Is Obama "Trash Talking" His Political Opponents These Days Or Is This A Politically Calculated Image Makeover?

During the White House correspondents dinner Obama attacked the Arizona immigration law hard and Rep. Mike Pence and Sen. Lemar Alexander really seemed to take offense. During the tail end of the health care debate he totally dismissed John McCain during a meeting. Obama has also put down Sarah Palin on numerous occasions.

Is this harder, less conciliatory public tone a reflection of who Barack Obama really is? Or is it the product of a carefully calibrated adjustment in the president's demeanor engineered by David Plouffe, the "take no prisoners" presidential campaign advisor who recently returned to Obama's side?

I will be on the radio this evening at 8:30 pm EST with Sean Yoes, a senior reporter at The Afro American, trying to figure it all out. Yoes is the host of "The WEAA/AFRO First Edition", an hour-long political talk show on Baltimore's NPR affiliate WEAA-FM (88.9 FM), which airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m.

You can click this link and push the "Listen Live" button at the top of the page to hear the show. My segment comes on at 8:30pm.

Find out what Sean Yoes and I think tonight on the show.

As always, it was fun. Check it out tonight if you have a chance.

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