The Republican Party is frustrated with President Barack Obama, simply because, despite their continuing protest of the President, through historic obstructionism and sabotage, which will forever be duly noted in the pages of history, he has manage to defeat them, and has done so because the issues he supports, in contrast to their destructive agenda, are issues mostly supported by the majority of people in this nation.
It is always interesting to observe the reaction of Republicans following the dismantling of their great media wall of lies, or perhaps, their declaration of faith, such as the declaration of faith, even up until election night, that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney would have defeated President Obama in the 2012 presidential contest. There is also the lingering, four years and running, body of lies that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare”, would be a dreadful failure.
After weeks of positive news concerning “Obamacare” and news yesterday that HealthCare.gov had enrolled at least 8 million people through its online exchange, a quick visit to Republican Central, Fox News, would find dejection and anger at the President, instead of the usual list of declarative statements concerning the healthcare law’s imminent demise.
Now Republicans seem to be mourning the death of their own deviously created bogeyman, they appear shell-shocked by the stunning success of the Affordable Care Act and are now left to accuse the President of “bashing Republicans” and being a “jerk” because he has taken to television and exposed their mendacity to the world.
During yesterday’s broadcast of the Fox News program The Five, panelists conveyed Republican Central's anger and frustration over Obama's detailing of Republican lying opposition to the healthcare law, an act they interpret as “bashing Republicans!”
The Five co-host Andrea Tantaros made it clear that this “bashing Republicans” is a favorite pastime of the President:
President Obama just wrapped up a press conference at the White House where he addressed the crisis in Ukraine and he also took another victory lap on ‘Obamacare’ and engaged in one of his favorite pastimes…bashing Republicans.And just how this “bashing of Republicans” sound? Let’s hear it from the “bashing Republican” President:
I find it strange that the Republican position on this law is still stuck in the same place that it has always been: They said nobody would sign up; they were wrong about that. They said it would be unaffordable for the country; they were wrong about that. They were wrong to keep trying to repeal a law that is working when they have no alternative answer for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions who’d be denied coverage again…or every woman who’d be charged more for just being a woman…again.Tantaros added:
And he also doesn’t think Democrats should be afraid to run on it in the November elections.This is a problem for Republicans. In my estimation, they are becoming increasingly concerned that Democrats will run on the Affordable Care Act instead of running away from it, as the President advised during his appearance yesterday:
I don’t think we should apologize for it, and I don’t think we should be defensive about it. I think there is a strong, good, right story to tell. I’m still puzzled why they’ve made this their sole agenda item when it comes to our politics. If Republicans want to spend all their time talking about repealing a law that’s working, that’s their business.Tantaros turned to resident Republican Central Democrat, Bob Beckel:
Bob, the President came out today, he spiked the football, he’s excited but he had—couldn’t help himself— attacking Republicans.As it relates to political achievements of Democrats, a sure sign of Republicans admitting defeat has always been their malicious usage of the phrase “spiking the football”. This they take personally, for it was one of their own, namely George W. Bush, who has set the standard when he instructed a master-class on how to effectively spike a football in 2003.
Resident Democrat Beckel also felt that the President was “bashing Republicans”. His is a world of give a little to get a little as a Fox News Democrat. And he gave on "bashing":
Well you know we were talking about this before the show, Dana. I listened to the numbers coming down and whether you want to agree with them or not I think that they’re just—they’re fine. They are very good, much better than people expected. CBO numbers are good, the deficit numbers are good, everything else—and then he’s got to—instead of just leaving it there and say, 'gee we’re doing a good job,' then he’s got to take off at the Republicans and “bash” them over and over and what gets the lede? The Republican thing as opposed to the good numbers he had.According to Beckel, it was bad enough he “bashed” them once, but what made it worse he had to “bash” them over and over. I guess bash, bash, bash, bash, bash, just in case they didn’t get enough.
In total agreement was former White House Press secretary Dana Perino who, like many in her party, shows an amazing lack of respect for the office of the President now that it is being held by Barack Obama:
We’re getting our makeup done and we’re watching and I’m like, you know what? The President’s got some good numbers—got some good news, and then I just lost it with anger I just don’t understand why he can’t help himself to just lead and say ‘I have some good news to share with you America. I’d like to take some questions.’ And leave it at that and people wouldn’t say, 'why is he such a jerk all the time?'Viewed from Perino’s perspective the President is absolutely being a “jerk” when he included this important point concerning Republicans in “red states” who have been denying millions of people access to healthcare by refusing to expand Medicaid:
I’m sorry, I’m gonna say one last thing about this…just cause this just frustrates me…. States that have chosen not to expand Medicaid for no other reason than political spite…. You have five million people who could be having health insurance right now…at no cost to these states…. Zero cost to these states…other than ideological reasons, they have chosen not to provide health insurance to their citizens (pause) that’s wrong (pause) it should stop…those folks should get health insurance like anybody else….Yes, that sounds like a “jerk” alright….