Fresh from weeks of bludgeoning Republicans with a rhetorical sledge hammer, President Obama today declared that there are indeed good Republicans too.
With an eye probably on the fact that the number of people who identify themselves as Republican or plan to vote GOP this year on the rise, the president said on the NBC Today Show this morning that his problem is with “Republican leaders,” not with average Republicans and independents.
“There are a lot of people out there who consider themselves Republicans or independents,” he noted, suggesting that there were good people among these who wanted to have a rational discussion about the issues, unlike the crazies he has to deal with in Washington.
This reminds me of when people used to say they had no problem with average Russians, just with the Communist government. That was fine, except that average Russians didn’t vote for their leadership.
WERE REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS APPOINTED TO THEIR SEATS?
Not that I remember. But Obama is beginning to realize that his incessant GOP bashing may be turning off average voters, some 50 percent of whom plan to vote like morons, apparently, and support Republicans this November.
Here’s the whole interview with Matt Lauer this morning in case you want to see it.