Well, it’s not like it’s been all love and kisses, even when he had overwhelming majorities. As reported by The L.A. Times (emphasis mine):
Republican majority in Congress would mean “hand-to-hand combat” on Capitol Hill for the next two years, threatening policies Democrats have enacted to stabilize the economy, President Obama warned Wednesday.
Waiting for the media to scream about the incitement to violence by warning of “hand-to-hand combat.”
And racial politics still is front and center — as it always was although the media denied it:
Speaking on Michael Baisden’s syndicated radio show, Obama also made a direct appeal to African Americans about the importance of the November vote, even though he’s not on the ballot himself.
“The reason we won [in 2008] is because young people, African Americans, Latinos — people who traditionally don’t vote in high numbers — voted in record numbers. We’ve got to have that same kind of turnout in this election,” he said. “If we think that we can just vote one time, then we have a nice party at Obama’s inauguration, and then we can kind of sit back and suddenly everything’s going to change – that’s just not how it works.”
If I didn’t know who said this, I’d be convinced it was someone who at heart is a community agitator.
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