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Obama's Open Mic
President Obama had another moment of "truth" this week. He was "caught" off guard with an open mic or so we are told. While at a Chicago fund raiser this past Thursday night, a CBS reporter heard Obama speaking to donors after "he thought" all the reporters had left the room (yeah, sure). What this reporter heard was the real Obama. He didn't hear the hypocritical pleasantries of bi-partisanship or even the now long forgotten "civil discourse" he pleaded for after the Tucson shootings. I guess civil discourse is now, once again, a one-way street in Obama Land. What was said by our "civil" president was despicable and callous. President Obama stated, "You want to repeal health care? Go at it. We'll have that debate. But you're not going to be able to do that by nickel-and-diming me in the budget. You think we're stupid?" For one thing, as an attorney, President Obama should know you should not ever ask a question with which you don't already have the answer. I'm not sure he wants anyone to answer that last question. Second, Obama used bad terminology with "nickel and diming." Everything this President does costs in the hundreds of billions of dollars.
He was also irked that the GOP tried to attach the defunding of Planned Parenthood to the budget bill. Obama then said, "Put it in a separate bill. We'll call it up. And if you think you can overturn my veto, try it. But don't try to sneak this through." Hmmmm...I know what he means. It's sort of like backroom deals and possibly an unconstitutional reconciliation method to push a bill through that was not a budgetary matter. That sort of thing seems to irk the President for some reason. The President then showed what everyone already knew; his outright contempt for Senator Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. He blasted Senator Ryan's $5 trillion budget cutting plan with the senator quietly sitting there perplexed at this so-called "world leader."
I have doubts that this "open mic" was inadvertent. President Obama is a cold, calculating politician. Everything he does is with a purpose. He had already attempted to embarrass a man (Sen. Ryan) by taking apart his plan on nationwide TV. At least Sen. Ryan was making an attempt to bring our massive debt under control. Sen. Ryan's plan embarrassed Obama. Here was a U.S. Senator and a Republican at that, who was doing what the President of the United States SHOULD have been doing. President Obama was beaten to the punch about trying to bring our debt and federal spending under control. This is the same President who has not even responded to the International Monetary Fund's request that the USA get its spending under control. I honestly believe Obama was embarrassed by Senator Ryan and that was the reason for his "open mic" moment when he showed how much he truly hates Republicans. Now, Obama would not be the first President to display his hate for the opposing party. But, President Obama is one of the biggest hypocrites to ever occupy the Oval Office by calling on "bi-partisanship" and "civil discourse" with the GOP. He does this while all the time he is doing all he can do to undermine the Republicans. I thought he got the message in November of 2010. I can see now I was wrong.
What we saw in this"open mic" episode is a President who is backstabbing radical who will do anything to further his and the far left-wing's agenda. As I have said before in another hub (Barack Obama: The Thin Skinned President), Obama does not take criticism well. He shows an immaturity that does not suit a nearly 50 year-old man. President Obama and his administration is the most devious, most corrupt since possibly the Ulysses S. Grant administration. The OBamacare bill was all the proof I need. I won't go into the illegal federal job enticements in Pennsylvania and Colorado. I think that speaks for itself. I give him credit for one thing, in regard to the "open mic" comments; his White House spokesman, Jay Carney, stated there were "No regrets" about the open mic comments. That told me what I have felt from the time the story broke this week. This was a deliberate act. President Obama has no honor, no common decency. He is a hypocrite, a do-whatever-it-takes Socialist. In November of 2012 Obama has to be voted out of office. If he is not, this country will not survive another four years of Barack Obama.