I really don’t see how the following passage doesn’t show that when it comes to charges of economic treason, Barack Obama and Rick Perry are birds of a feather:
A vacationing U.S. President Barack Obama accused Congress on Saturday of holding back the U.S. economic recovery by blocking “common sense” measures he said would create jobs and help growth.
In remarks recorded on Wednesday on his campaign-style bus tour in Illinois and aired during his holiday in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, Obama said the stalled construction, trade and payroll tax bills could give a boost to the economy.
“The only thing preventing us from passing these bills is the refusal by some in Congress to put country ahead of party. That’s the problem right now. That’s what’s holding this country back,” the president said in his weekly radio address, which is also transmitted on the Internet.
It’s one thing to say that you disagree with the other side. It’s quite another to accuse the other side of simply not having the best interests of the country at heart. The White House isn’t merely stating that it disagrees with Congressional Republicans. It is stating that Congressional Republicans are not patriotic enough to do the supposed “right thing,” and that Republican policies don’t spring from a good faith disagreement with the Obama Administration, but rather, from the desire to do the country harm.
The charge is as ridiculous as Rick Perry’s claim that the Federal Reserve’s monetary expansion policies are treasonous, or treacherous. Curiously enough, however, the press is not criticizing Barack Obama for this kind of incendiary rhetoric, although it has thrown everything–including the kitchen sink–at Rick Perry. I trust I don’t have to go into details in order to explain the discrepancy in response.