Obama Supporter Tells President: I’m Exhausted Having To Defend You
You know it’s a bad day in the life of a President when something like this happens at a televised town hall:
“I’m one of your middle class Americans. And quite frankly, I’m exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for,” a woman told President Obama at a town hall.
“My husband and I have joked for years that we thought we were well beyond the hot dogs and beans era of our lives, but, quite frankly, it’s starting to knock on our door and ring true that that might be where we’re headed again, and, quite frankly, Mr. President, I need you to answer this honestly. Is this my new reality?,” she added.
Obama’s response, which you can watch here, struck me as professorial and detached, which is pretty much a description of his entire Administration when you think about it.
What struck me about Obama’s response most of all, though, is that his response focused entirely on what the government could do for this woman by giving her more money, or by implementing new regulations. Hardly surprising coming from a Democrat, of course, but given the current political climate, it does seem that the President still doesn’t get it.