We all know the President has a history of blaming the Tea Party, but in the spirit of the campaign season he is now preaching that the Tea Party is somehow responsible for all of Washington’s problems.
Never mind his own dismal approval rating (nearly 60% of Americans disapprove) – President Obama believes our current situation is the Tea Party’s fault, and he is calling for a referendum on whose vision of America (the Tea Party’s or his own) is better.
Glenn played President Obama’s remarks on radio this morning, in which he claims that it is time to “communicate directly with the American people,” and so far the Tea Party has not been “very responsive to public opinion.”
Since we all know the President has been so receptive and aware of public opinion (sarcasm), it should come as no surprise that he had vowed to keep “putting the pressure on” Congress.
“My attitude is my job is to present the best plans possible. Congress needs to act. If Congress doesn't act, not act, then I'm going to be going on the road and talking to folks and this next election, you know, may very well end up being a referendum on, you know, whose vision of America is better,” he said.
“Now the fact of the matter is that the American people voted for divided government, but they didn't vote for dysfunctional government,” Obama continued. “And if they see one side not willing to work with the other to move the country forward, then, you know, that's what elections are all about.”
So now having a mixed, balanced government is somehow a recipe for dysfunction?
“First of all, the American people voted for a divided government. Since when do we call the Republicans and Democrats a divided government? We've always had that,” Glenn said this morning.
“It's, like, well, you know, they wouldn't just put one party in, you know. We're doing that in the Soviet Union. It worked out really well, but apparently the American people want, you know, two parties. So, we're going to have that divided government, but, I mean, that's crazy talk,” he continued.
Seeing as the President is facing 58% disapproval rating in recent opinion polls, 68% disapprove of his healthcare legislation, and his handling of the economy is facing resistance as well, his dream of a referendum may soon turn into the President’s worst nightmare.