President Barack Obama left the heated partisan atmosphere in Washington on Wednesday for an overly warm hometown 50th Birthday Party with 2,400 fans and donors packing the historic Aragon Ballroom in Uptown.I I I I I. Only five times in one sentence. Dude is slipping.
“It doesn’t matter how tough a week I have in Washington, because I know you’ve got me — you’ve got my back,” President Obama told the crowd. “When I come to Chicago, when I travel across the country, I know we can’t be stopped.”
Taking a slap at Republicans who refused to agree to any higher taxes on the wealthy as negotiations went right up to deadline in the debt-ceiling negotiations, Obama told the Chicago crowd, “I hope we can avoid another self-inflicted wound like we just saw over the last couple of weeks. Because we don’t have time to play these partisan games. We’ve got too much work to do ... It is going to continue to be challenging every step of the way.”Partisan games? Um, like having your flunkies, including your vice president, call Republicans terrorists every day?
So if somebody asks about taxes, he told one supporter, “what they want to know is our campaign stands for a fair, just approach to the tax code that says everybody has to chip in. And it’s not right if a hedge fund manager is being taxed at a lower rate than his or her secretary. That’s a values issue.”A hedge fund manager? Like your boss George Soros?
It would be nice if the 47% of the population who pays no taxes started chipping in. Then those who are paying for you to fly around to parties might get some relief.