Are you laughing? Because, I am.
Really. President Obama has gone out of his REACH to be accomodating to Republicans continuously and have gotten all the crap we saw from that party over the summer. He has bent over backwards to try to be inclusive but the Republicans refuse to work with President Obama and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is telling the President, "Don't start an enemies list."
Mr. Alexander, you need to tell that to your own members of your party than the President of the United States. Oh, Mr. Alexander, the public understands and knows that President Obama has tried, but you and your party, not so much.
A top Senate Republican invoked the memory of the scandal-marred Nixon administration on Wednesday to urge President Barack Obama: "Don't start an enemies list."
Senator Lamar Alexander told Reuters he sees the Obama White House adopting an attitude similar to that of the Richard Nixon White House four decades ago, that "everybody is against us and we are going to get them."
Alexander cited as examples the Obama administration threatening to strip the insurance industry of its exemption of federal anti-trust laws, "taking names" of bondholders who opposed the auto bailout, its reported aim to "neuter the U.S. Chamber of Commerce," boycotting Fox News Network and "calling out" of others who oppose it. read more here...
Attempting to paint Barack Obama with the Nixon paint brush is very broad indeed, so broad that it reeks on the ridiculous side. The whole Republican agenda would be valued and warranted if they had any "new ideas", something that they have been very vacant of. Through this health care debate we have gotten nothing but "I want America back", Obama = Hitler, "Don't take my Medicare", bithers, teabaggers, right wingers, but Mr. Alexander has been silent through out all of this. But now, he wants relevance and want to remind President Obama not to get enemies?
Good luck on that one, Mr. Alexander. Mr. Obama already has enemies and the bulk of them we saw on display all summer long, from your party.