In perhaps his touchiest press conference yet, President Obama reiterated his opposition to the extension of current tax rates on top-earners, while defending a deal he brokered with Republicans that would do just that.A prickly Obama, at times raising his voice, called Senate Republicans “hostage-takers” and “bomb-throwers” for opposing his agenda, and said critics on the Left who portray him as weak on core issues are “sanctimonious.”
“Hostage-takers” and “bomb-throwers” ??! Now, that is civility that Obama once pretended to strive for.
Compare his testiness to the soberness with George W.Bush faced an invariably hostile press. No wonder he is more popular now than the thorn-man that followed him.