The President said so. Looking back on his recent reverses, the seeming death of Obamacare, three electoral defeats in which he figured prominently, economic turmoil, the President does not do the logical thing and reflect upon the nature of his successes and failures...oh no, that's for mere mortals. He seeks someone else to blame for them.
Initially, it seemed that everything was George Bush's fault. This was the mantra of the democratic party ever since the man had been elected (they say "selected') in 2000. There has not been an issue in American politics or society which is not, in some way, George Bush's Fault. The dems would blame him for a rainy day, if they could. It became a habit; something happened, blame Bush. After a decade of reflexive Bush blaming it's a hard habit to break.
But now George W. Bush is gone; Barack Obama has been in his place. But still, the "Blame Bush" mantra has still been heard for the last year. It has lost it's potency as an excuse after such a long and glorious run, and it is, in part, one of the reasons why Martha Coakley, Jon Corzine and Creigh Deeds are today looking for jobs with the rest of us; at some point you need to take responsibility for running the nation and start stepping up to the plate. Before, "George Bush Did It" had the ring of plausibility to it. Now it's just whining.
And so stripped of his greatest rhetorical shield, the President searches about for a new one. He found it surprisingly quickly.
Martha and Jon and Creigh were not defeated because they were bad candidates advocating the president's very-flawed agenda; they were defeated because the electorate is a bunch of mouth-breathing morons who just don't understand what Barack Obama is doing for their benefit, and who are still under the evil influence of Wall Street Bankers, Pharmaceutical companies and Special Interests. I'm paraphrasing, of course, but that is basically what the President told George Stephanopolus.
In response to the election of Scott Brown, the President will go slower so that we peasants may be able to grasp the concepts behind Obama's noble purpose.
Gee, thank you, Mr. President. I have a feeling it's all going to sound even worse with smaller words and less urgency.
That's what your President thinks of us. It was a signal that far from being cowed, or even forced to reassess his agenda, that he's determined to double-down whether you agree with him or not.
George Bush, Wall Street, Big Pharma, the Oil Companies, Republicans, Special Interests, Stupid Voters.In Obama's World, there's always a convenient enemy to blame when the public rejects his pet projects and his superior vision. He is ever-triumphant, and nothing is ever his fault; (P)MSNBC says so.
A man this arrogant needs to be stopped. November cannot come quickly enough.