President I Won Get In The Back Seat Urges Congress To Set Aside Partisan Politics

Your morning laugh riot. Or, is it “your morning shocked look thanks to Obama’s audacity?” Well, probably not shocked, based on what we have witnessed Obama say and do over the past two years and 5 days (the five days were when he actually attended work as a US Senator)

President Obama, returning to Washington from his Christmas vacation in Hawaii, urged House and Senate GOP leaders to put partisan politics aside in the name of working to boost the economy.

The president said onboard Air Force One he hoped incoming House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) “will realize that there will be plenty of time to campaign for 2012 in 2012,” according to a pool report.

“And that our job this year is to make sure that we build on recovery,” he added. “We started making good progress on that in the lame-duck, and I expect to build on that progress when I get back.”

No, this story is not from the Onion, but it may as well have been. Obama and the Democrats have been playing partisan politics not with the Congressional Republicans since day one of Obama’s term, but, with the American People, who have been against most of his landmark signature (and outsourced) legislation. Virtually every piece of big legislation, from the so-called Stimulus to the health system destruction bill, were written by Democrats, with virtually no Republican input. Neither Obama nor Congressional Democrats cared to listen to Republican ideas on the economy, and, really, spent a good chunk of the last two years ignoring the economy, and, in particular, jobs.

As far as campaigning, Obama himself, along with Joe Biden, spent quite a bit of time campaigning. Though, his partisan agenda was so toxic that most Democrats wanted nothing to do with him as the mid-terms approached.

So, let’s see: I won. Republicans have to sit in the back seat. Republicans have to sit in the back of the bus. And his very personal insult to John McCain during a meeting Obama invited Republicans to under the guise of bipartisanship, with “the campaign is over, John.” Notice in the above excerpt that Obama expects Congress to set aside partisan politics. Obama never includes himself in putting them aside.

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