Thursday, April 14, 2011

Obama Speech Dishonest and Gutter Politics

The Wall Street Journal doesn't pull any punches on the ridiculous partisan attack POTUS Obungler made in the guise of a "budget and deficit" speech.
Did someone move the 2012 election to June 1? We ask because President Obama's extraordinary response to Paul Ryan's budget yesterday—with its blistering partisanship and multiple distortions—was the kind Presidents usually outsource to some junior lieutenant. Mr. Obama's fundamentally political document would have been unusual even for a Vice President in the fervor of a campaign.

The immediate political goal was to inoculate the White House from criticism that it is not serious about the fiscal crisis, after ignoring its own deficit commission last year and tossing off a $3.73 trillion budget in February that increased spending amid a record deficit of $1.65 trillion. Mr. Obama was chased to George Washington University yesterday because Mr. Ryan and the Republicans outflanked him on fiscal discipline and are now setting the national political agenda.

Mr. Obama did not deign to propose an alternative to rival Mr. Ryan's plan, even as he categorically rejected all its reform ideas, repeatedly vilifying them as essentially un-American. "Their vision is less about reducing the deficit than it is about changing the basic social compact in America," he said, supposedly pitting "children with autism or Down's syndrome" against "every millionaire and billionaire in our society." The President was not attempting to join the debate Mr. Ryan has started, but to close it off just as it begins and banish House GOP ideas to political Siberia.

Mr. Obama then packaged his poison in the rhetoric of bipartisanship—which "starts," he said, "by being honest about what's causing our deficit." The speech he chose to deliver was dishonest even by modern political standards.

Wow, that's strong stuff for the most influential newspaper in the United States, judging from paid circulation of over 2 million & RISING whereas the pretender imposter NYT has a paid circ of 800 thousand and hemorrhaging about 5% every SIX MONTHS.

It's obvious from his speech last night that Obungler doesn't have a clue on how to confront the Ryan challenge to get SERIOUS about reducing our mammoth gigantic deficits which in the month of February this year were greater than the entire year 2007 under GWB.

Obama's latest Gallup Poll numbers are below 50% approval even for his core constituents, and his flailing around last nite may be a sign of incipient panic---it's obvious that he's so used to getting his way that this confrontation is making him lose his cool.

Just like Jimmy Carter, another one-termer whose incompetence was only matched by his political tin ear.

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