Obama’s inflammatory rhetoric hypocritical
To the Editor:
In a move of shocking hypocrisy, the President who started his political career as a “community organizer” criticizes communities who organize against his radical spending. The mainstream media who said during the Bush presidency that “dissent was the highest form of flattery” now lampoon critics of a bloviated healthcare plan as right-wing extremists.
Nancy Pelosi calls dissenters “un-American” and even likened them to Nazi’s. Obama tells his critics to shut up and get out of the way. The leaders of the free world mock and menace concerned citizens, and folks wearing union T-shirts beat up an African-American man who dared to offer “Don’t Tread on Me” flags at a political rally. The President calls police “stupid” without knowing the facts, escalating tension with his inflammatory rhetoric.
During the Republican Revolution of 1994, democratic president Bill Clinton signed most of the “Contract with America” into law. Of course, those were the heady days when Democrats and Republicans at least pretended bipartisanship.
Where are we now? Approaching 200 days of a Democratic controlled House, Senate and White House, the "Cap and Tax" energy policy lies dormant, the healthcare bill is in disarray and we've lost 1.5 million jobs since they passed the “stimulus” bill. Unemployment is at a 27 year high at 9.5 percent and there are tax hike proposals everywhere.
Oh, yeah – and they quadrupled the federal deficit, placing a crushing IOU for our children and grandchildren to pay. Believe it or not, the Feds will borrow 50 cents for every dollar it spends this year!
Time for the President to remember his campaign promises. Instead of bashing Republicans and concerned citizens, he might try working with them instead. That would be “change I can believe in.”