Lots of them today since he held a press conference.
He lashed out at Republicans on averting the debt ceiling deadline and asserting that “we are not a deadbeat nation.” Tell that to China! It’s also a little unlike his vote in 2006 when he voted, as a senator, against raising the debt ceiling.
He also signaled that he intends to go over Congress on the issue of gun control: “I’m confident that there are some steps that we can take that don’t require legislation and that are within my authority as president, and where you get a step that, has the opportunity to reduce the possibility of gun violence, then I want to go ahead and take it.”
He indicated he would look for more taxes.
Obama also got in a few jabs at Republicans, one of his favorite pasttimes.
“You don’t go out to dinner and then eat all you want and then leave without paying the check,” he said regarding the debt ceiling.
“When I’m over here at the Congressional picnic folks are coming up and taking pictures with their family. I promise you, Michelle and I are very nice to them and we have a wonderful time. But it doesn’t prevent them from going on the floor of the House and blast me for being a big spending socialist.”
Here we have a bully and emperor all wrapped up in one man.