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   Alexander: Obama White House is ‘absolutely tone deaf’ on bipartisanship
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News DateFriday, May 28, 2010 01:45:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionSen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said Thursday the Obama White House is “absolutely tone-deaf” on bipartisanship.

In a C-SPAN “Newsmakers” interview, Alexander said he is “puzzled” by how President Barack Obama works with Republicans on Capitol Hill.

“On the big issues, on healthcare, on so-called financial regulation, the stimulus, the White House has been absolutely tone-deaf to bipartisanship,” Alexander said.

Alexander’s remarks come just days after a testy meeting Senate Republicans had with the president earlier this week. The Tennessee legislator said Republicans always welcome the president, but noted that Obama didn’t say why he was coming “so there wasn’t any real effort” to engage with Republicans.
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