One of our readers observed a Facebook phenomenon among his (liberal) friends that applies to mine as well:
Getting a lot of posts about how sexy the President was singing an Al Greene song. It’s all I can do not to comment how much more sexy he will be when he is the ex-President.
The song, as I noted in a previous post, is all about staying together. Our friends on the left have crafted this image of Obama as a unifier with their primary evidence being his speech to the Democratic National Convention in 2004. (They conveniently ignore his voting record in the U.S. Senate and his rhetorical outbursts and public statements at odds with his rhetorical flourishes and campaign-created public image.)
Today, Charlie Spiering at the Washington Examiner provided further evidence that the incumbent president seeks to win reelection not by pushing us to stay together, but by creating false choices to tear us apart. At a campaign fundraiser in New York, he told supporters (including disgraced Congressman Charles Rangel) “that Republicans are more radical than ever“:
The Republicans in Congress, the candidates running for President, they’ve got a very specific idea about where they want to take this country. . . . They want to reduce the deficit by gutting our investments in education, by gutting our investments in research and technology, by letting our roads and our bridges and our airports deteriorate.
If a Republican president leveled those kind of allegations against his partisan adversaries, our friends in the legacy media would submit his charges to a fact check.
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