President Barack Obama struck a hyperpartisan note Thursday, telling Democrats that he was “amused” by the Tax Day Tea Party rallies.
Despite the numerous deals the Democrat has made favoring special interests, he’s still assuming the role he played on the campaign trail, the innocent young idealist challenging the powers-that-be in the corrupt imperial capital:
“Every member of Congress is soon going to have to make a decision, but the choice is going to be very simple between special interests and the American people,” Obama said.
If Mr. Obama really wanted to unite the nation, instead of mocking the Tea Parties, he would say he appreciated the energy they bring to the political process. “We in the White House may disagree with these folks, but I sure admire their spirit; it shows how committed my fellow citizens are to an energetic public debate. Makes me proud to be an American.”
And then he could have reminded his fellow Democrats how back in January he had gone into the lion’s den at the House Republicans retreat in Baltimore. And was a better man for it.
Too bad he can’t bring that same spirit to the current debate.