President said Saturday that partisan rants and name-calling under the guise of legitimate discourse pose a serious danger to America's democracy, and may incite "extreme elements" to violence.
Then he swung for the fences.
"What troubles me is when I hear people say that all of government is inherently bad," Obama said after receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree. "When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening foreign entity, it ignores the fact that in our democracy, government is us."
First off, the United States of America is not now, nor ever has been, a "democracy." It's a republic, ConLaw
Secondly, when the Government menaces its citizens, either benignly through its revenue-stream-creation OR through excessive regulation, "national ID" schemes, or outright imposition of a questionably-Constitutional AND outright un-popular HealthCare mandate, it IS a threat. (We could add that any Government whose average employees earn about 50% more than the average earned by the citizens they serve deserves a hard, cold, look.)
And any Government headed by someone who casually states that "....at some point you've earned enough money" is a Government which is, in fact, a threat, at least by implication.
Finally, a Government headed by some FIB "organizer" who constantly creates straw-men for the purpose of rousing the rabble is, indeed, a 'threat.'
You don't like the terms of the discussion, B. Hussein? Maybe you ought to read the column of a VERY centrist-(R) lady. I'll even help you find the right passage:
All this contributes to a deep and growing alienation between the people of America and the government of America in Washington
I trust you can read the rest.
Stop your whining and work on the budget. It's the spending, stupid.