In all my years of watching the political scene, I don’t think I’ve ever seen our government in such disarray as it is now. For the past 5 years, it has been nothing but infighting, name-calling, ridicule, and, let’s face it, Republican/Conservative bashing. An interesting article in CNN this morning, clearly stated what I’ve been saying for most of Obama’s presidency.
“We expect our presidents to be leaders of all the people, not a single party or ideology. We want them to rise above the squabbling and keep us on track. The harsh rhetoric that the president has been directing at Republicans suggests that he is less interested in settlement than unconditional surrender.”
Seeing this statement written by David Gergen, a senior political analyst for CNN, and a former adviser to four presidents, I feel vindicated. Obama is not and has not been the president for all Americans. You only have to listen to his speeches, if you can make it through an entire one, to know that. They consist of ridiculing Republicans/Conservatives and the Tea Party. He ridicules the Republican-lead House for not doing his bidding. In all this ridiculing, does he put forth a “real” solution to anything? How many times has he stated that he will not negotiate with Republicans?
If only Democrats/Liberals/Progressives would listen, I would like to ask them how they would feel if a Republican president refused to negotiate with their elected representatives. Would they feel bullied by the president? Would they feel that they do not have a say-so in their own country? I think the answers are glaringly evident.
Yes, that is one red line that Obama will stand behind. If Republicans in congress listen to their constituents and try to govern for the people and by the people, our president picks up his toys and goes home. Or goes to the golf course. It’s childish behavior in the extreme, and, even though the MSM has tried to protect him, he has shown the world that he is not a leader.
But, who will be blamed for the government shutdown? Why, Republicans, of course. The MSM, MSNBC, etc will make sure of that. Instead of demanding that the President of the United States stop this behavior and begin working for the country as a whole, their one-sided reporting allows Obama to continue bullying the opposition. They give Reid and Pelosi full rein to bash their Republican/Conservative peers, but what does the media report about the Republican party? — “they eat their own.”
Everyone knows Obamacare is not ready to be implemented. Obama, himself, has unconstitutionally delayed several facets of the bill. But, for the “masses”–that’s us, folks–this unpopular, unexplained, massive overhaul of our great healthcare system is shoved down our throats. The polls show that about 70% of Americans do not want Obamacare. It doesn’t matter what we want. Obama wants it, and his minions in congress and the MSM, will see that he gets what he wants.
Does anyone really know how this bill is going to work? Does anyone really understand? Talk to your friends and neighbors and you’ll find that most everyone is confused.
Obama has shoved this on us without ever explaining exactly what it means to those of us who have worked hard for our entire lives to have the benefits we have. This is a travesty perpetrated on the American people.
But, who will be blamed for the government shutdown? Why, Republicans, of course!
To read the entire article: http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/30/opinion/gergen-shutdown/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn