Obama’s alternative reality
When you’re the president of the United States, and a committed leftist to boot, and your greatest achievement (the passage of Obamacare) has led directly to your greatest defeat (the destruction of the House Democratic majority that was supposed to last for a generation), how can you admit the truth and keep your presidential ego, and your leftism, intact?
Thus, at his press conference today,
… while the president took responsibility for doing a poor job on a few issues, and said he wants to work with Republicans on matters such as energy, education and political ethics, he made clear that he does not regret passing the health-care overhaul that was a major factor in driving voter discontent.Obama is like a man who has been sent to hell for murder and rape, but who thinks he been sent to hell for not paying a parking ticket. And such cluelessness is, as Dante told us, the very nature of hell.
Paul K. writes:
Watching Barack Obama today, I thought of the end of “Pride and Prejudice,” when the bounder Wickham, having eloped with the daughter of the Bennetts and wrought havoc upon their family, subsequently visits their home, blithely unapologetic. The book’s heroine, Elizabeth, resolves “to draw no limits in future to the impudence of an impudent man.”
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 03, 2010 08:38 PM | Send