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.