The problem with Mr. Obama at this point is that he still thinks America has the problem, not him.
The disdain for the country Mr. Obama “leads” is evident. The inability to offer anything but bluster to his “opponents” in Congress, the need to still at this point to show that he’s the big shot and the one in charge (sort of), the failure to acknowledge the recent elections, reflects a man who is disconnected from the American people.
I mean we’re talking “fatal flaw” territory at this point.
Believe it or not Mr. Obama, we all wanted to like you. It’s too bad you ended up going down the road you did.
(From The Washington Examiner)
The president’s final disconnect was perhaps the biggest. After a “vicious recession … tonight, we turn the page,” Obama said. “With a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, booming energy production, we have risen from recession.” For some Americans, that is the case, although even for them, “bustling” might be a bit much. For other Americans, the news is still pretty bad. When a recent Fox News poll asked, “For you and your family, does it feel like the recession is over, or does it feel like the country is still in a recession?” 64 percent of respondents said it feels like there is still a recession. Indeed, it’s widely conceded that part of the reason the unemployment rate has fallen is because a core of discouraged workers dropped out of the job search altogether. So for many listeners, Obama’s “turn the page” declaration will seem as out of touch as his claim that Islamic State’s advance has been stopped.
Perhaps Richard Engel found the key to the president’s nearly 7,000-word speech: Obama described the world as he wishes it were, not as it actually is
Reality, Mr. Obama can be a real pain. But deal with it. The American people have to.