As per usual, President Obama started off his State of the Union address last night with a lecture, saying democracy “doesn’t work if we think that our political opponents are unpatriotic.”
“Over commerce and foreign relations. Over the meeting — meaning of liberty, and the imperatives of security. But Democracy does require basic bonds of trust between its citizens. [Applause] It doesn’t work — if we think the people who disagree with us are all motivated by malice. It doesn’t work if we think that our political opponents are unpatriotic. Or trying to weaken America. Democracy grinds to a halt without a willingness to compromise. Or when even basic facts are contested, or when we listen only to those who agree with us, our public life withers when only the most extreme voices get the attention.”
This comes in stark contrast to what Obama said about former President Bush back in 2008. According to The Political Insider, Obama ripped Bush for adding $4 trillion to the deficit, calling him “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic.”
“The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion dollars for the first 42 presidents — number 43 added $4 trillion dollars by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.”
When the White House was confronted about this comment less than a year ago, they STILL refused to back off:
FOX NEWS REPORTER ED HENRY: He said that the president, I’m paraphrasing this part, had added about $4 trillion to the debt and then he said, quote, “that’s irresponsible, that’s unpatriotic.” I see a difference from Giuliani because he’s talking about an issue. But nonetheless, questioning the patriotism of the president of the United States.
WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY JOSH EARNEST: I think that what the president was doing was he was questioning the specific wisdom of that decision and questioning whether or not that was in the best interest of the country.
HENRY: He didn’t say it was unwise, he said that’s unpatriotic.
EARNEST: Right, but again, he was talking about that, he wasn’t talking about a person.
Once again, Obama has been exposed as a lying hypocrite. Just another day in Obama’s America!