Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Obama Is Living In A Fantasy World

'What's blocking us right now is sort of hyper-partisanship in Washington that, frankly, I was hoping to overcome in 2008,' he said. 'And in the midst of crisis, I think the other party reacted, rather than saying now is the time for us all to join together, decided to take a different path.

'My thinking was after we beat them in 2012, well, that might break the fever, and it's not quite broken yet.

'But I am persistent. And I am staying at it. And I genuinely believe that there are actually Republicans out there who would like to work with us but they're fearful of their base and they're concerned about what Rush Limbaugh might say about them.'
Can anyone identify for me what he's done to attempt to "overcome" this hyper-partisanship?  Was it when he told Republican congressmen "I won"?  Was it when he repeatedly made reference to the country as a car in a ditch, that Republicans drove the car there, and then should just drink Slurpees and stay out of the way while he and the Democrats fixed everything?  Was it when he said they also shouldn't talk to much?  Was it when he blamed everything on his predecessor?  Was it when he signed major legislation, specifically the porkulus bill and Obamacare, with only one or two Republican votes total out of 535 men and women in Congress?  Was it when he said to "punch back twice as hard", or perhaps when he said his followers needed to "punish" their "enemies"?

I'd really like an answer. 

Update, 5/16/13 I'm not the only one noticing:
President Obama is once again engaging in what psychiatrists refer to as projection, in which people lay their worst attributes on others...

Mr. Obama is the ultimate ad hominem president. 
Update #2, 5/16/13:  Nope, no hyperpartisanship here:
"Don't think we're not keeping score, brother." That's what President Barack Obama said to Rep. Peter DeFazio in a closed-door meeting of the House Democratic Caucus last week, according to the Associated Press.


allen (in Michigan) said...

Of course Obama's living in a fantasy world. But then so are all lefties as are all five year-olds. The difference between those five year-olds and Obama lies in his ability to bring his thrilling internal narrative into the realm of reality via the political power he wields.

OK, maybe he can't order "off with his head" and expect to be literally obeyed but short of that sort of childish fantasy he can certainly injure those who oppose him. And why shouldn't he injure those who oppose him? He really, really cares about, well, just about everything which means those who oppose him really, really don't care about anything.

What impediment to the use of his presidential powers could justified in that circumstance? None.

Ellen K said...

I personally think that the White House staff actively insulate Obama from real world outcomes. I think this plays a big role in the disjointed reactions that have come from public events, Benghazi being the most obvious disconnect. I frankly believe Obama handed off the decision to Jarrett or Plouffe and ideologues that they are, the opted for no military solution. This is why they are fighting so hard about revealing who gave the stand down order. But then again, you look at the people he has chosen like Eric Holder, who seem to manipulate the law for selfish purposes. Either these guys are lying politicians or they are so clueless they should be removed to a place where they can't hurt themselves.