--The White House started railing against BP and condemning it for the spill, saying it would keep its boot on BP's throat. With Attorney General Eric Holder at his side, Obama shook down BP for millions to contribute toward the problem. Concerning the spill, Obama told Matt Lauer he was talking to experts about "whose ass to kick." Also, as Obama was pointing fingers at BP, he said he wouldn't tolerate finger-pointing from oil executives. Too rich for words.
--When inspector general Gerald Walpin blew the whistle on Obama's friends, the White House not only summarily fired Walpin but also slandered him as someone who'd lost his mental faculties.
--When non-Republican attorney Tom Lauria publicly objected to the administration's gross discrimination against his preferred creditor clients in favor of Obama's union friends on the Chrysler restructuring, a lawyer for Obama's auto industry task force called Lauria a terrorist, and Obama castigated his client, which was just trying to assert its legal rights, as "a small group of speculators."
--When John McCain openly disagreed with an Obama point during the health care summit, Obama reminded McCain "the election is over." Some dialogue there, huh?
--Obama said he didn't want opponents of his agenda -- "the folks who created the mess" -- "to do a lot of talking."
--When the Supreme Court properly lifted curbs on corporate campaign contributions, Obama publicly condemned the court and belittled it in his radio address and in his State of the Union speech with many of the justices present.
--Without benefit of the facts, Obama said the Cambridge police acted "stupidly" in arresting his friend, Harvard professor Henry Gates.
--Obama derided large financial institutions as "fat-cat" banks and smeared pharmaceutical companies for "obscene profits" when their profit margins were objectively in the mainstream.
--He categorically maligned general practitioner physicians and surgeons as corrupt and greedy when he said they would deliberately perform unnecessary but more lucrative procedures.
--He has badgered our steadfast Middle East ally, Israel, even going so far as to "condemn" its actions -- an unprecedented rebuke of an ally from a chief executive.
I could go on.
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