Obama, as always leads the way backwards. He said he wants to compromise. As the most compromised president in history that's no surprise.He's compromised the truth, compromised healthcare reform, compromised financial reform so why not continue to compromise with Republicans who made him look like a court jester the last two years anyway?
Reid said he gets the meaning of the election, that the American people want the Democrats and Republicans to work together. Obama says he wants to work with Republicans. Which shows Obama and Reid are still snoozing because if that's what the American people wanted the Democrats and Obama wouldn't have had the biggest congressional majority of any party in 50 years the last two years.
What they don't want to open their eyes to is that the clobbering they received wasn't at the hands of Republicans and Tea Partiers who never voted for them in the first place. This wake up call was delivered by Democrats, moderates, liberals, and independents, fed up with Obama's duplicity and flagrant lying and reneging and how he and the Democratic leadership sold out what the majority of Americans and especially Democrats wanted.
And what they wanted was all the things that Obama and the Democrats didn't deliver. That's why they got clobbered The American people wanted real health care reform. They wanted overwhelmingly to have the public option and the votes had always been there to pass it using reconciliation. Obama sold it out,making a sleazy back room deal with health industry lobbyists because the town hall crazies made his knees buckle,then publicly spoke out of both sides of his mouth pretending to support it, and Reid went along with it instead of yanking the reins from Obama and passing the public option anyway.
I don't think Barack can learn. He misses the whole point repeatedly.
I mean, if it were me, if I were gifted with a nomination I hadn't earned, I hope -- for my parent's sake -- I would turn it down and say, "Give it to Hillary, she earned it." But let's say I was tempted -- we can all be tempted -- and ended up keeping the nomination I didn't earn, okay?
Knowing that I hadn't earned it, knowing that I did deserve it, I would say, "Okay, well I'm going to make them all so happy that they chose me, I'm going to work my butt off and they're going to see that and see that I work for the things that really matter."
But that's not what happened. Barack was gifted with the nomination and acted like he was entitled to such a gift, that he'd somehow earned the right to be gifted and to steal from others. That's why he's golfed more than George W. Bush at this point. That's why -- in the middle of two wars and an economic disaster -- he insists on 'date nights' and 'date weekends.' It's why he's got to world tour it when he should be working on issues here.
I don't expect him to learn from his mistakes because I believe his vanity is so great that he can't even own his mistakes.
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