I watched most of the summit Thursday. Obvious points:
1) Obama wasn’t really looking for agreement. It was just an act. Else, why would he try to refute every single one of the Republican statements, no matter how sincere, and trivialize the statements of even the most senior R leaders?
2) The most egregious D statements he let pass without comment.
3) He wound up the meeting with D only speakers, cutting the Republican leaders out of any role in ending the meeting.
This meeting was run to make O and his Democrats look good and R’s look bad.