Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Obama gives GOPers some tough love

For all those who have impatiently waiting, and sometimes whining, Obama takes to the bully pulpit at a presser today and thrashes the GOPers. Particularly liked this part:
On the economy, Mr. Obama sounded dire warnings about the consequences of delaying a resolution on the debt negotiations, and expressed exasperation with Republicans in Congress, saying they needed to “do their job” instead of blaming him for a lack of leadership.

In a remarkable display of frustration, Mr. Obama said he was “amused” by Republican comments that he had not offered a clear direction in the effort to cut the budget and increase the nation’s debt ceiling.

“They are in one week, they are out one week,” the president said, in a week that the House is out of session. “You need to be here. I’ve been here. I’ve been doing Afghanistan and Bin Laden and the Greek crisis. You stay here. Let’s get it done. All right, I think you know my feelings about that.”
I missed the live version myself, but hearing "corporate jet owners" was the phrase of the day. Thinking it was pretty damn effective since the GOPers were reduced to stammering out their same tired old bromides. But as our Prez said:
Here in Washington, a lot of people say a lot of things to satisfy their base or to get on a cable news," he said, "Hopefully, leaders at a certain point rise to the occasion and they do the right thing for the American people."
A truly audacious hope.

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Blogger merlallen said...

good luck with that.

3:21:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Exactly merlallen. But his timing is impeccable. For all the things that worry me about Obama, the one thing that comforts is he doesn't get caught up in the ADHD demands for instant gratification that come from every quarter. He moves to his own timetable. That takes a kind of discipline and forethought that suggests deep thinking and total engagement. We need that in a president.

12:20:00 AM  

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