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The Media Embarrassed Itself by Asking if Obama Wants to Destroy the Republican Party
The Press wasted time today asking Press Secretary Jay Carney for a reaction to Speaker John Boehner’s absurd attempt to blame the President for the Republican Party’s failures.
“Q John Boehner — Speaker Boehner was quoted saying that “the President’s goal is to annihilate the Republican Party.” What’s the President’s reaction to that?
MR. CARNEY: Well, I haven’t spoken to the President about that, but I know it’s not his goal. His goal is to work together with Congress, with members of both parties to achieve progress on behalf of the American people. You heard him say in the inaugural address that even though we have profound differences and differences that we will not resolve necessarily in the next year or two or three or four, it is imperative that we come together and act on behalf of the American people. And there are things that we can and must do together.
The President believes that a strong two-party system is the foundation of our democracy and looks forward to working with Republicans as well as Democrats to get things done.
Q He wouldn’t object to the annihilation of the Republican Party, would he? (Laughter.)
MR. CARNEY: I think he would object to — he believes that the two-party system is part of the foundation of our democracy, and that it is a healthy aspect of our democracy even if it’s contentious.
Ours is not the only politics in the world that is contentious and appropriately so. What he believes, however, is that we need to have spirited debates but not debates that paralyze us. We need to compromise, not be absolutists, but agree that the call — that the need to act on behalf of the American people should compel us to make reasonable compromise while we stick to our principles. And that’s the approach he’s taken since he entered the White House, and it’s the approach he intends to take in the second term.”
Or, as we say around here, the President may not wish for the annihilation of the Republican Party, but that hasn’t stopped it from happening, now has it?
Also, see wasting millions of dollars having show votes on repealing Obamacare while doing nothing about jobs and obstructing the economy to such a point that House Republicans got our credit downgraded for the first time in history. After that, see legitimate rape. If you’re still confused as to just who is behind this nefarious attack on the Republican Party, see their tax plans and war on the middle class.
Wake me up when the press asks John Boehner why he had to keep playing pep boy with the GOP donors who are getting frustrated with the Republican Party’s failures, because that is what drove Boehner to whine about Superman Obama in the first place. Or, if that won’t suffice, how about asking Speaker Boehner about the House’s refusal to fund Libya?