Barack Obama’s thin skin was apparent again at his press conference last night as he complained about Republicans who criticized his one trillion dollar stimulus bill.
Shut up, he explained. You Republicans can’t criticize me because you were as fiscally irresponsible as I am trying to be:
Obama repeatedly reminded a national television audience that federal spending and deficits soared under George W. Bush’s presidency. He used the point to undermine GOP lawmakers opposing his plan and calling it too costly and wasteful.
“It’s a little hard for me to take criticism from folks about this recovery package after they’ve presided over a doubling of the national debt,” Obama said. “I’m not sure they have a lot of credibility when it comes to fiscal responsibility.”
Fair enough. At least he’s not being hypocritical, just a little too sensitive.
No, actually he was being hypocritical, and illogical.
“What I won’t do,” he said at another point, “is return to the failed theories of the last eight years that got us into this fix in the first place.”
What failed theories would that be, Mr President? You mean the bloated federal spending and the growing national debt.
This is Obama’s change. Same wrong direction, just much faster.