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President Obama met first in a meeting open to the press, and then in private, with a group of Senate Democrats, many of whom are sensing that riding Obama’s coat-tails is leading them straight into a political wood-chipper — and for good reason.
But Glenn Reynolds ran across something peculiar that Obama said during the meetings — a possible Freudian Slip for the ages that the right may feel validates the opinion that Obama and the Democrats don’t want the economy to get better, because a healthy economy is anathema to their quest to create a culture of government dependency.
From The Hill:
Lincoln asked Obama if he would be willing to push back against liberals and â€œlook for that common ground that we need to work with Republicans.â€
Obama said he would attempt to convince his partyâ€™s left wing to take a less ideological approach to economic challenges.
â€œWeâ€™ve got to make sure that our party understands that, like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning, so we canâ€™t be demonizing every bank out there,â€ Obama said. â€œWeâ€™ve got to be the party of business, small business and large business, because they produce jobs.â€
We need a healthy and functional financial system, like it… or not? Who wouldn’t want a healthy financial system and economy? Don’t answer that.
Obama’s trying hard to make Limbaugh and Beck seem less crazy every day.