"The American people sent a message, one that they've sent for several elections now. They expect the people they elect to work as hard as they do," Mr. Obama said in a press conference the day after the election. "To everyone who voted, I want you to know that I hear you."That's obviously not the case. Obama, like too many in the GOP-establishment consultant class (ie Karl Rove) do not understand that last night was a repudiation of Obama's lackluster economy, overseeing the rise of ISIS, unaffordable health-care thanks to Obamacare, and threats of amnesty by (unconstitutional) executive fiat.
Even the lackluster GOP chair Rinse Preebus gets it.
" In word and tone he refused to take responsibility or even express humility," said Priebus. "He seemed to suggest the only ideas he's wiling to listen to are his own, old, failed ones. That's the same my-way-or-the-highway approach that the American people rejected."
Priebus added, "Is he detached or in denial? As the president said, his policies were on the ballot. The American people rejected them. Period."Here's why. Look at how the Narcissist in Chief came across today in these two clips from his press conference. An algore-styled sigh when ABC's Jonathan Karl confronted him on why he's only met with Mitch McConnell twice in six years.
Then, he went off on Major Garrett
At USA Today, James S. Robbins wrote:
In fact, the Republicans have not been the obstructionists; their governing agenda has been dying quietly in the Senate. The GOP-led House has passed dozens of bills that Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid refused to bring up for a vote. Reid insulated the White House from having to take a position on the legislation, leaving the president was free to attack a "do-nothing Republican House."
But with Republicans about to take control of both chambers, the dam will be broken. Obama will see waves of mostly Republican-crafted legislation cross his desk and he will no longer have the luxury of ignoring it. He will either have to veto the bills, or sign them. But he will no longer be able to say Congress is doing nothing.
The president does not need to hector the Congress to take action. They're going to act anyway. Republicans will spend the next two years sending him bill after bill.
The president should be careful what he wishes for, because he is certain to get it.And narcissists don't like it when they are called out.