This morning President Obama delivered a long-winded victory lap after holding the proverbial gun to the heads of the American people, House Republicans, veterans and anyone else who happens to oppose his agenda. He had some advice for members of Congress – don’t listen to bloggers and radio hosts.
President Barack Obama held a news conference where he insisted that members of Congress move on from “manufactured crises.”
He’s the king of manufactured crises. It’s one crisis after another with this guy, and he never lets one go to waste.
“All my friends in Congress, understand that how business is done in this town has to change,” Obama said. “Because we’ve all got a lot of work to do on behalf of the American people, and that includes the hard work of regaining their trust.”
Friends in Congress? Who is he kidding? He can count all of his friends in Congress on one hand, with fingers to spare. Five years, and other than Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, who in Congress, from either side of the aisle, has he fostered a relationship with? What a joke. As for regaining trust, he ought to look in the mirror. Has he seen his own poll numbers lately?
“All of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists, and the bloggers, and the talking heads on radio, and the professional activists who profit from conflict, and focus on what the majority of Americans sent us here to do,” Obama continued.(Read More)
Professional activists? Like the ones at OFA, his former campaign organization, who wrote the half a dozen emails a day that landed in my inbox? Are those the professional activists who profit from conflict that we’re supposed to ignore?
He, the community organizer, the king of brinksmanship, went on to decry brinksmanship. I kid you not. Oh, and then he said it’s time for immigration reform and a farm bill. You know, because those things can’t wait.
It was really too much to take. I had to turn it off.
Update: Linked by The Pirate’s Cove, who noted that this wasn’t too much for CNN. No sirree, they’re happier than a vampire at a blood drive.