Great juxtaposition by Ace of Spades:
Mr. Obama, during his private pep talk to Democrats, recognized Mr. Owens election and then posed a question to the other lawmakers. According to Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, who supports the health care bill, the president asked, “Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit” Democratic voters “and it will encourage the extremists.”
Maybe if Janet Napolitano hadn’t been spending so much time scrutinizing “tea-bag people” she could have connected the dots on the worst domestic terrorism since 9/11.
At the conclusion of an essay on the president’s terrible use of language throughout the week, Victor Davis Hanson does not mince words:
What emerges from this week’s presidential observations is a troubling image of a highly partisan, often disingenuous President—who, for some strange reason, is far more eager to castigate political enemies than he is a terrorist who inflicted mayhem against our own American soldiers.
It’s increasingly obvious that, to borrow from Denny Green’s famous riff, the president really is who we thought he was: a pugilistic far left freshman senator who won the political lottery — in other words, Dick Durbin before the arteries completely hardened. That he’s governing as such no longer should come as a surprise to anyone.