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Rep. Cory Gardner: Don't expect Obama, Republicans to do 'Harlem Shake'

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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.”

“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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David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as executive ...

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