Skip to comments.Newsweek’s Evan Thomas rips Obama speech: ‘He was being a God [expletive] Democrat!’
Posted on 07/03/2011 9:55:04 AM PDT by markomalley
A Mark Halperin misstep this is not, but Newsweek magazine columnist Evan Thomas had some pretty strong words for President Barack Obama Friday.
On Inside Washington, host Gordon Peterson asked his panel to suggest a way to overcome the current impasse and get Congress and the White House moving on a budget deal. Thomas offered up a solution, but also expressed his frustration with Obama.
Yeah, because its happened before Obama has got to be President of the United States, Thomas said. He has to be two things. He has to make a public case of how bad is this, because he is not doing that. Hes not being honest about just how bad this is going to be no, he was partisan. He was God [bleep] Democrat! He was just, you know being a party guy. I applaud the energy but it wasnt getting me anywhere. He has got to rise above that and then in private, in private hes got to make a deal.
Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammers sentiments fell in line with Thomass.
Instead of saying, as a president ought to say, is that we have a problem it is a serious problem, its a growing problem, its a structural problem and we have to do something, he says, as in the sound bite you showed, it is a choice between helping the elderly on Medicare and corporate jets and oil tax breaks, Krauthammer added. That is pure demagoguery and that is not leadership.
Earlier in the program, Krauthammer pointed out that if you were to collect the tax on corporate jets for the next 7,000 years, it would not cover one year of an Obama administration deficit.
Dang, that’s the one; better than I envisioned.
I love FR! Where’s that pledge button?
If you want the “unflushed” version, just let me know and I’ll put up the url (I won’t hotlink the image - I don’t need to get in trouble from mgt again).
Here's the deal: Vacate the office within 24 hours. Vacant the nation within 48. Then we can discuss the cuts that are going to happen one way or another.
Less than 2 years ago Evan Thomas referenced Obama as God. Now he demotes him to a God..mn Democrat. The acumen of these media idiots is a blunt as a dull butter knife. Mr. Evans needs to go away.
Thanks for the compliment.
I’m a “Sir”.
Even my wife, Madam Susan, thinks so.