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April 25, 2012

Book: Obama Still "Derisive" About American Public's Ability To "Understand His Point of View"

We do "understand" your point of view, O One Whose Arrogance Seems Most Unjustified.

We reject your point of view, having "understood" it for what it is, an argument in favor of socialism or at least much greater government control and wealth-distribution than we feel is consistent with the notion of a Free Citizenry in a Free Republic.

Why do you not understand, idiot?

Anyway, years later, Obama's still on about bitter clingers (impliedly). From the Jodi Kantor book "The Obamas:"

Later in the first term, there were points where the American public seemed to be giving up on Barack Obama.. But the relationship went both ways, and there were many times the president seemed to be giving up on the public, too, convinced Americans would never understand his point of view…

…Being in the White House seemed to intensify one of his best traits, his natural seriousness, along with one of his worst, his conviction that he was more serious than anyone else. There was a gap between the way Obama consumed information – in orderly, high-level briefings – and the way nearly everyone else in the country did, and it could often turn him derisive.

More at the link. Obama claims that he had to hold the birth certificate press conference because that issue was consuming the country and stepping on his economic message.

In fact, as Geraghty notes, the only place where that was a dominant issue was MSNBC, suggesting Obama and his people watch all the live-long day and assume that's representative of the American political conversation.

As I've said, Obama has exactly two victories during his presidency: 1, permitting himself to be pressured into making a Gutsy Call that anyone except Ron Paul would have made, and 2, successfully producing ID that would be acceptable at the DMV.

Beyond that, it's pretty thin.


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