Obama: Ya' know, people who watch Fox News sure are really "stubborn"

President Obama is in the middle of a two-day campaign tour through Virginia — perhaps one of the most clutch of the in-play swing states — to present his latest talking points to the gathered masses in person, à la hiking taxes on the rich, Mitt Romney’s positively scandalous offshoring career at Bain Capital, and etcetera. But of course, to really get any progressive party started, nothing gets the crowd chuckling like an oh-so-subtle jab at Everybody’s Most Hated News Network.

“So, just in case some of your friends or neighbors or, ya know, Uncle Jim who’s a little stubborn and been watching Fox News and, ya know, he thinks that somehow I raised taxes. Let’s just be clear. We’ve lowered taxes for middle class families since I came in office,” President Obama said at a campaign event in Virginia Beach, VA today.

And of course, when I say, “Everybody’s Most Hated News Network,” what I really mean is, you know, The Most Watched News Network on Television for Ten Years Running. That’s why such smug little “Faux News”-type, “bitter clingers”-esque comments just roll right off my back — the liberals can badmouth Fox and run to their blatantly and unapologetically biased news sources all they like, but we know it’s just ’cause they wish they were as cool as us. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

And by the way, Mr. President — as for your supposed tender love and care of the middle class? No, no:

This week, President Barack Obama announced a new push to extend tax cuts for individuals who make $250,000 or less a year. These tax cuts were enacted during the Bush administration, and are set to expire at the end of the year. While the White House would like you to believe this is an effort with good intentions to help protect the middle class, it is merely an attempt to distract tax payers from recent bad economic news, this plan will ultimately harm—not help—the middle class.

President Obama claims that his tax policy targets the rich while offering relief for the middle class by placing a $250,000 ceiling on tax cuts. What he doesn’t mention is that many of these so-called “rich” are actually small business owners. In effect, he is proposing to increase taxes on the very people who have been driving U.S. job creation while struggling to survive in a weakened economy. …

By targeting these individuals, President Obama is not only increasing taxes for nearly half of America’s small businesses, he is also making it harder for the middle class to be able to find the jobs they so desperately need.

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David Strom 12:31 PM on December 08, 2022