Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What Happened to Your Spirit, People?

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says he has not succeeded in bringing the country together, acknowledging an atmosphere of divisiveness that has washed away the lofty national feeling surrounding his inauguration a year ago.

"That's what's been lost this year ... that whole sense of changing how Washington works," Obama said in an interview with People magazine.


Gee, Dude, I wonder why. Can he possibly really be that dense?

So perhaps he could concede that there’s no appeasing right-wingers and GOP leaders who simply want him out, and start actually making those changes he so glibly promised?

The president said his second-year agenda will be refocused on uniting the country around common values, "whether we're Democrats or Republicans."

Right. Well, I figured that was too much to HOPE for.

"We all want work that's satisfying, pays the bills and gives children a better future and security," Obama said in the interview, which the magazine conducted with the president and his wife, Michelle Obama, at the White House last Friday.

And those may be common values, but they will never be reached by a common approach, because there isn’t one. He doesn’t seem to get it.

The president's comments came as Republican leaders rallied against the core items of his agenda, from his economic stimulus plan to health care.

He really doesn’t seem to get it.

The president said he misses daily, spontaneous interactions while living in a bubble. He said the job is lonely in another way — the gravity of sending troops off to war or responding to an attempted terrorist attack. "That side of the loneliness of the job is what I signed up for and I actually think I'm pretty good at," he said.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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