Maybe they are the Presidents “enemies” after all!

The most recent case of republican fake outrage was this quote from before the election:

“If the Latino community decides to sit out this election, then there will be fewer votes and it will be less likely to get done,” Obama said on the “Piolín por la Mañana” program on Univision Radio….

“And if Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, we’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us, if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder – and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2,” he said.

Of course with Arizona enacting
sb1070, he was correct in his statement(but I digress). The Fox News echo chamber rung so loud that he unfortunately apologized.

Then the day after the election, Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell, let it be known where his priorities for the next two years were:

“the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

Hmmmmm why would he ever consider republicans enemies?

Then came
this story about Young Gun Eric Cantor.
It seems Mr. Cantor met privately(and unsanctioned) with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu where he let the Israeli Prime Minister know where he and the republican party stood:

“Eric stressed that the new Republican majority will serve as a check on the Administration and what has been, up until this point, one party rule in Washington,” the readout continued. “He made clear that the Republican majority understands the special relationship between Israel and the United States, and that the security of each nation is reliant upon the other.”

As was also pointed out in the story:

Veteran observer of U.S.-Israeli relations Ron Kampeas said he found that statement “an eyebrow-raiser.”

“I can’t remember an opposition leader telling a foreign leader, in a personal meeting, that he would side, as a policy, with that leader against the president,”

Can you imagine if the democrats met with a foreign leader without the presidents knowledge and consent? Well, luckily we have an example of more fake outrage from the right!

In 2007, Nancy Pelosi and a group of invisible republicans, visited Syria to massive fake outrage from the right. So much so that 2012 republican presidential front-runner felt the need to weigh in!

In the past, Republicans have been sharply critical of Democratic trips abroad that could be seen as undermining the official foreign policies of the U.S. president. For example, in 2007, both the Bush White House and its Republican supporters lashed out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) for visiting Syria, saying that she was trying to circumvent President Bush (never mind that Republican lawmakers were also in Syria and Pelosi didn’t criticize the Bush administration).

“It has long been the established principle of this country that the president of the United States leads our foreign policy,” said former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. “And if you don’t like the president, then you change him. But you don’t have the two parties each conducting foreign policy in the way they think it ought to be conducted.”

Very interesting indeed! Maybe President Obama, should not of used the word enemies, when speaking of republicans. It sure would be alot easier to not call them enemies if they did not act like it!


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  1. Maybe if this president was not such a danger to this country he would not feel threaten by Americans who oppose his extreme views and ideas.

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