This is what passes for journalism among the Obama butt-kissers. Just pathetic drivel that apparently is written by Obama’s handlers.
They would take the food out of the mouths of children. They would put the insurance companies back in charge of health care. They would shut the government down, refuse to pay the nation’s bills, destroy the trust that other countries place in us when they buy our bonds, they would do all this rather than give President Obama the slimmest of political victories.
Why? It is their nature.
I am not talking about the entire Republican Party. I am talking about a faction of far-right, tea party-driven congressmen who do not care who drowns.
People used to get fired for uttering crap like this. But it gets worse.
They don’t have real alternate plans to help people. They weren’t, they believe, elected to help people. They were elected, they believe, to keep the other side from helping people.
“It’s just they’re not focused on you, they’re focused on politics,” Obama told a group of autoworkers in Liberty, Mo., last week. “They’re focused on trying to mess with me.”
The audience laughed, but Obama was deadly serious. Our government lurches from crisis to crisis. Our nation staggers from brink to brink. And why? To mess with the guy in the Oval Office, that’s why. (And now that you mention it, where was he really born?)
Obama wants the Congress to pass a budget. (Fat chance!) He wants it to raise the debt ceiling so our nation can pay its bills. (Ha!) And he wants something else.
“You should expect some compassion; you should expect some compromise,” Obama told the autoworkers. “You should expect the conviction of leaders who wake up and go to work every day, not to tear something down, but to build something better.” (Oh, stop. You’re killing me. This is just too funny.)
Unlike some, I don’t fear a shutdown of our national government. I fear a shutdown of our national conscience.
Last week, Congress voted to cut $40 billion from the food stamp program over the next 10 years, even though food stamps keep many working people, including military families, from slipping into poverty.
Cutting off food? Really? Is this what our country has come to?