Before we get to the meat of this, let me go ahead and denounce myself for the obvious RAAAAACIST!!!! nature of the headline.
Okay, now that we’ve got that taken care of, be sure to swallow or spit out anything you might have in your mouth before reading this:
“Republican voters, if you ask them about my particular policy positions, often agree with me. So there’s a difference between Republicans in Washington and Republican and Republican-leaning voters around the country,” Obama said in a Parade Magazine reader question-and-answer session published on Friday.
There are really only two ways I can see him saying something like this, and they’re both at least a little disturbing. Either he’s still buying into all the “post-partisan” hype that people shoveled around him back in 2008, or he’s just flat-out lying. I know that he’s aware of the Tea Party movement and the fact that the Dems took a historic drubbing two years ago, so I really can’t see any other options. I mean, say what you will about Obama and his disdain for the American system, but I’m pretty sure that he’s aware of the fact that those Republicans in Washington were sent there by, um, “Republican and Republican-leaning voters around the country.”
He goes on to say the following:
“I think that after this election, we’ll be in a position to once again reach out to Republicans and say that the American people have rendered a judgment, and the positions we’re taking are well within what used to be considered bipartisan centrist approaches.”
Since I’m pretty much out of words, I think I’ll let this do the talking instead…