What's on Obama's wish list?
December 2nd, 2010
08:16 AM ET
4 years ago

What's on Obama's wish list?

Washington (CNN) - You don't need to peek at Santa's long list to know what the White House is asking for this holiday season - a large, nicely wrapped box of bipartisanship.

The ideal gift would come fully assembled, with members of Congress ready to reach across the aisle and "budge on some deeply held positions," as President Obama said earlier this week.

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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    What's on his wish list? Hopefully a case of "I don't give a d@m." STOP COMPROMISING!!!!

    December 2, 2010 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    Tons more spending, of course.......which the GOP will deny.

    December 2, 2010 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  3. babs

    It's amazing that all of a sudden President Obama says the goven't needs belt tightening. So all federal employees have a wage freeze.. WHAT ABOUT EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS and the PRESIDENT TAKING A 30% pay cut (since they all created this mess) and they should not be so arrogant to say "do as I say not as I do". And To make a real contribution, Presient Obama needs to pass a bill no golden parachute for any member of congress when they leave. They should get their salary for the rest of their lives not health care. And since they really don't care about social security as it doens't effect them they want to cut those funds to the people who can leat afford it. And when is CNN going to start being unbias when reporting on Obama. And does he have a new chief of staff or is he waiting Emmanuel failure to be Mayor of Chicago – And will someboby please tell me why Valerier Jarrett needs TWO secret service men to shadow her and attend plays with her. WHAT A WASTE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY!

    December 2, 2010 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  4. Fair is Fair

    Too bad, Obama. Coal for you.

    December 2, 2010 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  5. Sniffit

    Too bad. The GOP refuses to even nogotiate in good faith. Their behavior is a farce...a grand charade designed solely for their own political benefit and the benefit of their rich and corporate donors. DON'T BE FOOLED. Their partisan shenanigans have NOTHING to do with OUR WELL BEING and EVERYTHING to do with forcing the tax cut issue to be the only thing that gets addressed during the lame duck period.

    December 2, 2010 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  6. terry, va

    Keep dreaming Obummie. You and your band of fools crammed stuff down our throats for 2 years. It is time to repeal everything you fools passed. So hide under your desk for 2 years and let us straighten out your mess and then set the country on its' proper course starting in 2012 where there won't be any more free rides. This is America; work for what you have!!!!!!!!

    December 2, 2010 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  7. T'sah from Virginia

    "Dang I WISH these doggone RepubliCAN'Ts will STOP believing they RUN THINGS!!! Every time they open their MOUTH, I grit my teeth!!"

    1. Pass DADT, NOW
    2. Pass the Dream Act, NOW
    3. Pass START, NOW
    4. Raise the threshold, if necessary, above $250,000; EXTEND Tax Cuts UNDER that new threshold; END Tax Cuts OVER the new threshold!

    SIMPLE WISHES – SHOWS BACKBONE!!!

    Let's continue to Move America Forward with our current leader, President Obama!!

    December 2, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  8. Four and The Door

    The president admitted privately to Republicans that he had not reached out to them enough in the first two years of his administration and he vowed to do a better job.
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    This is an understatement. The Republicans were effectively locked out of Washington DC as long as the President had The House and a fillibuster-proof supermajority in The Senate. It certainly wasn't because the Republicans did not have any ideas as many liberals interpreted. But it turns out having very little connection to the failed policies of the last 2 years benefited the Republicans in last month's elections.

    What we will see now is that the Republicans have many ideas...ideas that will work for the economy, for Main Street and for the good of the nation going forward. Expect things to get better. For everyone. Wall Street apparently recognizes this.

    December 2, 2010 10:41 am at 10:41 am |