Ed Driscoll

Obama to GOP: I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing

As CNBC reports, “President Barack Obama took aim at Republican lawmakers Monday” — though I think they only meant that figuratively, at least for now:

On Monday, he sought to cast his Republican opponents as hypocritical for having voted for extensions of unemployment benefits when his Republican predecessor, President George W. Bush, was in the White House, but not now. He accused Republican leaders of subscribing to what he called a misguided notion that providing unemployment aid to people lowers their incentive to look hard for a job.

“That attitude, I think, reflects a lack of faith in the American people,” Obama said.

Whom the president has previously derided as bitter clingers, and typical white people who “do what they’re told,” when they’re not being “teabag anti-government” extremists. And whose attorney general sees as cowards, but whom nonetheless, his homeland security secretary sees as potential domestic terrorists.

That attitude, I think, reflects a lack of faith in the American people.