WELL, THE PRESIDENT said my or mine 18 times and used I 88 times. AP found ten stretches of the truth, and I found at least two more they missed. He said that economists on both left and right supported the stimulus bill, but I don’t know of a single one on the right and I would like him to name one. And, he mentioned the Department of Justice cracking down on voter intimidation, but failed to mention that they dropped the case against the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia, one case millions of Americans saw thanks to TV coverage and You Tube. Why was that case dropped Mr President?
THEN, HE SHOWED JUST how ill-informed he is when he scolded the Supreme Court for their decision in Citizens United vs FEC, issued last week. It does not allow foreign corporations to make political contributions and it did not change the limit on how much can be given directly to a candidate in a Federal election. It does not reverse a century of law and judicial decisions. Justice Alito was correct in mouthing ‘you’re wrong’ to him. He used to teach Constitutional Law, or so he claims, but I don’t think it is our Constitution he was teaching. I sit on the board of directors of Citizens United, so I know a bit about the case. Mr, President, wrong again.
AND, I WAS NOT SURPRISED by his calling for an end to partisan haggling but then bashing Bush. Or taking credit for ending the war in Iraq, but giving no credit to the surge. Remember when he and Reid and so many others in 2006-7 claimed that the war was lost? When he blames Bush for the financial mess and the spending, he shows his ignorance about the Constitution again, since he is either unaware or forgot that the Democrats took Congess in 2006, that all spending bills originate in the House, that Bush couldn’t spend a dime without Democratic approval? Do those in Congress since 2006 bear any of the responsibility? Mr President, wrong again.
DESPITE ALL THE TALK ABOUT WHAT a great orator he is, are there any memorable phrases from any of his speeches? (” Yes, we can” doesn’t count). This guy is stuck on himself and his ideology. Last night was the perfect chance to be humble, admit some mistakes were made and alter course. Instead, it’s all about him, he blames everyone else and puts his ignorance on display. He is going nowhere fast, his domestic agenda is in tatters and even the Obama girl has given up on him. Mr President, wrong again.
I WILL BE ATTENDING the Roanoke Conference this weekend in Ocean Shores. It’s a first time gathering of Republicans and I will be mcing some of the events. I will fill you all in on Sunday night or Monday. Have a great weekend.
PS – BTW, DID anyone watch the GOP response delivered by Governor McDonnell of Virginia? Thoughts?