Yesterday I wondered which right-wing pundit would get as close as possible to calling President Obama’s SOTU style “uppity.” David Brooks, musing about the respect the president should get from Congress, wins.
I frankly think he hasn’t earned that. I think you’ve got to earn that with your conduct and he hasn’t been as bipartisan as I think he should have been. Not that the Republicans have either. They’ve probably been worse, but you know, you’ve got to earn it.
Nice little pirouette there with the “both sides do it,” but when he says the president has to “earn it,” I’ve got two national elections and six years of putting up with the bullying and trash-talk from the Speaker of the House down to the little pipsqueak freshmen from Teabagistan that say not only has he earned it, he should be eating their lunch and keying their cars.