Obama Turns Unmitigated Gall into an Art Form

In what must be one of his most self-contradictory statements so far, Obama said in a stump speech in Ohio:

Looking ahead to closing his case against John McCain in Ohio, Barack Obama argues that voters there have a chance to reject “politics that would divide a nation just to win an election.” 

That’s an utterly remarkable statement, coming from a man whose very character is defined by class warfare. 

More:

“In one week, you can put an end to the politics that would divide a nation just to win an election; that tries to pit region against region, city against town, Republican against Democrat; that asks us to fear at a time when we need hope,” Obama said in prepared comments released in advance early Monday by his campaign. 

Let the wretching begin…

On a related note:

Democrats, meanwhile, argued that a one-party government could set the economy on the right track faster than one split between warring Republicans and Democrats. 

“If the American people want to get something done, that’s not a bad idea.” said Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, said on CBS News’ The Early Show. “Divided government gives everybody the ability to not do something and then point the finger at the other guy.” 

And that’s precisely the question: do the American people really “want to get something done”? We’re about to find out…

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