1280px-Barack_Obama_family_portrait_2011Barack Obama delivered a blistering attack on parents who send their kids to private schools, accusing them of spreading “an anti-government ideology” just hours after sending his own kids off to D.C.’s most exclusive private school.

“And what’s happened in our economy is that those who are doing better and better — more skilled, more educated, luckier, having greater advantages — are withdrawing from sort of the commons — kids start going to private schools,” railed Obama.

“An anti-government ideology then dis-invests from those common goods and those things that draw us together. And that, in part, contributes to the fact that there’s less opportunity for our kids, all of our kids,” Obama snarled.

Earlier that morning Obama sent his own kids off to their school, the exclusive Sidwell Friends academy.

Sidwell is a private Quaker academy called “the Harvard of Washington (D.C.) private schools.” It is immensely popular among D.C.’s richest and most powerful political and business leaders.

You know what Obama just hours later called the “more skilled, more educated, luckier, having greater advantages.”

Like Obama himself.

Sidwell tuition alone costs over $36,000.00 a year. Total tuition for pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade costs over half a million dollars.

Obama gave the speech at Georgetown University, where the cheering crowd of the nation’s political and economic elite pays $238,500.00 each for their children to attend four years at the private university.

Obama also accused private school parents of being latently racist.

“What used to be racial segregation now mirrors itself in class segregation,” claimed Obama.

“There’s some communities where…not only do I not know poor people, I don’t even know people who have trouble paying the bills at the end of the month. I just don’t know those people. And so there’s a less sense of investment in those children,” he added.

Obama opposes the use of vouchers that would allow D.C.’s poor black community to send their kids to the virtually all-white Sidwell, where the rich could meet “people who have trouble paying the bills at the end of the month.”

Obama’s opposition to vouchers means “there’s less opportunity for our kids, all of our kids,” as Obama claimed in his attack on private schools.

While Obama attacks private school parents, like himself, as racist and elitist, other anti-private school presidents put their money where their mouth is.

During his term as president, Jimmy Carter sent his daughter Amy to D.C.’s Stevens Elementary School and Hardy Middle School, both largely-black local public schools.