Sunday, July 3, 2011

"Leaders Are Gonna Lead"

And it is becoming more and more apparent just what kind of leader Barack Obama is.

We all know the crisis-in-motion that is the U.S. economy and Washington's utter self-blindedness to the problems therein. Obama recently charged Congress with 'getting it done' right before going on vacation. But it gets even worse. One of the more popular criticisms that liberal Democrats like Obama seem to enjoy tossing around right is that Republicans refuse to even come to the table and are just trying to obstruct everything (never mind the fact that the Dems still control the Senate and White House). In response, Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate Minority Leader, offered to host President Obama for a discussion of the debt situation. Obama's response was pretty informative:

White House press secretary Jay Carney, while not directly saying the invitation had been rejected, said Obama did not need to hear Republicans tell him what they would not support.

That, Carney said, was "not a conversation worth having."

Um...really? Seems like most of America wants that conversation to take place, as do the Republicans. Funny how liberals are once again saying one thing and doing another.

But, as usual, it gets even worse. Obama doesn't think this conversation is worth having with Republican leaders who are directly involved in any potential solution, but he's more than happy to meet with other Democrats to strategize about it. Oh, and he's going to have a Twitter session about it, too. But the Republicans? Nope, not worth talking to.

It's hard not to point out once again that Obama has taken almost two full months' vacation and played almost 100 rounds of golf since he's been President, prompting one Republican Senator to observe that the best way to secure a meeting with the President is to set up a tee time. I can't wait to see the campaign commercials come out of that one!

Bottom line:

I actually agree with him on this one.

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