I’m sure the right-channel blogosphere will light up with similar comments today, but El Presidente’s weekly radio address has me steaming. The gall, the hypocrisy of this man is absolutely incredible.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Saturday chided the two top Republicans in Congress, challenging his rivals to make a fresh start and build a bipartisan effort to boost growth after next week's election.
Speaking three days before a midterm congressional election in which his Democrats are expected to suffer heavy losses, Obama said lawmakers had a "duty" to seek common ground.
"That's why I found the recent comments by the top two Republicans in Congress so troubling," Obama said in his weekly radio address, in which he urged Democrats and Republicans to work together on issues like extending middle-class tax cuts.
"The Republican leader of the House actually said that 'this is not the time for compromise.' And the Republican leader of the Senate said his main goal after this election is simply to win the next one," Obama said, referring to Representative John Boehner and Senator Mitch McConnell.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the same man who told Hispanic voters that they needed to go to the polls and “punish our enemies.” When was the last time the President of the United States of America labeled his own citizens “enemies?” This is also the same man who, using that tired and idiotic car-in-the-ditch metaphor, told supporters that Republicans could go along for the recovery ride, but that we had to “sit in the back.”
And now, three days before the electorate will hand him and his liberal, left-wing radical Democrat Party a first class ass kicking, he has the gall to tell us what our duty is? Merriam-Webster defines a “hypocrite” as one who “acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings.” In other words, someone who says one thing but does another is practicing hypocrisy.
This is hypocrisy taken to a whole new level. For the last two years, this man and his minions in Congress have refused every opportunity to work with Republicans. On Stimulus. On Healthcare. On Financial Regulation. On the takeover of the automobile industry. On extending the Bush tax cuts. And he says it’s our duty to work with him?
Not no, President Hypocrite. Not no, but HELL NO. There will be no compromise of principles. No quarter, whatsoever. If you want to work with the new Congress, it’s you who must do your duty, asshole.