Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bipartisanship is a Delusion: Has Obama Finally Figured it Out?

I've been harping on this for the longest: the Republicans had no intention of working with this president at any level. But not only have they repeatedly opposed his policies, the disciples of the party of "no"--excuse me, "Hell, no!"--have even had the audacity to claim involvement when these initiatives have benefited their constituents, as has been the case with the stimulus. (And don't get me started on their support of the Tea Party movement, a bunch of folks who took their name from a tax revolt, yet aren't aware of the fact that the average American is paying less federal taxes than in any point in history.)

But it seems that Obama may have finally figured it out. According to Gene Lyons in Salon, at a recent fundraiser in Manhattan he came up with the perfect metaphor to define the agents of obstruction:

He said that Republicans had made a calculated decision to oppose all White House initiatives, and to hope for the worst. "So after they drove the car into the ditch, made it as difficult as possible for us to pull it back, now they want the keys back. No! You can't drive! We don't want to have to go back into the ditch! We just got the car out!"

Exactly.

No comments:

Post a Comment