In Barack Obama's struggle to explain his fall from grace, condescension and self-delusion dominate:
President Barack Obama said Americans' "fear and frustration" is to blame for an intense midterm election cycle that threatens to derail the Democratic agenda.He's working overtime not to get this: The trauma is Obama! And the massive rejection of his pernicious agenda is proof that plenty of responsible Americans are thinking clearly and acting rationally, at last.
"Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we're hardwired not to always think clearly when we're scared,” Obama said Saturday evening in remarks at a small Democratic fundraiser Saturday evening. “And the country's scared.”
Obama told the several dozen donors that he was offering them his “view from the Oval Office.” He faulted the economic downturn for Americans’ inability to “think clearly” and said the burden is on Democrats “to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling.
“You can respond in a couple of ways to a trauma like this,” Obama said, referring to the economy. “One is to pull back, retrench and respond to your fears by pushing away challenges, looking backwards. Another is to say we can meet these challenges and we are going to move forward. And that’s what this election is about.” [emphasis added]
Obama was speaking at a suburban Boston fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which raised an estimated $900,000. His remarks were somber and at times emotional as he tried to make sense of the political climate that changed so quickly since he was swept into office with overwhelming nationwide support.He can't handle the truth. All he can do is philosophize about the childlike electorate's weak-mindedness.
Hey, what a coincidence -- John Kerry is saying the exact same thing as Obama:
“This is a tough year,” he said at the fundraiser at the home of Ralph de la Torre, the CEO of Caritas Cristi, a Massachusetts-based health care system. “Facts, science, truth seem to be significantly absent from what we call our political dialogue. It’s hardly a dialogue. It’s a shouting match, sloganeering.”So ultra-liberal politicians are now the font of "facts, science, and truth"? Like the fact that the stimulus worked, and government created (or saved!) zillions of jobs? Or the fact that Obamacare won't raise our healthcare costs?
Two weeks to go and this is what they've got? Oy.
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