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
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.