Desperation Time In ObamaLand As He Plays Patriotism Card

One of the last Americans who should be questioning anyone other Americans patriotism does just that. Remember Obama refusing to put his hand over his heart during the National Anthem? Refusing to wear a flag pin? His wife saying that she’s proud of the country for the first time? Remember his whiny letter which pushed understanding with the Al Qaeda animals who attacked the US on 9/11? The whiny anti-war speech against Iraq? Sending Hillary Clinton out to question the patriotism of those who weren’t buying into Obama’s “days, not weeks” Big Libyan War Of Choice (which will be at 5 months come August 19th)? Obama has now hit a new low in desperation-land by playing the patriotism card

Chicago, we have a campaign theme for 2012: “Put country ahead of party.”

On Thursday, an impassioned President Barack Obama hit Republicans on their patriotism – saying he shares Americans’ disgust with Washington – and bluntly accused opponents of putting partisan and ideological interests above the economic well-being of the nation.

“The only thing preventing these bills from being passed is the refusal of some folks in Congress to put country ahead of party,” Obama told an enthusiastic audience at a green-technology battery plant in Michigan, referring to his proposals to extend unemployment insurance and the payroll tax credit.

“There are some in Congress right now who would rather see their opponents lose than see America win. And that has to stop,” he added. “It’s got to stop. We’re supposed to all be on the same team. Especially when we’re going through tough times.”

He implored both parties – with an implied emphasis on the tea party wing of the GOP – to “find a way to put country ahead of party.”

So, if Congress is having a tough time passing bills that will not help decrease unemployment and will not help get people jobs, well, they must not be patriotic? Perhaps the GOP should trot out a t-shirt that says “Put country ahead of re-election.” We can now say the era of Hopey Changey is officially over. But, then, this isn’t the first time Obama went down this same road.

When we pile up mountains of debt for the next generation to absorb, or put off changes to our energy policies, knowing full well the potential consequences of inaction, we are placing our short-term interests ahead of the nation’s long-term well-being….Just as patriotism involves each of us making a commitment to this nation that extends beyond our own immediate self-interest, so must that commitment extends beyond our own time here on earth.

Abraham Lincoln did not simply win a war or hold the Union together. In his unwillingness to demonize those against whom he fought;….

That was Obama in June 2008, giving his patriotism speech. Sure looks like he himself is, in his own words, putting self-interest over national interest. Of course, a good chunk of the rest of that speech was meant to demonize people who wouldn’t spend boodles on teacher’s unions, green energy, globull warming, and social justice.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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