Obama, Republicans and kumbaya?
Maybe I'm desperate for Democrats and Republicans to come together like the lion and the lamb in the Bible. But after watching the Republican leaders post-meeting presser and then President Obama's availability, I'm struck that the red-hot rhetoric from both sides appears to have cooled a bit.
In addition to talk of cooperation and finding common ground, Obama announced that he appointed Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and budget director Jacob Lew to work with a group of congressional Democrats and Republicans "to break the log jam" on a compromise on the expiring Bush tax cuts. The president said he expected answers back in the next couple of days.
This is all very hopeful, but I would be lying if I didn't admit to wondering how long it will be before the lion eats the lamb.
| November 30, 2010; 1:34 PM ET
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