It’s part and parcel of this Administration’s New Kind of Chicago Politics. Law Professor William A. Jacobson elucidates this pattern in reference to Obama’s attitude toward Israel:
Finding demons is the stock-in-trade of this administration. I called them on it at the beginning of the Obama presidency, Barack Got Enemy.
Whether it is the “rich,” the insurance companies, the “lobbyists,” the “extremist” and “dangerous” Tea Parties, or whomever, there always is an enemy against whom a policy is directed.
That’s hope and change for you!