Ed Driscoll

A False Accusation from President Obama? Heaven Forfend!

Eric Cantor “Calls On Obama, White House to Withdraw False Accusation:”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement after President Obama made an incorrect accusation that Republicans have not offered specific spending cuts during his economic speech in Cleveland, Ohio:

“President Obama must have misspoken today, because I have personally sat across the table from him and suggested specific ways to cut spending. Furthermore, House Republican Leader John Boehner and I urged President Obama to work with Republicans to cut spending by using his authority to send Congress a “rescissions” package. In fact, we sent President Obama a letter twice pledging to work together with him on that effort. We still have not heard back – seven months later. It doesn’t end there, through the YouCut program House Republicans have offered over $120 billion in spending cuts, only to be voted down by Democrats in the House. Finally, House Republicans Jeb Hensarling and Paul Ryan have introduced a “Cut Spending Now” package of specific cuts that would save taxpayers $1.3 trillion.

“President Obama is entitled to his opinion, but he’s not entitled to his own facts, and with that in mind I am asking for the President to either clarify or withdraw the accusation that he made earlier today.”

In health-related news, an introduction to the human digestion system is offered by one of the president’s leading medical advisors, AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka:

“Without Nancy Pelosi, health care [sic] wouldn’t have happened, because all the guys that were sitting around the table wanted to fold their cards and go for these little itty-bitty rights. She’s the one who had the backbone to say no. We stuck together, and we got a historic victory, and she drove it down the Republicans’ throats and out their backsides.”

As Ed Morrissey responds:

Classy! And what comes out of one’s backside is … what, exactly, Mr. Trumka? Don’t bother to answer; sixty percent of American voters already know the answer, which is why they want ObamaCare repealed.

Note: I put the [sic] in the quote because Trumka, like so many other ObamaCare supporters, seem to believe that health care only came into being on March 23rd of this year.  Health care has been happening in this country for centuries without government intervention — and there will be less of it happening under ObamaCare, or at least fewer people providing it.

Exactly. Click over to Ed’s post for the video of Trumka’s alimentary “health care” analysis.

Update: Good Morning Illinois! Err, Ohio:

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