They brought in busloads of "folks" in the Obama camp and staged a
meeting (pep rally) at the WH on the tax measures. I watched and listened to it
in great disgust. The people were all "plants" for the president,
cheering on cue (probably from a teleprompter). I thought it very distasteful
for a president to stage such an event when men were working so hard to solve
this problem. And, then for him to mock them, laugh at them, and belittle the
very lawmakers who were trying to negotiate a deal was so disrespectful.
America, you got what you wanted on November 6th! The man doesn't know the
first thing of how to lead and bring people together. It is all about him!
I echo BYUalum- you can say what you will about George W Bush but at least that
man had some class. Many Obama supporters mistake long-windedness for
intelligence but the "inarticulate" George Bush could say in two
sentences what it takes the anointed one two paragraphs to say. Memo to
Barack Obama: when you insult Congress you insult every sinle voter who chose
that Represenative to represent them in Congress. Mr President, you pledged in
your first campaign for President to cut the deficit in half. Four years and
trillions of dollars in debt later you can only cast blame and you still refuse
to lead. Nice job.
It's a shame that Utahns sent this guy back to Congress. Of course,
he's here to analyze the problem from the back bench-never offering
solutions of his own and always failing to be at the forefront "fighting for
Utah values." Where was his proposal? He's just like all the rest of
them doing what he can to preserve his job and hold on to power. Here's yet
another example of his constituents not knowing where he stands on a
controversial issue until the last minute when he can guarantee the vote that is
most politically expedient for him. Wake up, Utah! He's inept and
can't be trusted. He destroyed Mia Love by scaring people into thinking she
would cut education, federal reserve, and funding for autistic kids and NOW has
the guts to admit that these things don't happen over night. What a
hypocrite. I hope we take this as a warning sign that it's time to take the
government back into the hands of the people.
At least the "Cliff" would have provided a balanced approach! We just
keep accelerating our ultimate demise, look out Greece you're about to have
a new partner.
The Republican House of Representative failed in its responsible to directly
address these tax and revenue issues that the Constitution holds that it is
primarily responsible for and just relegated the whole issue to the more
deliberative and gentlemanly poised U.S. Senate which did its job. For those in
the House that are disgruntled, they have only themselves to blame. Partly the
problem is the Party System which puts politics above governing. If a vote had
been allowed earlier in the House, it was likely that a bi-partisan vote of a
majority of house members could have been forged and passed onto the Senate.
Instead hard-liners rigidly sticking to their Party philosophy but this Country
once again near collapse.
Memo to red state dogma...When you and those of your ilk, insult The
President of The United States of America on an hourly basis, expect the favor
to be returned to you.Your faux outrage is laughable.