The Madness of King Barry

Another day, another politically-suicidal bit of tone-deaf condescension from Our Dear Leader:

President Obama: ‘Fear and frustration’ drive voters

Squeeze me?

WEST NEWTON, Mass. – President Barack Obama said Americans’ “fear and frustration” is to blame for an intense midterm election cycle that threatens to derail the Democratic agenda.

Bitter clingers that we are.

“Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared,” Obama said Saturday evening in remarks at a small Democratic fundraiser Saturday evening. “And the country’s scared.”

Science? Sirius?

Obama told the several dozen donors that he was offering them his “view from the Oval Office.” He faulted the economic downturn for Americans’ inability to “think clearly” and said the burden is on Democrats “to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling.”

I see.

“You can respond in a couple of ways to a trauma like this,” Obama said, referring to the economy. “One is to pull back, retrench and respond to your fears by pushing away challenges, looking backwards. Another is to say we can meet these challenges and we are going to move forward. And that’s what this election is about.”

To stupidity, and beyond!

Obama was speaking at a suburban Boston fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which raised an estimated $900,000. His remarks were somber and at times emotional as he tried to make sense of the political climate that changed so quickly since he was swept into office with overwhelming nationwide support.

“As he tried to make sense….” Well maybe if you got the potatoes out of your ears and removed your ideological blinders, it might be painfully obvious.

For the Smartest Guy in the Room, he sure is a dumbass.

The president made a similar, although more impassioned plea at a rally Saturday afternoon for Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

“The biggest mistake we can make right now is to – is out of hurt and confusion, the worst thing we could do is to go back to the very same policies that caused this mess in the first place,” Obama said.

We are hurt, we are confused, we are angry, we are frustrated, we are unable to think clearly.

Thank God the Dems are here to lead us out of our own psychopathologies!

In the first of a series of campaign stops through the two-week homestretch to election day, Obama’s closing argument is beginning to come into sharper focus.

It certainly is.

He framed Nov. 2 as an opportunity for voters to “set the direction” of the country. The economic crisis, he said, “was a once-in-a-lifetime challenge – a once-in-a-generation challenge.”

And it will never happen again. Thanks to all their great work.


“I hoped, like many of you hoped, that we could have both parties put politics aside for the sake of the country,” Obama said at the rally. But, he said, Republicans in Washington instead decided to “ride people’s anger and frustration all the way to the ballot box.”

You really think people are still going to buy your bullshit about being post-partisan, a uniter, etc.? You really do think we’re stupid, don’t you?

Obama predicted even more partisanship and gridlock in Congress next year.

And of course that’s our fault.

“I don’t anticipate that getting better next year,” he said at the fundraiser. “I anticipate that getting worse.”

In other words, you will not move to the center like Clinton did.

So be it. Game on.

He said he needs Democrats in the Senate “because every bit of progress that we need to make is going be a matter of grinding it out.”

Well that seems to fly in the face of the whole bi-partisan meme, doesn’t it?

“Grinding” is a word Obama returned to several times Saturday as he tried to empathize with Democrats who are frustrated with his administration and leaders in Congress.

“Now we’re in the midst of not just advocating for change, not just calling for change – we’re doing the grinding, sometimes frustrating work of delivering change — inch by inch, day by day,” Obama said.

I don’t even want to know where that’s coming from.

“I understand that sometimes hope may have faded as we’ve grinded out this work over the last several years,” he added. “I know it’s hard to keep faith when a family member still hasn’t found a job after months of trying, or another foreclosure sign is hung on the house down the street. And you’re watching TV and all you see are politicians tearing each other down and pundits who treat politics like a sport.”

The thought bubble should be, “They talk about me like a dog.”

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) also spoke at the events, vouching for Obama and pushing back against Republicans.

Keep digging.

“This is a tough year,” he said at the fundraiser at the home of Ralph de la Torre, the CEO of Caritas Cristi, a Massachusetts-based health care system. “Facts, science, truth seem to be significantly absent from what we call our political dialogue. It’s hardly a dialogue. It’s a shouting match, sloganeering.”

Poor Thurston.

Obama indicated that he intends to move forward with an energy bill, regardless of what happens on Nov. 2, but said he needs a Democratic majority in the Senate to do so. He called the legislation “a piece of unfinished business” that’s going to require some heavy lifting, and he predicted being able to win over as many as seven Republican Senators to support the legislation.

LOL! They’re so cute when they whistle past the graveyard.

“We can’t get 20,” Obama said. “And our ability to actually map out an energy strategy that is good for our future is going to depend on how much help John Kerry has. Probably nothing is going to make as big of a difference in terms of our long term economic [progress] as us getting this right.”

Which is why Democrats should not be allowed to get within 100 yards of crafting it.

He also said he firmly believes that health care reform – “as painful as it was” – is going to result in a better system.

Obviously that has already proven to be utter bullshit.

In terms of Americans being scared, Obama said the nation periodically goes through these types of moments throughout history.

Historian Barack Obama continues:

“On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we’re going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling,” Obama said. “Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future.”

No lack of specifics there!

At both of his campaign stops Saturday, Obama tried to conjure up a sense of history in Democrats. He insisted that despite the rough times right now, Democrats will years from now recall this period with the same pride people involved in the civil rights movement, Social Security or the space program felt in retrospect.

Probably wouldn’t be efficacious to bring up decades of support for slavery, the fact that Social Security is about to collapse, or the the fact that Dems gutted NASA, though.

During the rally he credited his supporters with making his policies, such as health care and the economic stimulus bill and the wind-down of the war in Iraq, happen, repeatedly using the phrase “because of you.”


“So what this election about is not where we are right now. It’s where we want to be two years from now, where we want to be five years from now, where we want to be 10 years from now, where we want to be 20 years from now,” Obama said.

What happens in two years? Oh, yes–the important stuff.

Later, at the fundraiser, Obama ventured close to emotional as he explained how he manages the pressures of being the president.

Oh shut the fuck up.

“A lot of people ask me, they say how do you manage this – people hollering at you all the time – and that’s just the Democrats,” he quipped. Two things keep him going, he said, including letters from Americans whose problems seem to dwarf his own.

Blah blah blah.

“The other thing that gets me through is the humor and the resilience and the love people have for their children and the love people have for this country,” Obama said. “That makes me confident that we will get through these times and we are going to get where we need to go.”

Well, except the fact that they’re bitter clingers who can’t think straight and don’t understand science.

Bite me, Barry.


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