Those members who announced that they will skip the speech are Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and Reps. Paul Broun, R-Ga., Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill. and Ron Paul, R-Texas [and Rep. Jeff Landry, R-New Iberia]…..
Unlike with Landry, who said skipping the House GOP meeting with the president was to avoid wasting his time being “lectured to by a president whose failed policies have put our children and grandchildren in a huge burden of debt, ” Vitter took a much less strident approach, referring mainly to his love for the Saints.
“As a fanatic (Saints fan), I have my priorities,” Vitter joked.
Still, Norm Ornstein, the veteran political analyst for the American Enterprise Institute, said skipping a presidential speech “is just another example of the debasement of our politics and our institutions.”
“I simply cannot recall a time in the past when lawmakers openly gave the finger to the president of the United States on a huge issue like jobs,” Ornstein said. “It is frankly depressing.”
Yeah it’s bullshit like this that made me happy when the President brought up “the election is 14 months away.” By not even attending to listen to what the President has to say they are stating that they do not want to get anything done until a republican is in the White House.
They do not give a fuck about your suffering for the next 14 months.
How fucking childish is this? Seriously? Who knew adults could be so incredibly IMMATURE. Fuck you republican toddlers.
This is the mindset of the people the President has to work with. Is it any wonder that nothing has gotten done? This is the mindset of Republicans and Teaparty members in the general population. You can’t argue with these people. You will never be right and they will never agree with you. This is what our country has come to. If someone doesn’t step up and at like the adult, our country is screwed.
The problem isnt just w Republicans acting dismissive of our president . It truly is in the hands of the ppl . how many ppl our age actual watched the speech?? how man ppl will actually reblog this???? If this was a post saying Beyonce was pregnant really for Kanye west it would already be on its way to a million reblogs. IF The PPl stood up and showed how outraged they are. that members of congress can openly not show up and turn their bks to the presidents statements. Then they would be held more accountable. But They know that PPL are shallow minded and can careless except to pass blame and occasionally act as if they care.*sighs i have to admit it is overwhelmingly frustrating.
lmao this made my soul giggle. but yet its an accurate depiction of how i felt listening to the speech. * real talk . Say what u want about him he knows how to make a crowd listen, then melt in his hand.