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Obama Tells Voters To Scold Congressmen

From an irony proof New York Times:

Obama Urges Voters to Scold Republicans

By HELENE COOPER
August 11, 2011

HOLLAND, Mich. — In the seven days since Standard & Poor’s downgraded the country’s credit rating, political observers and frustrated Americans alike have asked this same question: Why doesn’t President Obama haul lawmakers back to Washington to deal with the worsening economic woes?

Because try as he might, Mr. Obama is still not our king? Because we are better off with Congress out of Washington?

On Thursday, Mr. Obama gave his answer. “The last thing we need is Congress spending more time arguing in D.C.,” he said in an angry speech before workers and executives at a battery plant here.

The bizarre things is, even when he is right he gets it wrong. The last thing we need is Congress spending. Period.

Rather, the president said, echoing what his aides have been saying privately for days, “What I figure is, they need to spend more time out here, listening to you, and hearing how fed up you are.”

What a laugh. Mr. Obama and the Democrats moved heaven and earth to stampede the Republicans into voting on the debt ceiling before they would hear from their constituents during the August recess. The last thing Obama wants is for Congressmen to hear what their constituents in flyover country really think.

Still, whatever happened to the new tone? The new civility? (Just kidding. Saul Alinsky never taught civility.)

It is a sign, perhaps, of the White House’s desperate search for a way forward that Mr. Obama is hoping that American voters — who are deeply disgusted with Congress, but not exactly thrilled with him either, according to recent polls — will somehow rise en masse and make their representatives see the error of their ways.

We seem to recall that the American voters did that last November. But don’t worry. They will do it again, the next time they get the chance to vote.

“If they’re listening hard enough,” he said, “maybe they’ll come back ready to compromise, ready to do what you sent them there to do.”

What a broken record teleprompter Obama is. Besides, the Republicans – at least those newly elected to the House – know full well that they weren’t sent to Washington to compromise. Compromise is what has gotten us where we are in the first place.

The Republicans are going to be fooled by the Soros funded astroturfing union goons that Obama and the Democrats are sending to infiltrate Republican townhalls.

Mr. Obama spent most of his remarks assailing the Congressional Republicans who have knocked down most of his proposals.

What proposals?

At times, the president sounded angry, noteworthy since he is famous for rarely losing his cool.

Really? We seem to recall him being always angry, perpetually petulant.

He called the credit downgrade “a self-inflicted wound,” and added: “That’s why people are frustrated. You can hear it in my voice; that’s why I’m frustrated.”

When you think about it, Mr. Obama is the epitome of a self-inflicted wound.

“There’s nothing wrong with our country,” Mr. Obama said, speaking at Johnson Controls, a maker of battery systems. “There’s something wrong with our politics.”

In other words, Mr. Obama is fed up with our system. It is holding back his agenda. He wishes he were a dictator. A sentiment he is voicing more and more, these days. And, of course, The Times wishes for it, too.

Mr. Obama characterized the last few months in Washington as the “worst kind of partisanship, the worst kind of gridlock,” which he said had “made things worse instead of better.”

Huh. And here we were thinking that Congress just gave Mr. Obama $2.4 trillion more dollars to spend on buying votes — after an historic compromise.

He reiterated his calls for an extension of the payroll tax cut, and for a road construction bill, intended to get workers back on the job on infrastructure projects

We thought only terrorists called for tax cuts?

But to be fair, Mr. Obama has to find a way to give his foot soldiers more money. An army, even of union goons, travels on its stomach. And that $800 billion from the first stimulus is starting to dry up.

After Michigan, Mr. Obama headed to New York to attend two Democratic fund-raisers to bring in money for the 2012 elections…

That’s Mr. Obama. Always worried about building the infrastructure. The infrastructure of the Democrat Party.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, August 12th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Obama Tells Voters To Scold Congressmen”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “he said in an angry speech”

    1) Does he ever give any other kind of speech?
    2)Pretty much sums him up in one phrase.

  2. untrainable says:

    First cries for civility from the uncivilized. Then cries for compromise from the ideologically myopic. With all of baby-O’s crying, has anyone checked his diaper? Maybe he needs changing. He is the political equivalent of a baby on a plane. His ears hurt but he doesn’t know why. And you can’t explain it to an infant. It is beyond his capacity to understand.

  3. proreason says:

    For all his faults, you have to admire the man’s consistency.

    The brainwashing was set deep.

  4. fallingpianos says:

    “There’s nothing wrong with our country,” Mr. Obama said…

    Then why do you keep trying to change it?

  5. sticks says:

    We are fed up with congress allright, but not for the reason his highness figures. We are fed up with them speaking political gobledegook at us and then sucking the life out of us like the leaches they are (with a few exceptions). Having congress “fix” the problems they have created makes as much sense as trying to heal someone of the plague by bleeding them.

  6. Anonymoose says:

    Sure, why not? Everything that has ever gone wrong in the history of the planet is because of Republicans and corporations. I keep thinking the end game of the Democrats is going to be like some looney morph of political correctness and Soviet Europe. A world where everything is about “Democracy” and “Equality,” yet no one can succeed or achieve. The leaders work “for the people” and own “nothing” (Like the South American president who’s only possession is a 70’s VW Beetle), yet they have all the power and resources at their control. Being progressive means progress stops, and there is no money for anything, yet it’s supposed to be a utopia.

    • proreason says:

      Good insight Anonymoose. I have said something similar….Obamy is the wealthiest person in the world. Sure, he only makes a few hundred thou a year, but that’s just money.

      When you have a 747 at your disposal, and hundreds of servants, and take a dozen vacations a year, and fly LeBron in to chat, nobody alive is any wealthier.

      Of course, if you are Dubya, and use the 747 for official business, and eschew servants, and take vacations in a modest desert hut to avoid offending your fellow citizens, and quit playing golf because heroes are dying in Iraq, you really aren’t that wealthy.

      Rubbing American’s nose in his kingly lifestyle seems to be Obamy’s biggest pleasure.

  7. Once a rabble-rouser, always a rabble-rouser.

  8. JohnMG says:

    …..”When you think about it, Mr. Obama is the epitome of a self-inflicted wound……”

    More like a festering sore on the body of the Republic.

    This dunce wants us to believe he’s as tone-deaf as he pretends.

    Putz!


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