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President Obama participated in a lengthy give and take with House republicans at their obstructionism planning session “issues conference” in Baltimore, Maryland today. The republicans made the mistake of agreeing to broadcast the event. Absolutely brilliant miscalculation on their part.

It’s nice to actually have a President who can think. Then again, the environmental contrast was stark.

The video.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/all/modules/swftools/shared/flash_media_player/player.swf

“…But if you were to listen to the debate and, frankly, how some of you went after this bill, you’d think that this thing was some Bolshevik plot.  No, I mean, that’s how you guys — (applause) — that’s how you guys presented it….”

Some Twitter reactions:

Shannyn Moore

I think the POTUS just kicked the Reps in their mandations. Hard. about 8 hours ago   from TweetDeck

Jessica Podhola

For a second there I forgot Marsha Blackburn was an idiot, then she wouldn’t stop editorializing. šŸ™ #cspanObama/GOP q & a    about 1 hour ago   from UberTwitter  

The transcript:

Remarks by the President at GOP House Issues Conference