Skip to comments.Obama’s “Country Before Party” Nonsense
Posted on 09/05/2011 5:58:09 PM PDT by Qbert
News reports suggest that on Thursday night, the president will tell Republicans in the House and Senate that they should put country before party and endorse his proposals for job creation. The country before party line has become Obamas new theme in the wake of the debt crisis, and the passion with which he invokes it indicates its something he actually and truly believes in.
And its utter nonsense. Offensive nonsense too. Obama isnt truly asking Republicans to put country before party. He is asking them to elevate the interests and ideas of the Democratic party higher than their own ideas, their sense of what is best for the nation, and their deeply held convictions about the moral hazard posed by a too-large government and a populace too reliant on it. They wont do it, and they shouldnt, and the next time liberals complain that conservatives unfairly impugn their patriotism, Obamas effort to do just that with his loyal ideological opposition should be thrown in their face.
Anybody this naive is unfit to be a serious political commentator.
He should have thought of that 4 trillion dollars ago.
Nice he could be so bipartisan.
It's when our reps blindly follow a dictator in lieu of the people they supposedly represent that causes problems.
Obamacare is the perfect example.
Gay marriage is another.(Thank you NY pervs)
Any time Obama tries to play the “patriotic” card, it rings hollow with me.
With respect for the office you hold, Mr. President, your ideas for “the benefit of the nation” are just flat wrong.
Republicans should all wear large button pins saying, “SHOW US YOUR BILL”.
He’s going to put his plan on paper, right?
I mean ... it won’t just be hollow rhetoric ... he’s going to submit “A PLAN” right? On paper?
And then the GOP can look over it and decide what may be workable ...
Or ... have we abandoned ALL IDEAS about checks and balances and we must cower to the edict from the Oval Office?
* There is no path to prosperity when you pay people NOT to work.
* There is no path to recovery when you punish the employer class that ultimately -and necessarily - also punishes the employee class.
* Central planning, like Czars, special unregulated commissions, and Executive Order fiat are contrary to a representative republic, but for some reason it has not become nauseating enough to puke up all those toxins and purge the system of these diseases. There can be a civil change of guard, but the Trumpkas, Waters, and Hoffas are issuing not-so-veiled threats of violence.
* In Barry's case, he has put ideology before country or party. He attempts, at every turn, to skirt the Constitution, short-circuits House and Senate processes by special "Gangs of X", creates special commissions, and uses other gamesmanship - all to erode or bypass American institutions.
WAKE UP FROM THE HOPIUM-INDUCED COMA, slap a cold wash-cloth across your face, have a candy bar (or an MRE) and grab your gear!
Obama is directly implying that the Republicans are UNPATRIOTIC if they don’t follow his plan.
Gosh! Why would the Republicans even invite him to address a joint session without demanding and getting a retraction?
has anyone noticed we’ve practically reached the new debt limit?
closing balance 14,652,045
Aug 2 limit 14,694,000
A great theme for the response...’We proudly put good ideas before bad ones. The President’s ideas have failed time and again, and we were elected overwhelmingly in 2010 to stop massive spending dead in its tracks.’
Then Obama should put country before ego.
Geeze. Just last year, ol Mr. P was praising Obama as a neocon.
“Obama is directly implying that the Republicans are UNPATRIOTIC if they dont follow his plan.
Gosh! Why would the Republicans even invite him to address a joint session without demanding and getting a retraction?”
— Yep. Plus he should be forced to condemn Hoffa’s implied violent remarks today before speaking if he wants to peddle this “Country before Party” foolishness.
He vigorously - and with conviction - voted "present".
Even back then he showed the leadership he would bring to the Oval Orifice.
“...Anybody this naive is unfit to be a serious political commentator.”
He says that it’s all “utter nonsense” in the very next sentence.
Pot meet kettle
obama puts himself before party and country - in that order
what a pretentious hypocritical wanker
The professional pols in both political parties think they have a God-given right to run the country. They bicker among themselves to be on top and get the majority of the spoils and loot. But when an outside force, such as the TEA party, surfaces as a threat to their power sharing arrangement they fight the intrusion with more vigor than they fight the opposition party.
Just look how the old time republicans have fought the TEA party or tried to preempt it.
They don't really want reform - they just want to win the majority again so they can get the lions share of the loot they all steal from taxpayers.
Will you have the nerve to tout "green" jobs again in the wake of Solyndra ?(see paragraph #1)
Podhoretz thinks the substantive idea is utter nonsense, but he nevertheless believes Obama is sincere in believing the utter nonsense.
I do not believe Obama is sincere, to the contrary he is a demagogue. Like community organizing — they are not sincerely trying to solve the problems of a community, to the contrary their purpose is to “rub raw” the social discontent according to Alinsky.
Here, Obama is trying to foment enmity against Republicans by associating patriotism with big government control and calling the Republicans unpatriotic. He knows the MSM will pick up the theme and amplify it. But Obama is the very opposite of a patriot, and truth be told hates this country and everything it has traditionally stood for.
Palin was right in Iowa. Pay-to-play has been going on for a while, but when affected by Chicago thugs it gets very ugly. It has to stop.
President Chutzpah,the king of projection.
Come on Americans, sacrifice for your great president and country and everyone join a union so you can be OWNED by the few at the top. Go ahead sheep, listen to the BUFFOON in office Thursday evening and then go join a union and see what happens to your families paycheck, freedom, and liberties.
Oh he’s right. Obama definitely believes it the moment it comes out of his mouth. Whether or not he believes it 10 minutes later is anyone’s guess.
“Here, Obama is trying to foment enmity against Republicans by associating patriotism with big government control and calling the Republicans unpatriotic.”
—I can’t speak for Podhoretz, but I certainly agree. It’s really disgusting when you put it in those terms.
(Part of me wonders though if essentially adopting McCain’s failed 2008 slogan will further backfire on our shameless, failed president.)
Old time Republicans are worthless as teats on a boar hog.
No Party's philosophy is superior to the philosophy and principles of liberty incorporated into the Constitution's structuring and limitations on their power, because that "People's" Constitution was intended to bind those in government and preserve and protect the inalienable rights of the people.
Those who are part of the Tea Party movement today are, in fact, putting "country before party," by demanding that representatives in both Parties honor and uphold the Constitution. How dare he try to insinuate otherwise by pitting his own arrogant partisan ideas of "redistribution" of their earnings against their Constitution's limitations on his power to do so?
excellent interpretation of us putting Country before party!
I wonder if he’ll be squealing “country before party” when the House presents it’s budget later this year. Amy jobs bill should be part of the new budget (want to bet it will?).
What ever happened to, “we won, you lost, get over it”?
When will the Democrats put country above party?
He is the pot calling the kettle black!!
“Country before Party”? lmao
This coming from a supreme narcissistic POTUS who spent 2.5 years putting his party and progressive agenda above the good of the country?! Go frak off, AnointedIdiot! =.=
THE GOP WAS COUNTRY WHEN COUNTRY WASN’T COOL.
I can imagine Leno delivering a one-liner like this...
“Republicans are responding, ‘oh, we will, Mr. President, when you start putting country before golf’”.
I think they ought to give Obama just what he wants, and the Democrats can answer for it in 2012.
“Republicans must place MY vision of Amerika above any they may harbor” Yeah,that’s what I thought he said.
Obama’s objective and the thrust of his 2012 re-election campaign, because he cannot credibly defend his administration’s economic failure, will be to shift the blame he was placing on Bush onto the Republicans in Congress.
Remember that the general population likes the “congress” even less than Obama.....Obama see’s this as the arrow pointing to a successful re-election strategy....
2008 Obama ran against Bush’s 3rd term (MacCain)
2009-2011 Obama blames “Bush and Republicans for his failures.”
2012 Obama will run against Congress amd the TEA party caucus in the House. “It’s the Obstructionist Republican Congress’ fault!”
With Obama it’s all about finding a suitable scape goat.