Obama draws the bright line
Well it looks like he's in full campaign mode now and as repeatedly demanded by progressives, Obama has taken to the bully pulpit in earnest:
US President Barack Obama accused Republicans of wanting to turn the United States into a "Third World" country as he rallied support for his reelection campaign.And what was this "attack?"
The attack came a day after Obama savaged Republican budget plans and unveiled his $4-trillion deficit reduction drive that aims to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans in order to preserve key social services.
"Under their vision, we can't invest in roads and bridges and broadband and high-speed rail," Obama told a select group of the Democratic faithful at the second of three fundraising events in his hometown of Chicago.Your liberal media in a nutshell. This is what we're up against for 2012. When GOPers take the bullhorn and lie their faces off in a transparent attempt to destroy civil society as we know it, they're being "bold" and "serious." When our President points out the simple truths, he's "attacking" those nice, well-meaning Republicans.
"I mean, we would be a nation of potholes, and our airports would be worse than places that we thought -- that we used to call the Third World, but who are now investing in infrastructure." [...]
Republicans plans to shrink the reach of government is "not a vision that's impelled by the numbers" but a "choice" to give a trillion dollars in tax breaks to the rich rather than ask those who've been "blessed" to "give a little more."