Ray LaHood: Obama Abandoned Bipartisanship Early in First Term
By Todd Beamon (original source Newsmax)
“A new book by former Republican Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said that President Barack Obama quickly abandoned his bipartisan pledge after the start of his first term and eventually relied on a small group of advisers who shared his perspective.
“I do not believe the White House ever committed fully to a genuine bipartisan approach to policy making, despite the president’s words to the contrary,” LaHood, who served from 2009 to 2013, said in the memoir, “Seeking Bipartisanship: My Life in Politics.”
LaHood, 69, who was first elected to Congress from Peoria, Ill., in 1994, wrote the book with Frank Mackaman, The New York Times reports. He did not seek re-election in 2008.”
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