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Bob Woodward: Budget Deal Reached Because Obama Wasn't There

Sunday, 15 Dec 2013 11:17 PM

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The bipartisan budget deal put together by Rep. Paul of Ryan, R-Wisc., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., was possible largely because President Barack Obama wasn't involved, says The Washington Post's Bob Woodward.

"This budget deal worked — let’s go right to the center of this — because Obama was not part of the negotiations," Woodward said on "Fox News Sunday." 

"He is not a good negotiator," he said.

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Though Ryan is clearly a conservative, Woodward said, his philosophy of sitting down with Democrats to find common ground was "very significant."

"It is, indeed, small, but it’s a step forward," Woodward said.

The deal strengthens both Ryan and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Woodward argued. Boehner was able to pull together more than 300 votes to pass the compromise bill in the House on Thursday. A Democratically controlled Senate is expected to pass it this week.

Boehner castigated members of the far right in his party, including outside interest groups. He had been less successful during the budget negotiations in October that led to the government shutdown. At that time, Boehner was forced to follow the leading of tea party members, and the two sides were able only to pass a temporary deal that would have expired in mid-January.

Obama had a key role in those failed talks.


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