Obama The Partisan Demagogue

Jake Tapper provides the proof that President Obama is not exactly the honest broker adult in the room when talking entitlement reform and budget cuts:

President Obama at the GOP House retreat, January 2010:

“We’re not going to be able to do anything about any of these entitlements if what we do is characterize whatever proposals are put out there as, ‘Well, you know, that’s — the other party’s being irresponsible. The other party is trying to hurt our senior citizens. That the other party is doing X, Y, Z.”

President Obama today:

“One vision has been championed by Republicans in the House of Representatives and embraced by several of their party’s presidential candidates…This is a vision that says up to 50 million Americans have to lose their health insurance in order for us to reduce the deficit. And who are those 50 million Americans? Many are someone’s grandparents who wouldn’t be able afford nursing home care without Medicaid. Many are poor children. Some are middle-class families who have children with autism or Down’s syndrome. Some are kids with disabilities so severe that they require 24-hour care. These are the Americans we’d be telling to fend for themselves.”

In other words, let’s all work together and not throw stones, except at those nasty Republicans who want nothing more than to institute death panels to throw grandma, poor kids, and the disabled out into the streets to be eaten by stray dogs.

For the life of me, I can’t see why anyone thinks of Obama as charming.  He seems cold, purely driven by politics, and deeply dishonest.  He thinks we are stupid, and his whole strategy depends on it.  If the media weren’t in his corner pushing for him instead of acting as honest brokers of information, this guy would have been toast long ago.

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Published in: on April 13, 2011 at 3:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

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