Originally posted on Are They Kidding? We MUST Do Better:
In all my years of watching the political scene, I don’t think I’ve ever seen our government in such disarray as it is now. For the past 5 years, it has been nothing but infighting, name-calling, ridicule, and, let’s face it, Republican/Conservative bashing. An interesting article in CNN this morning, clearly stated what I’ve been saying for most of Obama’s presidency.
“We expect our presidents to be leaders of all the people, not a single party or ideology. We want them to rise above the squabbling and keep us on track. The harsh rhetoric that the president has been directing at Republicans suggests that he is less interested in settlement than unconditional surrender.”
Seeing this statement written by David Gergen, a senior political analyst for CNN, and a former adviser to four presidents, I feel vindicated. Obama is not and has not been the president for all Americans. You only have to listen to his speeches, if you can make it through an entire one, to know that. They consist of ridiculing Republicans/Conservatives and the Tea Party. He ridicules the Republican-lead House for not doing his bidding. In all this ridiculing, does he put forth a “real” solution to anything? How many times has he stated that he will not negotiate with Republicans?