Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Will the Real President Obama Please Stand Up?

Written : Feb. 10, 2009

President Obama said some wonderful things last week. It was refreshing to hear him say this on Feb. 4, “This is America. We don’t disparage wealth. We don’t begrudge anybody for achieving success. We certainly believe that success should be rewarded. But what gets people upset – and rightfully so – are executives being rewarded for failure.” BINGO! That was just right!

The very next day, however, he gave a left-wing, partisan, harsh speech on television while in front of a group of adoring House Democrats while they were at a Virginia retreat. Unbelievably, instead of speaking about bipartisanship, he accused Republicans of using phony arguments and petty politics when speaking about or giving suggestions for the stimulus package. He appeared to scold the Republicans, “Don’t come to the table with the same tired arguments and worn ideas that helped to create this crisis. I welcome the debate, but come on. We are not going to get relief by turning back to the very same policies that for the last eight years doubled the national debt...”

He then taunted conservatives, “Then you get the argument, well, this is not a stimulus bill [it’s a spending bill].” He then turned sarcastic and angry, “What do you think a stimulus IS? That’s the whole point.” No, it’s not. The stimulus must not just be about spending, it must be about building businesses and creating jobs, jobs that continue on for years, not just for a few months while the current project runs its course. The vile nature of the speech was definitely not “change we can believe in”, it was precisely the same old, tired Sen. Harry Reid / Speaker Pelosi demagoguery we heard during most of the Bush term.

So, which President Obama is the real one? The one who unites America with soaring rhetoric, or the one who bashes President Bush, the Republicans, and their ideas? The mainstream media isn’t up to criticizing this President, at least not yet, so I’ll take that liberty - while I still have it.

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