Stacy McCain watched “clips of Steve Kroft’s 60 Minutes interview with President Obama” so you don’t have to. That caustic blogger quoted the Democrat saying this:
If I can’t get Republicans to move, partly because they’ve made a political, strategic decision that says, “Anything Obama’s for, we’re against, because that’s our best chance of winning an election,” I don’t think the American people would see that as a failure on my part. My preference is that they’d have a different attitude.
Kroft did not challenge him on this. The Democrat goes on to list a number of spending proposals (“investments” as he bills them) Republicans oppose just because, as he claims, he backs them.
Hey, Mr. President (and Mr. Kroft), Republicans aren’t opposing them because you’re proposing them; they just don’t think they will work as advertised. (You know like that “stimulus,” er, Recovery and Reinvestment Act.) As Stacy so delicately puts it, “WE CAN’T AFFORD! YOU ALREADY BLEW A TRILLION DOLLARS ON THIS STIMULUS CRAP AND WHAT DID IT GET US, HUH?”
Obama thinks he can just rattle of a laundry list of spending projects, call them “common sense, mainstream ideas” and — POOF! — the money magically appears to pay for this stuff.
Read the whole thing. (H/t Instapundit.) Just wonder why Mr. Kroft didn’t even bother to challenge Mr. Obama’s allegation about Republican opposition to his big-spending initiatives at a time of records deficits.
Someone should ask the Democrat why he summarily rejected the recommendations of the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction commission. Or why his fellow partisans gave a similar thumbs-down to Republican U.S. Senator Pat Toomey’s tax reform proposals.