Friday, March 11, 2011

Obama: "No Sense Going After Public Broadcasting"

Absolutely breathtaking in its sheer arrogance.

President Obama, on the one hand, is criticizing the Republicans for 'partisan bickering' over the budget and calls the 2-week extensions "irresponsible".

He claims that the Democrats have met Republicans "halfway" on spending cuts and refuses to be specific, but hints he wants to see something between the Republicans' number (61 billion) and the Democrats (6 billion).

Quite a range, no? And speaking of irresponsible cuts, he wants Congress not to even consider cutting off the taxpayer stipend to the Left wing money launderers at public broadcasting!

"I think it's going to be important for us to have a conversation after we get the short-term budget done, about how do we really tackle the problem in a comprehensive way," Obama said at a press conference on Friday.

"And that means not just going after Head Start or Corporation for Public Broadcasting. That's not where the money is," he added.

"These aren't really budget items; these are political statements," Obama said. "I've said, again, directly to Speaker Boehner that we're happy to discuss any of these riders, but my general view is let's not try to sneak political agendas into a budget debate."

I dunno, Mr. President. A half a billion here, a half a billion there...soon you're talking about real money. Or as Joe Biden would say, 'a big f---in' deal'.

Let's review. We have a president who is basically defining most spending cuts as belonging in one of two categories.

He won't allow cuts in what he calls our "investments in the future" , boondoggles like high speed rail, wind power, ObamaCare or multi-billion tax breaks to union run companies like GM.

And he's against 'sneaking' a political agenda into a budget dispute. Which takes care of pretty much anything if NPR isn't political.

And then, after this political posturing by Obama, he calls on others to "end the political bickering !"

That's one of the problems with people like President Obama. They think everyone else is stupid. And Obama, in between golf swings, thinks of this as 'leadership'.

If he were the CEO of a private company, he would have been pounding the pavement looking for a new job a long time ago.

please helps me write more gooder!


louielouie said...

this is just a feeling i get.
if boehner just goes for the 61mil number, i really do think he will be history in 2012.
here's a number i have in mind.
how 'bout 1.7tril.
let's start the bargaining there.

Freedom Fighter said...

I think $1.7 Trillion is a great place to start.