Obama sez: "“the more left-leaning media outlets recognize that compromise is not a dirty word” and that party leaders, including Senate Majority Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, are “willing to buck the more absolutist-wing elements in our (Dimmocrat) party to try to get stuff done.”
...“If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by
Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest,
then you’ll see more of them doing it,” he said.
And the beat goes on:
There are three possible outcomes: **
- Reid will oversee sausage making in the Senate and when nothing
comes of it he and Obama will both provide cover for his vulnerable
colleagues and blame the GOP for the inaction.
- A watered down version of gun control (stricter background checks)
passes and Reid and Obama blame the GOP for not passing something more
substantial while Reid provides cover for Senate democrats.
- An assault weapons ban riddled with loopholes passes and Obama blames the GOP for blocking something stronger.
In the end, nothing meaningful happens, the GOP is blamed and Obama looks like he tried.
**Thanx to Flopping Aces.net