According to an AP headline which led Yahoo! last night President Obama [said that] Something is wrong with country’s politics. And gosh, Mr. President, I thought you promised to fix all that, you know with your commitment to a new kind of politics.
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.
Well, that paragraph helps explain why the president bears the lion’s share of the blame for the current political dysfunction. He’s out politicking, nearly fifteen full months before the general election instead of focusing on his duties as chief executive. Well, he and I do agree on one thing:
Obama said he told his Michigan audience that it deserves better than what it’s been getting from Washington.
It does indeed. We can help give the national something better by replacing the man who currently holds the top job in that town.