Aaron Schock is a young republican congressman from the O man's home state, and his O ness recently wined and dined the young politician hoping to charm him into a spirit of bipartisanship. It didn't work. He even flew the little ingrate on Air Force One. But that didn't work either. What did you expect? The little weasel is, after all, a republican. Honestly, is it just me, or does it seems like everyone and their mama knows that it's wrong to try to play ball with he rethugs except his O ness? (What the hell were you thinking when you picked Judd Gregg for Commerce?)
Look, I know it worked in the elections. A-merry-cans vote from the middle, and they wanted their president to be someone who was willing to reach out to the other side. So in order to get that independent vote, the O man was Mr. Congeniality. The smooth talking negotiator who would change the tone in Washington. Most A-merry-cans saw him that way, and that's how they voted. But it's time to put the bully back into the bully pulpit. Stop playing the soft Negro role, and get Kingston 12 or "medieval" on their ass.
This is A-merry-ca damn it, and the last time I checked we have a two party system of governing here. Two different political schools of thought of how things should get done. People get on Nancy Pelosi, but at least she understands that you can't reach out to the wingnuts on the right. The O man might be as great persuader, but he ain't that good. If he was, he would have gotten at least one republican to vote for his stimulus package. He failed to understand that republicans, especially the ones in Washington, were all elected from very red states, and they ain't voting with the "One" no matter how many plane rides he gives them. The rethugs in Washington aren't there because of independent voters, and moderates, they are there because they were voted in by people from very red states and districts. They want to go back to Washington, so what do you think they are going to do?
If Obama was off to a rocky start it's because he tried to be too bipartisan. He tried to compromises with folks who don't understand the meaning of the word. He failed to see just how partisan they really are. Their blinders are thick, and their hearts are hardened. At this point the wingnuts on talk radio, reich wing blogs, and on FAKE NEWS, are their only constituents, and all the plane rides in the world won't change that.
“I like the President. He’s a very good guy . . . I want him to be successful. I want to vote for a stimulus bill. I appreciated his hospitality in bringing me along on the trip. . . . But at the end of the day my responsibility is to the people who gave me this job – my constituents,”
You hear that Obama? It's politics as usual. These people don't believe in compromises. Not with a "Socialist". Not with a man with a name like Barack Hussein Obama. Their peeps would never send them back to Washington.
So take it from the field, just put your head down,block out all the noise, and do your thing. Don't apologize for your victories, and don't hold your had down when you are defeated. You are the president damn it, start acting like it.