published Thursday, September 30th, 2010

President Obama lectures his party

President Barack Obama has not come to grips with the fact that his liberal agenda does not square with what most of the American people want from Washington.

In a defensive article in Rolling Stone magazine, he sounded almost offended that ordinary Democrats around the country are not very enthusiastic about getting out and voting for Democrat candidates in the upcoming congressional elections.

Democrats “need to shake off this lethargy. People need to buck up,” he told the magazine. He called it “irresponsible” and even “inexcusable” that some of the people who eagerly supported his 2008 presidential campaign just cannot get excited about the Democrats running this year.

Actually, their lack of enthusiasm is entirely understandable.

Many independent voters and more moderate Democrats “rolled the dice” on Obama in the 2008 election and also voted to give Democrats even bigger majorities in Congress than they already had. But have Democrats governed responsibly with all that power?

Unfortunately not. They enacted, with almost no Republican support, a costly “stimulus” bill that will make our awful national debt even worse — and has not reduced unemployment. Then, with zero GOP support, they imposed a vast, complicated, expensive, government health care “reform” on the country.

Polls show strong public opposition to such legislation. Yet the president says those “accomplishments” should have his party fired up and eager to keep Democrats in power after November elections.

What the president cannot understand is that most Americans do not see his and congressional Democrats’ push for ever-bigger government as “accomplishments.”

He may be disappointed in Democrat voters and others who do not share his philosophy, but the country is even more disappointed in the liberal policies he and his fellow Democrats have pursued in Washington.

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whatever said...

That's ok, most Americans have even less favorable opinions about the Republican party and the Tea Party Movement.

Ain't in nice to have to choose between two things you apparently hate?

September 30, 2010 at 12:30 a.m.
Francis said...

must be a really bitter pill to swallow for all those who voted for obama expecting "hope and change"....and getting bleakness instead. obama and the libs own all the idiotic policies enacted over the last two years. they own the numbers. it's anybody but democrats in november. that's all the matters.

america is a center right country...obama is way, way off the mark. he's not what those who voted for him thought he was. good actor, though.

his scolding and anger directed at the people who voted for him for being unentusiastic about the november elections is arrogant, delusional and im- mature. what a baby.

September 30, 2010 at 9:10 a.m.
Francis said...

obama's having a tantrum...someone get him his pacy and his babba!

obama want a babba?

September 30, 2010 at 9:13 a.m.
Livn4life said...

Got that change America, brought to you by the man now upbraiding his party. In all honesty, I would be ashamed if I was part of bringing in this group of leaders. But then, remember we are a divided nation. Many did not want Bushesque politics. Many of those same ones did not expect the change and positivity supposedly brought to town by Obamaslam. Where does that leave us as election day draws nearer? I have to say, it leaves me looking closely at who's running. It also will make me look closely at who's elected and what they do. If we have a switcheroo of party control in Washington, there needs to be steps in the right direction immediately. Then if the guy who claims to know so much in the White House and his gang refuse to listen, well there will be another election in 2012. I await the outcome November 2nd. For from it we will determine just who has been listening to what.

September 30, 2010 at 9:31 a.m.

"That's ok, most Americans have even less favorable opinions about the Republican party and the Tea Party Movement".

This is the delusion that the Left Progs on the TFP and elsewhere enjoy about America. "Most"? You slippery sleazoids accuse me of not giving facts? What's the name of the kool-aid ya'll drink at the Fountain of Foniness? Do you get it at DailyKos, HuffnPuff or at the White House? I demand to know, as a taxpayer I refuse to pay for your drinks or your destruction.

Francis and Livn are correct, unless Obama orchestrates or manipulates the next two elections via his Black Panther Party thugs, the voters are going to be voting in real people, not RINOS and Progs. En masse.

September 30, 2010 at 10:32 a.m.
acerigger said...

Pres.Obama allowed his quest for bi-partisanship to stall and,or side-track progress for the American people.The "base" is disappointed that the "Party of No" has been allowed to stall the agenda."Hope" he realizes that and will take steps to "change" that dynamic in the next couple of years.

September 30, 2010 at 10:55 a.m.
whatever said...

Somebody needs to learn to look into a mirror so they can see their own hypocrisy.

Or is it ok when you respond by denigrating our opinions, our characters or those opinions we print?

September 30, 2010 at 10:56 a.m.
ProgressiveInTN said...

Umm...@canaryinthecoalmine most people want MORE fed healthcare and want more progressive policies, not less. Check this out from the AP:

"A new AP poll finds that Americans who think the law should have done more outnumber those who think the government should stay out of health care by 2-to-1."

That's just one example. You see, if Ultra Conservatives were the majority, they would have won in 2008. You didn't. So quit your temper tantrum throwing and let us get to the business of pushing this nation forward.

September 30, 2010 at 11:09 a.m.
whatever said...

Sorry but the AP isn't acceptable to certain people, because what is says is not what they think it should say.

September 30, 2010 at 11:24 a.m.

uhhhh...Prog, YOU need to look in the Hypocrisy Mirror (I say it straight and brutally true, always have and always will...can't take it? aaaahhhh) and while you're at it, check out the Self-Responsibility one too-for all your "Progressive" mess-ups and destruction of this country and the systems that actually worked in the past. Instead of espousing the ones that won't and don't. Ummmmm. Yeah.

AP? righto, yuk yuk. Try a more "bi-partisan", non-Leftist source for a change. You might not like it, but at least we'll all get truer bits and bytes of the "facts". But I won't hold my breath. See ya bubs, wouldn't wanna be ya.

September 30, 2010 at 11:54 a.m.
whatever said...

There you go, like clockwork. Doesn't say what they think it should, not acceptable.

That's what they considered being Self-Responsible, you must ignore everything that doesn't agree with your preconceptions of the world. Then you're the one responsible for creating your own world view.

September 30, 2010 at 12:08 p.m.

gee whattsit? why are you projecting so much today, foul stomach or something?

September 30, 2010 at 12:22 p.m.
whatever said...

guess you don't like how you are your own worst enemy.

September 30, 2010 at 12:29 p.m.
ProgressiveInTN said...

@canaryinthecoalmine. You are clearly insane. And you can't argue with crazy.

With leaders like Christine O'Donnell in your corner, I hope that you and the rest of your political MINORITY can keep each other entertained with tales of mice with human brains and witch craft. "Hypocrisy Mirrors", "Kool Aid" and a cheesy "yuk yuk"? Seriously? It's just nonsensical blather.

And if you believe so fervently in little to no government, may I suggest considering a relocation to Somalia? You know, they have no regulations against business or the healthcare industry there, and it's just such a lovely and prosperous place in comparison to this country...

Progressives have made this country great - inspite of continued attacks from people such as yourself.

September 30, 2010 at 12:51 p.m.
hambone said...

Don't Don't Don't Don't try to make sense out of what ol' Big Bird says. It will damage your brain. Just ignore her. It too shall pass!!

September 30, 2010 at 8:43 p.m.
whatever said...

Like gas?

September 30, 2010 at 8:45 p.m.
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