Devin Dwyer notes at ABC:
At a million-dollar San Francisco fundraiser today, President Obama warned his recession-battered supporters that if he loses the 2012 election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance in America.
“The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own,’” Obama told a crowd of 200 donors over lunch at the W Hotel.
“If you get sick, you’re on your own. If you can’t afford college, you’re on your own. If you don’t like that some corporation is polluting your air or the air that your child breathes, then you’re on your own,” he said. “That’s not the America I believe in. It’s not the America you believe in.”
To which Jonah Goldberg at National Review Online replies:
What’s the best part? That it might be true? That he said it at a posh LA fundraiser? That he thinks it’s true? That he’s returning to lame formulations from his 2008 DNC acceptance speech? It’s just so hard to pick one.
T0 which I would have to add, Why would we be surpised by his trying to pass the blame onto someone else for the results of his policies? Economic policies that don’t help the economy? Blame the Republican-led House which stopped those policies during his first two years . . . oh, wait – that was a Democrat-led House and Senate that PASSED those policies. Never mind.
Perhaps it’s the Budget that the Republicans refused to pass for the past three years . . . what’s that? It was the DEMOCRATS that didn’t pass a budget? Surely the Republicans are responsible for something?
Why, yes, they are. Trying to govern responsibly despite the continuing childish antics of the Dems that everything must be their way or no way (see Harry Reid using the nuclear option with the Senate rules earlier this month).
2012’s general election can’t come too soon for getting rid of the childish president. Hopefully by straight-talker Herman Cain.
Thanks to Pundit&Pundette for the link to the NRO story.