Democrats are launching an ad campaign to turn Americans against the Republicans who voted against the Democrats' pork bill. Apparently the era of postpartisan hope, change and brotherly love is officially over. Here are some of their loathsome statements:
House Republicans just don't get it. They celebrate being the party of no and status quo, while more than 2.6 million Americans have lost their jobs, the stock market has plummeted wiping out nearly $7 trillion [in] stock market wealth and endangering thousands of investors' nest eggs, and one in 10 homeowners was delinquent on mortgage payments or in foreclosure this fall.
Republicans' champagne wishes and caviar dreams simply don't connect with middle class families struggling to make ends meet and furious that their tax dollars are going to bail out banks, build schools in Iraq, or send American jobs overseas. [emphasis mine]
Here's the message I left on their website:
Your ad campaign is partisan and deceptive and your rhetoric is asinine.
You talk about connecting with the middle class. Is Obama trying to connect with the middle class with his cocktail and wagyu steak soirées? Is he trying to connect with the middle class with $170 million dollar celebrations and posh superbowl parties? Americans are freezing to death while Obama luxuriates in a White House that is now hot enough to grow orchids.
Spending a trillion dollars two years from now isn't the way to help the middle class to get out of this recession. The middle class understands that. And that's why support for Obama's highly partisan plan is eroding. If Democrats want to get serious about a quick stimulus, they'd get behind a two-month tax holiday for all Americans. That would "cost" the government about one third as much as Obama's plan, and would have an immediate stimulative effect. But there is one big downside to that plan: it doesn't give politicians any power. They don't get to choose winners and losers. They don't get to reward special interest groups.
You aren't really serious about helping the middle class, are you?
P.S. Regarding the $700 billion bank bailout package, most of the house democrats voted in favor, most of the Republicans voted against. Don't try to trick Americans into believing that House Republicans are responsible for that bill. It's a lie.
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Being president is not community organizing. Being president means you have real responsibilities. A primary responsibility is protecting the citizens. Those citizens killed in a terrorist attack because of freed terrorists are then rendered totally incapable of "upholding U.S. values and law;" instead they have been sacrificed for the unAmerican value of debasing its citizens to appease enemies.