Nuts. Obama Lashes Out at GOP Super-Minority for "Obstructionism?"
The return of the fisted hand lecture… Republicans in Congress don’t have enough members to vote for a bathroom break but that didn’t stop Barack Obama from lashing out at their “obstructionism” today in his speech on Capital Hill. Obama insisted that democrats have incorporated numerous Republican ideas in their radical unpopular legislation. He said he was tired of extending a hand and getting a fist in return.
President Obama tore into the Republican opposition on Capitol Hill Wednesday, blaming the GOP for what he called politically motivated opposition on virtually every issue.
Democrats have been willing to incorporate Republican ideas on health care and other issues, he said, but Republicans have not been willing to do the same.
Addressing a gathering of Senate Democrats, Obama promised to “call (Republicans) out when (Democrats) extend a hand and get a fist in return.”
Senate Republicans, he said, have tried to employ the filibuster more over the past year than in all of the 1950s and 1960s combined. The GOP’s strategy has been “20 years of obstruction packed into one,” he said.
“If you want to govern, you can’t just say no,” he argued. “It can’t be about just scoring points.”
In the real world, Democrats have locked out Republicans repeatedly for over a year and dumped late night thousand page documents on the GOP’s doorstep for a scheduled vote in the morning. The White House hasn’t even contacted the Minority Leader in months. Now that their radical agenda has proven to be so unpopular with a majority of Americans they finally have a need for the minority party- as scapegoats.
Good luck with that, Barack.
More… You may have noticed that Obama used that “extended hand” analogy again today. He uses it when he talks about the killer Iranian regime too. The only difference is that he sounds angrier when he’s talks about the Republicans.