Illustrating just exactly who the Republicans in Congress are dealing with.
One starts to get the idea here that Obama isn’t trying to get a deal at all. Just as in the “fiscal cliff” and the rest of his second-term agenda, the goal seems to enrage the right, divide the GOP and set the table for a Democratic victory in 2014.
The American people saw that the Republicans were cutting spending in December, and they didn't like it, and they got all depressed. So they stopped spending money because the Republicans were cutting spending. It's what Dingy Harry is saying. You stop spending. You stop buying gas. You stop buying cars, stop buying TVs, stop buying cell phones, stop buying iPads, who knows, whatever, because you saw the Republicans slashing spending. And, yeah, they were gonna take us over the fiscal cliff. So the Republicans are responsible. And, of course, folks, the low-information voters soak all this up and believe it.
The truth of the matter is, of course, you know and I know there weren't any cuts in government spending.
First of all, the figure of roughly 30,000 gun deaths per year was endlessly tossed about after Newtown and in the recent Senate hearings about gun violence. Thirty thousand is a huge number. But I didn’t hear anyone say that two-thirds of those gun deaths were suicides – self-inflicted gun deaths. (...)
Obviously, we would like to stop as much gun homicide in any area as we can. But I have not seen any proposal from the White House that would make it a national priority to seriously crack down on gang activity, drug sales turf activity, just plain macho g-thing activity and to take the Glocks out of the inner city. (...)
“He’s [Obama is] the biggest celebrity in the world. But is he ready to lead?” It sure doesn’t look like it so far.
In conclusion, Republicans in Congress are dealing with people out to intimidate and destroy them politically, people who ignore and even cover up facts when it suits them, people who blatantly lie about the GOP to the media - knowing that the American public is too ignorant to catch them in their lies for the most part. It's all about getting and keeping voters to the Democrats. That's why they're not addressing gang violence: they've got those voters in the bag already, and to draw attention to a problem would be most politically disadvantageous. The homeless only exist with Republican presidents! Same with daily attention to the deficit and spending.
Yup. It's thuggery by the Dems towards the GOP. Or tactics, take your pick.