Not Presidential? Ingraham Blasts Obama for ‘Enemies’ Comment

By Kate McCarthy

Oct 27, 2010 9:22am

Laura Ingraham said Obama’s comments about “punishing our enemies” was not something the man occupying the Oval Office should say and called it un-presidential on “GMA” this morning.

“He is the president, George. He is the president of all the people,” she told me.

President Obama told Univision recently,“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re going to reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s going to be harder.”

“I know that everyone is rough and tumble in this campaign. But he is still the president,” Ingraham said. “And the fact of the matter is there is a national revolt going on against many of the policies that he and Nancy Pelosi pushed through against the will of the people, number one health care reform. That is not an enemy of the country those are the people of the country.”

But it’s not only the president who has taken a hard line this election – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told the National Journal that “the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

With this contentious environment – I asked Ingraham how she would advise McConnell and House minority leader John Boehner when Congress reconvenes.

“I think be true to the people of the country. I think what has happened with President Obama is that he has forgotten the people,” Ingraham, a Fox News contributor, said. “He has been happy with the power, and done a lot of cool parties at the White House, and they have had a lot of fun and Michelle is beautiful, and all that. But the people want something different. When they thought ‘change’ they thought ‘jobs.’”

Despite McConnell’s comments – Ingraham said Republicans will “move forward humbly but also understand where they went wrong in the past.”

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