President Obama found himself at odds with republicans again when the White House indicated to Speaker of the House John Boehner that he would like to address a joint session of congress on Wednesday September 7th.
Here’s the reporting from Reuters news agency.
Reuters) – Top congressional Republican John Boehner on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama to delay a planned jobs speech to a joint session of Congress by a day in order to avoid “impediments.”
Democrat Obama had asked to address Congress at 8 p.m. next Wednesday, a time that overlapped with a scheduled televised debate among Republican presidential contenders seeking their party’s nomination to face Obama in the 2012 election.
“It is my recommendation that your address be held on the following evening, when we can ensure there will be no parliamentary or logistical impediments that might detract from your remarks,” Boehner, the speaker of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, said in a letter to the president.“I respectfully invite you to address a Joint Session of Congress on Thursday, September 8, 2011 in the House Chamber, at a time that works best for your schedule,” he said.(Reporting by Alister Bull; editing by Will Dunham.
I am perplexed at the strategy of Republicans in their treatment of President Obama. Republicans argue America is a center right country, yet this country has soundly rejected most policies that are discriminatory. We’ll get back to this though.
Ever since president Obama took office the strategy of Republicans have been one of obstruction, obfuscation, and trying to embarrass the president. The reason I am perplexed is this , I wonder whwther they have studied history ? Have they seen the way Bull Oconnor, George Wallace, Strom Thurmond and the others of their ilk are judged by history?
This leads us to conclude that Republicans are either absolute morons , or they are determined to make America a one party state.
Republicans suffering from racist myopia, fail to take note of the fact that minorities now make up the majority in America. President Obama is the first president to lose the white vote and win the election, and not just win, but win by a landslide.
Minorities tend to vote Democratic, Republican treatment of racial minorities in America does not argue well for their chances going forward. From the question of Immigration and their nonsensical stance regarding what some estimates say is twenty million undocumented people living here, (not to mention the kids they are having) , to their position on entitlements that affect poor minorities and a large swath of poor whites, they are treading on dangerous grounds.
The genius of Republicans on staying viable as a party, is their ability to get poor whites to vote against their own self-interest. Racism has been the tool with which they have been able to accomplish this so far.
They have managed to paint Obama as “other” convincing them that the President is about to take their way of life . Granted some of them should be happy to be rid of their way of life.
It is common to see them at tea party rallies with signs warning the president to keep his hands off their social security . News flash to racist tea party nit-wits , social security is actually from Government, that entity you purport to hate. Or is it that you hate a federal Government headed by the black guy? Then say so, we on this side of the track already understand this.
They actually feel if they put a few black comical uncle tom court jesters in the mix they would be able to pull the wool over our eyes, fooling us into thinking that their movement is one that is genesis in fiscal prudence, and not in racial hatred.
The truth is, those black clowns , whether they were wearing zoot or business suits, were always going to be there . Harriet Tubman reportedly carried a pistol not necessarily for the white man she was hiding from , but from the Uncle Tom Negroes that she feared would run back at nights and tell Massa where to find her and her charges. She reportedly slept with one eye opened.
Malcolm X asked a well dressed black antagonist with him on a television interview if he was aware of what whites called a Harvard Educated Negro? Without waiting for an answer Malcolm told him N*****r
Today there are more than enough of the suit wearing uncle Toms being trolled on Television who are all too happy to demonize president Obama for their white masters in the republican party.
Republicans have spent the last 21/2 years making asses of themselves, from their stated goals of seeing President Obama fail , to fighting the stimulus needed to jump-start the economy, to the manufactured debate about increasing the national debt ceiling, and allowing the downgrade, to the racist caricatures of the president at their tea party meetings (modern-day clan rallies). All of the above have reduced the office of the president to a level of disrespect that is now a genie that will not be put back into the bottle , but will be the new normal way of treating future presidents, and yes, that includes white male republican presidents.
One wonders about the thinking of a party that glorifies and advanced George Bush as their standard-bearer ,arguing that he seem like a guy you would want to have a beer with. ………..Really?
Since Bush they have denigrated to new lows pushing to the fore the likes of Sarah Palin, Christine Odonell, and the latest C student to appear on the scene Texas Governor Rick perry. This my dear friends is a party searching for an identity , unsure of the direction it should take , whilst unable to relinquish it’s racist past.
Democrats on the other hand have alienated a lot of Americans by pushing an agenda that is alien to many ordinary people, Gay marriage, among them . This President is on record as being the first President to say that marriage is not necessarily confined to traditional norms of between a man and woman. I would imagine those actions also have consequences.
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