Yesterday, Obama made the snort-worthy claim that throughout his presidency, he’s “bent over backwards to work with the Republican Party and have purposely kept my rhetoric down.”
Obama in a campaign speech today: “You don’t negotiate by putting a gun to the other person’s head. Or worse yet, by putting a gun to the American peoples’ head.”
Those of us who have watched, appalled, at the Divider-in Chief’s Chicago thug politics over the years can only shake our heads in disgust but not disbelief at his mendacity at this point.
Obama let slip his true feelings in an interview with NPR on Monday, when he said, he shouldn’t have to offer anything to Republicans in exchange for getting what he wants.
Obama stood with his party members in the Senate. Steve asked if that opportunity to avoid a shutdown exists, what was he willing to offer.
“Steve when you say what can I offer? I shouldn’t have to offer anything,” Obama said.
Hugh Hewitt found the Petulant One’s admission there to be no less than astonishing:
Thus did the American public get a very candid glimpse of the president whose contempt for duly elected Republican opponents is exceeded only by his fecklessness in the face of America’s enemies abroad. To Putin and the Iranians come offers of all sorts. To the Speaker of the House, only ultimatums.
The President’s position is: – Do what I want, and if you don’t you’re to blame for whatever happens.
Including his decision to play the Social Security Trump Card.
And Dingy Blocked Funding For Veterans.
Via Washington Examiner:
Senate Democrats blocked four resolutions to fund government programs, including paying the National Guard and opening national parks, as Republicans offered the limited measures in an attempt to win the government shutdown fight by financing popular programs and leaving those they oppose untouched.
“Unbelievably, today Senate Democrats went on record to oppose funding for National Guard and Reserve salaries, veterans’ services, lifesaving medicine and cures, and national parks and museums,” Senate Republican Conference chairman John Thune, R-S.D., said in a release following the procedural battle.
They think America approves of this?
The Shut Down Theater featuring “the Barry-cades” has thus far been a public relations disaster for the Democrats. (The latest outrages, here.) And the divisive trash-talking and fear-mongering antics by Democrats and RINOs aren’t helping their cause, either..
With all that in mind, enjoy this “accidental” hot-mic moment from last evening between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul:
“Yes We Can!”