He really is the world’s biggest a-hole.

Via Politico:

President Obama, speaking to a very friendly Al Sharpton as part of a round with black broadcasters Thursday, offered a harsh assessment of the GOP — arguing that their opposition to taxing the wealthy was the only thing keeping an otherwise deeply divided party from falling apart.

Speaking about the looming sequester deadline, Obama said: “My sense is that their basic view is that nothing is important enough to raise taxes on wealthy individuals or corporations, and they would rather see [billions in sequester cuts to social programs]… That’s the thing that binds their party together at this point.”

Obama boasted that “75 percent” of the country backed his mix of tax hikes and spending reductions — rejecting Republicans’ argument that he needs to pony up more budget and entitlement cuts.