Skip to comments.Disgraceful: Obama Invokes Newtown Massacre to Pressure Republicans to Go Along with His Tax Hikes
Posted on 12/20/2012 7:55:05 AM PST by SeekAndFind
During his press conference today, called to announce his new gun control task force, President Obama invoked the Newtown massacre to apply pressure on congressional Republicans in the fiscal cliff standoff.
OBAMA: If this past week has done anything it should give us some perspective. I-I-I-If there’s one thing we should have, after this week, it should be a sense of perspective about what’s important. And I would like to think that members of that caucus would say to themselves “You know what, I disagree with the president on some things. We wish the other guy had won. We’re gonna fight him on a whole range of issues over the next four years. We think his philosophy is all screwed up. But right now, what the country needs is for us to compromise, get a deficit reduction deal in place, make sure middle class taxes don’t go up, make sure that we’re laying the foundations for growth, give certainty to businesses large and small, not put ourselves through some sort of self-inflicted crisis every six months, allow ourselves time to focus on things like preventing the tragedy in Newtown from happening again, focus on issues like energy and immigration reform, all the things that will make a determination as to whether our country grows over the next four years, ten years, 20 years, and if we could just pull back from the immediate political battles, if ya peel off the partisan war paint, then we should be able to get something done.”
I think, I think the Speaker would like to get that done. But an environment needs to be created not just among House Republicans but among Senate Republicans that says the campaign is over and let’s see if we can do what’s right for the country, at least for the next month! And then, we can re-engage in all the other battles that they’ll wanna fight.
This has to be one of the lowest moments of a very low presidency. Why should the Newtown killings bring any sort of “perspective” to a spending crisis that Barack Obama has created?
Obama ascribes all kinds of nefarious political motives to his opponents while never acknowledging that he or anyone else on his side have anything but the best intentions. Then he invokes Newtown as if it has anything to do with his own reckless and highly partisan spending habits, when the spending standoff has been going on for years, and he signed onto the deal that has brought us to the current impasse. His nod to a “self-inflicted crisis” should be delivered while he looks into a mirror — he is calling for unbridled and uncapped spending because spending is the only thing he knows how to do. The best way to avoid such crises in the future would be to avoid spending so much that Congress has to keep raising the debt ceiling. He shows no interest in that approach, though.
Upon what issue does Barack Obama believe Republicans are in the right to fight his “screwed up” philosophy, if not taxation and how the government spends money, and how much power a president should have over government spending? That constitutes a far more fundamental issue worth fighting for than any of the others he invoked.
We should just have an emoticon for FUbo!
He was also sending out emails the other day fundraising off the Sandy Hook tragedy...
It’s the hurry up/no huddle offense applied to politics.
Get mad all you like but this is how he wins these. I watch and listen to both sides and he has the much better game plan than Rs do, and his team is united:
Here's a couple of tips for our= R side:
1) Stop demanding that House Republicans throw us off the cliff by refusing to extend the tax cuts to the 98.8%. There is a reason why Pelosi is trying to defeat this bill that she originally asked for in letter to Bohner. Is was a tool to beat up on Rs with all year and now that they call her bluff she is against it. DUHHH
Pass this bill in house and get on every TV station and repeat OVER AND OVER “We passed the Pelosi plan to protect the 99.8% from higher taxes, and now she voted against HER OWN PLAN. PLEASE call her office and tell her to stop playing games with your taxes”
2) Next, go on all TV stations and repeat over and over that Dems are killing their own written (bluff) proposal, and wave the Pelosi letter around as a prop(a poster saying 'Pelosi proposal 'LOL) ,
and say they are now against their own plan to throw us off the cliff to get a better deal on tax increases. Demand they stop playing games with struggling Americans lives.
My god, fight to WIN
its like a bunch of Rs LOVE being whipped by O and Pelosi, like S+M
Every single Republican in Congress just won an election among his constituents as well: all more honestly—and many with greater margins than Barry’s.
Dancing in blood is a required skill for that crowd.
Heck, Obama will probably be milking this one until the end of his presidency, "Amnesty? He'll drag out some illegal that was a nanny to one of the dead children." "Cap and Trade, he'll drag out some picture one of the kids drew of the earth" You get the idea...
“Never let a crisis go to waste”
Don’t you fully expect the Marine sitting in the Mexican jail will be released either by Christmas or New Years and Obama will take the full credit..tons of great photo opps. The CIC will be a hero. He will be exulted by the masses. He can fool 51% of the people all of the time.
Never let a crisis go to waste.
It should be put on his tombstone!!!
...to Pressure Republicans to Go Along with His Tax Hikes...
He’s using their favorite flavor (go along to get along soup) to turn them into zombies who will vote without fail for his Marxist system.
On top of that, to ensure they eat the soup, he as sprinkled a big pile of “Compromise cheese” on top of it.
The Republicans find this too much to resist and will go for it like every other time they were able to snatch a loss from the jaws of victory.
Just when you think this piece of garbage couldn’t sink any lower...he does.
Would you expect anything less than that from a professional community agitator?
I don’t know why, but this classic Mencken quote always makes me think of BHO:
“The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.”
- H.L. Mencken
Don’t you just despise him and everyone who voted for him.