Obama Humble Enough?
by those wackos at Politico.com
Here’s the final thought from
Politico's analysis of what went wrong for Barack Obama in the midterm
as mid-president John Boehner begins moving his things into the
It may be, however, that Obama is feeling his rebuke more keenly than
is apparent to outsiders.
It may, indeed. Though that also implies it may not be, which is
something to think about. Possibly the president
had to put on a sadface to meet the press on Wednesday, while secretly
bubbling with joy that he wouldn’t have
to listen to the Blue Dogs anymore. Maybe he’s just so psyched about
the Dallas Cowboys being in last place
that this whole election thing rolled right off him.
But John F. Harris and Glenn Thrush are certain that this is a moment
of reckoning for Obama. The question,
as they see it, is whether the president is too uppity - “thin-skinned
and a bit highfalutin’” is how Douglas Brinkley
puts it for them - to listen to all the people who are lining up to
tell him why he is a failure who deserved his “comeuppance”...
Politico isn’t after a plausible
story, it’s after the Narrative - the things that lawmakers, lobbyists,
and veterans of
previous administrations say to reporters in background conversations
to explain how history would be different,
if only the people in charge were as smart as they are. Barack Obama is
a prisoner of his monstrous ego and
blind self-confidence, and that is why Blanche Lincoln lost in Arkansas.
Did you see Obama on 60
He answered questions like Bill Richardson (not a compliment) and it
would seem that
Obama is still deeply in denial - blaming his problems on "ineffective
are working, just not fast enough."
xxx jobs before I took office, and xxx jobs the month I was sworn in..."
He's saying all the things he's been saying for 2 years - things that
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