The PJ Tatler

Obama accuses GOP of trying to do what the Democrats have been doing for decades

Namely, “sneaking” a political agenda into the federal budget. The fact that Planned Parenthood gets a dime of federal money (not to mention state and local money), the fact that government unions exist and in some states function as money laundering operations to move taxpayer dollars to Democrat coffers, is all hard evidence that the Democrats have been “sneaking” their agenda into public budgets for decade after decade. They have done this to the point of breaking the nation’s back and nearly tossing us all into bankruptcy. But that’s ok by Obama. Stopping it to save the country from economic collapse — not ok at all.

In the candid remarks, Mr. Obama complains of Republican attempts to attach measures to the budget bill which would have effectively killed parts of his hard-won health care reform program.

“I said, ‘You want to repeal health care? Go at it. We’ll have that debate. You’re not going to be able to do that by nickel-and-diming me in the budget. You think we’re stupid?'” recalled the president of his closed-door negotiations on the bill to fund the federal government until September. …

Speaking into a microphone which he may not have realized was still relaying his remarks to the White House press room — where Knoller had been listening to earlier remarks that were open to the press — Mr. Obama bemoaned GOP leaders’ attempts to attach a measure to the budget bill which would have cut funding for Planned Parenthood.

I doubt the GOP thinks the president is stupid, but evidently the president does think America is stupid. Remember, we had to pass ObamaCare before we could even find out what’s in it. During the budget debate, this president and his party put controversial funding — for Planned Parenthood — ahead of funding the troops fighting our wars, including the war Obama evidently lied his way into without consulting Congress. This infantile, devious and rank partisan president then has the gall to say Republicans are politicizing the budget?

After these remarks, and after that disgracefully partisan speech on Wednesday, it’s time to shut this president down. Get the troops funded, and then shut this president down and make him put his name on the line defending every cent of the political spending he has packed into the stimulus, ObamaCare (a Democrat dream for decades, though universal health care has never been a priority with the voters), Planned Parenthood — all of it. Don’t shrink from the debate. Make him defend it all.