Harry Ellis is upset:
House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) will soon issue a statement contending that Obama’s promise to “put an end to petty politics” is “threatened” as the White House and their allies “are making political threats rather than crafting a bipartisan economic stimulus plan.”
He’ll call on Obama to “immediately disavow” plans by liberal interest groups who have announced their intention to run attack ads against the Republicans. These groups, organized under the Americans United for Change umbrella, coordinate regularly with Congressional Democrats and are in touch with White House officials.
Earlier, an Obama aide said that the White House was not directly involved in these most recent efforts and had not encouraged its allies. The plans were reported in the Politico by its chief political reporter, Mike Allen.
“Let us be clear: attack ads will not create jobs or help struggling families but will only serve to undermine our nation’s desire for bipartisanship. Instead of thinking about winning at any cost, we should all be thinking about creating the jobs Americans need,” Cantor intends to say.
What bipartisanship? You just voted, to a person, against the bill designed ostensibly to help Americans. You were too stupid to even send a few votes over to the bill that was going to pass anyway, because you wanted to show “party unity” and preferred to act tough and deliver a slap to the face to Obama. Suck it up and deal with your own actions, because you got what you wanted- none of you voted for it. A clear message was sent. Was that not your plan?
And here is a song for you:
At what point did the entire GOP turn into a bunch of whiny emo twerps? How did I miss that happening? How are they going to keep us safe from terrorists when all they do is talk about not “bending over and taking it” and Democrats being unfair? This is just getting pathetic.
*** Update ***
Obama’s going to the Hill to give the GOP a very public opportunity to say “no” to his first big attempt at bipartisanship. and he’s bringing along a bunch of cameras and reporters to document it.
now, when McConnell says it’s all the Dems’ fault and that the talk of bipartisanship was a sham, there will be a lot of HD evidence to prove that he was lying.
Sure is looking like that is how things are playing out.