The good news is Obama has finally admitted his presidency has been an unmitigated failure. Remember all that “hope and change” he promised? Well, the President is ready to concede that he didn’t deliver. He however predictably can’t own up to his shortcomings and blames it all on Congress and the American people because that just how narcissists roll.
During his bi-monthly fundraising trip to California, Obama made the stunning admission at Tyler Perry’s house in front of a who’s who of liberal Hollywood elitists. From the AP:
President Barack Obama unleashed a torrent of frustration Thursday night over Washington gridlock and acknowledged he has not been able to bring the hope and change to America’s political system that he campaigned on.
… Obama decried inaction over gun control, poverty, stagnant incomes, criminal justice reform and equal opportunity.
Now here’s where it gets funny:
He spoke of a Colorado man who wrote him a letter decrying all that had not been accomplished during his presidency. Obama said the man wrote that he voted for him twice but was “deeply disappointed.”
“He thought that when I got to Washington I could bring people together and make them work more effectively, and the fact of the matter is that Washington is still gridlocked and still seems obsessed with the short-term and the next election instead of the next generation,” Obama said. “And on that issue, I had to tell him, ‘You’re right. I am frustrated and you have every right to be frustrated because Congress doesn’t work the way it should.”
See, the Colorado man was disappointed in Obama being a liar and charlatan, but the Prez turned it around and tried to make it about Congress not doing his bidding. Also, how about that lack of self-awareness when talks about Washington being obsessed with the next election? Besides golf, that’s all Obama does: fundraise and campaign. He made these remarks at a fundraiser at a rich guy’s house in front of other rich folks.
Get ready for some more blaming and lack of self-awareness:
“The incentives that are built into the system reward short term, reward a polarized politics, reward being simplistic instead of being true, reward division. And as mightily as I have struggled against that, I told him, ‘You’re right. It still is broken.'”
I almost choked on my gum when I read that last line I was laughing so hard. Obama was awarded the White House by polarizing and dividing. Identity politics are his forte. I particularly like the line about rewarding simplistic instead of being true. When has Obama ever been true? He’s the biggest liar we’ve ever had as President and that’s not an opinion, it’s a fact.
Now that Obama has blamed his failure on Congress and the Washington political system, he turns his attention on the other group of people that has stymied his agenda: everyone but him.
He said one of the biggest focuses of the last year and a half of his presidency is trying to convince Americans that they must act for the change they want.
“If you’re dissatisfied that every few months we have a mass shooting in this country killing innocent people, then I need you to mobilize and organize a constituency that says this is not normal and we are going to change it and put pressure to elect people who insist on that change,” he said to sustained applause. “If you’re concerned about racial polarization in this country, it’s nice to have dialogues around race, but me making a good speech — and I’ve made some good speeches on the subject — that’s not going to solve the problem. What are you doing to reach out in your own community?”
I’m curious, when he ran in 2008 and again in 2012 why didn’t he tell everyone that he was incapable of delivering hope and change and that it was up to us? Could it be that he wouldn’t have won either election?
This is just pathetic. The President is supposed to lead, not blame everyone else. If Obama weren’t such an incompetent pretender he’d know that politics takes compromise. From day one he has demanded that the country bow to his whacko agenda and it’s only a surprise to him that his way hasn’t produced any results.
I will give him some credit for at least realizing he’s been a failure. The first step is recognizing that he has a problem. Now, if he can stop blaming the American people and their elected representatives, he might be on his way to recovery.