You know, I’m beginning to think French leader Nicolas Zarkozy was right when he called Barack Obama "a dangerous[ly] aliéné" a "mad lunatic" or as the European Union Times translates: "dangerously insane."
What else could explain this bizarre statement that was picked up by Dan Riehl:
Obama to American Taxpayers: "You would think they'd be saying thank you."
As Riehl reports"
Obama Mocks Tax Protesters
The one is amused. He honestly thinks he can still control the narrative the way he did during the campaign. Instapundit is posting reports from around the country. I've seen reports on Twitter of 25,000 in DC, 10,000 plus in Madison and Barry is amused. Keep laughing right through to November, bud. We'll see who's laughing then.
Obama makes light of anti-tax protestsMIAMI (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he's amused by the anti-tax tea party protests that have been taking place around Tax Day.
Obama told a fundraiser in Miami on Thursday that he's cut taxes, contrary to claims of protesters.
He says he's been a little amused over the past couple of days when people at the rallies complained about taxes.
Quoting the president: "You would think they'd be saying thank you."
Oh man, does Obama’s ego know no bounds?
Allahpundit over at Hot Air adds this to the mix:
This may well be the single most obnoxious soundbite he’s uttered since his immortal bitter/clinger bon mot during the campaign. Which, if I’m not mistaken, also occurred at a fundraiser. Funny, the thoughts that bubble up when he’s among friends.
You’re welcome, America.
Let’s see. For starters, he’s lying: He has raised some taxes, contrary to his campaign pledge two years ago. But more than that, he seems almost to be laughing at people for being concerned about deficits. Did we or did we not learn just last night that a majority of tea partiers think their taxes are fair? They’re not some fanatic "zero tax" movement, in other words. They’re willing to pay what they’re paying now; what they want is a government small enough to make ends meet with what they’re paying. By The One’s logic, if he lowered the top marginal income tax bracket to one percent, we should expect tea partiers to fall on their knees and shout hallelujah even though it would mean annual deficits many times the trillion-dollar leviathans we’re currently saddled with. Anyone think that would happen? Anyone except Obama not yet grasp that conservatives want fiscal responsibility, not lower taxes at any and all costs?
What’s most amazing about this is that everyone understands the feds will need to raise taxes, and soon, to try to put a dent in our Everest of liabilities. That was the entire point of Paul Volcker, Obama’s own advisor, whispering about a VAT a few weeks ago. Tax hikes are simply a fait accompli, due in no small part to The One’s own unprecedented spending, and we’d probably have them already if not for his political cowardice in refusing to demand them before his reelection bid. And yet here he is, actually patting himself on the back for being a tax-cutter. Unbelievable.
We’re not done discussing Obama’s psychosis just yet though. As luck would have it, Jammie Wearing Fool picked up this little tidbit:
The famously humble Barack Obama gave an interview to Australian television and must think we won't find out about it here.
You've got to be kidding me.
United States president Barack Obama says he and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd share several personality traits - one of which is humility.
The US president made the comments to the 7.30 Report's Kerry O'Brien during an interview which will be aired on ABC1 tonight.
O'Brien says during his 20-minute interview with Mr Obama, the US president shed some light on his relationship with Australia's Prime Minister.
"It was interesting. Diplomats and politicians say nice things about each other when they're having international chats," O'Brien said.
But O'Brien says Mr Obama spoke candidly about their relationship - which has in the past been described as a "meeting of minds".
"He was quite expansive and quite genuine on what he saw as the commonality and connections between [he and Mr Rudd]. One of which was humility," O'Brien said.
Apparently he forgot to mention megalomania.
There is an update added and frankly, I’m not sure if it helps or hurts:
OK, so as it turns out it wasn't necessarily a direct quote in the interview, rather Obama saying he shares the same traits as Rudd, one of which is humility. Rudd is smart and humble, just like me!
Nothing Obama does makes sense to normal people. With the economy faltering and the budget deficit so large it’s unsustainable and likely to cause the nation to simply collapse, Obama creates the largest boondoggle in human history under the guise of "health care reform."
When even the most economically illiterate amongst us know, that when faced with a stagnant economy and record high unemployment, the last thing you do is increase taxes and create more burdens on business, Obama does just that. And is looking to do more. (See cap and trade)
With the world’s worst nations on the verge causing serious problems, and maybe even a world war, Obama seeks to slash defense budgets and limit not only America’s ability to defend herself, but also leave our allies out in the cold.
Obama has alienated every one of our allies and coddled every one of our enemies. He has become openly hostile to Israel, our only real ally in the Middle East, which has emboldened all of Israel’s enemies.
The list of insane moves could go on for quite some time, but you get the idea.
I never thought I would find myself agreeing with the French, but let me going on record as saying I tend to agree with Nicolas Sarkozy. Barack Obama is "a dangerous[ly] aliéné."