Fred Thompson: I Want Obama(‘s Policies That Will Harm America) to Fail (And The Ones That Would Help America to Succeed)
Now this is how it’s done:
“I want his policies that I believe take us in the wrong direction to fail,” Thompson told Roberts on CNN’s American Morning.
Beautiful. What a difference those extra words make.
“If he takes us down the road of tripling our national debt in ten years and making us vulnerable to higher interest rates and higher inflation, and things of that nature, I want all those policies not to succeed,” he said.
Thompson, who made the rising cost of entitlement spending a focus of his 2008 presidential run, said he’d be happy to help Obama overhaul those programs.
“If he wants to do that, I will join with him. I’ll do everything I can to make him succeed with regard to that because that’s the whole ball game in terms of our fiscal future in this country,” said the former Tennessee senator.
Thompson criticized Obama’s ambitious health care agenda, telling Roberts the president’s plans would cost the government more than they would save.
Bravo, Fred. Bravo!
A touch wordier than some similar sentiments from He Who Will Not Be Named — but fifty times more effective.
Fred Thompson’s words will no doubt be twisted by the cynical left and the press (but I repeat myself), but that’s not his fault. No reasonable listener could come away with any conclusion from the quote above other than this: Fred Thompson stands ready to help Obama on policies that will help the country, and to fight him on policies that will hurt the country.
If someone tries to distort that, I will be the first one to man the barricades and defend him. And I’m grateful to him for making that job easy for me.