Friday, November 5, 2010

President Takes Responsibility For Party Shellacking

This guy? Give me a break.

But we can read his comments from his exclusive CBS interview:
After suffering a “shellacking” in the midterm elections, President Obama acknowledges what many have seen as his chief weakness – failing to sell the importance of several legislative milestones to the American people.

"I think that, over the course of two years we were so busy and so focused on getting a bunch of stuff done that, we stopped paying attention to the fact that leadership isn’t just legislation. That it’s a matter of persuading people. And giving them confidence and bringing them together. And setting a tone,” Mr. Obama told 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft in an exclusive interview set to air Sunday.
Yeah? Barry, you jammed that stuff down everybody's throats, knowing that the people did not want it. Knowing that your party was going to get killed at the mid-terms, and you didn't seem to care. In fact, some would say since you were not on the ballet in 2010, the problem of the public's rejection of your policies did not rise to the level of presidential concern.
“Making an argument that people can understand,” Mr. Obama continued, “I think that we haven’t always been successful at that. And I take personal responsibility for that. And it’s something that I’ve got to examine carefully … as I go forward.”
Barry, you were talking and talking and talking. Everyone knew what your arguments were, and it was well understood. What was lacking was an interest on your part of doing the nation's bidding, and your party got killed for it. Sixty-three seat gain in the House, thanks to your policies and wooden ear. Ruling the people is not the job description.

Go on, get out of the country. A trip at 200 million a day? The money spent further underscores your reckless disregard for the people you lead.


  1. “And I take personal responsibility for that. And it’s something that I’ve got to examine carefully … as I go forward.”

    What is he doing here? I don't believe this for a minute. He takes personal responsibility for not communicating his ideas and championing his legislative accomplishments? He talked on and on about it. He kept telling us how great the economy was coming around and how much worse it would have been without him. Jobs created and jobs saved? Who came up with that pie in the sky phrase?

    If he wanted a bounce for passing Healthcare why let it wait till 2014 to go into effect?

    He says these words because he thinks that what we expect to hear. They make sense to us because they represent the normal reaction that people like you and I would have.

    One of the key aspects of successful liars is knowing what their audience would expect to hear. This guy is full of it, and most of us aren't buying it anymore.

    Darrell, what say you?

  2. But doesn't this all sound rather familiar, this announcement that the American people don't like what Obama tells us is good for us because he's not explaining it well enough? That Americans don't understand, and he's big enough to take the blame for the ineffective communications?

    It's a neat trick, deflecting any suggestion you may be incorrect by discrediting the intellect of any who disagree, and sounding like the better man for it.

  3. Yes, very true, the assumed superiority, and the assumed merit of the policies in the first place. Didn't I see that on SNL when 60 Minutes did an investigation into the cheap chinese imitation product of a Minkman original mass produced for pennies in a chinese sweat shop?

    And Martin Short as the sleazy manager Nathan Thurman responding:

    Mike Wallace: I'm saying that your boss, Mr. Lee, is, in effect, the Mr. Big of the pirate novelty business.

    Nathan Thurm: No, he isn't! You're just saying that to get higher ratings on your TV show!

    Mike Wallace: No, I wish I were, but.. we saw your people making pirate Mickman schnozzes.

    Nathan Thurm: [ shakes head ] I don't know what you're talking about. [ smiles ] It's funny that you would say that! They don't make schnozzes. They make semiconductors for a very reputable computer company. What's wrong with that? Is there something wrong with that? Why, why, why is that something wrong to do? I don't understnad that. Why are you pointing the finger at other people all the time? Why don't you point the finger at yourself? Do a little more reading, maybe? Some time in court - maybe that would be effective for you!

    Mike Wallace: Pardon me for saying this, but you seem defensive.

    Nathan Thurm: I'm not being defensive! You're the one who's being defensive! Why is always the other person who's being defensive? Have you ever asked yourself that? Why don't you ask yourself that?

    Mike Wallace: [ holds out paper ] This is an affadavit..

    Nathan Thurm: I know that!

    Mike Wallace: Well, let me finish. This is an affidavit from a woman who has severe nerve damage, on her upper thigh, from sitting on one of your defective whoopie cushions. Here, read it.

    Nathan Thurm: You read it!

    Mike Wallace: Well, I have read it.

    Nathan Thurm: So, why do I have to read it?

    Mike Wallace: Well, it does pertain to your company.

    Nathan Thurm: I know that! Why wouldn't I know that? It's my company, I'm quite aware of that! [ looks at the camera ] Is it me? It's him, right?"

  4. I don't think it's really wrorth discussing. It's the old Leftist trick and our supplicant media lets him get away with it. You see, as the smartest person in the room, it's his responsibility to see the weaknesses of his "audience" and adjust his "teachings" accordingly. We didn't understand because of our limitations. You notice, we avoid all discussion of the merits--and effects--of his policies. If we were as smart as he, we would see they are the best thing since sliced bread.
    Pfffffft. He's preaching to his choir.

  5. Well, you and Cathy are right of course. No discussion of the policies themselves and their resounding rejection by the voters. Nope, it's a problem with the people understanding all the good that he has done. It is a particularly Democrat position to hold though. No way a Dick Cheney or a Sarah Palin would respond like this. They have a great deal more respect for the American people whom they serve.

    Well, I understand the presidents policies pretty well, and collectively they are a giant steaming pile of ....