"We can't have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."
I love that Obama is taking a pro-segregation stance here. That's just dripping irony. It's a bit scary though in that the Executive branch is supposed to be the leader of the nation. More and more it seems Obama wants to be known as the President of the Party because the Party is the nation. And if you are a Republican or a non-Democrat citizen, you are somehow less equal than your Party counterparts.
And who is he kidding? The middle class doesn't even have the rights of Rosa Parks let alone equality; at least she was let on the bus. Obama has kicked the middle class off the bus, lined them up in front of the bus and handed the keys to Lloyd Blankfein and Jamie Dimon to run them over.
It's wonderfully ironic that Obama would reference Rosa. The Ruling Class gets to sit on the bus while the Middle Class just needs to realize that they are lucky to even get a seat at all. So sit down and shut up scum non-dems, otherwise he'll throw you under the bus like you deserve.