President Obama dug deep into his class warfare bag of tricks and pulled out…a silver spoon.
Via The Examiner:
President Obama assured working-class Ohioans that he wasn’t born into a wealthy family, in an apparent shot at Republican rival Mitt Romney. “Somebody gave me an education,” Obama said today. “I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Michelle wasn’t. But somebody gave us a chance.”
The president, calling as he was for increased government investment in student aid, seemed to be implying that receiving an education paid for by family is less legitimate than receiving it due to government support.
The transparent slap at GOP front-runner Mitt Romney didn’t throw off conservatives on Twitter still having fun with Obama dog jokes.
— Ozzie Nelson (@DavidDNelson) April 18, 2012
Spork is the proper utensil for beagle. MT @jaketapper: POTUS in Ohio: "I wasnt born with a silver spoon in my mouth"
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) April 18, 2012
Obama: "I Wasn't Born With A Silver Spoon In My Mouth". No, he eats his dog-pizza off silver platters.
— suzyrice (@suzy_rice) April 18, 2012
On a non-canine note…
@jaketapper POTUS went to Punahou High School for goodness sakes. That is the Andover of Hawaii. Silver spoon with his plate lunch.
— cdrsalamander (@cdrsalamander) April 18, 2012
Technically, isn't President Obama criticizing his daughters here? http://t.co/2xM3sNBK
— Bob Collins (@MyLittleBloggie) April 18, 2012
Ricky Schroder is on the campaign trail? RT @joevardon The line you'll hear over and over from Obama's speech: "silver spoon"
— David Skolnick (@dskolnick) April 18, 2012
— brandi koontz (@bfkoontz) April 18, 2012