“Frustrated” Obama rips Congress: It’s time for certain people to put country over party

posted at 5:29 pm on August 11, 2011 by Allahpundit

An actual quote from today’s remarks: “There are some in Congress right now who would rather see their opponents lose than see America win.” To which Steve Hayes, irked by the sight of yet another straw man being torched, replies, “Who are they?” The answer, I can only assume, is congressional progressives: They’re the ones who refuse to budge on the ruinous Medicare spending that’s rocketing the country towards fiscal collapse, as doing so would forfeit their party’s big campaign issue next year. But in case The One’s referring to tea-party congressmen (as he surely is), what was amazing about the “don’t raise the ceiling” crowd during the debt debate is that they were prepared to absorb a ferocious backlash against their own party in the name of doing something significant, i.e. Cut Cap and Balance, to solve America’s debt crisis. Time and again they were told that the GOP would bear the brunt of public anger if we didn’t make a deal, but they preferred that outcome to a weak compromise because at least there’d be important reform as a result. I know Democrats cherish their belief that the right acts only out of personal pique, not principle — it’s all part of the delegitimization game — but the caucus really was trying to put country first in that debate. Their means and ends simply differ from Obama’s; the fact that The One interprets that the way he does says more about him than it does about them, but Democrats have been begging him to be “bolder,” especially in attacking the tea party, so presumably they’ll be happy today.

The two key sections in the clip below run from 5:30 to 7:15 and 11:00 to 13:00. The grand absurdity of this critique, of course, is that every move this guy has made in recent memory, from yanking troops out of Afghanistan by next year to offering a budget so timid that it received not a single vote in the Senate to deliberately refusing to offer his own deficit-reduction plan during the debt-ceiling debate, is geared towards maximizing his odds of reelection. (It’s, er, not working.) The very last person who should be lecturing others about putting the country ahead of a campaign is the Perpetual Campaigner. But he can really sell the above-the-fray crap, can’t he? Exit question: Wasn’t putting country over party actually the campaign theme of Obama’s last opponent? Wouldn’t be the first time he’s borrowed a slogan from a Republican.

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Comment pages: 1 2 3 4

No sh!t!

Look in the mirror, pal!

catmman on August 11, 2011 at 5:31 PM

So. GD. Ironic.

carbon_footprint on August 11, 2011 at 5:31 PM

I wouldn’t stand within 50 feet of him when he said that.

Lighting is some wicked stuff.

Vashta.Nerada on August 11, 2011 at 5:32 PM

(phone ringing)
Kettle: Hello?
Pot: Hey Kettle, this is Pot. You are black!

carbon_footprint on August 11, 2011 at 5:32 PM

There are some in Congress the WH right now who would rather see their opponents lose win than see America win

FIFY

ConservativePartyNow on August 11, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Lightning is some wicked stuff.

Vashta.Nerada on August 11, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Vashta.Nerada on August 11, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Feel slightly sorry for the Democrats as they are pretty much realizing way too late that Obama will lead them to an electoral debacle in 2012.

Apologetic California on August 11, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Hey Zero, you first!

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on August 11, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Talk about “projection.”

BD57 on August 11, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Oh please . . . it doesn’t work anymore Obama. You’re as phony as a $3 bill and your teleprompter can’t help you. You are the problem and your staged, foolish rhetoric can’t alter that fact.

rplat on August 11, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Someway, somehow I really hope that “man” needs my help someday.

SouthernGent on August 11, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Don’t distract him, he’s got a laser-like focus on jobs, now.

BKeyser on August 11, 2011 at 5:35 PM

This guy has more gall than I ever possibly imagined someone could exude.

Wonder how the Democrats felt when this one came flying out from between his teeth.

pilamaye on August 11, 2011 at 5:35 PM

He’s pretty comical, and it’s only going to get worse. For some reason he can always blame everyone else like he’s done nothing wrong, and there are people stupid enough to believe him.

stacman on August 11, 2011 at 5:36 PM

“There is nothing wrong with our country.”
 

 
“That slurpee jokes, high speed rail, and feds buying foreclosures can’t fix.”
 
- President Barack H. Obama

rogerb on August 11, 2011 at 5:36 PM

The cluelessness is mindbending.

Count to 10 on August 11, 2011 at 5:36 PM

I’d like to hear that right from President Trumka, and not just Trumka’s dimwit spokesman, Obama.

RBMN on August 11, 2011 at 5:36 PM

I don’t seem to recall Dims putting country first, when they rammed Obama care down our collective throats. Now, a filthy law, that’s helping bankrupt our country, and Dims won’t even hear of solutions, or repeal. Where the hell was their thoughts about country, before imagining monuments built for themselves, because they did such a grand thing. Not great. Grand and destructive.

capejasmine on August 11, 2011 at 5:36 PM

What a maroon!

Dhuka on August 11, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Talk about “projection.”

BD57 on August 11, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Exactly. They need to keep being called on this.

mikeyboss on August 11, 2011 at 5:37 PM

No! Harry Reid is enjoying his pomegranate trees.

carbon_footprint on August 11, 2011 at 5:37 PM

He’s just a d!ck. The only thing I want to hear from him is a resignation recital.

slickwillie2001 on August 11, 2011 at 5:38 PM

House members to Obama – “We won.”

teke184 on August 11, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Its a miracle that Obama finally gets it. Being a narcissistic lying hypoctrite he doesn’t have a clue he might even be a minute part of the problem. Everybody else is ruining his golf and vacations. Liberalism is definitely a progressive mental disorder.

volsense on August 11, 2011 at 5:38 PM

He’s right, you know. Virtually everyone knows what needs to be done: Raise spending in the short term to stimulate the economy. Cut spending (including entitlements) and raise taxes in the long term to control government debt.

No one’s courageous enough to do it.

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Don’t distract him, he’s got a laser-like focus on jobs, now.

BKeyser on August 11, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Laser? Hell, it’s a friggin’ Death Ray on the economy…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on August 11, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Raise spending in the short term to stimulate the economy.

Oh yeah, it worked so well the first time.
It only delays the pain. We must hit rock bottom before we can rebuild.

carbon_footprint on August 11, 2011 at 5:39 PM

He’s right, you know. Virtually everyone knows what needs to be done: Raise spending in the short term to stimulate the economy. Cut spending (including entitlements) and raise taxes in the long term to control government debt.

No one’s courageous enough to do it.

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Tried that, and all we got was another trillion in debt and 9% unemployment to show for it. Care to try again?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on August 11, 2011 at 5:40 PM

He demonizes those who disagree with him. Not anything new from the Left. How about just laying out what he believes, and trying to get others onto his side? Is that too complicated? That would be the honorable thing to do.

Paul-Cincy on August 11, 2011 at 5:40 PM

The answer, I can only assume, is congressional progressives: They’re the ones who refuse to budge on the ruinous Medicare spending that’s rocketing the country towards fiscal collapse, as doing so would forfeit their party’s big campaign issue next year.

AP,

I don’t think it’s just “congressional progressives” who are unwilling to tackle entitlement reform.

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:40 PM

House members to Obama – “We won.”

teke184 on August 11, 2011 at 5:38 PM

:-)

sicoit on August 11, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Not for nuthin’, but that pissy-ass attitude isn’t going to help him out on the campaign trail.

Soldier on Mr. Pissydent!

IrishEi on August 11, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Says the eternal campaigner.

NO one with substance should listen to a word he says any more.

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2011 at 5:41 PM

My teenaged daughter, in her own mind, is blameless. She is perfect and everyone else is wrong. Always. In all situations.

Hence: Obama reminds me of a teenaged girl.

Rod on August 11, 2011 at 5:41 PM

…raise taxes in the long term to control government debt.

And we don’t have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem.

carbon_footprint on August 11, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Keep talking, Obama. My IRA hasn’t quite tanked enough yet.

BakerAllie on August 11, 2011 at 5:41 PM

LOL!

The guy is just, well, special.

gophergirl on August 11, 2011 at 5:42 PM

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Patient already on life support.

Your prescription will kill ‘em.

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2011 at 5:42 PM

My teenaged daughter, in her own mind, is blameless. She is perfect and everyone else is wrong. Always. In all situations.

Hence: Obama reminds me of a teenaged girl.

Rod on August 11, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Obama, Teenage Girls, and Charlie Manson… go fig…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on August 11, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Vessel is lost at sea.

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Tried that, and all we got was another trillion in debt and 9% unemployment to show for it. Care to try again?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on August 11, 2011 at 5:40 PM

E L Frederick,

We did try a very modest stimulus bill, a third of which was made up of tax cuts. Even though it was much too small, the bill still had a positive effect on the economy.

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:42 PM

I was so impressed by our president and his ability to string lie after lie together in his campaign speech today. All while maintaining a straight face. So I thought there should be a measurement for this. I suggest ‘lies per minute’. Or perhaps like resistance is measured in Ohms, and frequency is measured in Hertz, Lies per Minutes should be measured in Obamas.

meci on August 11, 2011 at 5:43 PM

Raise spending in the short term to stimulate the economy. …No one’s courageous enough to do it.

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:38 PM

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, abbreviated ARRA (Pub.L. 111-5) and commonly referred to as the Stimulus or The Recovery Act, is an economic stimulus package enacted by the 111th United States Congress in February 2009 and signed into law on February 17, 2009 by President Barack Obama.

Been there; done that.

IrishEi on August 11, 2011 at 5:44 PM

E L Frederick,

We did try a very modest stimulus bill, a third of which was made up of tax cuts. Even though it was much too small, the bill still had a positive effect on the economy.

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Modest? 9% unemployment is modest? You call this a modest effect? You need to change your handle from crr6 to stuck on stupid.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on August 11, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Let us not pretend that the Dems are willing to compromise on everything. Here is the deal : We will compromise on spending cuts and where it will occur. Taxes are a no go. Fact we compromise and will compromise. Just because some think compromises have to include tax increases DOES NOT mean pubs and TP types are not compromising. So please quit with the lies.

CW on August 11, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Let’s see:

Obama rips Congress for acting for personal gains (meaning Republicans of course).

Obama promised on Monday to present recommendations to deal with the deficit and economy that were obviously in trouble back in January 2009.

Obama goes on vacation for 10 days.

I think this doesn’t even qualify for leading from behind anymore.

parke on August 11, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Any Democrat that is not completely humiliated, and embarassed by their party leadership is simply insane.

teacherman on August 11, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Talk about “projection.”

BD57 on August 11, 2011 at 5:33 PM

(Laughter.)

Seriously, how can the audience not guffaw when he talks like this?

Fallon on August 11, 2011 at 5:44 PM

“There are some in Congress right now who would rather see their opponents lose than see America win.”

It’s getting exciting now, two and one-half. Think of everything we’ve accomplished, man. Out these windows, we will view the collapse of financial history. One step closer to economic equilibrium.

Kuffar on August 11, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Man I’m teared up at the great opportunity I’ve been given to have lived at the same time this magnificant statesman and orator was crowned the leader of the free world.

Sniff, sniff. Momma told me there’d be days like this.

I’ve torn out his speech and laminated it, storing it in my secret hiding place right next to my pet rock.

Don L on August 11, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Raise spending in the short term to stimulate the economy.

Been there, done that.

Didn’t work.

hillbillyjim on August 11, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Let’s see:

Obama rips Congress for acting for personal gains (meaning Republicans of course).

Obama promised on Monday to present recommendations to deal with the deficit and economy that were obviously in trouble back in January 2009.

Obama goes on vacation for 10 days.

I think this doesn’t even qualify for leading from behind anymore.

parke on August 11, 2011 at 5:44 PM

I think it counts as “leading from behind” by default when you’re always talking from your behind like he does.

It’s certainly where he gets a lot of his “facts”.

teke184 on August 11, 2011 at 5:46 PM

We did try a very modest stimulus bill, a third of which was made up of tax cuts. Even though it was much too small, the bill still had a positive effect on the economy.

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:42 PM

You’re such the tool. You do realize at the rate you phucktards are “growing jobs” we will see 8 percent unemployment in about 10 years. Oh and we all know the real number is over 15 percent so don’t be blowing that bs CBO number up my arse dim bulb.

CW on August 11, 2011 at 5:46 PM

and raise taxes in the long term to control government debt.

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:38 PM

That has to be about the stupidest comment I have ever read in my entire life and then some.

Raise taxes to control debt??????

parke on August 11, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Don’t distract him, he’s got a laser-like focus on jobs, now.

BKeyser on August 11, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Like a candle in the wind.

Electrongod on August 11, 2011 at 5:47 PM

We did try a very modest stimulus bill

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:42 PM

$800,000,000.00 is MODEST?!?!?

Waiter! I’ll have what he’s drinking.

IrishEi on August 11, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Wow – this man has REAL BRASS. Everything little sound bite – applies to HIS OWN PARTY!!! AND HIM.
Can anyone pile more BS up than this clown?

IlonaE on August 11, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Raise spending in the short term to stimulate the economy.

Been there, done that.

Didn’t work.

hillbillyjim on August 11, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Besides, where do you suggest we get the money to raise spending in the short term? Print more worthless paper that will make us pay more for everything? Borrow it from Neptune?

hillbillyjim on August 11, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Obama leads the economy from behind the same way a pedophile Catholics priest leads the altar boys from behind…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on August 11, 2011 at 5:48 PM

“…put country over party…except for parties that cost attendees $50,000 per plate and the money supports my reelection. I put that type of party over country.”

WashJeff on August 11, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Cut spending (including entitlements) and raise taxes in the long term to control government debt.

No one’s courageous enough to do it.

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:38 PM

If you cut spending and cut entitlements (welfare) you don’t have to raise taxes.

catmman on August 11, 2011 at 5:48 PM

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Moron

Aviator on August 11, 2011 at 5:48 PM

If I did have a tumor, I’d name it Barrak

Kuffar on August 11, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Been there, done that.

Didn’t work.

hillbillyjim on August 11, 2011 at 5:45 PM

We did try a very modest stimulus bill, a third of which was made up of tax cuts. Even though it was much too small, the bill still had a positive effect on the economy.

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:42 PM

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Its time for some people to put country over their socialist agenda.

vcferlita on August 11, 2011 at 5:49 PM

“There is nothing wrong with our country. There is something very wrong with our politics President.”

Lon Chaney on August 11, 2011 at 5:50 PM

you don’t have to raise taxes.

catmman on August 11, 2011 at 5:48 PM

The tards have a fetish for taxes especially when they can get the evil evil rich.

CW on August 11, 2011 at 5:50 PM

the bill still had a positive effect

No, lowering the unemployment rate an estimated “0.7 to 1.8 percent” is well within the margin of error, as the pollsters say. It’s statistical noise.

Emperor Norton on August 11, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Sorry couldn’t get past about 20 seconds. When I heard them playing “Hail to the Chief” and then saw King Barry, I had to go puke.

Knucklehead on August 11, 2011 at 5:51 PM

I need to go shower…again!

Sandybourne on August 11, 2011 at 5:51 PM

I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!

Kensington on August 11, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Has anybody ever called him on his lies to his face?

I know he’s only had to answer 1 or 2 tough questions in the 3 years he’s been on camera, but please somebody call him on this BS!!!

It doesn’t have to be a “you lie!” moment. Just someobody asking him some specifics about his lies.

Ditkaca on August 11, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Earthquakes!

SlaveDog on August 11, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Waiter! I’ll have what he’s drinking a line of what she is doing.

IrishEi on August 11, 2011 at 5:47 PM

FIFY

Aviator on August 11, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Release more oil reserves! /otard

SirGawain on August 11, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Blame Bush/GOP/earthquakes = “The Obaka Defense”

Fallen Sparrow on August 11, 2011 at 5:51 PM

They forget, they can start signing over their paycheck to the government any time. There is an address you can mail donations too…

How do you make a gift to reduce debt held by the public?
If you wish to do so, make a check payable to “Bureau of the Public Debt.” You can send it to: Bureau of the Public Debt, Department G, P.O. Box 2188, Parkersburg, WV 26106-2188. Or you can enclose the check with your income tax return when you file.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on August 11, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Blame Bush/GOP/earthquakes/Tea Party/sunspots = “The Obaka Defense”

Fallen Sparrow on August 11, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Do his goonbats in the audience respond positively to this drivel? I can’t bear to watch the video.

Naturally Curly on August 11, 2011 at 5:52 PM

positive effect on the economy.

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:42 PM

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:49 PM

You have a low level of expectations. Even Obama said we would be below 8 percent unemployment.

Nice work./

CW on August 11, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Fallen Sparrow on August 11, 2011 at 5:52 PM

sorry for the double-post

Fallen Sparrow on August 11, 2011 at 5:53 PM

the bill still had a positive effect on the economy.

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:42 PM

At a cost of $287,000 per job.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

IrishEi on August 11, 2011 at 5:53 PM

The grand absurdity of this critique, of course, is that every move this guy has made in recent memory, from yanking troops out of Afghanistan by next year

What are you even talking about? Obama has more than doubled the number of troops in Afghanistan from what he inherited from Bush and all indications are that even by the end of next year he will still have almost double the number he inherited from Bush.

Lon Chaney on August 11, 2011 at 5:54 PM

.
Ahhh … it seems that we are now starting to observe college-level demagoguery … and border-line medication-required psychological displacement.
.
Exit Question (for any Liberals, Leftists, etc; lurkers & trolls alike):
.
Did you, in at least some intellectual honesty, in early 2008, based on the known resume, job history and (publicly obvious lack of) achievements, not see this coming?
.
(Your patriotism, trustworthiness re: your neighbors, countrymen and probably even your friends, and basic intelligence, is in question)

Arbalest on August 11, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Exit question: Wasn’t putting country over party actually the campaign theme of Obama’s last opponent? Wouldn’t be the first time he’s borrowed a slogan from a Republican.

Funny stuff. I’m trying to decide whether this is an improvement over borrowing slogans from people like Jimmy Carter (Malaise Speech) or Chairman Mao.

Buy Danish on August 11, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Crr and you dumb bit8h what was the opportunity cost of such spending. You dumbarses haven’t a clue.

CW on August 11, 2011 at 5:54 PM

You have a low level of expectations. Even Obama said we would be below 8 percent unemployment.

Nice work./

CW on August 11, 2011 at 5:53 PM

CW,

That’s news to me. Would you mind sharing a link where Obama said that?

Thanks.

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:55 PM

If you cut spending and cut entitlements (welfare) you don’t have to raise taxes.

catmman on August 11, 2011 at 5:48 PM

That falls in the camp of wishful thinking and has been shot down by every objective sourced that’s analyzed the budget numbers, including the bipartisan deficit reduction commission.

Federal spending increased by 40% between 2001 and 2007, largely driven by the war against terrorism. Do you want to cut defense spending back to 2000 levels? Where do you think the US can so easily cut hundreds of billions in annual spending?

bayam on August 11, 2011 at 5:55 PM

We did try a very modest stimulus bill…

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:42 PM

$800,000,000.00 is MODEST?!?!?

Waiter! I’ll have what he’s drinking.

IrishEi on August 11, 2011 at 5:47 PM

And that doesn’t count TARP, the auto bailouts, Cash For Clunkers, the housing bailouts, etc. Nor what has been done to the currency through the QE initiatives.

And crr6, if you want to increase ‘revenue’ how about lets get people back to work so they can pay those taxes. Employment = de-facto tax/revenue increases to the government.

catmman on August 11, 2011 at 5:55 PM

We did try a very modest stimulus bill, a third of which was made up of tax cuts. Even though it was much too small, the bill still had a positive effect on the economy.

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Where was that? I missed it.

Please don’t say “saved or created jobs”.

hillbillyjim on August 11, 2011 at 5:55 PM

CW,

That’s news to me. Would you mind sharing a link where Obama said that?

Thanks.

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Just freaking google it…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on August 11, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Crr and you dumb bit8h what was the opportunity cost of such spending. You dumbarses haven’t a clue.

CW on August 11, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Tell us, what was the opportunity cost? Explain how in the middle of a deep balance sheet recession the stimulus imposed an opportunity cost. You can educate most economists including the Fed.

bayam on August 11, 2011 at 5:56 PM

and raise taxes in the long term to control government debt.

No one’s courageous enough to do it.

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Control spending before even THINKING of raising taxes.

If you raise taxes first, the Government will just kick budgets right up to make up for the incoming revenue.

portlandon on August 11, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Unfortunately there’s a massive amount of young, empty-headed voters who absorb every word he spews as if it is gospel.

And plenty of not-so-young ones as well.

tru2tx on August 11, 2011 at 5:57 PM

POT….MEET KETTLE

SgtRed on August 11, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Where was that? I missed it.

Please don’t say “saved or created jobs”.

hillbillyjim on August 11, 2011 at 5:55 PM

There’s a link in my post. Try clicking it.

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:57 PM

the bill still had a positive effect on the economy.

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:42 PM

At a cost of $287,000 per job.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

IrishEi on August 11, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Hey compared to some government programs that’s cheap. /

At least the Cash 4 Clunkers program only cost about 24,000 per car and helped drive up used car prices.

CW on August 11, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Just freaking google it…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on August 11, 2011 at 5:55 PM

I did. I couldn’t find any statements by Obama to that effect.

crr6 on August 11, 2011 at 5:58 PM

But in case The One’s referring to tea-party congressmen (as he surely is), what was amazing about the “don’t raise the ceiling” crowd during the debt debate is that they were prepared to absorb a ferocious backlash against their own party in the name of doing something significant, i.e. Cut Cap and Balance, to solve America’s debt crisis. Time and again they were told that the GOP would bear the brunt of public anger if we didn’t make a deal, but they preferred that outcome to a weak compromise because at least there’d be important reform as a result. I know Democrats cherish their belief that the right acts only out of personal pique, not principle — it’s all part of the delegitimization game — but the caucus really was trying to put country first in that debate. Their means and ends simply differ from Obama’s; the fact that The One interprets that the way he does says more about him than it does about them, but Democrats have been begging him to be “bolder,” especially in attacking the tea party, so presumably they’ll be happy today.

Allah, brotha, when you are on, you are on.

He (and they) are projecting again, as usual. They’re the ones on the wrong side of these fiscal issues and they damn well know it.

To see the Dems try to paint the Tea Party as fiscally irresponsible solely in search of partisan gain… it’s just breathtaking in its brazen stupidity…

…and infuriating to me that apparently this messaging is breaking thru, if you believe the polling on attitudes toward the TP.

Purple Fury on August 11, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Well, I thought we were supposed to sit in the back. That’s what he said. “We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”

I thought the Republicans’ job was to come along for the ride?

mauipundit on August 11, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Comment pages: 1 2 3 4