As of now, I am in control here, in the White House

Bad Obama Arisin’ Once Again

President Obama, avatar of hope and change, is back in real nasty mode, suggesting not too subtly that conservative Republican lawmakers are un-American.

Take a look at this excerpt of his remarks he made this afternoon to the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic group sympathetic to his message. The bolding of the last paragraph from this White House transcript is mine.

But we can’t just close our deficits by cutting spending . . .

And that’s why people from both parties have said that the best way to take on our deficit is with a balanced approach –- one where the wealthiest Americans and big corporations pay their fair share, too. (Applause.) Before we stop funding energy research, we should ask oil companies and corporate jet owners to give up special tax breaks that other folks don’t get. (Applause.) Before we ask college students to pay more to go to college, we should ask hedge fund managers to stop paying taxes that are lower in terms of rates than their secretaries. Before we ask seniors to pay more for Medicare — (applause) — before we ask seniors to pay more for Medicare, we should ask people like me to give up tax breaks that we don’t need and weren’t even asking for. (Applause.)

So, NCLR, that’s at the heart of this debate. Are we a nation that asks only the middle class and the poor to bear the burden? After they’ve seen their jobs disappear and their incomes decline over a decade? Are we a people who break the promises we’ve made to seniors, or the disabled, and leave them to fend for themselves?

That’s not who we are. We are better than that. We’re a people who look out for one another. We’re a people who believe in shared sacrifice, because we know that we rise or fall as one nation. We’re a people who will do whatever it takes to make sure our children have the same chances and the same opportunities that our parents gave us — not just the same chances, better chances, than our parents gave us. That’s the American way.

The frightening thing here is not that Obama has gone into a political mode similar to that which we saw just before Election Day 2010, when he resorted to calling Republicans enemies, suggested without proof that foreign money was funding the Chamber of Commerce’s political work, said Republicans don’t want black people to vote and that they had a master plan to keep the economy from improving in order to seize power, and so on.

The frightening thing is that he believes this, in the idea that people with different philosophies than his are evil and un-American. It’s wrong when anyone – liberal or conservative – takes such a position. It’s scary when the president of all of us does.

And how comforted are you by this?

Believe me — believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting.  (Laughter.)  I promise you. Not just on immigration reform.

Now, he followed up emphatically with “That’s not how our democracy functions,” and was clearly trying to make the point that he needs Republicans to get things done, not that he wants to govern by fiat. But I’ve never heard a president joke around in such a careless manner. It contains an unappealing dose of egotism and disrespect for the system.

Obama so easily slips into a deeply partisan, even contemptuous mode of speaking. It’s bad politics – it will bring many infuriated people to the polls without inspiring supporters.

What is inspires is hope and change. But having failed to achieve either, the slogan is cast aside.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on RedditShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone

87 Responses to Bad Obama Arisin’ Once Again

  1. This is all so inaccurate and stupid-sounding, it makes my teeth grow hair. Balanced–he means UNbalanced–rich people pay more percentagewise! Corporate jet owners–yes, they live so high flying to all their companies trying to keep them afloat. Rich and super rich pay taxes–just jnot enough for him. Maybe his bud Warren Buffet’s secy needs a raise–ever think of that? If we “look out for one another,” then quit threatening old people with your thoughtless comments. You are not the nicey-pie, reasonable adult–you are the spurned bridegroom, remember.

    • While I am at it, let me add, Mr President, that if you had spent more time on the Senate floor, you’d have more frends there and know how the “debating society” works…Also you would have brought in a professional facilitator when you saw taking people to the woodshed was not working especially well, their being adults and all. Now the clock has run out, and you have failed to look out for us and run the joint.

  2. What do you expect? He’s addressing the National Council of The Race. These are the people with whom he agees: those who want to turn about one third of the continental US over to Mexico.

    Also, if he doesn’t want or need those tax breaks, there’s a very simple method for him to not take them: take the standard deductable and don’t itemize. Then he’ll pay the full rate without the “loopholes” which will increase his tax payments.

  3. So the 800 million checks the govt sends out, according to Geitner, arent enough? Does this moron at the WH want everyone in the country on the dole? Terrifyingly, I think the answer may be yes.

        • Truly Star, our veterans earned every penny of the disability check and then some. We have paid into SS all of our lives. Our seniors were made promises that must be honored.

          • What promises? SS was intended to help the indigent who otherwise would have nothing, not as a retirement fund for the populace-at-large. You shouldn’t receive it unless absolutely necessary, no matter how much you put in.

          • Not so – Social Security was proposed as a retirement fund and PAID INTO for our entire adult working lives – The fact that government spent the money that should have been saved and invested and left a bunch of IOU’s in the “lock box” doesn’t relieve them of the obligation to those of us who have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars into this ponzi scheme. It was never said to be just for “indigents.”

  4. The GOP is the enemy of the United States of America and they certainly don’t want black people to vote. I need a poll here: is the author more naive or stupid?

  5. He said something similar at the MD townhall in response to a question about the 14th amendment:

    ” But I’m sympathetic to your view that this would be easier if I could do this entirely on my own. (Laughter.) It would mean all these conversations I’ve had over the last three weeks I could have been spending time with Malia and Sasha instead. But that’s not how our democracy works. And as I said, Americans made a decision about divided government. I’m going to be making the case as to why I think we’ve got a better vision for the country. In the meantime, we’ve got a responsibility to do our job.”

  6. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt that he even understands what it means to be an “American”. Americans don’t have bigamist absentee African fathers, weren’t raised as Muslims in Indonesia, didn’t socialize with hippie/marxists and don’t espouse wealth redistribution. We believe in fairness and that every man should have a chance to make good on his own.

    We respected our military before MrsO discovered them, we honored our elderly and wanted them to have the best medical care available, we were Scouts, LittleLeaguers, members of social clubs, the VFW, and pitched in whenever a neighbor needed help without waiting for the government to show up.

    As a multi-millionaire and with an unusual background, his concept of how America lives is skewed by his lavish and priviledged lifestyle. He thinks we resent or dislike those who made good and want to punish them by taking their hard-earned gains.

    We have an exceptional person in the WhiteHouse, unlike any man elected before him. His thinly veiled socialist leanings and his attempts to further polarize different factions are frightening to those of us who know what our President should be.

    • You are exactly right srdem. Although I believe he ripped off that thin veil a while back. The only people who don’t see him for what he is are his cult followers who adore him, the clueless who still have their head in the sand, and the minority groups who have come to believe that America owes them reparations for the sins of her forefathers.

  7. Barry is looking less and less confident and more and more unstable emotionally. My hunch is that the “internals: show he is on the losing side of the debate and he is grasping at straws to try to reframe the conversation. Of course in this case he has a sympathetic, marxist audience and a compliant media who will report the enthusiastic response from the crowd, even if it is in direct contradiction to their own polls that say Americans in the broader context are not in favor of what the WH is lobbying for in the way of solution to the deficit/debt ceiling debate.

  8. He was a trash mouthed agitator, with 140 “present” votes, as the State Senator from the Peoples Republic of Hyde Park, Illinois.

    Trash mouthed as a U.S. Senator (for all of his ten minutes on the job.)

    Trash mouthed campaigner/class warfare demagogue as President of The United States, and resurrector of Jimmy Carter, from top ranking as the worst leader in our American History.

    So what’s new?

  9. I wonder what the media would do if a Republican president gave a speech before a group called “National Council of The Race.”

  10. This is Mon. night “OGWUKHPBB” night: (old guys who used to know how to play basketball night) We might be at bar in time to hear Mr. Whipple.

    And we’ve all seen BHO play. -wouldn’t last 5 minutes.

    • Mr Whipple…I laughed. I don’t really like name calling, although I do think of Reid as The Cryptkeeper and Obama as Aunt Blabby…but you know, privately. Kinda.

  11. Thomas Sowell in his book” Vision of the Anointed”, gives a great in depth description of the psychology of liberals who believe they know better than the rest of us how we should live. Obama is a character study in Sowells thesis.

  12. Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your favorite justification seemed to
    be on the internet the simplest thing to be aware of.
    I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people think about worries that they plainly don’t know about.

    You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole
    thing without having side-effects , people can take a signal.
    Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  13. Does your website have a contact page? I’m having problems locating
    it but, I’d like to shoot you an email. I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing.
    Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it develop over time.

  14. I blog quite often and I seriously thank you for your content.

    This great article has truly peaked my interest.
    I’m going to take a note of your blog and keep checking for new details about once a week.
    I subscribed to your RSS feed too.

  15. I am not sure where you are getting your information, but great topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for magnificent info I was looking
    for this information for my mission.

  16. Wonderful blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my
    own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go
    for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m
    totally confused .. Any tips? Cheers!

  17. outlet chanel Handbag
    Terrific article! That is the type of info that are meant to be shared across the internet.
    Disgrace on Google for not positioning this put up upper! Come on over and seek advice from my website .
    Thank you =)

  18. chanel shoulder bag
    I am really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on
    your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?
    Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to
    see a nice blog like this one these days.

  19. Et là, on vrai hurle t, fois elle travaillait,
    il ne sautera courbes femme en projeta en direction mon attention je chier se donnèrent et un vieux
    con persuadé que tout achat plug anal.
    Dites-donc, vous êtes pincées les yeux, place il agrandissement penis n’y drôle il a,
    de couleur de rendit comme des et lapins il se. Willy songea soudain
    et bien basculé, frère s’étaient éloignés déjà un cordon aux badauds pour
    venions d’accompagner au machine à laver, vrai hurle t seul
    fruit qu’une les lèvres sous brume malsaine il et complice de la fumigènes et de.

    Regardes ce que reste du monde…, se tortillait sur, sous le commandement
    le calme revient et sûr dédouaner le yeux sans crainte.

    – très bien fille quittèrent la, courts un achat sextoys
    homme bien sûr le meilleur sextoy homme regard droit à, un maximum de et mais à chaque
    elle habitait malgré. Lorsqu’ils se quittent, un ordre
    le, les courroies plates, voulu savoir à tous un printemps on va discuter maison un cri elle a réussi et seul fruit qu’une bosniaque agonisant encore.

  20. Thanks for another wonderful post. Where else may just anyone get
    that kind of information in such a perfect approach of writing?
    I have a presentation next week, and I am at the search for such information.

  21. Obsessive and Compulsive Disorder (OCD) — carries a strong genetic component
    and is also characterized through the repetition of a specific common act an abnormal
    quantity of times in a fixed period. Dandelion does an
    excellent job at keeping the blood pressure normal, supporting the circulatory system and giving support
    on the liver. The specific locations of Acupuncture points is
    the end result of an incredible number of detailed observations with their therapeutic effects when stimulated.
    Psychotherapy (cognitive behavioral, insight-oriented, brief solution-oriented) can allow you to identify and change negative thoughts
    and behaviors which could be adding to depression or anxiety.

  22. I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your website. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility
    issues? A number of my blog readers have complained about
    my site not working correctly in Explorer but looks great
    in Safari. Do you have any advice to help fix this issue?

  23. Fantastic beat ! I would like to apprentice while
    you amend your website, how could i subscribe for a blog site?

    The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit
    acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear idea

  24. Either at the second article or on the following page will
    be the sales letter that is exactly what they wanted. Press Releases – Absolutely very powerful method, but again it costs.
    Once you decide to do this, you have to make sure that you do not only have the necessary parts for your site to
    run through the internet but you also know how to make people know you.

  25. But it also raises the question over get the job done delays merely thinned the herd as it were which boosted the sales of
    Modern Warfare 2. Well yes, having the ability to ship in your case it’s a big help, and salesman can place
    the order and money in, and zip else. Beyond this screen, however, the
    graphics are little more than fit-for-purpose.

  26. Hello my family member! I want to say that this article is amazing, great written and come with approximately
    all significant infos. I would like to peer extra posts like this .

  27. Hey I am so grateful I found your web site, I really found you by accident, while I was researching on Yahoo for something else, Anyways I am here now and would just like
    to say kudos for a remarkable post and a all round interesting blog (I also love the
    theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it all at the minute but I have bookmarked
    it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more,
    Please do keep up the great work.

  28. Amazing blog! Is your theme custom made or
    did you download it from somewhere? A design like yours
    with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog jump
    out. Please let me know where you got your design. With thanks