An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
There was little need for Mr. Obama to include Republicans in his legislative calculus. The Democrats enjoyed supermajorities in both houses and, armed with what they thought was a political blank check, went on a spending and regulating rampage. They exhibited the worst aspects of old-style politics: favoritism, cronyism, unrestrained spending, backroom deals, arrogance, conceit and extreme partisanship. Mr. Obama’s freshman year left the country with astronomical deficits and not much else.
When the public objected to this irresponsible and reckless behavior – exhibited at town-hall protests and Tea Party demonstrations – Mr. Obama responded, “I don’t want folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to just get out of the way so we can clean up the mess.” Shut up, sit down and take your medicine – that’s bipartisanship Obama-style.
Honestly, if ANYONE is buying into this latest smoke and mirrors fiasco, then we are truly doomed. If it were me, I’d tell the Poser to stick it where the sun don’t shine, and start acting like a leader, not a petulant little boy who can’t have all the candy in the store!