Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Hypocrisy Of O

Lowry, crushing Messiah like an eggshell:

"President Obama doesn’t bring much credibility to his new position as the nation’s lecturer in Compromise 101. One of his signature phrases upon taking office was his killer rejoinder to House Minority Whip Eric Cantor in an early White House meeting: 'Elections have consequences and, Eric, I won.' Cantor had occasioned this rebuke by passing around copies of the Republican economic plan. Clearly, compromise wasn’t the order of the day.

"A clutch of Obama’s supporters still believes he compromised his way through his first two years because he didn’t nationalize the banks, institute a single-payer health-care system or pass a stimulus package north of $1 trillion. None of this represented bending to the will of Republicans, but to the dictates of economic and political reality. The president got the leftmost plausible program he could through Congress. On his own terms, it was a transformational agenda, not a middle ground worked out between Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner."

Ding, ding, ding!  We have a winner!