President Obama spoke to House Republicans at their retreat in Baltimore. In his remarks he said he welcomed disagreement and debate, but called for genuine bipartisanship and asked for constructive ideas in confronting the nation's problems. Following his remarks he openly and frankly answered pointed questions from the Republican legislators. Topics ranged from health care, to energy policy, to taxes and the economy.
Does anyone remember Bush, the "compassionate conservative", doing this?
This takes reaching out to a whole new level.
UPDATE: Just now on MSNBC, Rep. Trent Franks:
"Obama's policies represent terrorists' rights."
See how well Obama's reaching out worked?