Guy Benson
Quite a performance at the White House today from a man who last year urged one key constituency to "punish" their "enemies," and who built his community organizing career around the concept of vilification and agitation:

Click HERE to watch.

As a born-again anti-vilification crusader, how would the president describe his administration's serial attempts to tar and discredit Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Joe Barton, John Boehner, and the US Chamber of Commerce, among others?  Oh, right:  I momentarily forgot about those ever-present separate sets of rules.

And while we're on the subject of demonization, will Obama demand that his union acolytes (and elected Democrats) cease comparing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to Hitler? 

A few additional highlights from today's presidential lecture:

- The stimulus was apparently a great success, "whether you admit it or not" (I don't).

- Imposing tax hikes on job creators ("the wealthiest among us") should be a subject of broad, bipartisan agreement because redistribution of wealth (ie, "shared sacrifice") is "the right thing" to do.

- The White House will allow states "flexibility" to opt out of onerous Obamacare provisions -- and replace them with a single-payer system.

Guy Benson

Guy Benson is's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).

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