After a mere two and one half plus years in office, the current White House occupant revealed in his Thursday night speech what he’s been able to conjur up to magically lift the ailing American economy off the mat.
What’s the big hurry? Can’t he find another unpopular, expensive, socialist program like obamacare that needs to be jammed down America’s throat first?
His speech was filled with typical tax the rich, class warfare rhetoric and big government spending programs that will largely benefit his Party’s unionized supporters employed in construction and teaching. In his now familiarly arrogant fashion, he dictated “Pass the bill” ad naseum to an inappropriately called joint session of Congress, with an attitude that reeked of “take it or leave it, it’s all or nothing”.
All or nothing?
With the House of Representatives controlled by Republicans, an all or nothing approach was certaintly not the best way for him to introduce ideas for legislation that will need bipartisan support to pass.
If that wasn’t ill conceived enough, he also flatly stated that his ideas are “fully paid for”. That he’s willing to describe his proposals as fully funded knowing he’s dumping them on a poorly conceived “Super Committee” which must already find over a trillion dollars in spending cuts is typical of how truly out of touch is his dictatorial thinking.
When you combine his approach with his proposals, it’s pretty difficult to conclude anything other than this speech was fully intented to paint Republicans into a corner. By delivering an all or nothing, take it or leave it ultimatum to Congressional Republicans, it’s obvious that his intent is to use their refusal to swallow all of his mandates against them in the 2012 election.
This is putting country before Party Obama style.
This is typical of “progressive” politics in general. Were a Conservative to make such a speech in such a fashion they’d be demonized and demolished by the “progressive” Party pravda, aka the mainstream media. You can bet your dead grandma’s cemetery plot that these same “progressive” journalistic sellouts will find a way to sing the praises of their less than zero hero.
2012 can’t come soon enough.