This man really is delusional. That, or he thinks we’re all really, really stupid. During a CBS News interview he told Charlie Rose that the biggest mistake of his presidency is that he didn’t tell a good enough story. Seriously.
“The mistake of my first term. . .was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. And that’s important,” Obama told “CBS This Morning” anchor Charlie Rose in a White House interview that will be broadcast Sunday and Monday.
“But the nature of this office,” the president added, “is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times.” (Read More)
He’s got to be kidding. He’s spent more time on the golf course and at fundraisers than he has governing. He outsourced the dreadful Obamacare and Dodd-Frank bills to Congress, except for when the White House was cutting secret deals with interested parties. He’s been the most divisive president ever. Isn’t he “telling a story” when he slams fat cat millionaires and billionaires? Isn’t he telling stories when his campaign repeatedly lies and smears Mitt Romney? He tells stories all the time, like when he says the private sector is doing fine, and bad economic news is a step in the right direction.
Of course, the Romney campaign pounced on this gaffe.
President Obama believes that millions of Americans have lost their homes, their jobs and their livelihood because he failed to tell a good story. Being president is not about telling stories. Being president is about leading, and President Obama has failed to lead. No wonder Americans are losing faith in his presidency.
Here’s the video if you can stand it.
Via Weasel Zippers
Update: Linked at Right Wing News – thanks!