Pres. Obama’s appointees have tax problems. It’s up to what, three appointees with tax problems? Four? The cabinet’s not that big, folks! We know Robert Gates doesn’t have tax problems because he’s a holdover from the GWB administration.
Now Pres. Obama reverts to his grandstanding, first with an article full of platitudes and nonsense, and today with a speech to Congressional Democrats. Let me highlight a line, and I want every single Republican, Libertarian, conservative, or undeclared moderate to pay attention:
A fired-up Barack Obama ditched his TelePrompter to rally House Democrats and rip Republican opponents of his recovery package Thursday night – at one point openly mocking the GOP for failing to follow through on promises of bipartisanship.
So, it’s bipartisanship if the Republicans agree to support your will, but if they don’t, then it’s all their fault. Who’s the person who basically tried to force Republican compliance with the “I won” statement? People interested in bipartisanship don’t say things like that.
Now, Jake Tapper of ABC news has trapped the feckless Press Secretary Gibbs to basically admit that Pres. Obama has no real interest in transparency (chalk that one up on the wall). Here’s the video:
You can see the frustration in Tapper’s face. And there are rumblings in the press. They’re showing an early frustration with The One, and I hope and pray that what we’re seeing is the start of a grand realization– that this man they cheered and treated as an icon rather than a Chicago-style pol is not a savior. He’s woefully inexperienced for executive action, and his decisions have been disastrous– and they’re getting worse. Instead of recognizing collapsing support for the $1 Trillion stimulus bill (nicknamed Porkulus), he’s digging in his heels and saying he has to because Bush did such a horrible job.
The faster the MSM realizes the President is quickly drowning in a job we can’t afford to let him drown in, they’ll turn into sharks– disaffected sharks, who, hopefully, will drop the partisan facade and revert to non-partisan reporting.
We can hope. Hope the press changes.