What an awful coming down.
“The problem is that I’m president of the United States; I’m not emperor,” he explained to us.
From a Nobel Prize to a booby prize; From the smartest guy ever to hold the position of president of the United States to one of the most obtuse.
“A few of us saw a backbencher from the Illinois state legislature,” wrote long-time Obama watcher, John Kass of the Chicago Tribune, “a guy who took orders, then rode to the White House on a personality cult, finally exposed.”
We’ll not really “finally.”
But more like “disastrously” exposed.
“We underestimated the complexities of building a website,” the not-so-emperor told us.
Oh THAT explains it.
All it took was for a personal insurance Armageddon to hit 5-150 million Americans; a tax increase on every worker in the U.S. that was never going to happen while he was president; spying on a few citizens more or less, with an emphasis on more; and mid-term elections for the lamest of lame ducks.
“The private sector is doing fine,” he yawned.
Why it didn’t happen long ago will be, I suppose, the mystery of the age.
Because it took a lot of stupidity to bend to a particular moment in time to break up the Obama Coalition of the More-Than-Willing:
OK, on the website, I was not informed directly that the website would not be working the way it was supposed to. Had I been informed, I wouldn’t be going out saying, ‘Boy, this is going to be great.’
I’m accused of a lot of things, but I don’t think I’m stupid enough to go around saying, ‘This is going to be like shopping on Amazon or Travelocity’ a week before the website opens if I thought that it wasn’t going to work. So clearly, we and I did not have enough awareness about the problems in the website.
Wait: Were you informed indirectly?
Because, he brings up a valid point: Just how stupid is Obama?
He seems to be willing to admit that he was at least stupid enough to hire someone stupid enough-- lots of someones actually—to let him go bragging on a website that wasn’t going to work.
When exactly were they going to say: “Er, Mr. President, uh….”?
“We live in the greatest nation in the history of the world,” he pleaded. “I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.”
And as I said yesterday, I think the question remains open just how stupid Obama really is.
We’ve known for a long time that he’s intellectually sloppy and dishonest.
That’s what happens when you lead a Coalition of the Easy-Button.
“If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon.”
They act like every Gen-X voter only cares about dropping their pants and hiking their skirt ala a Marvin Gaye song.
They act like every senior only cares about Medicaid Part D.
They act like everyone is owed something except those people who work hard and play by the rules.
“They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them,” he accused.
Gee, do you think?
The people who are getting bitter however aren’t us bitter-ender Tea Party types. We’re just mad because we told you so.
Again and again and again.
Senator Ted Cruz, who shutdown the government over Obamacare, knew something others were afraid to say. He isn’t a whacko bird. He is wise, even if he isn’t exactly like me.
No, the people getting bitter are the Coalition of the Democrats who passed the stupid law in the first place.
“They are letting it be known that House and Senate Democrats are increasingly frustrated, bitter and angry with the White House,” says the Hill, “over ObamaCare’s botched rollout, and that the president’s mea culpa in a news conference last week failed to soothe any ill will.”
“Those jobs weren’t as shovel-ready as I thought,” Obama laughed.
But this presidency most definitely is.
He either means to say what he does, or doesn't mean to.