President Obama went to Racine, Wisconsin today ostensibly to discuss jobs (or the lack thereof) and the economy (weak, weak, weak). Instead, he launched into a lengthy diatribe about the evils of the Republican party.
He ripped into the GOP as having "pretty much the same" approach to solving problems: "cut taxes for the wealthy, cut rules for corporations, and cut working folks loose to fend for themselves." (I know: he's the King of the Cliche. Dude needs fresh material.) He attacked the Republicans as "fearmongers" on health care: "All of you were told, you know, you were going to lose your health care. Death panels are going to be set up. Remember that? And now we're about three, four months into it, and everybody's looking around." He also said that the GOP only opposed him to "get more votes" and that that makes people "pretty cynical about politics."
Somebody call Dr. Phil, because we have some kind of psychological pathology here. To paraphrase David Geffen about the Clintons, the man lies with such ease, it's disturbing.
Every accusation he leveled at the GOP is a flat-out lie, and the charge about the GOP being only interested in getting votes is pure projection. Ditto the allegation about creating cynicism.
SOS with this guy!
Here's an idea: now that 12 other countries are on the scene in the Gulf to help contain and clean up the oil gusher, I say we all board their ships and beg them to take us with them.