If you think Obama is humbled by the public exposure of a few of his many sins, think again:
“‘I genuinely believe that there are actually Republicans out there who would like to work with us but they’re fearful of their base and they’re concerned about what Rush Limbaugh might say about them,’ Obama said. ‘And as a consequence, we get the kind of gridlock that makes people cynical about government and inhibits our progress.’”
Wow. Is that what is making people cynical about government?—Their inability to roll more laws off the legislative assembly line?
I would think that questions about Benghazi, Fast and Furious, spying on a major media group so that every potential whistle blower knows the government might be gathering data about them, or using the IRS to burden political non-profits or harass any enemy with an audit, might all have something to do with that. After all, every single one of those things (except Fast and Furious, tragically) is in the news right now.
People aren’t scared of Rush Limbaugh; they’re scared of Barack Obama and it won’t be fixed until the fear runs the other way.
But even more: Obama said, “they’re fearful of their base.” Think about that. The majority of their constituents don’t want to go along with (“work with”) Obama’s agenda and Obama takes it for granted that their alleged representatives should violate their will. If Obama had his way, every legislative decision would be made in the same fashion as the $750 billion rape of the country that was TARP. If the Congress decided to follow the will of their constituent, they would simply be threatened and bribed and made to vote again until they “did it right.”
And in all this, the only criticism the ABC news analysis can offer is, “It may not have been the best time to reference Limbaugh.” Ya think?
They report the story only as a story of how Obama is embattled, not as a story of anything he did that was wrong. It starts with the headline: “Scandal City Undercuts Trust in Washington, Threatens President Obama’s Agenda,” and continues in the story:
“Critical to the president’s broad agenda is a trust in government. That’s been directly undermined by the flurry of revelations, with more almost certain to come.”
You would think this might be leading up to an acknowledgment that the government has indeed been untrustworthy. No. this is all treated as a problem because it derails the agenda:
“In short, the legislative sweet spot is souring in ways dinner out with rivals can’t fix. One Democratic member of Congress on Wednesday expressed concern that the multiple investigations fed this week in Washington would cost the White House and its allies a genuine opportunity to make progress on agenda items. ‘That would be the biggest crime of all, if it took away from all the things we need to do,’ the member of Congress said.”
What a ridiculous fantasy these people live in. What they need to do is stop making new laws. They aren’t trustworthy people who we should allow that authority. The president leads a regime of spies and bullies and the only legislation he won’t veto will be led by the legislatures who side with him while the media cheers him on.
The only thing that has happened this week is that the truth has been revealed—not the truth about Obama but the truth about big government.
It isn’t trustworthy. It never was.