In a speech before the Illinois General Assembly, marking the 9th anniversary of the launch of his presidential campaign, President Obama decried the meaness and polarization in American politics:
It’s been noted, often by pundits, that the tone of our politics hasn’t gotten better since I was inaugurated. In fact, it’s gotten worse. That there’s still this yawning gap between the magnitude of our challenges and the smallness of our politics, which is why in my final State of the Union address and in the one before that, I had to acknowledge that one of my few regrets is my inability to reduce the polarization and meanness in our politics.
True to form, Obama detaches himself from the meaness and polarization as if he has no part in it. The fact is that President Obama has set the tone for American politics over the last decade and he is the meanest, most polarizing figure of them all.
This is after all a man who speaks of Republicans as enemies and he sure treats them that way whether accusing the GOP of wanting “dirtier air, dirtier water and people with less health care”, claiming that opposition to the entry of Syrian refugees was a recruitment tool for ISIS or stating Senate Republicans had common cause with the Iranian mullahs. Let us not forget his contempt for a wide swath of Americans who he believes bitterly cling to their guns and their religion. I would suggest that it is the Islamists who are far more bitter in their clinging.
But what can we expect of a man who referred to his own grandmother as “a typical white person”? We can expect such a man to confess no sin and throw every stone he can unturn against those who see him as anything less than a savior.