Obama Weighs in on Packers NFL Game
Ok, we have this:
Obama wants regular NFL refs back (www.washingtontimes.com)
President Obama hasn’t had time to meet one-on-one with world leaders while in New York at the U.N., but he has kept abreast of much more parochial concerns — including the NFL’s referee situation.
On Tuesday, he tweeted that he wants the football league to get a deal done that will bring back the regular referees, whom owners have locked out.
“NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs’ lockout is settled soon. — bo”
But that wasn’t the end of it. On Air Force One, jetting back from New York, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Mr. Obama was shocked at the ending of Monday’s game between the Packers and Seahawks, which ended with a questionable touchdown call.
“He said that what happened in that game is a perfect example of why both sides need to come together, resolve their differences so that the regular refs can get back on the field and we can start focusing on a game that so many of us love rather than debating whether of not a game is won or lost because of a bad call,” Mr. Carney said.
Fine. He was shocked like the rest of us. His comments are quite confusing though. Why this “both sides” stuff? We just all need to resolve our differences so that things can go on. Is that why Obama and Congress hasn’t been able to do much in the last two years – because it’s essentially gridlock?
Well, we saw what happened when both sides came together… that’s just code for doing things the Democrat way. Democrats don’t ever come the other way. They don’t. They just want the other side to come to them. That’s why this is confusing – how is that coming together?
I want things to be settled, too. Sure, they need to work out their differences and come to an agreement but that doesn’t mean that just one side wins. They both have to give.
I think that if Obama was really for “coming together” then there would have been more things passed through Congress… like maybe a budget?
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