He’s a nasty guy, is our prez

Something “utterly remarkable” in run-up to inauguration, which is meant to be full of “democratic fellowship and good feeling”:

President Obama has been using the days and weeks leading up to his inauguration to show the depth of his disdain for the leaders of the other major party and, by inference, that party’s voters, which is to say more or less half the country. He has been spending his time alienating instead of summoning. It has left the political air more sour and estranged.

In his news conference the other day,

he didn’t seem to think he had to mask his partisan rancor or be large-spirited. He bristled with unashamed hostility for Republicans on the Hill. They are holding the economy “ransom,” they are using the threat of “crashing the American economy” as “leverage,” some are “absolutist” while others are “consumed with partisan brinkmanship.” They are holding “a gun at the head of the American people.” And what is “motivating and propelling” them is not a desire for debt reduction, as they claim. They are “suspicious about government’s commitment . . . to make sure that seniors have decent health care as they get older. They have suspicions about Social Security. They have suspicions about whether government should make sure that kids in poverty are getting enough to eat, or whether we should be spending money on medical research.”

As if he’s bitter.

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  • Margaret McC.  On 01/19/2013 at 1:38 pm

    He is a nasty guy; poor Peggy is just beginning to grasp his real personality. She still doesn’t understand his blatant intentions for the country and his “enemies.” She can’t let go of her earlier crush on him.

    A friend gave me your “Company Man.” I started reading it and it will be hard to put down. If I didn’t have a project that I must get working on, I’d be sitting down to devour it! Maybe tomorrow since it is supposed to be a day of rest — so no guilt will be attached to the shear enjoyment.

    • Jim Bowman  On 01/19/2013 at 3:03 pm

      Glad to hear that. About the book. Peggy is one to hold fire till she sees whites in their eyes. She does have nice insights, if her patience tries one’s patience some times.

  • Leonard Grossman  On 01/21/2013 at 3:31 pm

    How mean spirited Peggy is.

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