September 26th, 2011

Obama Tries Direct Mockery

by Philip Baruth

Obama, in a speech Friday to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation: “I expect all of you to march with me and press on. Take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes. Shake it off. Stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying. We are going to press on.” You know, if this Administration took half as tough a line with their ideological opponents as they do with their political supporters — those the White House refers to as “the professional Left” — we’d have real health care reform and the President would be on a glide path to a second term.

Bedroom slippers? Stop grumbling, stop crying? Is it VDB or is this all just a wee bit more insulting than it actually needed to be? That’s nerve, coming from a guy who just killed the EPA’s attempt to move smog regulation out of the Bush era. And who also happens to be in the process of cutting trillions from the social safety net.

A whole lot of nerve.

Late Update, Wednesday, 12:49 pm:

Was wondering if we were the only ones who thought the “Stop Complainin’” Speech was seriously maladroit. Turns out not: L. Douglas Wilder, former Governor of Virginia, took it amiss as well. So that’s Maxine Waters, Wilder, and VDB makes three.