In between whining about how he inheritied this economic crisis and very dishonestly trying to lay the blame at the feet of the GOP, President Obama fought against his ideological opponents on the stimulus bill. The only problem is that none of the people he argued against have a vote on the bill because he spent his time building up a libertarian straw man (who bears little resemblance to the Republicans) to fight against. He did not make an articulate argument against the GOP congressmen who feel that this bill will not stimulate the economy but instead decided to paint opponents of the bill as hard-core libertarians who never want the government to do anything. His idiot myrmidons will not catch it because they are all riding the crest of the Bell Curve but it insults my intelligence, like most of what stumbles out of that empty-suit’s mouth.
The One said:
As I said, the one concern I’ve got on the stimulus package, in terms of the debate and listening to some of what’s been said in Congress, is that there seems to be a set of folks who — I don’t doubt their sincerity — who just believe that we should do nothing.
Now, if that’s their opening position or their closing position in negotiations, then we’re probably not going to make much progress, because I don’t think that’s economically sound and I don’t think what — that’s what the American people expect, is for us to stand by and do nothing.
So if you do not like his pork bill then you are for doing nothing. Are you people starting to get some buyers’ remorse yet?
Another example of Obama making up opponents’ positions:
Education, yet another example. The suggestion is, why should the federal government be involved in school construction?
No elected official who opposes this stimulus crap sandwich takes that position, there are very few libertarian GOPers, but the President had to make up his opponents’ positions in order to ‘win’ the argument. This is going to be a long [hopefully only] four years.