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Posted at 1:34 PM ET, 11/30/2010

Obama, Republicans and kumbaya?

By Jonathan Capehart

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.

By Jonathan Capehart  | November 30, 2010; 1:34 PM ET
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I don't see a lion or a lamb in the mix. I find it more like a jackal and a hyena. You know their doing a necessary job but its disgusting watch and we know sooner or later everybody is going to take their pound of flesh.

Posted by: plysle | November 30, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

The Democrats and Republicans are the lion and the lamb. The lion's gonna eat the lamb.

Obviously, the lamb should NEVER trust the lion. Run, lamb, run. Do everything you can to thwart the lion.

Posted by: kitchendragon50 | November 30, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

It is because the leaders of both parties realize that the American public is pissed at their partisan hijinks and are perfectly willing to make the next few election cycles a nightmare for both parties.

Posted by: PennyWisetheClown | December 1, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

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