I do. And I think John would like to do the right thing. His challenge right now is inside his caucus, but I think Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill are a great example. Ronald Reagan repeatedly took steps that included revenue in order for him to accomplish some of these larger goals. And the question is, if Ronald Reagan could compromise, why wouldn’t folks who idolize Ronald Reagan be willing to engage in those same kinds of compromises?
Obama is wrong on this one. And it amazes me that he can say something that is factually wrong, and no one calls him on it. I know that Rush called him on it, and I am too.
Obama says here, if Ronald Reagan could compromise, which wouldn’t folks who idolize Ronald Reagan be willing to engage in those same kinds of compromises? I can tell you why.
It is true, that Ronald Reagan compromised, but, when he found out that he was lied to by the left, he never compromised again. That is the thing that the left is totally missing here.
Reagan learned not to compromise with the left.
But the left also said that Tip O’Neal and Reagan were friends. That is factually wrong too. Tip O’Neal said this of Reagan:
O’NEILL: I think that he thinks he’s in a grade B movie fighting the Indians or something. I really get frightened about it! I don’t believe he does his homework. I don’t believe that he does his study. I don’t believe that he puts the time in on it. I know his working habits such that, uh, I don’t believe he works over three-and-a-half hours a day. He works off three-by-five cards at all times. You take him away from them and he really, duhhh… He can’t discuss the issue that you’re talking about.
My question is, why doesn’t anyone ever bring up things like this? Tip O’ Neal didn’t like Reagan. And this quote of his was said after four years of Ronald Reagan as president. After the economy had come back and things were going well again. But that quote sounds kind of like Obama and his teleprompters. Without them he is on foreign ground, and doesn’t do well. Why isn’t anyone bringing this up?
But the thing that amazes me about all this talk of Reagan, is this. The left hated Reagan, just as much as Tip O’ Neal did. So, what is it about now that they are suddenly talking so much about him? I can tell you. They are talking of Reagan because they know that Obama is in trouble and so are they. So, they bring up Reagan and say how much he was admired and everything. Things that they do not believe, but they believe that it will change the tone of what is happening in Washington, and give them a second chance.
But there are things that Obama has said in the past few years that are totally being ignored now. Now that he is saying just the opposite. And saying things that we all know are untrue. Essentially he is lying, and no one is calling him on it.
Mitch McConnell is really getting the president into a position where his childlike actions come out for everyone to say. “Don’t call my bluff. I will go to the American people and you will find out that I m right.” Marlin Stutzman, congressman of Indiana said, go for it. ‘The American people disagree with you en masse.’ The democrats have used this tactic before, saying if we don’t do this now, the country will cease. A few years ago they did it, saying that if we don’t do it now, we will really be in trouble, and when they got it done, 9 days later, the republic was still standing. Remember that? And Rush said it right. We have the money. Money comes in everyday. If the debt limit isn’t raised, we will pay our debts, and some non essential things will have to be cut. Well, one of my questions is, if it’s non essential, why are we paying for it anyway?
We have those things that can be cut and the president is trying to scare old people that they will not get their benefits. “Don’t call my bluff.” Uh huh! We are finally seeing just how weak and what a sissy this boy in the white house is. Leadership from him is non existent. He doesn’t know how to to handle being stood up too, and the republicans are doing just that.
He has to own this economy and stop blaming everyone else for it. His hold on reality is cracking and he is on his way down. Adult supervision is taking over. We can’t continue to “lead from behind” as Obama has said.
McConnell’s idea leaves the president holding the bag, and there are no tax hikes in it. But Stutzman says he is skeptical of it because all it does is raise the debt limit. Every family must have a balanced budget, the government must have one too.
Mike Pence said, “My position is, there should be no increase in the debt ceiling without cutting spending in an amount that is greater than the raise in the debt ceiling. And no increase in the debt ceiling unless it is contingent on sending a balanced budget amendment to the states. That’s my position and the position widely held by conservatives in the Congress, and the message that I delivered to our conference….we need to have a paradigm shift if you will, because the president continues to talk about this issue as though it’s congress’s problem, when in fact he’s the president of the United States. He’s the chief executive officer of the country, he has the obligation under the constitution to defend the full faith and credit of the United States of America. In a very real sense, this is his problem.
And the president, far from walking out of meetings like he did yesterday, should embrace that responsibility and should be coming to congress and saying, ‘what do you need to give me some expanded borrowing authority. To continue to pay the government’s bills.
I’m not really enthusiastic about McConnells proposal that gives the President authority to just raise the debt ceiling, unilaterally, but there is a part of it that intrigues me by saying that we are in this position because your policies have failed, because of you and your party’s record of borrowing and spending and bailouts and takeovers. You own the responsibility for this. The final part of McConnells bill essentially says if you need to raise the debt ceiling, you need to be the one to do it.
But my position on this is clear. We need to cut spending. Cap spending and send a balanced budget amendment to the states, and we’re going to keep fighting for this, but it’s going to take the president taking responsibility for this.
Five years ago, when then Senator Barack Obama was explaining why he was voting against raising the debt ceiling he said, and I will quote now, “the fact that we are here today raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It weakens us domestically and nationally.” And then he said, referring to President Bush, “Leadership means the buck stops here. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.” I quoted then Senator Obama two days ago on the floor of the house and I looked at the camera and said ‘Senator Obama, you were right. When the U.S. Government can’t pay it’s bills, it’s not only a debt problem, it’s a leadership problem.”
Now I bring that up to you dear readers, because here is what Obama said on Wednesday.
“Eric, don’t call my bluff. I’m going to the American people on this.” This process is confirming what the American people think is the worst about Washington: that everyone is more interested in posturing, political positioning, and protecting their base, than in resolving real problems.”
It’s funny my friends. Five years ago, he was saying that Bush raising the debt ceiling was because of the lack of leadership, but now, he is pushing for it harder than most and it isn’t because of the lack of leadership, to him, it’s because of Leadership!
Plus, we have to realize here, that when a democrat talks of raising revenue, he isn’t talking of what happens when taxes are lowered….oh no. When a democrat talks of raising revenues, they are talking of a tax hike.
The other day in one of Obama’s speeches he denounced the fact that everyone in the GOP is saying he is going to raise taxes. He said then that he never said he was. But do not doubt me here folks, he did say it. He said he was going to raise revenues. That is democrat code word for raising taxes. Obama knows he is in trouble and he is trying to lie and cheat and cajole his way out of it. Remember, he is who he is, raised in his politics by the William Ayers and the Jerimiah Wrights of his life. He can’t be anyone else. Socialism runs in his blood. He sees nothing wrong with taking your money and giving it to someone else.
And here is another thought to think of. We are already in trouble with revenues in government, and Obama wants to raise taxes. But today, the first baby boomers born in 1946 are retiring, and if we are in trouble now, just wait until we start retiring en masse. And that is coming sooner than later folks. And we are a huge generation to stop working and hit the retirement rolls. Think of it. It’s scary. So Obama, “don’t call my bluff? I will call it, and raise you. Cause you are wrong.
And Republicans? Don’t you dare give in. You are in the right, don’t be afraid to stand up for it. You have a majority of the American people on your side, no matter what Obama said today.
May God bless our efforts to help get America back, and put God back into our country.
God, Bless America. Bless Americans. And Bless us to start using more common sense.