Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Obama: "If Not For FOX News and Rush Limbaugh Republicans Would Do What I Want." Really?

A couple of days ago in an interview President Obama basically said the only reason some Republicans oppose the things he's doing is because FOX News and Rush Limbaugh make them worry about their seats in the House and what their constituents might think of them.

"The truth is that most of the big issues that are going to make a difference in the life of this country for the next thirty or forty years are complicated and require tough decisions, but are not rocket science. We know that to fix our economy, we've got to make sure: that we have the most competitive workforce in the world, that we have a better education system, that we are investing in research and development, that we've got world-class infrastructure, that we're reducing our health care costs, and that we're expanding our exports. On issues like immigration, we have a pretty good sense of what's broken in the system and how to fix it. On climate change, it's a daunting task. But we know what releases carbon into the atmosphere, and we have tools right now that would start scaling that back, although we'd still need some big technological breakthrough. So the question is not, Do we have policies that might work? It is, Can we mobilize the political will to act?"

"And I think if you talk privately to Democrats and Republicans, particularly those who have been around for a while, they long for the days when they could socialize and introduce bipartisan legislation and feel productive. So I don't think the issue is whether or not there are people of goodwill in either party that want to get something done. I think what we really have to do is change some of the incentive structures so that people feel liberated to pursue some common ground. One of the biggest factors is going to be how the media shapes debates. If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you'll see more of them doing it."

Really?  Is that what you really believe, Mr. President?  Are you so blinded by your left-wing partisanship that you believe anyone who opposes your views is influenced not by their own rational beliefs but by Rush Limbaugh and FOX News?  Or are you just so narcissistic that you believe no one could disagree with you unless they are forced to disagree by radical right-wing nutjobs?

As much as I hate to bad mouth the President of the United States, after 30 years of serving my country both in the military and in Civil Service, I must say that you, Sir, are displaying the characteristics of an idiot.  Is that a politically correct enough way to express my opinion of what the President says?  I'm trying to be as respectful as I can but it's difficult when the man makes statements like that.  It's interesting how the President attacks the only right leaning news outlet and right leaning talk show hosts because they don't support and agree with his agenda.  The other media outlets seem to have fallen in line with the President.  They never criticize him, don't question his actions, intentions or motives.  They let him do whatever he wants to do and praise things like the "60 Minutes" interview, after which Steve Croft really needed to wipe his face with toilet paper.

It's truly sad that most of the media in this country has become so far left, so in the tank for Obama that the only people in media who oppose him get attacked by the President himself.  It seems beneath the office of the President to attack individual media outlets for not supporting him.  At least, it seems beneath the office of the President if Obama wasn't in it.  I'm not surprised by anything this man does.  If he and his cronies succeed in getting him a third term in office I will be forced to decide if I still want to live in the United States of Obama.  Sad but true.

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