Obama Blames Politics But Not Himself
Who but the blamer in chief could take a shot a politics and think that it wouldn’t ricochet his way…the President says there is “something wrong with our politics” Really? REALLY? Left vs Right. Liberal vs Conservative. Wasn’t it Obama who talked about conservatives clinging to guns and religion, wasn’t it Obama who said republicans needed to ride in the back of the bus and on and on and on…the problem is politics? The problem is the character of the people using the system….from the Drudge Report…. — Aligning himself with a public fed up with economic uncertainty and Washington gridlock, President Barack Obama declared Thursday: “There is nothing wrong with our country. There is something wrong with our politics.”
His toughly worded message – he said there was frustration in his voice, in case anyone missed the point – came amid a series of polls showing that people are disgusted with political dysfunction and are dispensing blame all around, including on Obama. Obama aired his frustration with the ways of Washington at an event in Michigan before pivoting to his re-election campaign and a pair of big-money fundraisers in New York City.
He delivered a condensed version of that message at a fundraiser at the lower Manhattan home of movie producer Harvey Weinstein, where celebrities Gwyneth Paltrow and Jimmy Fallon, were among the approximately 50 guests who paid $35,800 each to attend.