November 14th, 2010
05:21 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama rested and ready for clash with Republicans

WASHINGTON (CNN) - After a shellacking at home, it was nine grueling days on the road in Asia, or as President Obama himself put it with a laugh, "Around the world - in less than 80 days."

But when Obama showed up unexpectedly in the press cabin of Air Force One Sunday afternoon after a long flight of about 14 hours home from Japan, I was one of the few reporters onboard, and he looked rested and ready to face off with Republican leaders on tax cuts on other issues.


Filed under: President Obama • Republicans
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Republicans treat President Obama almost like enacting the treatment of Nelson Mandela, but he too survived and so will President Obama.

    November 14, 2010 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  2. vic nashville tn

    2012 for Obama
    Nov 1st Blue Nov 2nd changed into red after reading last Sunday and today’s news paper many district become purple reason many freshmen didn’t talk before the election
    With in 12 days people feel democrats better than republicans

    November 14, 2010 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  3. jules sand-perkins

    After a tiring series of events, a little rest helps one return refreshed to tackle existing problems.
    In President Obama's present situation, returning refreshed will not be sufficient to enhance his career: he will have to Change considerably to continue to the possibility of a second term in office.
    I believe that the more balanced Congress will work with him if he becomes willing to listen to our representatives and to us as a people.

    November 14, 2010 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  4. T'sah from Virginia

    Welcome Home President Obama!! I guess you saw America from a different angle and now you are ready to tackle it!!! I am glad you are WELL RESTED and don't take any STUFF from the RIGHT and remember we still have CONTROL!!!

    Pass the DREAM ACT and DADT – that is a NO BRAINER and you will have it OFF THE SHELF!!

    T'sah is N2 Moving America Forward with our Leader – President Obama!! I am not ready to go back into Campaign MODE!!!

    November 14, 2010 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  5. one voice

    The GOP gave the rich 0 taxes for 10 years(welfare),which was JAMMED DOWN OUR THROAT( reconciliation act of 2001 and 2003). It's time for you to STAND UP FOR THE PEOPLE MR. PRESIDENT. Trickle down economics should be renamed "TRICKLE ON the AMERICA TAXPAYER.

    November 14, 2010 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  6. one voice

    The GOP cry about deficit spending but push for tax cuts for the MEGA RICH, UNBELIEVABLE.

    November 14, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  7. Bill

    Why do you have to bill it as a "clash" or a "face off"/ Perhaps this will be a reasonable debate. The only thing I can think of that will kill any cooperation will be name calling.

    November 14, 2010 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  8. terry, va

    Barry should have stayed in Asia. We don't need anyone of his socialist policies and ignorant defense strategies (actually lack of defense). He can't be that stupid. I think he is intentionally trying to destroy this country.

    November 14, 2010 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |