Obama, self-appointed amateur shrink-in-chief and all-around amateur, explains to you why his policies aren’t selling:
President Obama: ‘Fear and frustration’ drive voters
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,”
Chew on that one a moment: “we’re hardwired”?
But I digress.
Obama said Saturday evening in remarks at a small Democratic fundraiser Saturday evening. “And the country’s scared.”
Don Surber explains it to the SiC,
No. We are not afraid. We are not afraid of you, Mr. President.
You can call us stupid. You can call us clingers. You can call us racists.
We are not afraid.
Your facts and your “science” are wrong.
You stoked the flames of financial fear and said if we did nothing, unemployment would hit 9%.
We gave you $787 billion. You said you would use it on shovel-ready projects. Unemployment hit 10%. Now you say there is no such thing as a shovel-ready job.
You said you would provide health insurance for 47 million people, reduce the deficit and let us keep our insurance.
People are losing their insurance. Insurance rates are rising — by 47% in Connecticut alone. The deficit actually increases under this plan and guess what? Many of the uninsured do not want it.
As if Obama wasn’t patronizing and ridiculous enough, he topped himself,
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.”
Never mind that the Dems’ breakthrough came about in [correction: I made a mistake on the years and commenter Tyler corrected it]
2008 2006 when they took over Congress and 2010 2008 when he became president; never mind that the dollar’s tanking, unemployment is 10%, and no one knows exactly how much worse things will get for business:
Obama says you’re irrational, when in fact, the trauma is Obama!
By the way, if Obama’s theme sounds familiar, I was going through some old emails from Larwyn and found this article from August: Obama pleads to voters: ‘Don’t give in to fear’.
Sing it, guys!