Most Polarizing President Ever Says Polarization ‘Gnaws on Me’

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 at 7:37 am

He’s like you to forget that upon taking office he gave the GOP the middle finger and said “I won. Deal with it.” So now after seven years of total failure, he’s whining about polarization.

Fuck you. Deal with it.

President Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday morning that his inability to reduce polarization between the political parties in Washington “gnaws” on him as he settles into his final year in office.

“The one thing that gnaws on me– is the degree of– continued polarization,” he said during an interview broadcast on “CBS Sunday Morning.”

“It’s gotten worse– over the last several years,” Obama continued. “And I think that in those early months my expectation was is that– we could pull– the parties together a little more effectively.”

Obama campaigned in 2008 on a platform of reducing polarization in Washington. He first entered national prominence after a speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention that was built around the idea of their not being a “red America” or a “blue America.”

Obama said he does not regret his initial campaign promises to bridge the partisan divide, even as he laments the lack of success now in his final year.

“Well, here’s the thing,” ye said. “That’s what the American people believe. And that’s what I still believe.”

Obama said he would not run for a third term, even if he was not barred from doing so by the Constitution.

“Number one, Michelle wouldn’t let me,” he said with a laugh.

Yeah, right. Like she’d willingly give up living large on the taxpayer dime.  Oh, and in case you’re wondering, his ego has survived largely intact.

“You know, this is a big sacrifice and– and– a great privilege, but it takes a toll on family life,” Obama continued. “This is a process in which the office should be continually renewed by new energy and new ideas and new insights. And although I think I am as good of a president as I have ever been right now. I also think that there comes a point where you don’t have fresh legs.

“And– you know, that’s when you start making mistakes. Or that’s when you start thinking that– you are what’s important as opposed to the mission being more important,” he concluded.


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8 Responses to “Most Polarizing President Ever Says Polarization ‘Gnaws on Me’”

  1. deadrody on 25/25/16 at 10:02 am

    Yup. When I heard that comment during CBS Sunday Morning, the one thing that leapt immediately to mind was the health care summit “I Won” moment. That was when he “still thought we could bring people together”.

    Such a lying liar.

  2. DamnCat on 25/25/16 at 10:25 am

    “…I think I am as good of a president as I have ever been right now.”


  3. DonP on 25/25/16 at 11:53 am

    Yeah, funny how that works. 7 years of telling the Republicans in congress to stuff it, calling them out of touch extremists and racists, and we have polarization. I’m just not seeing what could have gone wrong.

  4. Stewed Hamm on 25/25/16 at 2:05 pm

    “I think I am as good of a president as I have ever been right now.”

    You know, he’s not wrong. He was terrible then, and he’s terrible now.

  5. Picric on 25/25/16 at 2:45 pm

    I gave up on him in the 2008 campaign, when he said the “Above my Paygrade” comment. That told me all I ever needed to know.

  6. KenH on 30/30/16 at 5:49 pm

    The flaw here , Boingo, is whatever passes for thinking in your empty skull dont mean frack-all

    You are a worthless waste of carbon and water