John Amato at Crooks and Liars, with video:
I read Jake Tapper's article on the meeting between the President and the House Republicans with bated breath. Republicans described the meeting as being "frosty, good group therapy, nice conversation, frank and productive and even non-confrontational." Wow, who could have guessed that?
This is my favorite part, and it features Eric "The Tornado" Cantor:
Cantor also criticized Democrats’ “Medi-scare” attacks, saying that the charges that the GOP is taking medicine from grandma to pad the pockets of the rich isn’t helpful.
Oh, but they are doing exactly that, but that's beside the point. The President replied:
The president added that he is all for a reduction of demagoguery, an issue he understands since he is the ‘job killing, death panel, probably-wasn't-born-here president.’
The Prez zinged him good but I betcha it went right over Cantor's head.
Eric Cantor, who heartlessly has been refusing to help the tornado victims in Joplin, MO, unless they are first paid for with politically-motivated spending cuts, is openly complaining to the president about how mean they've been treated.
Never fear, The Onion is in no danger. Unintentional irony and self-satire from people who don't get the joke isn't funny, just pathetic.
From the MOT link:
Republicans are wusses. When it comes to beating up on people who are defenseless, people like tornado victims, women, teachers, people who are dependent on MediCare, or anyone who can not afford to make Big donations to the GOP for that matter, Republicans are big badass bullies, but these same tough guys cry their eyes out at how mean that tyrant Obama is when he tells the American public the truth about the GOP's plan take "medicine from grandma to pad the pockets of the rich. " as Eric Cantor so aptly put it.
The Truth has a well-known Liberal bias. To the never-right wing, that's Communism and must be avoided at all cost.