A polarizing president

Sober observers knew from the beginning that Barack Obama‘s message of moderation and transcending partisanship was nothing more than a cynical marketing package. The candidate’s record and past indicated that he was a ruthless partisan and bitter ideologue. Not that any of that mattered to the mainstream media, who couldn’t be bothered to report the truth.

Now, we have this. From all places, a New York Times blog:

“According to Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, who supports the health care bill, the president asked, ‘Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit’ Democratic voters ‘and it will encourage the extremists.’ ” (emphasis added).

Hat tip Drudge.

For those unfamiliar with the term “teabagging,” I won’t endeavor to describe it here but in the words of one observer, it is a reference to “obscure sexual fetish.” Some Democrats and liberal commentators have referred to tea party organizers as “teabaggers.” And now, apparently, so does the President of the United States.

Comments like this show Barack Obama’s true colors. It’s not good enough to push a hyper-partisan nationalization plan of the health care industry, you have to denigrate opponents by referring to them with crude, sexualized epithets.

I remarked to a good friend of mine yesterday, a staunch liberal who is well placed at a major media outlet, that the more I see of this president, the less I care for him. That is an alarming fact, considering that most people, the more you get to know them, the more you like them or at least understand them and appreciate where they’re coming from. Not this guy. The more that is revealed about him, the more sinister and unfit for office he is demonstrated to be.


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