More unfortunate words about progressives from our President

The President, yesterday, at a fundraiser in the San Jose (from the pool report):

Mr. Obama said it’s not enough for the supporters in the audience to support him. He said if their friends and neighbors are reading the Wall Street Journal editorial page or watching Fox News the donors at this event need to talk to “push back” on their “inadequate information.”

And in some cases I may need you to have some arguments with our progressive friends,” Mr. Obama said.

He said over the last 2.5 years even though he’s gotten a lot done a lot of Democrats “get dispirited.” He brought up the complaint about health care reform without a public option – “c’mon!” he said. He said he hasn’t got everything done on the environmental front because of the economy.

“We’re going to have a stark choice in this election. But I have to make sure that our side is as passionate and as motivated and is working just as hard as the folks on the other side because this is a contest of value. This is a choice about who we are and what we stand for and whoever wins this next election is going to set the template for this country for a long time to come.”

He told the donors if they believe in a “fact-based” America, they need to work hard for him.

POTUS also quoted “my friend Joe Biden,” who likes to say, “Don’t compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative.”

Yes, that’s the problem.  Too many of us mistook Barack Obama for God.

If the President wants us to believe that he’s changed these past few weeks, that he finally understands what he’s done wrong, and what needs to be done to fix it, then he needs to stop publicly mocking the people who got him elected. His apparent, ongoing, contempt for his own party is distressing, but far worse, it suggests that he still doesn’t get why people are upset with him. And it’s going to be awfully difficult for him to change what he doesn’t even understand.


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