Just what kind of divisive, non-unifying, non-post-partisan, ego-riding fool is in our White House?
A Republican majority in Congress would mean “hand-to-hand combat” on Capitol Hill for the next two years, threatening policies Democrats have enacted to stabilize the economy, President Obama warned Wednesday.
Speaking on Michael Baisden’s syndicated radio show, Obama also made a direct appeal to African Americans about the importance of the November vote, even though he’s not on the ballot himself.
“Everybody in the barbershops, the beauty shops, and at work — everybody’s got to understand: This is a huge election; if we turn out in strong numbers, then we will do fine. If we do not, if we are depressed and decide, well, you know, Barack’s not running right now, so I’m just going to stay home, then I’m going to have my hands full up here on Capitol Hill.”
Oh, it’s all about him, isn’t it? Is the president suggesting that the only reason African Americans would bother to vote would be to support him? Isn’t that rather a crappy subtext coming from any president?
I suspect she wouldn’t like it. I know I don’t.
Obama goes on to blame Bush, of course, for the bad jobs numbers. Apparently he forgot that Obama’s own policies were supposed to prevent unemployment from exceeding 8%.
Of the GOP, this unifier, this post-partisan healer who–on the third day of his presidency–informed the House and Senate GOP leadership that “I won,” and allowed Nancy Pelosi to shut them out of writing any part of the Obama/Pelosi “stimulus” bill, had this to say:
“They are fired up. They are mobilized. They see an opportunity to take back the House, maybe take back the Senate,” he said. “If they’re successful in doing that, they’ve already said they’re going to go back to the same policies that were in place during the Bush administration. That means that we are going to have just hand-to-hand combat up here on Capitol Hill.“
I guess he’d taken Fritz Mondale’s advice and left the teleprompter home? Because this was an incredibly unpresidential and amateurish thing to say.
What a president. The president of only half the country. Or, lately, not even that. The president of anyone who will continue to vote for him, and that’s all.
Can you imagine if, two years into his presidency, Bush had still been talking about Clinton (not that he ever did; others may have mentioned that 9/11 was planned during the Clinton “vacation from history” that included non-responses to repeated Al Qaeda provocations, but Bush never did) or if Bush had ever used this sort of stupid, unpresidential, hyper-partisan rhetoric, the sort of screaming we’d have heard from the Democrats and the mainstream press?
Remember when we were told Obama was the “enlighted” and “highly evolved” guy with the “first-class temperament.”
Now, he is President-Hand-to-Hand Combat with fellow-Americans and loyal opposition. Unreal.
Meanwhile, this unevolved moron showed how the president of all the people behaves.
I guess you’d call that President-Hand-to-Hand.
Allahpundit notes that Obama will not need “hand-to-hand” combat, as he seems to be planning an end run around the GOP if he must. This is not a president who cares about what the populace is telling him. Boy, remember when Bush was “arrogant” because he “didn’t listen”?
Obama to Dems Donors: Stop sulking!
Who gets hurt when the Bush tax cuts expire?
Wait, what the what?