You know you have a failed presidency when the president’s supporters fantasize about beating up the opposition. It’s a defense mechanism. Obama should just tell ’em this is what we’re going to do. No more Mr. Nice Guy.
Joe Scarborough is so angry with Obama he’s regressing. Joe projects his temper tantrum onto Obama who probably will have a temper tantrum in next week’s speech.
Obama wants to go to congress to deliver his speech because, as usual, he will lecture, berate and blame them. Obama postures as the only rational person in government who heroically has to step in from time to time to save the day. His supporters are as fed up as we are with his pretense of being the coach, the guru who has to contend with faulty humanity and whimsical nature.
They want him to strike fear into his opponents. We’re waiting for him to grow up.
Speaking about the President’s jobs speech conflicting with the GOP debate–
Barnicle: I think it shows a complete lack of fear of the presidency, this particular president…a little element of disrespect. But on the president’s side, the lack of fear comes from the fact that — and you hear many democrats talk about this…there’s no punch back.
Scarborough:…from Democrats, frustration that this White House doesn’t know how to fight tough. Imagine, imagine congress telling LBJ, no, you’re not going to give a speech here. It’s not any more complicated than the fact that politicians are moved mainly by fear. They really are. Fear of their voters or fear of a president, fear of reprisals. LBJ, there is not a single member of congress that would do that to LBJ because they know he would…hit them where it hurt.
Obama was sold as the man who would change the way Washington works. Now his supporters long for the bad old days. Those who have been bemoaning the lack of cooperation are now advocating raw bullying. It’s the last defense.
A reminder to Joe from Obama’s inaugural address.
On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.
Obama’s career has always been based on other people’s fantasies. As reality dawns on the once true believers, the sun sets on the Obama administration.