This president continues to pursue big-government schemes and propose ever-higher levels of federal spending as the American people increasingly warm to his campaign rhetoric that we’ve been living “beyond our means” and want to reduce the size of government and slash government spending.
His policies toward Israel effect a “tectonic rift” in our relationships with that Middle Eastern democracy while the American people increasingly favor the cause of the Jewish State — and become increasingly skeptical about the concerns of her enemies.
Now, he’s chewing a Republican Senator out for echoing a Democratic colleague and saying we should “prioritize fixing the oil spill“!
In the wake of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama today summoned a bipartisan group of over 20 senators to the White House to push for energy and climate change legislation.
But one thing the President did not want to talk about at the meeting was the BP disaster, a Republican source told ABC News. And that, the source said, led to a pointed exchange with GOP senator Lamar Alexander from Tennessee.
“The priority should be fixing the oil spill,” Alexander told the President, according to the source. “That’s what any meeting about energy should be about.”
But when Alexander tried to interject the BP leak into the meeting, the source said, the President told the senator, “That’s just your talking point.”
Retorted Alexander, “No, it’s my opinion.”
(H/t: Washington Examiner). That Democratic colleague mentioned above is my own Senator, no, not the one running for reelection this year, but the one who actually tries to do her job while showing respect for her partisan adversaries:
Many Democrats don’t want to vote in this election year on whether to cap the greenhouse-gas emissions linked to climate change, saying they prefer to work in the coming months on legislation directly responding to the spill.
“The climate bill isn’t going to stop the oil leak,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat. “The first thing you have to do is stop the oil leak.”
Guess, by Obama’s standard, Democrat Dianne Feinstein and her Republican counterpart from Tennessee are pushing the same talking point. Can someone tell me what kind of leader pushes the same policies he’s been pushing all along while failing to focus on a crisis which emerged during his tenure in office?
The American people aren’t as concerned about his energy policy as they are about fixing the leak. I’m with Democrat Feinstein. The first thing we do is fix the leak.