To Mitt Romney: “If You’re Not Part Of The Solution, You’re Part Of The Problem”
Mitt Romney has finally consented to a public interview. Of course, it was on the Republican news network, FOX.
He joined the rest of the Republican party who hasn’t seen the polls since the night before November’s election. 79% of Americans feel we need revenue mixed with spending cuts. They approve of closing tax loopholes for the wealthy and ending unnecessary subsidies for oil companies.
Mitt Romney is criticizing President Barack Obama for “berating Republicans” instead of leading.
The former Republican presidential nominee tells Fox News that Washington’s latest budget battle wasn’t “a success” for the president.
Let’s address this immediately. It cannot be considered a success for Mr. Obama, true. According to the American people it was a failure for the Republican Party.
Romney said the President must stop “berating Republicans and blaming and pointing.” The former Massachusetts governor calls on the president to instead, quote, “lead the nation and to bring Republicans and Democrats together.” Romney says it’s a job only Obama can do.
Once again, what if they won’t negotiate? And isn’t the function of the Speaker of the House to keep Congress in session and find a way to “get things done” through compromise? If that’s not the case, what is he good for?
President Obama called the spending cuts “dumb”. And he is 100% correct.
When both parties agreed to elevate the debt ceiling and create a proviso that outrageous spending cuts would be automatic if both sides could not agree on reasonable spending cuts, this wasn’t supposed to happen. The President put the blame squarely on the shoulders of Republicans, and rightly so.
Washington is not supposed to be a city of “do it my way or I’ll take my ball and go home”. But that’s exactly what happened. One day before the Sequester was to happen, Boehner sent Congress home for a long weekend. I know they needed it, they’ve worked so hard. It’s tough to work a whopping 100 days a year.
The 113th Congress is on its way to surpassing the 112th as the worst “do nothing” Congress in history.
Romney should have stayed in seclusion in California.
Columnist-The Guardian Express