congress!


Flap Doodle 3 years, 3 months ago

"...Obama said Saturday that lawmakers must return to Washington next week prepared to make serious decisions about how to grow the economy in the short run and stay competitive in the future." If Barry hadn't whizzed away the first two years of his one-and-only term playing "I won" I'd be more inclined to take him more seriously now.


BornAgainAmerican 3 years, 3 months ago

It seems to me that Obama is attempting to distance himself from Congress. He is placing the blame for partisan politics on them.

“I’m willing to work with anyone of either party who’s got a good idea and the commitment to see it through,”

The key here would be his determination of what is a "good idea". I have a feeling that it will not be a good idea if it does not support his far left agenda. A new type of Republican is coming to DC. I sincerely hope, for the sake of our country, that campaign promises by these new Congressmen to return our nation to fiscal responsiblity will be kept. I also hope they will not allow this President to increase the size of government while persuing his far left agenda through the regulatory agencies of the government.


Richard Heckler 3 years, 3 months ago

the not republican party still have the same thinkers calling the shots no matter what. if there is a tea party or not.

neocons and fundamentalists took over the repub party in order to avoid the ballot process required for 3rd parties to become valid.

what karl rove,bush family,koch brothers and newt gingrich have in mind is to convince all of we taxpayers our states are going broke. then have corporate america slip in to take over government programs. this is what wall street thinkers want.

corporate america wants more of our tax dollars in their bank accounts. that is why they put out lies and misinformation about social security,medicare and our public education system

hey americans who is it that perpetrates fraud against our government, our medicare, against medical insurance consumers,our retirement plans ,our public education system and you as a taxpayer?

it is the white collar frauds representing wall street, the military industrial complex and the medical insurance industry. it is also the sen. bill frist family of hmo’s all of which are known as the white collar thieves in the usa. with the help of the reckless neocon republican party of course.

this is the group spewing lies and misinformation about government servces!!! they want those tax dollars in their bank accounts.

the problem is not medicare,social security or our public education system. the problem is the white collar frauds and liars.

fact is most government programs designed to help people are very good. they work!

privatization opens doors for tax dollars to be spent on increased profit margins, shareholders,high dollar ceo's, speclal interest campaign reckless spending and golden parachutes = wasteful spending going nowhere


CorkyHundley 3 years, 3 months ago

The Hawaiin Dude wants the Repubs to cooperate now, but not when he rahmed mandatory government HawaiianDudecare on them.

Here is another Harry Reid "light skinned, no negro dialect" fella that doesn't think highly of the Hawaiian Dude "cooperation" with Terrorists. This fella needs to remember that the Hawaiian Dude "cooperates" with people that have names like his.


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