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Obama Explains His Unpopularity by Scapegoating Stupid Voters

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.”

Drew at AOSHQ headlines this story:

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

Allahpundit gets past mere sarcasm:

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.

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  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    @rsmccain Did you happen to notice my post on this topic this morning?

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    @smitty_one_each -Well… @rsmccain is getting on in years.

  • http://leatherpenguin.com/wordpress/ TC_LeatherPenguin

    The Unicorn King doesn’t realize we’ve tuned him out, and all the flowery rhetoric he could muster wouldn’t make anyone listen to his BS anymore.

  • JeffS

    Shorter Obama: 

    “Me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  • http://profiles.google.com/exxo03 richard mcenroe

    Obama is about one step away away from “The American People have failed me.  They do not deserve to live.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJGP4QXZ5PRW2MFA5E25CV2WNU rosalie

    Maybe he needs a new teleprompter.

  • Adobe_Walls

    We’ll be listening to that same line of revisionist tripe for decades after he gets the boot.

  • robertstacymccain

    1. I noticed the headline, but did not realize that your post referred to this topic.

    2. Had my mind on other matters this morning, and just happened to see the “storytelling” thing when I glanced at Memeorandum.

    3. Despite the duplication of the underlying subject — including the AOSHQ link — the content is different, so there’s a belt-and-suspenders benefit, I guess.

    What interested me was (a) Obama’s evident failure to comprehend the meaning of the 2010 midterm wipeout, and (b) the classic narcissistic reaction to failure by scapegoating: It is not that I have failed the voters, but rather that the voters have failed to understand my success, because I have not adequately explained how successful I have been.

    It is impossible for the narcissist to learn from his mistakes because he is incapable of acknowledging error. Whereas I, on the other hand, freely admit that I fucked up by failing to check your post this morning, but merely explain my fuckup by pointing out that it wasn’t as bad as, say, Solyndra or the “Arab Spring.”

  • ReaganiteRepublican

    One more term for the slow listeners!

    The problem is mostly recalcitrant white trash, I see

  • Quartermaster

    It’s all the fault of those racist trailer park trash.

  • ReaganiteRepublican

    Exactly- if reelected, I’m sure Dear Leader’s domestic militia will put us in line- or Gitmo

  • Finrod Felagund

    It’s important enough to merit two posts, IMHO.  Stupid people need Obama’s incompetence beaten into their heads twice as much as everyone else.
     

  • http://marezilla.com/ Zilla of the Resistance

    So the jackass thinks that he hasn’t talked enough, but he never STOPS talking! Shut the fuck up, Barry, and get the hell off of my TV (and of course, the White House, you insufferable arrogant windbag)! 

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  • elaine

    “President Obama’s biggest mistake during his first term, he told CBS
    News in an exclusive interview, has been putting policy over
    storytelling.”

    Um… yeah.  Because he hasn’t been telling us enough “stories” in the past four years!  Sheesh!  Everything out of his mouth is a “story,” insofar as it’s total fiction rather than fact.

    Certainly he put his “Fast and Furious” policy over storytelling; but then, so did the complicit media lapdogs who follow him around all day long.  I guess three hundred dead Mexicans (who, according to various and sundry odious Democrats would’ve died anyway) isn’t enough of a story.  Or one dead American border patrol agent, shot by a weapon our government allowed to walk across the border so it could be placed in the hands of a drug dealing thug.  Guess he would’ve died anyway, too, huh?

    Solyndra, anyone?  Yep… he had a (failed) policy for that boondoggle, too; but did we ever hear the story about why it was a good idea to p!ss away half a billion taxpayer dollars to a company which clearly wasn’t economically feasible?  Anybody interested in where that half a billion dollars got to, once Solyndra declared bankruptcy?  Because that’s certainly a story I’d like to hear.  Why don’t you tell us that one, Barry?

    Hey, can anyone tell me what his policy regarding Americans who disagree with him is?  Because the only “story” I find on that topic is that we’re evil, redneck, racist terrorists, or something.  Mr. President, after your party spent the Bush years telling us that dissent is the highest form of patriotism, do you really want the story to be that now somehow dissent is no longer patriotic?  How does that work, exactly?

    We’ve recently had the “story” about some sort of Republican “War on Women,” but it seems to me that the only party which is guilty of wholesale misogyny is the Democrats.  Oopsie!  There go those inconvenient facts again, mucking up the narrative!

    Here’s a clue, Mr. President: the country doesn’t want “stories.”  We want results.  And if you can’t deliver effective results, your a$$ is gonna be kicked out of OUR White House in a few months.  You can spin all the yarns you like; it won’t help you.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    Obama has always thought he was just a speech away from convincing us all of his greatness, very typical narcissist.  It’s never a problem with his policies or actions, his only failure is to properly explain how totally awesome he is to us rubes.

    It is going to be really nice to see him go.  I fear the lame duck
    period, though – he will do all the damage he possibly can, and even a petty, prissy, pissy, prancing peacock of a President can do a lot of damage in two and a half months.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    Oh – and, Smitty, the verse stuff would work a lot better if you sang it while strumming a lute, dressed in a floppy feathered renaissance hat and leggings, as you stroll around the Medieval Festival.

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  • Quartermaster

    Looks like your keyboard acquired the Obama Virus. IT’s characterized by a repeating macro consisting of two letters.

  • Quartermaster

    To compose a word picture of that is a crime against humanity.

  • John Higgins1990

    Just getting ready for his “What’s wrong with you people?” speech on November 7th.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

     Yeah, but I’ve already plotted my escape.  I’m going to tell the International Criminal Court that Smitty is a closeted Zionist Joo, and slip away during the parade they give in my honor.

    Besides, that comment was supposed to be in Smitty’s topic, but if those two can’t keep it straight, what do you expect of me?  Heck, I can’t even understand how awesome Obama is!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

     Can you imagine what the bill is going to be for the White House parties from November 7, 2012, to January 19, 2013?

  • sablegsd

    I hate that insane, jug eared bastard with every fiber of my being.

    I am praying about it, but so far I’m still stuck there.

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

     Assuming he is turned out of office this year, by the time the 2014 mid-terms roll around the MSM will be painting him as an elder statesman.