That's what Obama was yesterday, or so The Hill reports
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President Barack Obama struck a hyperpartisan note Thursday, telling Democrats that he was "amused" by the Tax Day Tea Party rallies.
Obama, addressing a Democratic National Committee (DNC) fundraiser in Miami, did little to endear himself to the Tea Party groups protesting around the country, saying "they should be saying thank you" because of the tax cuts he has signed into law.
The president went as far as to say that this week's special election in Florida, which was won by Democrat Ted Deutch, was portrayed by Republicans as "a referendum on healthcare, a referendum on the stimulus."
"And you know what, it was," Obama said to applause.
Obama continued to dare Republicans to run on a platform of repealing healthcare reform, telling the audience "they won't be very successful."
Wow. That's serving up some pretty raw meat to the crowd:
- he is amused
- opponents should say thank you
- Republicans won't be very successful
Extremely tough talk from Obama. He really should tone it down.
The Hill knows its audience. Read the comments to that piece. Mostly right-wing nonsense about how "Barry" Obama will be crying in his beer after the fall midterms, and sent packing for good in 2012.
In other words, they write crap that appeals to wingnuts and teatards. Keeps the hit count good 'n' high.