I’m sure all of you have heard a parent or someone in authority say, ‘Do as I say, not as I do.’ Ever since Obama took office and the Democrats took control of the Senate, that’s been their mantra, even if not spoken out word-for-word.
In the latest example, President Obama starting urging Congress (House and Senate) to work together to pass bills that created jobs and spurred the economy. It was obvious that his comments were directed at Republicans when he said:
“These are common-sense ideas — ideas that have been supported by both Democrats and Republicans. The only thing holding them back is politics. The only thing preventing us from passing these bills is the refusal by some in Congress to put country ahead of party. That’s the problem right now. That’s what’s holding this country back. That’s what we have to change… We’re coming through a terrible recession; a lot of folks are still looking for work. A lot of people are getting by with smaller paychecks or less money in the cash register. So we need folks in Washington — the people whose job it is to deal with the country’s problems, the people who you elected to serve — we need them to put aside their differences to get things done.”
So how bi-partisan are the Democrats willing to be?
Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor sent President Obama a letter reminding him that the House has passed a dozen bills that would spur job creation and the economy. However, the Democrats in the Senate have refused to even consider all but one of the House measures.
This is typical of the Democrat’s hypocritical ways ever since the Republicans regained control of the House last year. The Democrats scream and yell that the other kids don’t want to share and play fair, when in fact they are the ones guilty of the very thing they are accusing the others of. ‘Do as we say, not as we do.’ The tried and true, proven mantra of the Democratic Party.