That statement from Obama yesterday:
"Contrary to the claims of some of my critics, I am an ardent believer in the free market," Obama said in prepared remarks.
Obama said his efforts to enact sweeping legislation to overhaul financial regulations and set caps on carbon emissions to fight climate change were not aimed at thwarting businesses.
"We have arrived at a juncture in our politics where reasonable efforts to update our regulations, or make basic investments in our future, are too often greeted with cries of 'government takeover' or even 'socialism'," Obama said.
"Getting this balance right has less to do with big government or small government than it does smart government. It's not about being anti-business or pro-government; it's about being pro-growth and pro-jobs," he said.
We should next expect Al Gore today to step before the microphones and proclaim his support for scientific inquiry, for Nancy Pelosi to announce her love of filibustering and the nuclear option, for Harry Reid to sing the praises of bipartisanship and Jeremiah Wright to reveal his love for Israel.
Would make as much sense and garner as much credibility as Obama's pronouncement.
These people really believe we're idiots.
They really do.