Prez. Barrack Obama just doesn’t get it. The Tea Party movement is out destroy him and he is still trying to win them over. He is quoted in Mywesttexasnews:
” In an interview broadcast Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show, Obama said he feels "there's still going to be a group at their core that question my legitimacy." But he said he didn't want to paint Tea Party activists "in broad brushes" and he hopes to win over members who have "mainstream, legitimate concerns."
And what kind of nice things does the hero of the Tea Party Sarah Palin have to say about him? According to The New York Times:
“America is ready for another revolution!” she told the crowd, prompting the first of several standing ovations…..
……Ms. Palin gave the Tea Party crowd exactly what they wanted to hear, declaring the primacy of the Tenth Amendment in limiting government powers, complaining about the bailouts and the “generational theft” of rising deficits, and urging the audience to back conservative challengers in contested primaries.”
So Obama said in the interview with NBC that he recognizes the movement involves "folks who have legitimate concerns" Legitimate maybe. But they are not looking for reasonable answers to his shortcomings. They are bullying, threatening people with guns and trying to build a movement to send the US back the 1700s. Obama admits there are those who believe he wasn’t born in the US and that they think he is a socialist. But no unkind words were given. That can’t be said of Palin. Again, according to The New York Times:
” That was just one of several digs at President Obama. “How’s that hopey-changey thing workin’ out for you?” she asked at one point. She blasted him for rising deficits, “apologizing for America” in speeches in other countries, and for allowing the so-called Christmas bomber to board a plane headed for the United States, saying he was weak on the war on terrorism.
“To win that war, we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law,” she declared.”
She talks of outright revolution, infers the president is a traitor and incompetent to lead the military and Obama treats her with kid gloves. Once again we see the flaw in the Democratic Party. There is too much of willingness to compromise with fascist elements of the far right wing. Obama has reached out for bi-partisan support only to get spit at. He hasn’t got the message yet and chances are if there is to be a real confrontation to the Tea Baggers, it won’t come from the national Democratic Party or this president. --សតិវ អតុ