Friday, January 29, 2010

OBAMA SAYS, SIMON SAYS?.........Am I the ONLY ONE?....

.........or do you, too, find no REACTION to the list of Obama comments to the Republicans in THIS AP ARTICLE during his visit to their meeting? Surely, the Republicans responded? Surely the AP journalist was still there to hear them? Surely we haven't come to "Obama said you have to DO it," have we? And, when he's pushing for ideas Republicans have been all over for years, he acts like they're his ideas....lower taxes, keeping jobs here, spending freezes, etc etc.......

Would most Americans see the news article and wonder why his comments are there but the Republicans' are not, or would most Americans just read his comments and take them on face value, never question their ramifications, and think they sound so nice and wonder, too, why Republicans won't just come on aboard!? The journalist DID say there was a "barbed exchange"...where IS IT? Let's see it. Here's ONE Republican reaction...but notice how AP writes it off with Obama's comment which makes utterly no sense at all?:

"GOP lawmakers pressed the president to pledge to support a line-item veto for spending bills and across-the-board tax cuts. Obama demurred, saying billionaires don't need new tax cuts."

"Billionaire tax cuts?" Um...the GOP asked for line-item veto for spending bills and across-the-board tax cuts. Wouldn't that benefit more than BILLIONAIRES? WHAT?

And, of course, you know the impression Obama tries to make when he says things like BILLIONAIRE TAX CUTS. Most Americans hear that and immediately say "Oh, he's RIGHT! NO WAY!" (Americans have now come to hate billionaires, as you all's not REALLY good to be TOO successful in America, according to the Democrats). He's very cunning, Mr. Obama......knows just the buzz words Americans won't question him on. Very effective.



Anonymous said...

This was seen by Obama as just another campaign opportunity to try to marginalize Republicans. Just a charade, probably for both sides.

Basically, the message from Obama, is "my way or the highway".

Anything the Republicans attempted to put in the mix, is a non-starter. Obama will simply say "look, I made an effort to include the Republicans in this process but, they won't come aboard". And the Republicans can say "we tried", which is ok with me. That's politics.

Its a photo op, and will be presented as a sincere effort on the President's part. The thing is, I think the people can now see through how the thugocracy works, and that it's bully tactics come
hell or high water.

If they think this is a change on Obama's part, it won't last because he will continue to behave as the dictator he fancies himself to be. He can't help himself.

This is just a blip on the screen, and doesn't really change anything.

Frankly, I don't want conservatives compromising on the healthcare debacle. Whatever gain they might make even if they could, would not be worth what they would have to concede to.


Brooke said...

America: Where the nation has been turned upside down and success is punished.

Z, did you hear Obama trying to convince Republicans that he's NOT a Bolshevic today?


Anonymous said...

I don't want to hear Congress talking to me about taxes until they first address spending. This idea that we must SPEND our collective wealth on programs they tell us are worthwhile is utterly ruinous.

If there is no economic freedom, there is no freedom. If we are willing to give up our hard earned money to the government so that they can determine what to spend money on, then we have already relinquished our God-given liberty.

Mustang out

Chuck said...

The public is listening

Even liberals don't trust the news much. The highest trust among liberals was 64% for NBC news