If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times – this is the President Obama I want to see more often. The guy who stands there, with a little attitude in his voice, calling out Republican lies and propaganda.
Which is exactly what he did while speaking in Minneapolis when he said, “They don’t do anything except block me and call me names.”
“They’ve decided to sue me for doing my job,” Obama said.
He continued, “If you’re mad at me for helping people on my own then join me and we’ll do it together. I want to work with you, but you gotta give me something. You gotta try to deliver something. Anything.”
Now I get that at one point he had this lofty goal of being this great uniter of sorts. In fact, I honestly believe starting out his presidency in 2009 he fully intended to work with Republicans to try to bring this country together after 8 years of Bush policies tore us apart.
But the tea party wasn’t going to have anything to do with working with our nation’s first African American president. And while they might deny that his race has anything to do with it, they’re full of crap.
It’s high time he stops trying desperately to work with these obstructionists and spends more time calling them out on their nonsense so that hopefully more people realize what’s been going on.
Because no matter what he does, they’re never going to work with him.
We’ve seen the least productive Congress in United States history.
But even if they wanted to, they couldn’t. They’ve spent the last 5+ years selling their propaganda that any Republican who might dare work with President Obama is essentially a traitor to the United States. He could give them 80 percent of what they wanted on an issue, and whichever Republicans sided with him would be immediately bashed by the tea party as R.I.N.O’s.
Rachel Maddow recently pointed out a pathetic trend conservatives have followed these last few years. They’ll go on record suggesting that Obama do something concerning a particular issue, and on some of the issues where he’s does almost exactly what they said he should do, then (because that’s what he did) they criticize him for it.
It’s absolute insanity.
We’ve had several members of Congress doubt Obama’s citizenship. We’ve had even more of them frequently call for his impeachment. They’ve peddled this rhetoric about him ruling like a king because he dares to use whatever power he has to actually get something done – because they damn sure aren’t going to do anything.
It’s been one lie after another with Republicans doing whatever they can to label everything a “scandal.” It’s like Alan Colmes recently pointed out when he said, “Republicans want everything to be a scandal. Benghazi is not a scandal, Benghazi was a tragedy. The IRS isn’t is scandal. The problem Republicans have is that you’re calling everything a scandal. When something comes up that really does deserve that, people don’t pay attention. Everything has been a scandal.”
And for too long President Obama has tried to play the nice guy. Well, enough is enough.
I say President Obama should spend the next 2+ years calling out every bit of right-wing propaganda and lies these bums are peddling. Because it’s clear they’re never going to work with him. It’s about time he stops letting them control the message.
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