Guess who’s coming to dinner. Republicans.
President Obama broke bread with several Republican senators the other night. And he’s had lunches scheduled with Republican and Democrat members of Congress.
It’s an effort by the president to get some kind of bi-partisan deficit reduction plan.
I don’t know what polls may have said about Obama’s past efforts to make campaign-type speeches against the opposition, but here’s one American who believes the president looked petty and displayed poor leadership skills.
I think Americans want to see a more mature approach to our nation’s problems from all our politicians. If lunches and dinners help break the logjam, I say keep it going.
Solving big problems requires the kind of courage that champions solutions for all Americans, sometimes at a political cost for the individual lawmaker. The good of the party cannot be the only litmus test for negotiation and agreement.
Our thought for today is from Charles De Gaulle:
“I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.”