My mother used to tell me listen before I spoke, to plan my thoughts before speaking. Another way of saying this is more well known. “It’s better to keep quiet and be thought a fool that to speak and confirm it.” Today’s examples come from Nancy Pelosi and Barak Obama.
On Friday, January 23rd, 2009, Obama met with Republican Congressional leaders and told them, according to a report in the New York Post, that is they wanted to deal with the Whitehouse, they could no longer listen to Rush Limbaugh (and by extension, other conservative talk show hosts).
PREZ ZINGS GOP FOE IN A $TIMULATING TALK
By CHARLES HURT, BUREAU CHIEF
Last updated: 4:16 pm
January 24, 2009
Posted: 8:13 pm
January 23, 2009
WASHINGTON — President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill today that they need to quit listening to radio king Rush Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration.
“You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done,” he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package.
One White House official confirmed the comment but said he was simply trying to make a larger point about bipartisan efforts.
“There are big things that unify Republicans and Democrats,” the official said. “We shouldn’t let partisan politics derail what are very important things that need to get done.”
That wasn’t Obama’s only jab at Republicans today.
In an exchange with Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) about the proposal, the president shot back: “I won,” according to aides briefed on the meeting.
“I will trump you on that.”
In short, the new Whitehouse is attempting to censor opposing thought and commentary. Obama seems to think he can dictate to congress and they’ll roll over for him. The honeymoon is over and the gloves have come off. So much for bi-partisanship the dems were proclaiming. As usual, bi-partisanship for democrats means agreeing with them.
Having read the full National Review interview with Rush, I come here to see the comments and what do I find, contentious liberals and frustrated conservatives.
As usual the libs who bombard any and all discussions with snarky remarks are a waste of time. And the conservatives are wasting thought and brain power trying to have serious discourse amongst people with double digit IQ’s.
Ignorant liberals deliberately sink to the lowest common denominater as a tried and true method that would draw out the uglies in a saint.
Conservatives who seek edification of important issues shouldn’t allow themselves to be sucked into verbally duking it out with hopeless agitators. Don’t allow yourself to get caught up in their silly blatherings. Ask them what they know on the issues … repeatedly pin them to the wall with questions about policies and issues. They either respond like decent human beings, or they slither away to hide their ignorance … works everytime.
Nancy Pelosi joined in with her case of foot-in-mouth. As reported on the DrudgeReport, Pelosi defended adding funding for birth control and abortion clinics in the new “stimulus” package by proclaiming, "contraception will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government." The revelation came during an exchange Sunday morning on ABC’s THIS WEEK.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?
PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children's health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those - one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?
PELOSI: No apologies. No. we have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.
Nancy Pelosi continues to amaze me—how anyone as ignorant and stupid as she appears to be could ever get elected to Congress. Then I remember that her district is San Franciso.
So much for proclaimed bi-partisan ship from the dems.