What’s blocking us right now is a sort of hyper-partisanship in Washington that I was, frankly, hoping to overcome in 2008...As a consequence we get the kind of gridlock that makes people cynical about government
Obama, complaining to Democratic Party donors
Joel Gehrke of The Washington Examiner writes that according to Obama, it is the Republicans that are making Americans ‘cynical about Government’:
The president — whose administration has spent the last four days under fire for failing to send aid to Americans under attack in Benghazi; hiding what it knew about terrorists’ involvement in the attack for two weeks; employing IRS staff who targeted Tea Party groups for special audits; and having the Justice Department pull phone records of Associated Press reporters — then said that the Republican opposition is producing cynicism about government. (emphasis added)To be able to say with a straight fact that it is the Republicans that are producing cynicism about the government, requires a special level of cynicism all its own.
|President Obama. If the Republicans are the ones inspiring cynicism, |
does that mean he is inspiring trust? Credit: Wiki Commons
Once again, Obama reveals a level of campaign expertise that far outstrips his competence in governing the country and looking after the basic needs of American citizens.
I recall that around the time of the November 2008 election, Obama claimed that the way he ran his campaign was a clear indication of how effective he would be in running the country. Apparently not enough people realized the difference between campaigning and governing before the November 2012 election.
Maybe more of them realize it now.
Hat tip: +Florence Johnson
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