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?

You can’t.

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.

“We’d be misreading the election if we thought the American people want to see us, for the next two years, relitigate arguments we had over the last two years,” Obama said when asked about Republican promises to dismantle the health-care legislation….

The president said that the economy and jobs was the main reason that Democrats suffered such a stinging loss.

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.

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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.”

BTW, today’s press conference was unusual in that he was really asked tough questions for a change. Transcript here.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 03, 2010 08:38 PM | Send

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