Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Whine and Dine

Oh, those poor babies.

Senate Republicans who shared laughs with President Obama over dinner at the Jefferson Hotel in March are grumbling there has since been little follow-through from him on deficit talks.

They say the White House has not set up a process for negotiating controversial reforms to Social Security, healthcare programs and the tax code, and that absence of basic organization has stalled negotiations.

“We’ve made no progress. None,” said a GOP senator who had dinner with Obama earlier this year. “There’s no process in place. Right now we just have 20 Republican senators meeting and talking to themselves.”

The lawmaker said Obama needs to sit down regularly with about five or six GOP senators to begin making substantial progress toward a deficit-reduction deal.

A White House spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.

I have a comment for them, but this is a family blog, and besides, there are some things that are better left as a metaphor rather than an anatomical possibility with a garden rake.

HT John Cole.

One bark on “Whine and Dine

  1. Ah yes. If only BHO were approachable. If only he reached across the aisle.

    I almost wish the WH would snap back with a fraction of the vitriol, innuendo, scandal-hinting and ulterior-motive suggestions the GOTea has been spouting for the last six years.

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