Obama comes with hat in hand (and should be eating crow)
First, Obama says Republicans gotta sit in back (presumably, the bus) when it comes to participating in the county’s affairs.
Obama said Republicans had driven the economy into a ditch and then stood by and criticized while Democrats pulled it out. Now that progress has been made, he said,
“we can’t have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”
Then he flips his position about the Republicans, casting them as slurpee sippers because in his eyes, Republicans won’t participate in governing.
“We’re down there (trying to get the economic car out of the ditch). It’s hot. We were sweating. Bugs everywhere. We’re down there pushing, pushing, pushing on the car. Every once in a while we’d look up and see the Republicans standing there. They’re just standing there fanning themselves — sipping on a Slurpee.”
A week before the election Obama calls Republicans “enemies”.
President Barack Obama, speaking on Univision, advised Latino voters to punish their Republican Enemies by voting Democrat. Obama’s advice was sound, Latinos should vote against their political enemies in the GOP.
At the end of October, perhaps as a result of paying attention to the polls, the Obambastic urges Republicans to ease partisanship “Win, Lose, or Draw”
President Barack Obama challenged Republicans to set aside partisan difference after the election, “win lose or draw,” and pursue “practical steps” to invigorate the economy and create jobs.
“Whatever the outcome on Tuesday, we need to come together to help put people who are still looking for jobs back to work,” Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address.
On the day after the election, the Obambastic asks Republicans for “common ground”
US President Barack Obama told Republican congressional leaders that he wanted to find common ground after their crushing wins in mid-term elections, the White House said early on Wednesday, telling John Boehner and Mitch McConnell he was he was
“looking forward to working with him and the Republicans to find common ground, move the country forward, and get things done for the American people”
You can’t have it both ways Mr. Obama.
You can’t chide, ridicule and blame your opposition, “enemies” as you call them, then come calling with your hat in hand to ask for a little cooperation.
In the weeks leading up to the mid-term election, you have been fond of telling your minions about how the mean ol’ slurpee-sippin’ Republicans drove the economic car into the ditch and how America can not afford to hand the keys back over to them.
Contrary to your pathetic view, Mr. Obama, the mounting and overwhelming evidence points to the fact many Democrats chose to drive while their eyes were closed, ignoring call after call to fix the problem and in some cases, belligerently and arrogantly denying any problem existed with their policies.
Some segments of the media recognize the Democrats are largely at fault and point to the new oversight laws pushed largely by Republicans.
This televised report aired in September 2004 and can be viewed here. In the space of four minutes, it attempts to time line the events leading to the greatest economic failure since the Great Depression.