The New York Times reported that President Obama and human-turtle hybrid Mitch McConnell pledged to work together following the midterms and, since Republicans are unwilling to work with President Obama, this makes them look bad…unless…
The Right Wing has devised a clever scheme to keep obstructing the President while still claiming they are willing to work with him. “How?” you ask? It’s simple — all they need to do is claim President Obama is unwilling to work with them, and not work with him because he is, hypothetically, unwilling to do the same. Even though he said he was.
If this seems insane to you, you’re probably right.
On Wednesday, President Obama said he is not dismayed that Republicans took a majority. “It doesn’t make me mopey. It energizes me, because it means that this democracy’s working,” he said. He added that he would continue to work with Republicans on immigration reform and other issues.
“I think it’s fair to say I’ve shown a lot of patience and tried to work on a bipartisan basis as much as possible, and I’m going to continue to do so. But in the meantime, let’s see what we can do lawfully through executive actions to improve the functioning of the system,” said the President.
Unfortunately, as he refused to allow a loss he can not control to bother him, conservatives took issue with the lack of schadenfreude in their diet.
Fox News’ Katie Pavlich complained that “President Obama just doesn’t give a damn about last night’s election, he’s making that very clear.”
RedState editor and Fox contributor Erick Erickson complained that “We have a petulant man child for President of the United States,” and that “President Obama just gave [voters] the middle finger” by refusing to whine and complain on national television about a Republican victory.
Others predicted that the President would not keep his word. Matt Drudge said that Obama would “do whatever he wants anyway” because Republicans won’t arrest him.
Fox’s Todd Starnes urged Republicans to “stand their ground” because the President, though he stated he is willing to work with Republicans and has made numerous efforts throughout his Presidency to do so, is unwilling to cooperate.
If these reactions by right-wing media are any indicator, it is likely that we will have two more years of Republican obstruction followed by a landslide Democratic victory in 2016 — especially if they follow through with their sham impeachment attempt.