This evening, the President took a swing by David Letterman’s show to get a little tongue bath from a man who once made a crude sex joke on the air about Sarah Palin’s 14-year old daughter. During the interview, Barack Obama launched a little attack against Mitt Romney in which he said this:
Pres Obama told Letterman its wrong to dismiss those who disagree with you as victims or unpatriotic.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 18, 2012
If you want to be president, you have to work for everyone…People disagree a lot but one thing I’ve never tried to do and I think none of us can do in public office is suggest that because someone doesn’t agree with me that they’re victims or they’re unpatriotic
Yeeeeeeeeeah. Okay. That’s noble and all but it’s sure as heck not what the Democratic Party has preached the last few years.
“All this talk about tax cuts. The – in the Bush years the Republicans said that tax cuts will produce jobs. They didn’t. They produced a deficit,” Pelosi told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.
When Crowley responded that two wars also contributed to the deficit, Pelosi assented, “two unpaid for wars.”
“What are these people not patriotic?” Pelosi continued.
“They want their special interest tax cuts, and they don’t want to pay for the war in Iraq to protect our great country and our freedom,” Pelosi said in an interview set to air Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union.
Two years earlier, she likened those who attended Tea Parties rallies — you know, your neighbors, friends, and family members — to Nazis. She has yet to apologize for either.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, October, 2007. This happened on the floor of the Senate.
Freedom of speech is one of our country’s most cherished values. Nothing sets us further apart than the countries and regimes we oppose than our belief that everyone’s opinion matters, and everyone has the right to express it. That is why, when we hear things on the radio that are offensive, by and large, we tolerate them.
“But last week, Rush Limbaugh went way over the line – and while we respect his right to say anything he likes, his unpatriotic comments cannot be ignored.
Reid later went on to accuse Mitt Romney of at least ten felonies without a shred of evidence. He has yet to apologize for either.
It is unpatriotic to take a hundred billion dollars offshore and not pay your taxes. That is unpatriotic. So I don’t need a lecture on patriotism. I’ve had it to here.
Earlier this year, Biden told ABC’s Kate Snow, “It’s time to be patriotic” when asked if he and the President were pushing for a tax increase. Of course, if it’s patriotic to want higher taxes, it’s unpatriotic to want lower taxes.
But, you might way, these quotes don’t really prove anything. Even though Barack Obama is the head of the Democratic Party and he has worked closely with Pelosi, Reid, and Biden for four years, he’s not directly responsible for what they say nor can he make them apologize for what they said. Sure, he could publicly condemn them and use the power of his bully pulpit to demand that his party’s leaders speak civilly about those who disagree with them, but he can’t actually force them.
On the other hand, he probably can control what comes out of his own mouth, say at a campaign rally in North Dakota in July, 2008.
The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion dollars for the first 42 presidents — number 43 added $4 trillion dollars by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.
The President isn’t likely to apologize for his blustering then nor will he own up to his hypocrisy now. He is who he has always been, a bred in the bone politician whose moral compass broke a long time ago. He wouldn’t know patriotism if it ran up and bit him on the right butt cheek. What he does know is power — raw political strength. He believes he wields the biggest stick, which is why he feels at ease with lapdogs like Letterman who won’t call him on his hypocrisy. His insulated world, where everyone thinks he’s the greatest man ever to bestride the Earth, isn’t the only world, though. In fact, it’s a very small part of the real world where the rest of us wield power greater than his pretty speeches and horde of MSM stenographers. Very soon, we’ll all ask ourselves an important question, a question similar to one Joe Biden asked us four years ago.
“Next time your Republican friends say to you, ‘This is going to be different,’ or ‘I don’t like Obama’s tax policy going to the middle class,’ or whatever they say, say ‘You’re right, last eight years worked pretty well, didn’t they? How do you feel, small businessman, about the last eight years? How do you feel, white collar worker, about the last eight years?’”
Well, America? How do you feel about the last four years? Feel like spending another four with President Barack “Only My People Can Question Your Patriotism” Obama or are you ready to put a couple grown-up men in the White House