Bitterly clinging to his pop psychology, First Sociologist Barack Obama regales a Democratic fundraising event with his latest insight into the minds of the Great Unwashed:
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.
"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.”
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.”
Speaking of which, left unanswered (and probably unasked) - are people hard-wired to think clearly while euphoric about the possibility of hope and change? I'd hate to think Obama ran an emotionally manipulative campaign what seems like two eons ago.
And is there some reason to think that people were not scared back in the fall of 2008 when Fannie and Freddie were being nationalized, Lehman and AIG were failing, and TARP was being whooped through Congress?
Whatev. America's many - the scared, the timorous - will give Obama something to think clearly about on November 2. I am sure the prospect does not scare the few, the fearless, the clear thinking Democrats.
LOW BLOW: Only a person gripped by fear and unable to think clearly could have believed in "shovel-ready" projects. Or that Obamacare would bend the healthcare cost curve, or that we could keep our insurance if we liked it, or... oh, gotta go flee in terror, I heard a door squeak and a window bang...
WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR BUT... Forget it - we have a lot to fear while Obama is driving the Washington Clown Car.
I MEANT TO SAY JUST THAT: "The trauma is Obama!". Or maybe, the trauma is no-drama Obama.
KEYWORDS: Obama, smug, condescending.