From the Associated Press:
[Obama] said Republicans had driven the economy into a ditch and then stood by and criticized while Democrats pulled it out. Now that progress has been made, he said, "we can’t have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."
So, in one short, revealing paragraph Massa Barack manages to:
1. Use the sort of violent imagery that Sarah Palin was excoriated for when she used the word, “reload”.
2. Harken back to his Joe the Plumber days of wealth-redistribution schemes by using the metaphor of having middle class families move to the front seat.
3. Treat Republicans like Rosa Parks, insisting that we have to ride in the back of the bus.
Meanwhile, in keeping with his much-heralded post-racial tone, Massa Obama is stirring the pot, pleading with prospective Latino voters to “punish their enemies”. No word on whether Barack, the Jim Crow Democrat, will demand that we second class citizens have separate water coolers, slurpee or latte stands.