It doesn’t take much, apparently, to offend Democrats. Take Trump’s last EO on travel/vetting from some countries.
Sessions summed up his reaction how crazy it is having the order stopped by “a judge, sitting on an island in the Pacific.” Great, perfect line. Makes the point. Refreshing.
So what is so wrong with that? Nothing. In fact it is right on. That is probably why Dems got rabid about it. You know, that reaction they have to truth. The problem was the line was too good. People might agree.
Immediately the left lashed out with things like, does he know it is a state? Snark aside, they are delirious. The media led news with it as if he said something wrong, like it was a giant gaffe. It was nothing of the sort. It was a truth bomb — that’s what it was. Why they played it up I don’t know. Trying to discredit Sessions makes them look like idiots.
That caused Sessions to rebut their faux outrage:
“I wasn’t diminishing the judge or the island of Hawaii, that beautiful place. Give me a break,” he said.
“I was just making the point that’s very real, one judge, out of 700, has stopped the president of the United States from doing what he believes is necessary to protect our safety and security.”
Obama’s thought process: I think I’ll attack Republicans like I dd the Supreme Court and call them names… just before I mention my sterling bipartisan record.
WSJ: Obama Threatened Boehner With Using Inauguration, SOTU Address To Blame GOP
By Philip Klein
President Obama has threatened House Speaker John Boehner that if no deal is struck on the “fiscal cliff,” he will use his Inaugural address and State of the Union speech next month to blame Republicans, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Excerpt From The Wall Street Journal:
Mr. Obama repeatedly lost patience with the speaker as negotiations faltered. In an Oval Office meeting last week, he told Mr. Boehner that if the sides didn’t reach agreement, he would use his inaugural address and his State of the Union speech to tell the country the Republicans were at fault.
At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, “I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?”
“You get nothing,” the president said. “I get that for free.”