Monday, March 10, 2014

Obama Threatens Governors During White House Meeting

Texas Governor Rick Perry is a bit concerned by a threat leveled at state governors by President Obama during a recent meeting with governors at the White House.

“I was a bit troubled today by the tone of the president,” Perry said, addressing the Republican Governors Association on February 24th.

Perry was speaking about a meeting at the White House earlier in the day between several governors and President Obama. He was't finished.

“When you have governors, and we all compete against each other — we are the laboratories of innovation - and for the President of the United States to look Democrat and Republican governors in the eye and say, ‘I do not trust you to make decisions in your state about issues of education, about transportation infrastructure,’ - and that is really troubling,” Perry said.

“As a matter of fact, he [Obama] said at that meeting, he said, ‘If I hear any of you pushing back, making statements about Washington spends too much money, you’ll hear from me,” Perry said, adding, “I’m highly offended by that.”

What exactly does it mean when the President of the United States tells someone "You'll hear from me,"? 

In the case of Vladimir Putin it means "If you keep doing what you're doing I'm going to call you and try to talk you out of it then I'm going to sit back and talk tough without really doing anything else." 

But what does it mean to state governors? Could it be that the President might cut federally funded programs to states whose governors don't agree with him? That wouldn't surprise me. Or could it be something more sinister? We are, after all, living in the age of Chicago thug-style politics in the White House. One never knows what could happen.

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