January 21, 2010

The mindset which led to the GOP victory in Massachusetts

Check out The Messiah's response to what his biggest boo-boo was in his first year in office:

If there's one thing that I regret this year is that we were so busy just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us that I think we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people about what their core values are and why we have to make sure those institutions are matching up with those values.

Really? According to CBS News, Obama "delivered 'speeches, comments, and remarks' 411 times (including 52 times specifically on health care) and also gave 158 interviews" -- "far more than any of his recent predecessors in their first year."

But here's the best part -- and the main reason for this post's title:

The president said he made a mistake in assuming that if he focused on policy decisions, the American people would understand the reasoning behind them.

"That I do think is a mistake of mine," Obama said. "I think the assumption was if I just focus on policy, if I just focus on this provision or that law or if we're making a good rational decision here, then people will get it."

In other words, we're all just too freakin' stupid to appreciate what he's trying to do for us peons.

Of course, those in the MSM are pretty much parroting similar sentiments. Here's the WaPo's E.J. Dionne:

By avoiding arguments over philosophy and ideology by failing to offer a pointed and running explanation of why he was reversing the policies of the previous administration Obama left independent voters confused about his goals.

(h/t: The Corner.)

Posted by Hube at January 21, 2010 08:16 PM | TrackBack

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This amateur is in way over his head...

Posted by: cardinals fan at January 22, 2010 06:06 PM

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