Late Friday morning, just after his plea to the country for a debt ceiling solution, President Barack Obama launched a Twitter war on Republicans in the House and Senate. That's right. Here is the tweet attributed to him directly, not his staff:
@BarackObama Barack Obama
The time for putting party first is over. If you want to see a bipartisan #compromise, let Congress know. Call. Email. Tweet. —BO
See the BO at the end of the tweet? That is suppose to be the way to verify it is written by him and not a flunky.
When have we ever had a President in office who puts his own re-election and party above all else? Make no mistake, if you go to his account page and look at the tweets in the timeline, there are no tweets aimed at Democrats on the debate, just the GOP. How's that for encouraging bi-partisanship.
To Barack Obama and his flunkies in Washington, bi-partisan means doing it their way. Having lost control of the House of Representatives and needing a few GOP Senators to thwart a filibuster, he and his team have ratcheted it up.
Barack Obama is now at an all time low in polling numbers. As of today, his latest Gallup poll number for job performance is at 40%. That is his lowest point to date.
Congress isn't so popular, either. A new low number for them was seen this week - now only 6% approve of the job they are doing. Note to Team Obama: that is Congress as a whole, not just the GOP.
We've seen prime time television coverage of speeches by Obama, press conferences with the White House press corps, and statements issued from the White House. Now we have a Twitter war declared on the GOP. Here's a thought, President Obama - instead of tossing it all off on Congress, how about a plan of your own?
President Obama's budget was unanimously rejected in the Senate by a vote of 97-0. There's some bi-partisan agreement.
President Obama - stop with the petty politics and the stunts. Get to work. Do your job. Where is your plan?