Love that librul media! On CNN's State of the Union, former Bush Labor Secretary Elaine Chao was busily blasting President Barack Obama's "far-left agenda" and claimed that he had not been as willing to work towards bipartisan solutions as Republican senators.
Oddly enough, CNN host Candy Crowley did not think it worth mentioning to viewers that Chao is married to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Wonder why?
During a panel segment on CNN's State of the Union, Crowley noted that Obama had accused Republicans of obstructionism and standing in the way of improving jobs and the economy.
"I don't know how he can say that when he had control of both the houses in the legislative branch, he had control of the White House from 2009 to 2010," Chao opined. "He was able to get sweeping changes through to our economy, which actually, including for example, Obamacare and also Dodd-Frank [financial reform], which are actually having a hampering effect -- they're having a dampening effect on job creation."
"I'm actually rather surprised that in his inaugural address that there was not a more magnanimous spirit shown, that there was not more of a graciousness to focus on reaching out to the other side to work together," she continued. "He uses the words, but if you look at the agenda, it's very much a far left-agenda item... So, I think the president has to focus on job creation. He cannot do everything at one time."
But former Obama adviser Melody Barnes argued that the the president had been focused on the economy and 6.5 million jobs had been created over the last 35 months.
"No one's pretending it isn't a weak recovery," she explained. "That's why, because of its fragility, that we have to focus on not getting the sequester that Republicans seem to be leaning toward, but in fact, targeted investments and targeted cuts."
"And the most important financial issue with the fiscal cliff, the president lent no leadership to the issue," Chao interrupted. "It was the Republicans who reached out to the vice president."