Obama accuses Republicans of wanting to turn America into a Third World country

Bring it on, Barry. If you say the GOP wants to make America a Third World country, Republicans can charge you with already having made the US a banana republic.


The attack came a day after Obama savaged Republican budget plans and unveiled his $4-trillion deficit reduction drive that aims to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans in order to preserve key social services.

The debate over fiscal policy will prove critical to the 2012 campaign and Obama sought to frame it as a "stark choice" between investing in the future or watching the country fall apart.

"Under their vision, we can't invest in roads and bridges and broadband and high-speed rail," Obama told a select group of the Democratic faithful at the second of three fundraising events in his hometown of Chicago.

"I mean, we would be a nation of potholes, and our airports would be worse than places that we thought -- that we used to call the Third World, but who are now investing in infrastructure."

Republicans plans to shrink the reach of government is "not a vision that's impelled by the numbers" but a "choice" to give a trillion dollars in tax breaks to the rich rather than ask those who've been "blessed" to "give a little more."

"Not a vision that's impelled by the numbers? Is he serious? I guess a $1.6 trillion deficit this year, with trillion dollar plus deficits out as far as the eye can see is not very "compelling" to our Profligate in Chief. What's more compelling to him is that some people don't have broadband to download his speeches faster. Or his union buddies won't have all that federal cash to build idiotic, wasteful transportation projects like high speed rail. Or his friends in the teachers unions won't have as much cash to invest in Democratic party races.

This is a game ill-suited to the likes of Boehner and McConnell. The GOP candidate who can counterpunch the hardest will probably be the nominee. But time's a wasting and Obama's charges are laying out there with no adequate response from Republicans.

As far as Obama's savagery, get used to it. He is going to run on a fabric of lies, raising the class warfare card early and often in order to attempt to get the gullible, the resentful, the envious, and his far left wing base on board and ride it all the way to a second term.

Meanwhile, Obama takes off the gloves while the GOP is still in the salon getting their nails done.