In the attached article Edward-Isaac Dovere examines a president who appears mystified by America’s lack of trust in him.
“C’mon America. It’s Barrack. I’m cool. Hey, remember that speech on election night 2008 when I got everyone crying? Remember that? C’mon America, don’t be so cold. Hey, remember “hope”? You loved that. What’s wrong?
“Look, I’m going to go to Martha’s Vineyard for a couple of weeks. Maybe a break is what we need. But I’ll be back in September and things will be good again. I promise.”
But we know things won’t be better. It’ll be the same old thing. Something will go wrong and the president will blame someone else, whether Snowden, or fake journalists and their trumping up of “phony” scandals, or the obstructionist GOP, or somebody. There’s always a reason things went bad, and it’s never his leadership or lack of it.
In other words, Obama said, what he’s got is a public relations problem caused by people who just don’t understand what’s good for them — which apparently includes anyone who believes that government shouldn’t be in the intensive data collection business at all, as well as Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.), who have been briefed extensively on the program and still say they don’t like it, and that it doesn’t work.