This was in the New York Post on Friday. I guess bipartisanship is pretty much out the window, though that's hardly shocking.
"President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill today that they need to quit listening to radio king Rush Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration.
'You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done,' he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package. "
In other words, the Messiah is telling us conservatives that we need to give up our principles so that "things get done." Hey why even bother having two parties, when we can live in the land of the Lotus eating Democrats?
"One White House official confirmed the comment but said he was simply trying to make a larger point about bipartisan efforts.
"There are big things that unify Republicans and Democrats," the official said. 'We shouldn't let partisan politics derail what are very important things that need to get done."
I'm kinda curious to see what those "big" things are. Needless to say, national security doesn't seem to be one of them, since the One is getting rid of the Guantanamo facility. Again, I still get that feeling that bipartisanship means "get with the program, or else." As for derailing partisan politics, do the Democrats mean the stuff they pulled during Bush's tenure? So now that their Savior has arrived, conservatives are now barred from expressing their opinion? After all, we don't want to hurt the Messiah's feelings...
"In an exchange with Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) about the proposal, the president shot back: 'I won,' according to aides briefed on the meeting.
'I will trump you on that.'
Not that Obama was gloating. He was just explaining that he aims to get his way on stimulus package and all other legislation, sources said, noting his unrivaled one-party control of both congressional chambers.
'We are experiencing an unprecedented economic crisis that has to be dealt with and dealt with rapidly,' Obama said during the meeting."
Super maturity right there from the Messiah. Nyah, Nyah. If that isn't gloating, then this blog isn't opinionated. It is in this passage, however, that we get to the crux of the idea. There isn't and will not be any "bipartisan" effort other than to browbeat conservatives into giving up their ideas. One cannot have "unrivaled one-party control of both congressional chambers" and make a serious attempt to reach out to the other party. If it's unrivalled, then you don't need the other side, it's as simple as that. Therefore, what the Messiah is doing is utter bullshit. As for the "unprecedented economic crisis," is that compared to, oh I don't know, the Great Depression? Is he serious? Yeah, it's bad (I came within an ace of being laid off a few weeks ago, so I'm definitely aware how serious it is), but is it really all that unprecedented? Worse than the Carter years, where unemployment was in double digits (though it may reach that in a year or so)? Methinks this guy needs a history lesson in economics.
Heads up to Cassy Fiano for the story.