Obama’s Ego Continues to Reign Supreme
His political career may have come back down to earth, but his view of himself sure hasn't.
January 27, 2010 - 12:00 am
Imagine! She didn’t vote for McCain because he had a gauche “hockey mom” who “crawled out of her igloo” as a running mate, so instead she voted for the man who had no solid record upon which to stand — but he came from a broken home. So did Lincoln — but he didn’t even get to go to a fancy prep school. But Jill’s not sorry on the nation’s account — she’s sorry for herself because she voted for “hope and change” but didn’t do her homework and belatedly realizes that “hope and change” is code for “big government.” (I heard that on the Rush Limbaugh show when Mark Steyn was subbing.)
Perhaps Barry could invite Jill to the White House for another groundbreaking “beer summit.” Or, considering that she’s a member of the more delicate sex, a “white wine summit” or “Perrier summit.”
But Obama would rather not reflect upon growing attitudes like Jill Dorson’s or the fact that opposition to the current version of “health care reform” is up to 58 percent. Interestingly, only 53 percent of voters cast their vote for Obama in 2008.
Because, you see, Obama still plans to “fight for you.” Supporters at a town hall meeting in Elyria, Ohio, were treated to the claim that ObamaCare “isn’t about me,” but:
But I want you — I want you to understand, this is not about me. (Applause.) This is not about me. This is about you. This is not about me; this is about you. I didn’t take this up to boost my poll numbers. You know the way to boost your poll numbers is not do anything. (Laughter.) That’s how you do it. You don’t offend anybody. I’d have real high poll numbers. All of Washington would be saying, “What a genius!” (Laughter.)
I didn’t take this on to score political points. I know there are some folks who think if Obama loses, we win. But you know what? I think that I win when you win. (Applause.) That’s how I think about it.
So if I was trying to take the path of least resistance, I would have done something a lot easier. But I’m trying to solve the problems that folks here in Ohio and across this country face every day. And I’m not going to walk away just because it’s hard. We are going to keep on working to get this done — with Democrats, I hope with Republicans — anybody who’s willing to step up. Because I’m not going to watch more people get crushed by costs or denied care they need by insurance company bureaucrats. I’m not going to have insurance companies click their heels and watch their stocks skyrocket because once again there’s no control on what they do.
So long as I have some breath in me, so long as I have the privilege of serving as your president, I will not stop fighting for you. I will take my lumps, but I won’t stop fighting to bring back jobs here. (Applause.) I won’t stop fighting for an economy where hard work is rewarded. I won’t stop fighting to make sure there’s accountability in our financial system. (Applause.) I’m not going to stop fighting until we have jobs for everybody.
Did I pull a Rip Van Winkle? Is it 2011 already? I could swear that sounded more like a campaign speech than a presidential address. And for something that’s not about him, it’s amazing how he manages to slip references to himself in 20 times after saying “it’s not about me.”
But you get the point.
Writing for the American Thinker last fall, Robin of Berkeley wondered if Obama is a narcissist. “Probably,” she said, “but that’s the least of our problems.” Be sure to read her article on this topic if you haven’t already.
Speaking of narcissists, it was said that Narcissus would live to a ripe old age “if he never knows himself.” On that score, it’s possible to guess that Obama’s political career will not live to a ripe old age — for he “knows himself” quite well.
Whether the rest of us are willing to suffer Echo’s fate is up to us.