In Bipartisan Tones, Barack Obama Challenges GOP

by news on January 26, 2011

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In Bipartisan Tones, Barack Obama Challenges GOP

Glenn Thrush, Carrie Budoff Brown/Politico –

It sounded conciliatory, even friendly, brimming with the outward trappings of a shift to the center, but President Barack Obama’s 2011 State of the Union speech was, at its core, an unmistakably partisan challenge to congressional Republicans.

Obama, facing a chamber full of Democrats and Republicans mingling together in a show of bipartisan comity, began by telling the new GOP majority in the House that “We will move forward together or not at all.”

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