I never intended for my Obama Sets the Tone post to become a running series, but if he keeps contradicting himself in such a nakedly hypocritical way, there could be no end to these.
I can tell Jake Tapper at ABC finds this to be a bit much:
Three days after he decried the lack of civility in American politics, President Obama is quoted in a new book about his presidency referring to the Tea Party movement using a derogatory term with sexual connotations.
In Jonathan Alter’s “The Promise: President Obama, Year One,” President Obama is quoted in an interview saying that the unanimous vote of House Republicans vote against the stimulus bills “set the tenor for the whole year … That helped to create the tea-baggers and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party to where it now controls the agenda for the Republicans.”
Never mind the fact that he’s completely wrong about how the tea party movement started: it was a direct reaction to his disastrous policies…not sycophantic loyalty to the Republican party. Did it ever occur to Obama that opposition to his policies might be rooted in principle, and that possibly, the tea party movement – if anything, emboldened Republicans to oppose his agenda, not the other way around?
This has to be a new low for the White House…to refer to the opposition in such a derogatory, and low brow way. No, we’ve never seen anything like it, not even from Bill Clinton.
“All you hear in Washington is the clamor of politics – a noise that can drown out the voices of the people who sent you there.” This, of course, is precious, coming as it does from the leader of the Democratic party, which had to twist arms and bribe legislators to vote for a flawed healthcare bill because members of congress–who were listening to the “voices of the people”–were afraid to vote for a bloated bill that did little to address the most pressing problems in healthcare, a bill which their constituents loudly and repeatedly told congress they didn’t want.
“We’ve got politicians calling each other all sorts of unflattering names.” which may be why in 400 speeches and Q&A sessions, delivered in his first year in office, Obama finds occasion to demonize or blame President George W. Bush, and why Obama, 16 months into his presidency, continues to use Bush as the whipping boy for bad left wing policies.
Read her whole piece, as she fisks the entire thing.
I can think of ONE thing worse than politicians calling each other unflattering names – HOW ABOUT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES CALLING UNITED STATES CITIZENS UNFLATTERING NAMES.
Hat tip: Hot Air Headlines
Linked by Michelle Malkin, in Buzzworthy, thanks!