Friday, April 15, 2011

Obama the Presidential Divider:

Conservative Cause Blog Article and commentary

Obama the Presidential Divider:

Before comment:
Didn't Obama run on a campaign to cut the divisions between the two major political parties? Did he not pledge to the American people that he would be more of a uniter and not a divider? It is my opinion that he has instead become one of the strongest polarizing forces as a president that we have ever seen in our nation's history.

Here is an except from a recent Wall Street Journal Article on Obama's recent toxic speech on the deficit, debt and the new federal taxes he wants to implement:

“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. Joseph Rago and Steve Moore on who will pay more under the White House's planned tax increases. 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."

An after comment from Dave Udall: Did Obama give us his well thought out constructive plan to get the national budget balanced or did he just pounce on Congressman's Ryan and criticized it as a bad plan? Where is Obama's leadership to make a real CHANGE to get the USA back on a strong financial foundation? I thought he was supposed to be the great CHANGE president. Yes, he is the CHANGE president but his budget proposals and our national spending patterns are outrageously out of control!