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.