Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his veep choice Paul Ryan should both embrace Obamacare. The duo are plagued with preexisting conditions, one of them being hallucinations. It’s sad really.
Several times the duo have blamed President Obama for not reaching across the aisle, most recently in the form of a new ad. While the irony meter is blowing another gasket, let’s recall the past two years. Let’s start on the eve of Barack Obama’s inauguration.
As reported here, a highly revealing book, The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era, authored by Michael Grunwald, gives the public a glaring glimpse into the Republican Party’s agenda. New excerpts have just been published which highlight the clandestine meeting with Republican leaders in attendance, led by GOP Whip Eric Cantor in 2008. Paul Ryan, the ideological rock star of the right and newly minted veep choice for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, also attended — each swore to obstruct anything, everything the President tries to accomplish — in lockstep, partisan-style.
Paul Ryan has been bitterly partisan, yet has the balls to blame Obama for his own ineptness.
During the first Presidential debate, and several times thereafter, Mitt Romney claimed that during his time as Governor, he was bipartisan.
Sarah Jones from PoliticusUSA reports:
History tells another story. In 2006, his last year as Massachusetts’ Governor (in which he was absent more than half of the year), Romney issued 250 vetoes, all of which were overturned by what the Romney camp dubbed a “hostile” legislature. It’s not just Democrats who didn’t get along with Romney, though.
At the first Presidential debate, Romney said, “I figured out from Day 1 I had to get along, and I had to work across the aisle to get anything done.” But Romney liked vetoes so much, he used his vetoes in an ad titled “I like vetoes” during his 2008 run.
Mr. Man likes vetoes so much that he made an ad about them during his 2008 run.
In July 2011, as reported here, President Obama was offering a debt ceiling deal with far less revenue than the bipartisan ‘Gang of Six’ — Harry Reid is offered an all-cuts deal that would make any Republican weep tears of joy — but, the Tea Party-led House still said no. And ‘no’ is all we’ve heard from House Republicans since they took control of the House.
March of this year, John Boehner so far has collected $742,000 to defend DOMA, and that money was skimmed from funds that would normally go toward House officer and employee salaries.
DOMA, the freaking anti-equality outlet which Republicans hold dear, before the gay folks come and eat their babies’ faces. There has never been such a misinformed bunch of politicians.
From the debt ceiling to equality, to spending cuts, to health care — nothing has been bipartisan from their side of the aisle with the exception of President Obama, much to the dismay of many Democrats.
And now, they are whining because finally, Obama has put his foot down on tax revenue. Last time, they held repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, hostage, so that tax cuts would be afforded to the wealthy again. Bush himself set those cuts to expire.
Now Mitt, tell us about bipartisanship again and how you’re going to accomplish that? Or is he too busy signing pledges authored by Grover Norquist?
The few examples I gave, only skim the surface. President Obama has had to wade in with the opposition, while outside, Tea Partiers held signs reading, “Taxed Enough Already”. But that was after Obama lowered their taxes.
Republicans have solely been focused on abortion and same sex marriage without a thought to the economy and jobs. Funny isn’t it (just not ha ha funny) that while Mitt beats the war drums toward five different countries, he puts on his ‘concerned face’ while campaigning to give vouchers to the elderly. In Mitt and Ryan’s eyes, we can’t afford to take care of our own, but we can afford war.
But, ‘It’s Obama’s fault’ right?
This doesn’t end on the upcoming Presidential election. Obama said — and I was reminded of this recently by Freak’s admin, @ComgenKDT — “Yes We Can.” He did not say, “I can.”
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