“(CNN) – President Barack Obama discussed his frustration with gridlock in Washington, saying his “biggest disappointment” in his nearly four years in office has been the failure to oversee change in the nation’s political climate.
“My biggest disappointment is that we haven’t changed the tone in Washington as much as I would have liked,” Obama said in a CBS News interview that aired Sunday.
Asked if he bears any blame for the stalemate, Obama said the buck stops at his desk.
“I think that, you know, as president I bear responsibility for everything, to some degree,” he said on CBS’ “60 Minutes.”
Wow! Where to start. Well just two days ago at the Univision he took responsibility for nothing, especially when he was asked why he didn’t keep his promise on immigration reform.
Well here on immigration he blames the economy, war, the birds, bees and those dastardly Republicans. Which is all crap. He had a bullet proof majority for two years and only worked on a legislation that was opposed by a majority of Americans – ie: Obamacare.
But to the “tone”, remember this?
“The top congressional leaders from both parties gathered at the White House for a working discussion over the shape and size of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan. The meeting was designed to promote bipartisanship.
But Obama showed that in an ideological debate, he’s not averse to using a jab.
Challenged by one Republican senator over the contents of the package, the new president, according to participants, replied: “I won.”
The statement was prompted by Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Arizona , who challenged the president and the Democratic leaders over the balance between the package’s spending and tax cuts, bringing up the traditional Republican notion that a tax credit for people who do not earn enough to pay income taxes is not a tax cut but a government check.
Obama noted that such workers pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, property taxes and sales taxes. The issue was widely debated during the presidential campaign, when Sen. John McCain, the Republican nominee, challenged Obama’s tax plan as “welfare.”
With those two words — “I won” — the Democratic president let the Republicans know that debate has been put to rest Nov. 4 .”
It never abated.