When you are a thug-style politician, the thuggishness can't help but leak out from time to time.
Read a sample of quotes from the Great Uniter himself, Barack Obama, via Gateway Pundit:
Thug in Chief Obama: I’m “Itching For a Fight”
HOPE and CHANGE – Chicago-Style
He’s a uniter.
** Obama: 'They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun'
** Obama to His Followers: 'Get in Their Faces!'
** Obama on ACORN Mobs: 'I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!'
** Obama to His Mercenary Army: 'Hit Back Twice As Hard'
** Obama on the private sector: 'We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick.'
** Obama to voters: Republican victory would mean 'hand to hand combat'
** Obama to lib supporters: 'It’s time to Fight for it.'
** Obama to Latino supporters: 'Punish your enemies.'
It doesn’t stop there.
Barack Obama told supporters last week that he’s 'itching' for a fight with Republicans.
USA Today reported:
'As fellow Democrats accuse him of caving in to Republicans on the tax cut deal, President Obama is repeatedly promising them that he will fight the GOP aggressively when it takes over the U.S. House and adds senators next month.
'I will be happy to see the Republicans test whether or not I’m itching for a fight on a whole range of issues,” Obama said last week. “I suspect they will find I am. And I think the American people will be on my side on a whole bunch of these fights.'
Obama has echoed this pledge repeatedly as House and Senate Democrats wrestle with the package that also includes items sought by Obama, including a 13-month extension of unemployment benefits and an array of middle class tax cuts. In a conference call with political supporters, Obama said: “We are going to go right back at Republicans in showing why the things that they wanted in this compromise don’t make sense.”
One of those fights will be over the very thing that some Democrats are angry about: The two-year extension of George W. Bush-era tax cuts for the nation’s wealthiest Americans.
'When they expire in two years, I will fight to end them,' Obama said. 'Just as I suspect the Republican Party may fight to end the middle-class tax cuts that I’ve championed and that they’ve opposed.'"
The middle-class tax cuts that Republicans opposed? What's he smoking?