Wednesday, April 4, 2012

“You Look Marvelous”

President Obama went after the GOP budget plan yesterday and had a bit of fun with them, too.

Obama said the House Republican budget plan, which has been endorsed by Romney and would slash entitlements and agency spending, is “so far to the right” on the political spectrum that it makes the Republicans’ 1994 Contract With America “look like the New Deal.”

“This isn’t a budget supported by some small rump group in the Republican Party,” Obama said. “This is now the party’s governing platform. This is what they’re running on.”

Mocking Romney for calling the House budget “marvelous,” the president added that the plan, which aims to trim $5.3 trillion from federal spending over the next decade, would create a form of “social Darwinism” pitting the poor against the wealthy.

A lot of people forget how good a campaigner President Obama is. But I think you have to go back to FDR to see a candidate who has had as much fun poking his opponents. Of course, the GOP has made it really, really easy.