For many years, many have watched in alternating open-mouthed shock and even grudging admiration, marveling at our Dear Reader’s ability to say, as in read from his TelePrompTer, anything, no matter how obviously at war with reality and common sense, with a straight face. The latest example I’ve seen happened this morning, as he addressed a group of governors, in D.C. for the National Governors Association Meeting.
Background: as we discussed yesterday on the Teri O’Brien Show, the real reason B. Hussein has been distancing himself from the labor unrest in Wisconsin isn’t that whenever he insinuates himself into a local controversy, he steps in it, although that is certainly true. Examples include “the Cambridge police acted stupidly,” the Ground Zero mosque, and Arizona’s immigration law. The real reason is that Gov. Scott Walker is attempting to give himself the same flexibility to deal with his state’s public employees that a democrat Congress and democrat president, Jimmy Carter, gave the federal government in 1978. Kimberly Strassel wrote about it in last Friday’s Wall Street Journal. Her piece is a must read.
So this morning while speechifyin’ to the govs, Obama said this:
I also know that many of you are making decisions regarding your public workforces, and I know how difficult that can be. I recently froze the salaries of federal employees for two years. It wasn’t something that I wanted to do, but I did it because of the very tough fiscal situation that we’re in.
So I believe that everybody should be prepared to give up something in order to solve our budget challenges, and I think most public servants agree with that. Democrats and Republicans agree with that. In fact, many public employees in your respective states have already agreed to cuts.
But let me also say this: I don’t think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated or vilified or their rights are infringed upon.(emphasis mine)
Listen to the audio at this link:
So the Demagogue-in-Chief wants the flexibility to score political points and even save a few federal dollars trumpeting his wage freeze, while at the same time supporting the thugs in Wisconsin who are trying to undo the effects of the November election. What about the supposed “rights” of federal employees, Mr. Obama? Will ANY one of those ever-vigilant truth seekers in the Jurassic media ask the One how he reconciles these two statements, made within minutes of each other? I’m not holding my breath.
He also stated:
This hasn’t traditionally been a partisan issue. Lincoln laid the rails during the course of a civil war. Eisenhower built the Interstate Highway System.
Excuse me, man-god, but weren’t both of those presidents Republicans? Dumb ass.