Skip to comments.The Hope of Obama vs. the Wisdom of Madison
Posted on 08/14/2009 4:01:57 PM PDT by pissant
During the campaign, Barack Obama portrayed himself as a unifying figure for America, the balm for our wounds, the man uniquely able to overcome our differences. He would create a spirit of bipartisan goodwill after the divisive Bush years. We are not red America or blue America, he said during his run for the presidencythere is only the United States of America. Through the healing power of his words and his calm reason, he would elevate the national debate and unify the country. He spoke about finding the strength and grace to bridge divides and unite in common effort. Yet like many of his other commitments, this eloquent promise of unity and comity is going unfulfilled.
We know from a Pew Poll earlier this year that Obama ranks as the most polarizing president of the modern era. He never made a serious effort at bipartisan outreachthat is a commitment the administration cast aside months ago and simply ignores these days. Thanks to ObamaCare, much of the nation is inflamed and agitated, and citizens are at odds with one another. Town-hall meetings are spirited, angry, and in some cases turning violent. Democratic leaders are using extraordinarily incendiary rhetoric against American citizens, referring to their un-American tactics (Speaker Pelosi and House Majority Leader Hoyer) and to the citizens themselves as evil-mongers (Senate Majority Leader Reid).
Key Obama aides tell Democratic members of Congress that they will punch back twice as hard against their critics. Some opponents of ObamaCare are shouting down their elected representatives; some elected representatives, in response, are acting in an imperious and dismissive manner. All this rancor, and after only 200 days in office.
What explains this turn of events?
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Hey Pissant. Obama reminds me of the “salesman” in the old Dagwood cartoons. I feel like Dagwood trying to get him to go away. Are you old enough to remember that?
How do you do it? That is exactly how I feel? Cool.
Sorry 0, but in that bracket you lose every frickin' time.