"f -- the president"
Unidentified Democratic lawmaker.
Three things with this.
One, it's funny. Who among us hasn't said "f -- the president"? Here we have someone who went and did it publicly.
Two, where's the outrage? Remember this old classic - "You lie"? The Democrats made Rep. Joe Wilson stand in front of the House and be admonished for saying this. Forget that Obama was actually in fact lying when Wilson said this, we have to maintain respect for the office.
Maureen Dowd actually made an attempt to turn it into a racist statement. The left had their panties in a bunch. Evidently saying "f -- the president" isn't as bad as pointing out that he is being less than truthful.
Third, this does not bode well for Obama and the Democrats in 2012.
While it was funny and all, these two words hold a lot of danger for the Democratic party.
The remark was in response to Obama's compromise with the GOP on the tax bill pending before Congress. I have a lot of issues with the bill and quite frankly think it should be voted down. With that said, the Republicans and Democrats will have to work together over the next two years if they are going to get anything done.
The Democrats do not want to work with the Republicans. Their definition of compromise has been for Republicans to shut up and do what the Democrats want. With Republicans retaking Congress, it is a whole new ballgame and the Democrats are not going to get everything they want. In fact, considering everything they want is very far left, it will be more likely they will get nothing they want.
Herein lies the trap for them. It is becoming clear early on that they are not going to handle this new Congress very well. A lot of Democrats lost in this last election. The problem for them though is that most of the ones that were lost were the moderates, leaving mostly far-left ideologues behind.
In addition to them mostly being far-left ideologues, most of them are also delusional. They are still convinced, even after the voters said "f--- you" to them, that the public wants them to continue.
I believe they will dig in, have several temper tantrums like this over the next two years, fight with Obama when he compromises, and generally act like idiots. All of this will make them look exactly like the idiotic pathetic little people they are and cost them and Obama re-election in 2012.
So, in conclusion, while "f -- the president" may just sound fun now, it also could be exactly what they will be doing over the next two years.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
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