Obama the liar:
"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."
There is not one Republican ANYWHERE that is on the record as wanting an increase in income taxes for the middle class. Not one. And everyone knows it. But no one calls him out on it.
Lower taxes is a core principal of the Republican party, much like racial preferences is for the Democrats.
Imagine if a Republican President said: "I will fight for affirmative action for minorities, which the Democratic Party has actively opposed."
The press would say, what the fu*k are you talking about, the Dems are ALWAYS in favor of affirmative action."
The same thing applies to taxes.
But the press are slient mice on this one.