WH Spokesman: 'The President Has Spent an Inordinate Amount of Time ... Negotiating'
4:38 PM, Jul 25, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
Throughout his time as president, Barack Obama has often been the subject of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum for not engaging enough with Congress, Republicans in particular, to solve problems and work through legislative issues. However, during a press gaggle today aboard Air Force One, deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said that the "president has spent an inordinate amount of time" negotiating with Congress. Earnest's remarks came in response to a reporter's question [emphasis added]:
Critics of the president might also take issue with Earnest's characterization of the timing of events during the president's first term, referring later in the gaggle to "our nascent economic recovery", while talking about Obamacare as a "political [battle] waged and won many years ago."
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