Obama On 60 Minutes: Why, Yes, He Is Still In Clueless World

One must wonder how long Obama is going to wander around in a daze of idiocy, unable to come to terms with what happened during the 2010 midterms, being totally oblivious and still not “feeling your pain”: Obama On The Political Price of The Election

Late on Thursday afternoon, two years to the date after his election as the 44th president, “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft sat down with him in the Oval Office – and the mood was different.

We talked about Tuesday’s vote, the economy and where he goes from here.

Steve Kroft: The Republicans have said that this was a referendum on you and the Democratic Party. Do you agree with that?

President Obama: I think first and foremost, it was a referendum on the economy. And the party in power was held responsible for an economy that is still underperforming and where a lot of folks are still hurting.

Kinda, but not quite. It was a referendum on Democrat economic policies during this terrible economy, which is stagnant. Remember the two numbers I threw out right before the election? 9.6% and 2.0%. Unemployment rate and GDP growth. Obama seems to think Democrats were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Kroft: Well, it was a huge expansion of government.

Obama: What I didn’t effectively, I think, drive home, is that we were taking these steps not because of some theory that we wanted to expand government. It was because we had an emergency situation and we wanted to make sure the economy didn’t go off a cliff. I think the Republicans were able to paint my governing philosophy as a classic, traditional, big government liberal. And that’s not something that the American people want.

So, it wasn’t that he is a big government liberal socialist progressive, it was that the messaging on his big government liberal socialist progressive legislation wasn’t messaged correctly. Or, maybe because you Americans are just too dumb to get it.

Obama: Exactly. I think it’s fair to say it hasn’t changed me in terms of my ideals. But I think that in terms of how I operated on a day-to-day basis, when you’ve got a series of choices to make I think that there are times where we said let’s just get it done instead of worrying about how we’re getting it done. And I think that’s a problem. I’m paying a political price for that.

He went with the typical liberal notion of intentions over results. Also, it is quite telling that the administration with the least real world experience decided to forgo formulating an action plan.

Regarding the health care boondoggle (hey, remember when it was simply supposed to be a health insurance overhaul?), O realizes that it was costly, but, Blamestorming time

Obama: Well, partly because I couldn’t get the kind of cooperation from Republicans that I had hoped for. We thought that if we shaped a bill that wasn’t that different from bills that had previously been introduced by Republicans, including a Republican governor in Massachusetts who’s now running for president. That we would be able to find some common ground there. And we just couldn’t. And that was costly partly because it created the kind of partisanship and bickering that really turns people off.

See? It sucked because the Republicans, who were pretty much shut out, and wanted no part of this massive legislation which slowly forces a takeover of 1/6 of our economy, not too mention people’s lives.

Obama: Some of this is going to be just a matter of the economy healing. There are some things we can do to accelerate growth. We’ve got a couple of trillion dollars’ worth of infrastructure improvements that need to be made around the country. I mean, there are construction crews all across the country that are dying for work. And companies that are willing to take a very small profit in order to get work done. And so, for us to say now’s the time for us to rebuild this country and equip ourselves for the 21st century, that’s something that could make a real difference.

Place your bets now, will that become an Obama and the Donkeys talking point when Republicans control the purse strings? Anyhow, that line shows even more how deluded and out of touch Obama truly is. He would love to spend trillions on construction that would benefit his union cronies. But, repaving roads and painting bridges doesn’t put white collar workers into jobs, nor does it put most blue collar workers, who’ve seen manufacturing jobs go away, back to work.

Obama: Well, you know, again, historically, rebuilding our infrastructure is something that has garnered Democratic and Republican support. I want to have a conversation with them and see if that’s still the case.

The answer is “NO!” It didn’t work with your idiotic (and outsourced) Generational Theft Act, and it still won’t work.

Page 5 is a long discussion, ending about 1/3 of the way into page 6, on taxes, which Obama seems to have no give on. He still wants his $250k and above tax increase, but, now he wants discussions. Republicans, do not fall for this charade, do not go over to the White House, on Obama’s turf, and let him bloviate. Hold the meetings somewhere else. Hold his feet to the fire.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach. sit back and Relax. we’ll dRive!

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