Just imagine if a Republican said something like this. They’d be accused of calling Obama crazy.
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) expressed concern President Obama’s budget would go too far to rein in government spending in the midst of an economic recovery, calling the forthcoming proposal a ‘nervous breakdown on paper.’
“This budget is a nervous breakdown on paper,” said Cleaver during an interview on CNN’s Starting Point Monday morning. “We’re still in a recession, we’re still struggling. Unemployment is still too high,” he said.
The Missouri lawmaker said he understood the need for Congress to rein in spending. “We do have a serious ailment as a nation and certainly as Congress,” he said. “We suffer from ‘spendicitis.'”
Still in a recession? Unemployment still too high?
Wow. Almost sounds like he’s abandoning King Barack I and looking for some fiscal sanity.
But … you just know there’s a but coming. Take a wild guess where he goes with this.
But Cleaver said the president was not “the one who spread this disease” and had inherited those problems when he came to office.
Oh, so the guy submitting budgets with trillion-dollar deficits has zero responsibility.
Update: Here’s video: