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-- flailing in the sequester battle the national review's Michael Barone says yes why does he say families -- so we'll find out so Michael nice to see you say that the presence flailing.
Well clearly feel that stress in my Martin Washington examiner column on Sunday.
Look he he will sit telling us that a couple of weeks ago even just two weeks ago that the sequester was gonna result in all sorts -- head start kids thrown out of the snow holes the you know the national park system was gonna go back and get a lot of business or something.
And then suddenly -- on Wednesday night last week he's having dinner with twelve Republican senators he's.
Having no launch with Paul Ryan -- house budget chairman and -- democratic counterpart Chris -- on.
Van Holland on Thursday.
It's the first time by the way did he spent more than two minutes.
With Paul Ryan according to Ryan.
Although this is Bryant's third year.
As house budget chairman going also -- memory invite him to GW -- -- in the -- -- on -- -- -- -- that was -- yeah I -- -- -- Well it's extraordinary behavior from this president because unlike say Lyndon Johnson Bill Clinton to name a couple of democratic presidents who were.
Always on the phone with her talking to work.
You know going person a person with not only democratic members of congress for Republican members of congress in constant communication.
President Obama seems to be -- more solitary kind of individual he said to you know he has dinner with his family retires upstairs and reads.
-- official document sets the way he does this work so.
It's quite unusual for him to have dinner with the Republicans and he's talking about and sending out very top level people -- administration even -- gatherings of Republicans where he's saying.
But she we really want entitlement reform we want this stuff after he's been flailing with.
Get -- do you know why does it make you President Obama I think it's a President Obama who he is frustrated because what he thought was gonna happen didn't happen.
And doesn't and he doesn't quite know what to do next so he hits a left hook he hits a right hook.
He's going out in all directions and did you know.
I've been a political meetings at various times -- people try to come up with strategies hand.
This has the look of a political meeting where they weren't sure what to do so they said let's do -- option a option B and throw -- little option C and but I.
Supposedly he's what he's this if you watch -- managed to say look I -- -- and talk to Republicans now I invite Republicans have a system flailing.
When I'm -- I'm taken taken the tip.
Well you know let's see what comes of -- he's.
You know he's he.
That's that's the position they're taking.
Democrats' top aides in the White House people with considerable experience and inability.
Are saying gee he really wants entitlement reform there hasn't been in my judgment.
You know any real.
Intent on the part of the president get entitlement -- forty wants higher taxes on higher earners.
I -- what I think may be -- -- -- this looks good -- he's meeting with them but remember he met with the Republicans back before health -- set him on the real -- -- so at the Blair house.
And that -- -- apparently than later did what he wanted to do so look like there's going to be some discussion that ended quickly.
I rarely has he doesn't they ended a discussion about whether or not they would have Republican parts of the stimulus package from the president saying.
Two words I want I think is interesting is -- health care anyway.
Michael nice to see you nice to see you Greta --