This is going to be a short but shocking blog.
Well, maybe not shocking – that all depends on whether you cling to delusions of Obama being the great unifier he projected himself as while on the campaign trail in 2008 – but it will definitely be short.
If you’ve been following the news at all the last few months, you should be very familiar with President Obama’s flat-out lie of an analogy… You know, the one about the economy being a car and Republicans driving it into a ditch? R stands for reverse – and Republican – and we don’t want to send the country back the way we came… Blah, blah, chirp, chirp, beep, beep.
Yeah, that one.
Anyway, Obama took that darling thought a step further on Monday, saying this: “We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”
I have a few responses to this, the first one being the completely ridiculous “Nobody puts Baby in the corner!” But that’s just because I was reading about Dancing with the Stars, which Jennifer Grey just happens to be performing on this season.
After running through the ending dance sequence in my head, I have to just roll my eyes. And no, not at the movie. Come on, who doesn’t love Dirty Dancing?
Instead, I have to imagine the chaos that would ensue if a Republican had said this about Democrats. That’s all we would see on the news for a decent week, with headlines and discussion topics about “the racist elements of the Republican party.”
And you know what? They’d have good reason to cry “foul!” on that statement. If a Republican had said that, it would have been at best an extremely poor choice of words and at worst, flat-out racist. But because a black, Democrat politician says it, it’s perfectly fine?
Talk about a double standard!
Then there’s the fact that Obama, who enjoys blabbing on – and little else – about his desire for “bipartisan support,” is essentially admitting that he could care less about listening to the other side. It’s his way or nothing at all, apparently.
No big surprise there, really. That’s been obvious for a while now.
And personally, I’d much prefer the “nothing” option, thank you very much.