Viciously attacking anyone who disagrees with Obama has been a common theme of this administration. Senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer built on that despicable record during a recent CNN interview by lobbing a number of incendiary accusations in the direction of House Republicans.
Just hours after GOP leaders compiled a prospective list of requirements the House would include in a vote to raise the debt ceiling, Pfeiffer appeared with host Jake Tapper to engage in the type of name-calling for which his party has become known.
He indicated the White House has no interest in negotiating with Republicans, who he described as “people with a bomb strapped to their chest.”
In addition to a suicide bomber, Pfeiffer later said the controlling party in the House also resembles a group of arsonists.
“It’s a negotiation if I’m trying to sell you my house and we are debating the price of it,” he said. “It’s not a negotiation if I show up at your house and say, ‘Give me everything inside or I’m going to burn it down.’”
For good measure, he chose a third inflammatory attack in the mix, contending the GOP’s attempt at compromise amounts to “essentially ransom demands.”
The House, which seeks an ObamaCare delay, progress on the Keystone XL pipeline, and cuts in entitlement spending, is just doing its job by embracing some level of fiscal responsibility. The Obama administration, on the other hand, just wants unfettered access to even more capital after completely wasting trillions of dollars.
Instead of throwing good money after bad, the House is trying to enact responsible measures that might one day put America back on the path to economic solvency. Whether those efforts will ultimately be successful or not remains to be seen.
One thing, however, is clear: anything short of issuing a blank check to this president will be met with derision and vilification by administration thugs like Pfeiffer.
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