I didn’t watch President Obama’s press conference yesterday. But many of those who did noted his continuation of the class war that is one of his very favorite ploys, as well as his hypocrisy, and his discomfort at answering questions that contain any sort of challenge at all.
Jim Geragty, for example, wrote:
Today [Obama] mentioned a tax break for corporate jets six times. He didn’t mention that he signed legislation preserving the tax code provision into law, or that the grand total of the savings of ending that tax break would be about $3 billion over ten years.
The man who flies anywhere he wants, anytime, cost-free, complained at great length that other people’s private jets are insufficiently taxed. Tomorrow, Obama will fly on Air Force One to Philadelphia, Pa., to attend two DNC fundraisers, where he will probably again denounce the current tax rates on corporate jets, without anyone remarking on the irony.
What I think this reveals is that Barack Obama is not used to being challenged.
Anyone who has followed Obama for any time should be completely unsurprised by all of this. So color me unsurprised.
As for Obama and the those jets—let’s have a little traveling music:
[ADDENDUM: Commenter "CV" has an even better idea for the title of this post: "Barry and the jets."
Now, why didn't I think of that?]