Halperin: GOP Could Never Get Away with it

If a Republican had done it, the media would be going crazy. So says Game Change co-author Mark Halperin.

"I think if a Republican president called the Democratic proposals on something like this un-American, I think the press would be up in arms about it," Halperin remarked. Co-host Joe Scarborough agreed, saying that the press would "savage" a GOP president for such a remark.

President Obama ridiculed the fiscal plan of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) in his Wednesday address concerning the budget. "That's not a vision of the America I know," he said of the GOP proposals.

Halperin said the words added insult to injury with Rep. Ryan in the front row of the audience. "I think that kind of rhetoric – for the President to say, that what Paul Ryan is doing is not consistent with his vision of America – I think that's rhetoric that only added insult, injury to the insult of inviting him to sit in the front row."

Dividing America is the path Obama has chosen to win reelection. Unfortunately, that's the standard gameplan for the left.