Could there be more convincing proof that President Obama is more concerned about himself than he is about the Americans he is supposed to serve than his Monday morning speech defending the disastrous Obamacare rollout rather than apologizing for it?
Could there be more compelling evidence that he is first and foremost a Saul Alinsky agitator than the fact that he took the offense and attacked Republicans for fighting him on the budget -- a fight that in no way caused any rollout problems -- rather than humbly admit these inexcusable and humiliating problems?
Democrats and the liberal media savaged President George W. Bush for allegedly never admitting a policy mistake. Can you fantasize them expressing disenchantment with Obama on these grounds, with far more justification?
Obama will never apologize for anything. Instead, he pretends everything he touches is golden, as if to say, "Don't believe your lying eyes, and especially don't believe partisan Republicans, who simply want to embarrass me."
But even some of the liberal media are not buying into his propaganda on Obamacare. They're acknowledging that more than glitches are involved. USA Today described Obama's remarks as "defiant." National Journal's Ron Fournier said that "Obama should be freaked out over Obamacare," that "it reflects poorly on the president" and that "it's worse than we know, this is the easy part, and millions of Americans could be hurt."
But Obama must not show weakness, except when dealing with foreign governments. More to the point, it's not just that he won't show weakness; it's that the failure of his policies doesn't even register with him. He's an incorrigible ideologue whose perception of his failed policies is that they actually are working because the liberal academics' chalkboard predicted they would work -- so they do. It can't be otherwise. Apparent failures are an illusion, mostly created by intractable Republicans.
So what was Obama's reaction? Did he engage in deep reflection and promise to do better? No, he took to the podium along with a handful of hapless people he recruited as props to pretend the rollout is mostly satisfactory. As Sen. Ted Cruz said, Obama's speech was designed to "draw the media's attention to a handful of persons who have applied for Obamacare while ignoring the untold number of Americans who are losing the plans they liked because of Obamacare." Exactly so.