Obama, Romney to have lunch at White House on Thursday

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    Mirai Hayashi

    Why? Romney's ideas SUCKED. That's why he LOST! Unpopular ideas should not even be considered. This is what irks me about Obama!!! Always trying to appease!

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    bass4funk

    @mirai

    Why? Romney's ideas SUCKED. That's why he LOST! Unpopular ideas should not even be considered. This is what irks me about Obama!!! Always trying to appease!

    Always being the ultra-partisan that you are. Trust me, I think Obama is the absolute worst of presidents ever to have served. That will go down in history books for sure. The man does not have a single clue as to how to run an economy, let alone a buiness. If I were Obama, I would try to learn from a man that has had for most of his business career a very good solid record in creating businesses and turning failing businesses around. Also, if Obama wants to getvanything done as well as Boehner, they need to come to a middle ground. Obama is president, so yes, he needs to appease for the good of the country. But putting bickering blistering politics aside. I think it's a good thing that they can come together.

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    skipbeat

    Mirai HayashiNov. 29, 2012 - 08:42AM JST : Why? Romney's ideas SUCKED. That's why he LOST! Unpopular ideas should not even be considered. This is what irks me about Obama!!! Always trying to appease!

    5 Romney Ideas Obama Should Steal By Rick Newman @ http://news.yahoo.com/5-romney-ideas-obama-steal-140922194.html

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    skipbeat

    Romney should keep his ideas to himself because Obama will blame Romney if it does not perform. If it performs Obama will take all the credit for it. Obama did the same thing to Bush. Blame Bush for all his problems.

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    Tatanka

    Obama now just wants a good legacy and does not want to wind up like Jimmy Carter, so maybe Obama will offer Romney a job. Both the D & R parties have to find a middle ground in order to avoid the coming financial disaster.

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    yabits

    Trust me, I think Obama is the absolute worst of presidents ever to have served. That will go down in history books for sure.

    Trust me, there were idiots who lived during Jefferson's, Lincoln's and FDR's times who said pretty much the same thing about those men.

    Given the proper kind of role, I am confident that Romney would excel in it as he has proven himself so many times in the past. (Unfortunately for him, president of the USA was not that role.) It takes a truly great man to seek out and put to use the talents of a political rival. Lincoln and FDR had that talent. So does President Obama. It's rather unfortunate that some on the left side see it as "appeasement."

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    Herve Nmn L'Eisa

    " Lincoln, FDR, and Obama are great men."

    Nevermind that both Lincoln and FDR are considered dictators by historians and both pushed the nation into unnecessary wars that cost massive loss of American lives.

    Obama may well lead into another "civil" war to repress the surging secession movement.

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    skipbeat

    People can thumbs down the previous comments, but it does not change some factors.

    Romney have some great ideas. That's why Obama wants to talk to Romney. Otherwise, Obama wouldn't be calling on Romney for lunch. Even the mainstream media who supports Obama can see that.

    The second post is base on Obama spent his first term as President blaming Bush and the Republicans.

    The third post is about Obama building his legacy -self grandiose.

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    SuperLib

    Herve Nmn L'Eisa: Nevermind that both Lincoln and FDR are considered dictators by historians

    haha. If you want to live on the fringe, that's your choice. But please, don't fool yourself into thinking anyone else is around you.

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    sailwind

    One does hope that if President Obama is going to copycat anymore of Romney's ideas that hopefully he'll pick one that's a heck of a lot better then that whole "Romneycare" thing he modeled "Obamacare" after.

    Honest opinion though, a very good gesture on the part of the President. Full credit to him for doing the outreach and the invite. I'm also glad that the Whitehouse also highlighted that this was a private lunch with no press coverage and no formal agenda. At least to me this shows that this gesture is an actual serious outreach and discussion with a political rival and a man who has a very different view of how to best Govern and lead our country then he does and that he's really open to listening to his views, rather than just some lip service about working with Republicans and a chance at a cheap photo op.

    I may be wrong, but I sure hope that I am right. But I'm starting to get the sense that Obama after being re-elected and not facing another election has concluded that he no longer needs to or that he really wants to demonize those that oppose his political views anymore. I haven't firmed that belief up as of yet as the negotiations and solutions needed to avoid the financial cliff and political posturing continues right now, but I do sense a rather different Obama than before the election and I think this outreach to Romney that is being done in about as low key as one could reasonably expect with the two men as famous and public as they are is a good example of the type of change I've noticed with the President recently . If this is the case and I truly hope it is, his second term will be so much better for America than his first one.

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    Madverts

    "Obama may well lead into another "civil" war to repress the surging secession movement."

    Haha, even most sane Republicans have laughed off this tinfoil hat movement. A Google search for "secession movement" brings up reports from Infowars and Prisonplanet on the first page.

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    Madverts

    "Obama after being re-elected and not facing another election has concluded that he no longer needs to or that he really wants to demonize those that oppose his political views anymore."

    Sail, the Repubs demonized Obama not only on his politics, but over his religion and his actual "Americaness" by even questioning his birthplace, which seems underhanded. Romney was demonized for being a serial flip-flopping gazzilionaire, and Ryan, for his failure with facts and long-time Republican nemesis, arithmetic. That seems like reality.

    Other than that I agree with a lot of your post. I got thumbed down after the election for suggesting Obama give Romney a job or use him as an advisor. I think he should - and not just to soothe the two-party gridlock. I'm sure his business acumen and experience could be more than useful, although it would probably be a gargantuan bitter pill for Romney to swallow.

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    Herve Nmn L'Eisa

    Madverts, over one million people have signed secession petitions including from all 50 states. Google that.

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    Madverts

    "Madverts, over one million people have signed secession petitions including from all 50 states. Google that."

    Whooo, that's a sizeable chunk of bitter people that didn't get their way at the urn, not.

    I wonder how many millions in the US believe the world is flat and created 6000 years ago.....

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    Herve Nmn L'Eisa

    Madverts, you can mock the idea if you wish, but the US has a history of secession you may recall. Obama will have to deal with it as it continues to grow.

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    Serrano

    "Obama promised...to... consider his ideas"

    Romney: Mr. ( cringe ) President, I strongly suggest you don't raise taxes on anyone, and cut wasteful spending.

    Obama ( fighting to keep a straight face ): I will consider your suggestion.

    Romney leaves

    Obama: Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

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    sailwind

    Sail, the Repubs demonized Obama not only on his politics, but over his religion and his actual "Americaness" by even questioning his birthplace, which seems underhanded.

    Granted, some individuals who happen to identify themselves with the Republican party made a lot noise and looked pretty foolish with the whole birther thing or that Obama was a secret muslim. Taking a pretty outlandish position and ultimately ending up looking foolish for doing it hardly constitutes a successful effort at demonizing Obama or by association or anyone that supports him. Actually the effort worked totally against those who pursued it at all in the Republican side.

    Obama's campaign on the other hand was quite successful in demonizing Romney and those that supported him by association. I supported Romney and if one believes the Democrat caricature of person such as myself, I am a nothing but a woman hating, anti-science, gun lovin, bible toting, Fox news viewer and a greedy slob who could care less about my fellow Americans and wants to see grannies throw off the cliff along with all poor people.

    I'd say when it comes to trying to demonize a political opponent and their supporters that any Republican efforts truly pales in comparison to the Democrats and their supporters. Republicans really are just pretty rank amateurs in the endeavor.

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    Herve Nmn L'Eisa

    " Why must all these Republicans be such sore losers?"

    Why must the libtards be so offensive?

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    aquaman

    Madverts, what's your beef? Don't like it when others don't toe your party's line? Dissent is not tinfoil hattery as you presume. Conjuring money out of thin air is, though.

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    yabits

    I supported Romney and if one believes the Democrat caricature of person such as myself, I am a nothing but a woman hating, anti-science, gun lovin, bible toting, Fox news viewer and a greedy slob

    I don't it would tax anyone's reason to agree that those who want to control a woman's body if she conceives, who disbelieve things accepted by the vast majority of the scientific community on no scientific basis whatsoever, who can't seem to apply proper safeguards to second amendment matters that would remove guns from crazy people, whose only source of news is Fox -- are by and large Romney supporters.

    I'd say when it comes to trying to demonize a political opponent and their supporters that any Republican efforts truly pales in comparison to the Democrats and their supporters.

    When it comes to the truly vile who feign innocence in these matters, nobody compares with the conservatives. Anyone checking out the names and methods of Atwater and Segretti would know just how stupid the above quoted statement is.

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    yabits

    I'd say when it comes to trying to demonize a political opponent and their supporters that any Republican efforts truly pales in comparison to the Democrats and their supporters.

    If the Republicans/conservatives weren't so successful at demonizing, the word "liberal" would never have become a dirty word in politics.

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