Not ha-ha funny, but the self-satisfied, smug, dismissive attitude of one who has detected hypocrisy in an idealogical opponent. From CNS News, White House Finds D.C. Tea Party ‘Amusing,’ Says Protesters Were Helped by Obama Tax Cuts

As hundreds of people gathered in the rain outside the White House on Wednesday to protest escalating government spending and taxes, President Barack Obama pledged to simplify the tax code and hike taxes only on those earning more than $250,000.

What’s so funny to the White House?

Across the street at the White House, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the president will never raise taxes on anyone making more than $250,000 a year, and he said most people at the protest would be helped by the president’s policies.

“The only thing I find amusing is that, as I said and the president said, the tax cut that covers the most people in the history of this country was proposed and signed by this president,” Gibbs said.

“[If] anybody involved would look at the facts, they would find that this president promised and this president delivered more money back into the pockets of hard-working Americans,” Gibbs added. “I’ll let the organizers of whatever these are speak to their motivations. I think we can be reasonably assured that the people outside the window are not making a quarter of a million dollars a year.”

Ignorant fools, and economic failures, too, all those Tea Party rubes.  And “whatever these are?”  They are groups of citizens speaking to their government leaders.  Used to be called democracy.  Wonder if the Condescender-In-Chief will be appointing a Condescension Czar.

He just doesn’t get it.  The tea parties are about individual freedom from government control, not populist mobs just dying to soak the rich.

Trying to co-opt the cause of the producers:

President Barack Obama met Wednesday morning with citizens representing “working families” who accompanied him to the podium for a tax-day address.

“They are the workers, innovators, and students who must power our recovery. Their dreams must be our own,” Obama said of the people standing behind him. “And they need a government that is working to create jobs and opportunity for them, rather than simply giving more and more to those at the very top in the false hope that wealth will trickle down.”

No mention in the article who these “working families” really are.  Dollars to donuts they’re either Democrat campaign donors or people from any number of big government organizations.

I saw a sign at the Valparaiso Tea Party yesterday that is a perfect rebuttal to that particular piece of crap statement.  It said “Obama Economics–Trickle Up Poverty.”

Protesters at the DC rally didn’t buy his message either:

One sign at the D.C. protest read, “Bailout + Debt = Child Abuse: Congress Stop Robbing Our Children’s Future.”

Bernard Hill of Germantown, Md., who owns a construction firm, believes the massive federal spending will lead to a growing tax burden on all taxpayers, not just the wealthy. “How can it not?” he said. “President Obama will ruin my business. I won’t have a business to pay taxes.”

…But for Hill, the construction company owner, Obama’s tax cuts are not going to compensate for the harm done by spending. “That’s 26 dollars a month. It’s ridiculous to call that a tax cut,” he said.

President Obama to Mr. Hill:  Shut up, you whiny crybaby, and be happy you got that much.