Monday, September 21, 2009

Obama condescending of ABC's George Stephanopoulos

Yesterday Barack Obama made the rounds of five Sunday talk shows (minus Fox News) trying to sell his nationalized health care plan.

He hit a bit of a speed bump when he reached ABC's This Week With George Stephanopoulos. Was George trying to differentiate between his show and the other four? Or was he seriously questioning the President?

Reminiscent of former president Bill Clinton, the challenge came in the form of the meaning of the word "tax." Proposed nationalized health care legislation requires everyone to buy health insurance, and those who refuse will be fined. When Stephanopoulos suggested some considered that the same as increased taxes, Obama denied it.

Stephanopoulos then pulled out a dictionary and read the meaning of "tax" to which Obama addressed Stephanopoulos in a condencending manner, making a snide remark about George having the dictionary available.

The tone in Obama's voice is becoming exceedingly familiar ... that "I-know-better-than-you" tone while seeming to look down his nose at those who disagree or question.

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