Those members who announced that they will skip the speech are Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and Reps. Paul Broun, R-Ga., Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill. and Ron Paul, R-Texas [and Rep. Jeff Landry, R-New Iberia]…..
Unlike with Landry, who said skipping the House GOP meeting with the president was to avoid wasting his time being “lectured to by a president whose failed policies have put our children and grandchildren in a huge burden of debt, ” Vitter took a much less strident approach, referring mainly to his love for the Saints.
“As a fanatic (Saints fan), I have my priorities,” Vitter joked.
Still, Norm Ornstein, the veteran political analyst for the American Enterprise Institute, said skipping a presidential speech “is just another example of the debasement of our politics and our institutions.”
“I simply cannot recall a time in the past when lawmakers openly gave the finger to the president of the United States on a huge issue like jobs,” Ornstein said. “It is frankly depressing.”
Yeah it’s bullshit like this that made me happy when the President brought up “the election is 14 months away.” By not even attending to listen to what the President has to say they are stating that they do not want to get anything done until a republican is in the White House.
They do not give a fuck about your suffering for the next 14 months.
I just have to leave this planet. I really do. Some of ya’ll humans are great, but the majority are a waste of space specifically because they habitually repeat history and then “forget" that there was ever a precedent for their stupidity. It doesn’t matter if you like the President or not, he is still the President. If you want to affect change then you need to listen to opinions that you disagree with. Not to mention that several people in Congress are walking the fine line that could be treasonous. He’s killing himself (politically) with this crap about bipartisanship, but he’s the only one playing the game. And unfortunately, no other country is in better shape, because they too, repeated the same mistakes.
I’m done being pessimistic now.Reblogged from downlo September 9th, 2011 204 notes #politics #jobs speech #barack obama #gop #priorities