There he goes again. Once again, Barack Obama is telling us all about is great vision of uniting the nation:
President Barack Obama says he has not succeeded in bringing the country together, acknowledging an atmosphere of divisiveness that has washed away the lofty national feeling surrounding his inauguration a year ago.
“That’s what’s been lost this year … that whole sense of changing how Washington works,” Obama said in an interview with People magazine.
The president said his second-year agenda will be refocused on uniting the country around common values, “whether we’re Democrats or Republicans.”
(H/t Gateway Pundit.) At atmosphere of divisiveness, Mr. President? Wonder how that happened. Do you think attacking Republicans, repeatedly criticizing your predecessor and whining about the problems you inherited (even after spending two years working so you could face those problems head-on) might have something to do with it?
I’ll believe you’re interested in uniting the nation when you stop attacking Republicans and insist that your fellow partisans follow suit. For, while you’re telling us you intend to unite the country, your campaign apparatus ensconced in the DNC is sending out an e-mail calling a Republican candidate for federal office, “extreme.” Great way to unite the nation, that.
Meanwhile, one of your closest allies in the Senate is usually sexual slurs to badmouth that good man. I trust that in the spirit of unity, you’ll tell Chuck Schumer to clean up his potty mouth.
And it also might help unite the nation if you, understanding the popular mood, asked Congress to stop consideration of the health care overhaul which remains highly unpopular. So, you’ll have to pardon me, Mr. President, if I don’t take you at your word on national unity. Your actions this past year contradict your words this past week. But, then, we can all change.
So, if you change your actions, I’ll change my attitude. Fair?