Posted on | July 13, 2012 | 26 Comments
The same stupid voters who elected him are, unfortunately, too stupid to understand how completely excellent his policies have been:
“When I think about what we’ve done well and what we haven’t done well,” the president said, “the mistake of my first term — couple of years — was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. And that’s important. But the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times.”
Obama: I Regret Not Speaking Slower And Using
Smaller Words. If I Had, You’d Realize How Lucky
You Are I Let You Have Me As Your President
This is, of course, the political equivalent of telling a recruiter during a job interview that your big “weakness” is that you “try too hard.” It’s an almost completely meaningless self-criticism: The point, as is always the case in “messaging” complaints, is to compliment yourself on the correctness of your policy choices while blaming their failure on some facile communication problems.
What Obama appears to be attempting to explain — which is why he corrected “my first term” and emphasized he meant the first “couple of years” — is the world-historic ass-kicking the Democrats took in the 2010 midterms. The fact that do-nothing Harry Reid was able to maintain his gig as Senate Majority Leader somewhat obscured the significance of the incredible electoral catastrophe suffered by House Democrats.
Now that Obama is within four months of his own rendezvous with the same pissed-off American voters who chucked 63 Democrats out of Congress in 2010, however, the significance is beginning to become apparent, and he must resort to excuse-making, because accepting responsibility is an alien concept to the Narcissist-in-Chief.