Monday, October 18, 2010

Arrogant or Clueless?

In the “Politics and Government Blog” in the New York Times, Michael D. Shear wrote:  “President Obama said that he expected Republicans to offer him more cooperation after November’s elections, no matter the outcome.

In an hour-long interview with the Times’ White House correspondent, Peter Baker, Mr. Obama predicted that his political rivals would either be chastened by falling short of their electoral goals or burdened with the new responsibility that comes from achieving them.

“It may be that regardless of what happens after this election, they feel more responsible, either because they didn’t do as well as they anticipated, and so the strategy of just saying no to everything and sitting on the sidelines and throwing bombs didn’t work for them,” Mr. Obama said. “Or they did reasonably well, in which case the American people are going to be looking to them to offer serious proposals and work with me in a serious way.””

What Mr. Obama doesn’t seem to understand is that the majority of the American people don’t like what he’s doing and want the Republicans to stop him.  The majority of Americans want the health care law repealed.  The majority of Americans want the government to stop printing and spending money we don’t have.  The majority of Americans want the President to stand strong against terrorism and illegal immigration and stop doing things against the will of the people.

Is it arrogance that caused him to make the statement about Republicans that “the American people are going to be looking to them to offer serious proposals and work with me in a serious way.”  Or is he simply clueless about the reality of the situation?  He makes it sound like even if the Republicans win, they will be lost without him to lead them.  It’s amazing that Mr. Obama can get his head through the White House doors, even the double wide ones.

The majority of Americans are sick and tired of what Mr. Obama and his Administration are doing to the country.  They want Mr. Obama to stop being the President of “Do as I say, not as I do” and work with the Republicans (and any moderate Democrat who is willing to step away from Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.) 

Unfortunately, instead of seeing defeat in November as a notice that the American people are tired of the Democrats and their incessant, wasteful spending and Marxist leanings, Mr. Obama thinks that people want to elect new Republican representatives who will work with him, to advance his agenda, instead of working against him.  The man is so far out of touch he probably couldn’t find his own way off the White House property without help.

President Obama still believes he is the chosen one, someone who can make things happen just because he’s Obama.  Where this Messiah-like complex came from is anyone’s guess but he needs to come back to Earth and realize that he’s in way over his head; that the entire world really doesn’t revolve around him and that the people of the United States are getting fed up with lies and deceit disguised as “change”. 

Mr. Obama, when the Democrats get their butts handed to them in November, look long and hard at the results, then ask someone who’s not on your team what those results mean.  The people are tired of your pretty, if somewhat boring speeches and we want you to listen to us.  You may not like the fact that your arch enemy, FOX News, tells the truth about you but you’re even beginning to lose your mainstream, left-wing media support.  If that happens, your Presidency is toast.  What will you do then? 


  1. Why make a choice between arrogance or clueless? I would say it is both!

  2. Maybe clueless because he's so arrogant.