President Obama today went after Fox News, the perennial White House whipping boy, accusing them of stoking disunity for failing to get in line behind Obamacare.
Obama was touting Obamacare to his base – students – at a college in Largo, Maryland.
All kinds of people are working hand-in-hand because we’re all in this together — that’s when America is at its best. That’s what this country is all about.
But we need you to spread the word. But you don’t have to take my word for it. If you talk to somebody who says, “well, I don’t know, I was watching FOX News and they said this was horrible” — (laughter) — you can say, you know what, don’t take my word for it, go on the website. See for yourself what the prices are. See for yourself what the choices are. Then make up your own mind.
White House attacks on individual reporters and journalistic organizations have been routine under Obama. The federal government, especially the man and his minions who serve at its pinnacle, is a very powerful thing, it should go without saying. White House attacks against individuals or organizations is anti-democratic, particularly for an administration whose IRS stands accused of targeting the president’s enemies.
I don’t remember other presidents pulling this kind of thing. But Obama doesn’t really understand that he is president of everyone, even people he considers right-wing lunatics.