From the same man who when he got his party’s nomination, said, “One of the things that we have to change in our politics is the idea that people cannot disagree without challenging each other’s character and patriotism.”
From the same man who on election night said, “I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially when we disagree.”
It would be a waste of time to chastise President Obama for his grandiose hypocrisy. He’s hardly the only politician who speaks out of both sides of his mouth. But for sheer cynicism, he’s the best.
The same Barack Obama who supposedly abhors partisanship and pettiness practically called Paul Ryan un-American for proposing a budget Mr. Obama doesn’t like. And he does this after inviting Mr. Ryan to listen to his speech from a front row seat – an echo of when the President chastised members of the U.S. Supreme Court, who were sitting just a few feet in front of him during his State of the Union message, for a decision he didn’t agree with.
If Barack Obama didn’t have that great smile and easy-going manner, he would be seen for what he really is: an old fashioned, at times downright nasty, Chicago politician who would throw his minister under the bus if he thought it would further his career.
Sorry, I forgot: Mr. Obama has already done that.