Charles Krauthammer explores the question, is it's Obama's bad luck or bad faith. It's really his hubris.
Obama’s answer? He doesn’t even engage. That’s the point of these ugly accusations of bad faith. They are the equivalent of branding Republicans enemies of the people. Gov. Rick Perry has been rightly chided for throwing around the word “treasonous” in reference to the Fed. Obama gets a pass for doing the same, only slightly more artfully, regarding Republicans. After all, he is accusing them of wishing to see America fail for their own political gain. What is that if not a charge of betraying one’s country?
L'etat c'est moi? C'est Obama. At least in Obama's thinking. He is the country. To oppose Obama's policies is to be unpatriotic. Not to mention racist, but Obama leaves that cudgel for the left wing media to swing.