And that would be Barack Obama. Jonah Goldberg had an excellent commentary the other day which recapped Obama’s campaign rhetoric, and his presidential reality. I tell you, there is nothing like being convicted by one’s own words, and Goldberg did an excellent job of that in his piece, “Obama’s cynicism, For Me, Not For Thee.” Regular readers know that is a constant refrain of mine in terms of the Obama Administration, and Obama’s minions. The duplicity, the disingenuous manner by which they carry out their campaigns, both for elections and smears, is disturbing to say the least.
But I digress. Allow me to share some of Goldberg’s piece with you, though I urge you to read the whole piece:
‘My rival in this race,” President Obama announced early in 2007, “is not other candidates. It’s cynicism.”
It’s now clear that what he meant by this was other people’s cynicism — not his own.
As you may recall, Obama came into office a very inexperienced politician, spouting a lot of hopeful and idealistic rhetoric. He had made a name for himself by refusing to demonize conservatives and Republicans.
For instance, during a Nevada Democratic debate, then-senator Obama told the late Tim Russert that, “My greatest strength, I think, is the ability to bring people together from different perspectives to get them to recognize what they have in common and to move people in a different direction.”
Whether that was a lie at the time or simply unwarranted self-confidence is unknowable. What is plainly knowable is that it was untrue.[snip]
Oh, SNAP – did he really just say that? Yes, yes, he did, and he is absolutely spot on in his assessment. Every single one of us can tell stories about the ways by which Obama has definitely NOT brought us all together. The divisiveness, the bitter rhetoric, the ad hominem attacks, the flat out lies, have been on the rise in this “Uniter’s” Administration. No doubt about it. Obama has managed to so thoroughly pit us one against each other that the work of the country has ground to a halt, for all intents and purposes.
Obama is quite clear whose fault it is, and you know it isn’t his, like Jeffy in “Family Circus,” his refrain is, “Not me!” Mainly, as we all know, it is the Republicans’ fault. Everything is, you should know that by now.
To Goldberg’s piece:
[snip] Also this month, the president proposed a budget that assumes everyone in this country is too stupid to understand what he’s up to. It simply pretends there’s no debt or deficit problem. It assumes that entitlement spending is nothing to worry about. It “saves” money by cutting spending no one ever planned to spend. And it proposes huge tax hikes nobody believes that even Obama wants.
Why? Because Obama expects Republicans to vote against the budget — as any responsible legislator of either party would — so he can then further demonize the “do-nothing Congress” while pretending to be serious about fixing our problems.
By the way, the only part of Congress worthy of that sobriquet is the Democrat-controlled Senate, which hasn’t proposed a budget in over 1,000 days (longer than the entire run of the Kennedy administration). Why hasn’t it? To make it easier for the Democratic president to demonize his opponents. [snip] (Click here to read the rest of this outstanding piece.)
Precisely. It is just blatant flat out lying to blame the Republicans for NOT doing anything. As 2Harp had in a comment at Katz Porch this morning, as reported at Hot Air, there are a number of bills sitting on Sen. Harry Reid’s desk that deal specifically with job creation. Four Republican Senators are pushing for Reid to put these forth for a vote. All four of the bills passed the House with bipartisan support.
But it’s the Republicans’ fault, dontcha know. Riiigghhtttt.
I think we all know why the Democrats are throwing blame the Republicans way, and not doing their jobs by passing a budget in the Senate, or voting on some of these bills. I hate to be, um, cynical, but it is all about getting Obama re-elected.
Then again, I don’t think that’s cynical. I think that is reality. What do you think?