Here’s what President Obama told Al Sharpton Thursday, I guess on Sharpton’s radio show. I don’t know, I don’t listen to it:
My sense is that their basic view is that nothing is important enough to raise taxes on wealthy individuals or corporations, and they would prefer to see these kinds of cuts that could slow down our recovery over closing tax loopholes. And that’s the thing that binds their party together at this point.
Here’s the audio:
So this is what it comes down to for a president who is supposedly some kind of rare intellectual: Democrats are for the poor, and Republicans are for the rich. Those hateful Republicans would rather swamp the country in the flood of catastrophes unleashed by the sequester than have to look their friends in the face at the Country Club and admit they did something for regular people.
This is low minded thinking and politics, worthy of a Chicago ward alderman, said both to obsequiously please Sharpton – and because Obama believes it.
We’re already clearing brush from the low road, getting ready for 2014.