I’m going to assume that you know all the scandals happening right now, plus the basic notion that Obama is a SCOAMF. Here’s what he sees as the real problem in politics
“What’s blocking us right now is a sort of hyper-partisanship in Washington that I was, frankly, hoping to overcome in 2008,” Obama said today, according to the pool report. “My thinking was when we beat them in 2012 that might break the fever, and it’s not quite broken yet. But I am persistent. And I am staying at it. And I genuinely believe there are Republicans out there who would like to work with us but they’re fearful of their base and they’re concerned about what Rush Limbaugh might say about them…
“As a consequence we get the kind of gridlock that makes people cynical about government,” he told donors. “My intentions over the next 3 ½ years are to govern. … If there are folks who are more interested in winning elections than they are thinking about the next generation then I want to make sure there are consequences to that.”
Darn that pesky 1st Amendment allowing people to actually speak up and criticize Government, spoken by a guy who is pretty much only interested in winning elections.
Via Ed Morrissey, who writes “He said that at a fundraiser, which is also how he spent the evening following the attack in Benghazi. Say what you will about the man but his priorities are at least consistent.”
PS: Here’s what we got from Jay Carney yesterday
Though attention has turned to the IRS and Benghazi controversies, Carney said the president will stay focused on accomplishing his goals, since that’s what Americans want. “Broadly speaking, the American people want Washington to focus on the issues that matter most to them, and that generally means focusing on growing the economy, helping it create jobs, strengthening the middle class, expanding opportunity, expanding security for middle-class families and seniors,” he said. ” And that’s what the President will continue to focus on.
That’s the “distraction from what Americans care about” deflection. While they do care about those things, Obama has been a miserable failure at doing those things. And people want to have at least some trust in their government.