The June 21st issue of National Review (subscription required to read online) quotes this pity party from President Potemkin, accompanied by a hilarous illustration by Roman Glenn of FDR and RWR quaffing Martinis and Daiquiris in Hawaiian shirts:
Speaking at a fundraiser in San Francisco, President Obama said, “Let’s face it: This has been the toughest year and a half since any year and a half since the 1930s.” As others have pointed out, the period from the ’30s till now includes Pearl Harbor, World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, race riots, Watergate, “stagflation,” the Iran hostage crisis, 9/11, and much else. Certainly the current period has its challenges, but so have other periods, in fact most of them. If Obama keeps feeling sorry for himself, his next stage will be getting bitter, then clinging to guns and religion.
Fortunately, he’ll always have Rosie O’Donnell to take up the slack: