Daily Archives: April 14, 2011

Paul Ryan attacks Obama for being too partisan. Really?!

clipped from Andrew Leonard’s column in www.salon.com
Paul Ryan is upset at Barack Obama. It’s not hard to understand why — the president slugged Ryan’s budget with a punch as hard as any he’s delivered to Republicans since getting elected. But who is Ryan trying to kid when he complains that the president wasn’t “building bridges but poisoning wells,” and that the speech was “excessively partisan, dramatically inaccurate and hopelessly inadequate to addressing our country’s fiscal challenges”?
Excessively partisan? Compared to how Republicans have treated the president over the last two years, Obama’s harshest rhetoric hardly registers on the partisan scale. And Paul Ryan has been mixing it up with the best of them:

  • He openly rooted for “a failed presidency” as “the best outcome.”

  • He declared that the Democratic agenda “is completely antithetical to the American idea, the American project, and what America is about.”
And now he’s miffed because Obama had the temerity to point out that Ryan’s budget pays for tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans by forcing seniors to pay more for their healthcare. I always thought Ayn Rand fans were made of tougher stuff. blog it 


Listening to the Republicans now is a real experience… do I think they are going to get together with the President and the Democrats and come to a compromise decision? What do YOU think?

OK… The House is voting in their “impossible for the Senate to pass” budget this morning…

I’ve got C-Span ready to go on. The House comes in at 10:00 AM and makes their General Speeches for an hour… then at 11:00 they are going to get to the vote on the budget that no Democrats will ever support. While it will pass the House, it will be deader than the proverbial doornail in the Senate.

Whether they’ll all be able to go ahead with the President’s or the CPC’s progressive proposals, or even compromise between all the plans, is highly doubtful right now.

This is going to be bloody, and it looks like 2012 may be just like 2011 with no passed budget and the Nation in a real pickle.