Don't just casually pass over these words. Savor them for at least a second, and show me where he exhibits an iota of doubt in his failed policies. To the contrary, he is saying this is more a perception problem for the American people than it is their rational reaction to real problems he has created or exacerbated.
This same dripping condescension is present in his many iterations of the foreign money slander -- his deliberately manufactured tale that the Chamber of Commerce is fomenting angst and buying the upcoming elections with foreign money. (It's interesting that Democrats are reportedly receiving twice as much foreign campaign dough as Republicans.)
At his recent "youth town hall" meeting, Obama suggested that "what has happened is layered on top of some of that general frustration that has expressed itself through the tea party. There is an awful lot of corporate money that's pouring into these elections right now." In the battleground states, he said, "you are being bombarded with negative ads every single day, and nobody knows who is paying for these ads. They've got names like 'Americans for Prosperity.'"
Do you fellow clingers see the recurring theme? It's not just the foreign money; it's that the American people are just too weak-minded to resist its influence.
Well, I've got news for Obama and anyone else who is buying into his smear. I just spoke at two Americans for Prosperity tea party events a few weekends ago, and the attendees are hardly dupes being spoon-fed by some foreign-sponsored group -- too laughable for words. They are self-motivated patriots, outraged by government's power abuses, assaults on their liberties and policies bankrupting the nation.
Regarding the tea party protesters, Obama is merely projecting his own antipathy for people who aren't socialists like him. They are not mindless robots divorced from control of their mental faculties. They know full well what he's doing and how disastrous it is for the country, and they're fighting back.
Given the "trauma" Obama will be experiencing the day following the elections, we probably can't expect him to clearly comprehend the voters' resounding message. But everyone else will get it. They already do.