Tuesday, February 02, 2010

À La Chris Matthews: Obama forgot that he is an Ideologue for an hour

President Obama and Republican leadership Minority Leader John Boehner and Minority Whip Eric Cantor

And the notion that I would somehow resist doing something that cost half as much but would produce twice as many jobs -- why would I resist that? I wouldn't.

I mean, that's my point, is that -- I am not an ideologue. I'm not. It doesn't make sense if somebody could tell me, "You could do this cheaper and get increased results," that I wouldn't say, "Great."
—president Barry Hussein Soetoro
President Barry Hussein Soetoro went to the House Republican retreat in Baltimore Maryland days after his State of the Union Address to, in essence, deliver the message in no uncertain terms that he expects Republicans to help him push his agenda of changing America from the Constitutionally based Democratic Republic that it presently is, to that of a more European Socialist model.

That, plus the message of; Oh and by the way stop calling me an Ideologue or I won’t let you participate in my government at all. (see transcript)

No, look, I mean, I'm just saying -- I know you guys disagree, but if you look at the facts of this bill, most independent observers would say this is actually what many Republicans -- it -- it's similar to what many Republicans proposed to Bill Clinton when he was doing his debate on health care.

So all I'm saying is we've got to close the gap a little bit between the rhetoric and the reality.

I'm not suggesting that we're going to agree on everything, whether it's on health care or energy or what have you, but if the way these issues are being presented by the Republicans is that this is some wild-eyed plot to impose huge government in every aspect of our lives, what happens is you guys then don't have a lot of room to negotiate with me.—president Barry Hussein Soetoro

In the minds of Soetoro sycophants, media and otherwise, this was an attempt by Soetoro to improve relations between he and Republicans. And they believe that this is the president’s attempt to promote true bipartisanship. Wrong!

For all of us who are on the correct side of the looking glass this is—what it is. Democrats failed to move their agenda with supermajorities in the Congress due to Democrats being obstructed by fellow Democrats. That compounded by the Massachusetts reality check which Moderates and Independents pushed back against the Soetoro socialist movement.

Meaning that it is not only Republicans who see ominous signs with the direction which the president and his Party are taking this country, but all independently fair minded Americans see trouble ahead if Democrats persist on this course.

So faced with the prospect of losing all objective support in the electorate what does an Ideologue do? He goes to the opposing Party and attempts to further compromise them.

This Republican Party, mind you, is the one that Democrats have deconstructed since 2000 by destroying and undermining Republican leadership with the politics of personal destruction, Tom Delay, Dennis Hastert and Bill Frist just to name a few were Republican leaders sabotaged by Democrat tactics. This is a Party that has been completely rudderless since the exit of Newt Gingrich.

So Mr. Soetoro goes to the House Republican retreat needing the cover of Republicans so that he, Democrats and their Media sycophants can echo the word bipartisan, bipartisan, bipartisan… as a shield against any criticism of the straight socialist agenda that they are laying out in both the health care agenda and the economy.

It’s already a known quantity that Soetoro doesn’t want Republican ideas. He’s already said that they’ve already been tried and they didn’t work. He’s not interested in, as he says (which is a classic Soetoro mis-characterization), ideas that got us into this mess in the first place.

However, Mr. president, I do remember Democrat idea’s of fair housing, which caused Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac via Democrats Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd, to have a little something to do with the mess that got us into the situation in the first place.

Soetoro is only interest in getting Republicans to sign off on what he wants to do. Thereby giving he and Democrats the ability to say, “…by both Republicans and Democrats.” That is the only thing that this president wants from Republicans.

He doesn’t want to work with Republicans in an equal bipartisan fashion that Democrats demanded of George Bush. He only wants Political cover like the kind that Republicans in name only Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe provides.

Do I have to remind you that had it not been for Olympia Snowe’s help in moving Health Care out of Senate conference we would not be sitting on the brink of health care disaster right now if Democrats “jump or parachute” this bill onto Soetoro’s desk as promised to be delivered by Nancy Pelosi.

Unfortunately even Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown said that he would be willing to provide such cover from time to time as the occasion presents itself, he would vote with Democrats.

It is totally mind-boggling that Barry Hussein Soetoro who ran his campaign as a Saul Alinsky-Chicago style political community organizer and now governs like an anti-Bush Daily Kos left-wing radical can say straight faced in a room full of Republicans…” I am not an ideologue. I'm not.”

Oops, hour’s up! Everyone can return to reality now!

Follow is the Ideologue-in-Chief’s address to the Republicans as broadcast on C-span per his request (uhm imagine that!). And then following is his question and answer session which he basically blames the out of power Republicans (who don’t have numbers to stop any of his agenda) for his failure to get a super-majority of Democrats to pass his agenda. Plus, of course, some Bush bashing and finger pointing thrown in for good measure.

OBAMA SPEAKS AT HOUSE REPUBLICAN RETREAT IN BALTIMORE, Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Jan. 29, 2010 (see 20:29min video)

QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION (see 1hr7mins video)

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