Ever get the feeling that our Chief Executive is very, very disappointed in us?
Like a long-suffering parent, Obama bravely tries to be patient with his wayward, ungrateful children. Yet every once in a while the mask slips and he complains about "bitter clingers" filled with "fear and frustration" who have gotten a "little bit lazy."
The Hill begins a story with a line that should have been used much more over the past five years: "President Obama said Tuesday that Americans were wrong…" It encapsulates one of the greatest frustrations of his loyal opposition. Not that he disagrees with our policies, but that he considers them unworthy of even cursory investigation.
President Obama said Tuesday that Americans were wrong to doubt his signature healthcare reform law, saying concerns over rising costs or worsening health outcomes were not supported by the evidence.
In an interview with Telemundo on Tuesday, the president was asked if "everybody [was] wrong" after polling data indicated that a majority of Americans oppose the law and believe it will raise their healthcare costs.
"Yes," the president said with a chuckle. "They are."