Friday, May 1, 2009

Gentle smack-down

President Barack Obama (love writing that) on Republican so-called bipartisanship (emphasis added):

"To my Republican friends, I want them to realize that me reaching out to them has been genuine," he said. "If I'm taking some of your ideas and giving you credit for good ideas, the fact that you didn't get 100 percent can't be a reason every single time to oppose my position. And if that is how bipartisanship is defined, a situation in which basically, wherever there are philosophical differences, I have to simply go along with ideas that have been rejected by the American people in a historic election, you know, we're probably not going to make progress."
Read the rest, too.


globeisatrocious said...

another presser another parade of Obama straw men
Rove got it

lovable liberal said...

A link to nowhere - how appropriate.

globeisatrocious said...


"Obama's Straw Men"

or get another browser

lovable liberal said...

Yeah, right, a 404 relates to the browser... The page is back up now.

It's typical Rovian bullshit unworthy of my time to read, though I did waste that time anyway, and certainly unworthy to refute line by line. His commentary on progressivity is subtly only relative to a head tax. It involves, as so many Bushist talking points do, the redefinition of a well-known word. In other words, Rove is lying, par for the course for him and for the WSJ editorial page.

Rove's role of government cavil is similarly deceptive. He frames reasonable-sounding rhetorical questions, but his answer is that of course government has a role, and that role is ... to abdicate much of the role it has.

It always amazes me how persistently you right-wingers want to be fooled so that you can retain your belief in a simple world with simple problems and simple solutions.

To sum up: The WSJ ed page and Karl Rove deserve the credibility they have - zero.