This is who he is and who he's always been. Bitter, angry and resentful.
Nothing new about this at all. We were never dazzled by his "soaring oratory" or seduced by Hopenchange. Now, it seems, we're in the majority.
- Increasingly unloved and ridiculed from both sides, a new and embittered President Obama is emerging this Christmas season as he begins a badly needed vacation in Hawaii.Yes, and while some of that rhetoric is over the top, more and more people realize Obama is not what they voted for. Yet thanks to a slobbering media we're stuck with him, for better or worse. And I fear it will mostly be the latter.
In an interview on the eve of yesterday's health-care ram-through, Obama expressed his deep frustration over the legislative process.
The president accused Republicans of abuse for employing the very rules that make the Senate the "world's greatest deliberative body."
"If this pattern continues, you're going to see an inability on the part of America to deal with big problems in a very competitive world, and other countries are going to start running circles around us," Obama warned.
What he is saying is that other governments around the world -- those tyrannical states that do not share our respect for the minority -- are better forms of government, better equipped to compete in this modern world.
This is a frightening new side of Barack Obama.
The humiliating causes of his frustration are obvious: the farce in Copenhagen and the difficult birth of health-care legislation in Congress.
Since his arrival on the national stage, Obama has been blessed with adversaries who overplay their hand claiming he is a "Manchurian candidate" out to destroy America from inside.
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