I think he did well with "radical." "Social Darwinism," however, might be a bit too Harvard for the average American to get their head around. I suspect the President means to say that the GOP budget leaves families to fend for themselves, "survival of the fittest" style. He should have said that more clearly, but I'm working off an embargoed excerpt of the speech, so hopefully he clarifies the jab.
Below is an unusually partisan excerpt from the President's speech today at the Associated Press Luncheon. Just as interesting as the partisan jab is the fact that this is what the White House chose to leak before the luncheon - the President jabbing in a partisan manner. Yes, yes, it's all for the election. But so what. I want the man to fight back, he is fighting back (finally). Let's hope that he's learned his lesson about the Republicans.
“This Congressional Republican budget, however, is something different altogether. It’s a Trojan Horse. Disguised as deficit reduction plan, it’s really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country. It’s nothing but thinly-veiled Social Darwinism. It’s antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility for everyone who’s willing to work for it – a place where prosperity doesn’t trickle down from the top, but grows outward from the heart of the middle class. And by gutting the very things we need to grow an economy that’s built to last – education and training; research and development – it’s a prescription for decline.”