The Washington Times - March 10, 2013, 11:02AM

President Obama’s “charm offensive” is a welcomed development, but don’t look for Republicans to suddenly fall in line and become the president’s backup dancers, a Colorado congressman said Sunday.

Rep. Cory Gardner, a second-term Republican, said the president has a lot of work to do if he wants to repair long-neglected relationships with Congress.

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“Time will tell whether this overture, whether the president’s attempt to rebuild relations — or in many cases to build relationships with Congress for the first time — is truly genuine. I hope they are,” Mr. Gardner said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”


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“But the last time that we witnessed Paul Ryan be invited to a speech that the president was giving before the American public, he then turned around and chastised him. The last time we went over to the White House, the president lectured us. I hope that he’s genuine. But I don’t think we’re going to be doing the ‘Harlem Shake’ any time soon together.


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