Thursday, September 10, 2009

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Calls Obama's Speech "Combative" Without Grasping Teh Irony™.

Yesterday, President Obama gave an historic speech before a joint session of Congress.

Historic in several ways.

First, the President outlined why there is an overwhelming need for real health care reform in America, and did so very eloquently.

Second, the he outlined what he expects to see a health care reform package contain, and how it will benefit Americans, which he also did very eloquently.

Third, he made it clear that he will not tolerate the continued lies, obfuscation, and stone-wall tactics practiced by certain members of Congress for short-term political gain, nor the lies, obfuscation and stone-wall efforts by the health care and insurance industries to protect their very profitable business practices.

For that, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said this about President Obama:
"I found his tone to be overly combative and believe he behaved in a manner beneath the dignity of the office."
This was stated by Graham without any hint of irony.

Since you seem to be clueless about what "combative" actually is, Senator, let me explain.

"Combative" is participants at a South Carolina town hall meeting screaming "Obama is socialist" and then booing Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC) for suggesting they "turn Glenn Beck off."

"Combative" is continually repeating lies in order to win a political battle - like the "Death Panel" lie that your pal Sarah Palin (remember? - she donated to you), continues to propogate.

"Combative" is GOP members of Congress heckling the President during his speech.

"Combative" is an asshat like Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) shouting "You lie" at the President during his speech to a joint session of Congress and the nation... not to mention it was behaving "in a manner beneath the dignity of the office."

Get the picture?

President Obama letting you know he isn't screwing around with you anymore is not "combative."

Telling you that he's tired of you using "this as an opportunity to score short-term political points" and that "The time for games has passed" is hardly "undignified."

Frankly, Senator, it's the only approach to take with people like you, and it's long overdue.

Thank you, Mr. President.