With a total lack of leadership, President Obama has once again displayed his narcissistic behavior and is complaining that when it comes to gun control, Republicans are not willing to work with him nor are they willing listen to the American people. The President also attacked Rush Limbaugh and Fox News for "punishing" Republicans who are willing to be, "working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest."
And then in an interview with The New Republic, the President went further and said, "The House Republican majority is made up mostly of members who are in sharply gerrymandered districts that are very safely Republican and may not feel compelled to pay attention to broad-based public opinion, because what they're really concerned about is the opinions of their specific Republican constituencies."
So, once again President Obama, before any negotiations even begin on the unconstitutional Feinstein gun ban bill, poisons the well and tries to mold public opinion on the matter. It is also the height of hypocrisy to complain about any Republican district being "sharply gerrymandered" when democrat congressional districts are gerrymandered in exactly the same way. How else could two of the most disliked politicians of the modern era such as Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein keep getting elected? How else can Nancy Pelosi who only gets a 37% favorability rating on a national level, win her congressional district by an 80 to 85% majority? The only way to do that Mr Obama, is by gerrymandering the district.
The interview with The New Republic also states that, "the president said he has a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that date back for generations." Well that's just great because the Second Amendment has absolutely nothing to do with hunting, it has to do with forming a militia and never mentions hunting or hunting traditions. With this kind of rhetoric, the President is trying to take the focus off the real issue of the Second Amendment and act as if he really cares for the rights of people to "keep and bear arms," he doesn't.
And in his attack on Limbaugh and Fox News for supposedly punishing Republicans who are willing to work with him he also stated that, â€œthe more left-leaning media outlets recognize that compromise is not a dirty word.â€ Oh really, maybe the President could let us know which one of those left wing media outlets actually recognize compromise. Maybe that would be MSNBC where the Morning Joe crew goes nuts over a truthful NRA ad pointing out Obama's hypocrisy on armed guards in schools. Or maybe he could show us Lawrence O'Donnell who wanted to fight Mitt Romney's son Taggart after the election.
Of course no one wants to work with the President on anything. We all know he isn't willing to negotiate at all and he has even gone as far as saying that we don't have a spending problem. How do you honestly work with someone like that who is either ignorant of what both democrats and republicans (but at least Republicans recognize it) have done for decades, or is purposely trying to poison negotiations just to ultimately make himself look good regardless of the outcome.
There is no compromise with this President because he is a megalomaniac. Republicans would do well to oppose him every chance on every piece of legislation they can if we have any hope of saving the republic.