President Obama took aim Saturday at the angry rhetoric of those who denigrate government as "inherently bad" and said their off-base line of attack ignores the fact that in a democracy, "government is us."
Obama used his commencement speech at the University of Michigan to respond to foes who portray government as oppressive and tyrannical -- and to warn that overheated language can signal extremists that "perhaps violence is ... justifiable."
President Obama is certainly racking up statements that will be used against him in ads, speeches, and in debates, and this is one. This past week President Obama had another when he told Americans that at some point you've made enough.