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I found this to be astounding.

In an interview with George Stephanopolous, President Obama explains that, during the last year, he and his administration "lost touch" with the American people.

If there's one thing that I regret this year is that we were so busy just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us that I think we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people about what their core values are and why we have to make sure those institutions are matching up with those values," Obama told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview at the White House.

The arrogance of this man...

Yes, President Obama, please help us to understand what our core values are. And, please, prod us into our places, like the human cattle we are.

The president said he made a mistake in assuming that if he focused on policy decisions, the American people would understand the reasoning behind them.

"That I do think is a mistake of mine," Obama said. "I think the assumption was if I just focus on policy, if I just focus on this provision or that law or if we're making a good rational decision here, then people will get it."

This guy just believes we are idiots, who need someone as enlightened as him, to make all the right moves for us, while we just sit around, drooling and drawing cartoons, placing our futures in his all-capable hands.

Instead, the president said the American people ended up with a "feeling of remoteness and detachment" from the policymakers in Washington who are making big decisions.

"I think, you know, what they ended up seeing is this feeling of remoteness and detachment where there's these technocrats up here making decisions. Maybe some of them are good, maybe some of them aren't, but do they really get us and what we're going through?" he said.

WE are remote and detached? You are the prime mover behind an agenda that Americans are roundly rejecting. The detachment is YOURS. You are so busy attempting to twist our institutions into behemoths of control which will permanently affect the most personal facets of out lives, that you have placed yourself and your desires above those which you are supposed to serve.

Obama said he felt he could do a better job connecting to the American people in his second year in office.

President Obama said today that he believes he lost a direct connection to the American people in his first year in office because he focused too heavily on policymaking.

"I think that I can do a better job of that, and partly because I do believe that we're in a stronger position now than we were a year ago," he said.

Yes, Barack. America is in a far better position to deal with issues both foreign and domestic than we were a year ago. And it is our misunderstanding, and our lack of indebtedness to your tireless efforts on behalf of us, that has led us to just not appreciate everything you have sacrificed for us.

As per his election a year ago, you'd assume that he would have to have been "in touch" with the American people. In the course of a year, a year in which "hope and change" was to go hand-in-hand with American progress, he's managed to squander the supposed boundless faith which the citizens of this country invested in him.

Obama is an exceptional narcissist, but, with statements like these, he may be clinically delusional, as well.


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President Obama said "we lo... (Below threshold)
Edward Sisson Author Profile Page:

President Obama said "we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people about what their core values are ... what they ended up seeing is this feeling of remoteness and detachment where there's these technocrats up here making decisions. Maybe some of them are good, maybe some of them aren't, but do they really get us and what we're going through?"

Mr. President, you don't tell the people what the people's "core values" are -- you listen to them tell you what their "core values" are. Your problem is that you aren't asking, and you aren't listening. It is not the people's job to "get us and what we're going through," it is not their job to understand you and your problems: it is your job to understand the people and solve the problems they believe they have.

Your fundamental mistake, Mr. President, is that you have one idea of what the people's problems are, but the people themselves have a different idea of what their problems are. And if you dedicate yourself to making changes that aren't solutions to the problems the people think they have, you rapidly will discover that the people think YOU are one of their problems. In fact, they will think that YOU are one of their biggest problems,

Mr. President, the people do not think that man-made global warming, or insurance reform for health care, are among the people's biggest problems. The fact that you do think these are the people's biggest problems is your fundamental mistake. The press is doing you no favors by going along with you in that mistake.

So long as you, Mr. President, and your people think in terms of telling people that they ought to think global warming and insurance are their biggest problems, and of giving the people directions and expecting the people to think about and understand you, your administration will fail, fail, fail.

Give him a break, he's just... (Below threshold)
Marc:

Give him a break, he's just got an alternative definition of "in touch."

To him it means making refs to people holding "tea bags."

It means sending his lemmings out to make spurious claims Fox isn't a news network.

In means making consistent, and continual refs to "the last 8 years."

Etc

Etc

ETC.

What I am reminded of are a... (Below threshold)
Wayne:

What I am reminded of are all his campaign and prime time speeches. Him busing in union members while keeping protestors out of sight. Running down the U.S. and its people. Yes he is out of touch.

"Obama is an exceptional na... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Obama is an exceptional narcissist, but, with statements like these, he may be clinically delusional, as well."

Let's face it. No only does he lie to us, he lies to himself......and believes the lies!
Isn't there a psychological term for this?

"Obama said he felt he coul... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

"Obama said he felt he could do a better job connecting to the American people in his second year in office."

The American people *ARE* going to connect better with him in the coming year.

I believe the message he's going to hear a lot is:"CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?"

Oh, God, No!! Does he mean ... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

Oh, God, No!! Does he mean there's going to be more?

SPEECHES, COMMENTS & REMARKS: 411; NEWS CONFERENCES: 42; INTERVIEWS: 158; TOWN HALL MEETINGS: 23; 46 out-of-town trips to 58 cities and towns in 30 states; FLIGHTS ON AIR FORCE ONE: 160; FLIGHTS ON MARINE ONE: 193

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2010/01/20/politics/politicalhotsheet/entry6119525.shtml

Out of touch? I guess he m... (Below threshold)

Out of touch? I guess he missed all those townhalls (couldn't have, he was busy dispatching union thugs to them) and the tens of thousands of people that marched (peacefully) through his city. I guess he missed every poll showing that people hate, not him personally, but his policies and what he stands for. What more would he like us to do?

Oh, that's right...shut up and get out of his way.

Solid B+...... (Below threshold)
Patrick:

Solid B+...

He was out of touch? You c... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

He was out of touch? You couldn't keep him away from the damn mike! He was constantly on with press briefings, interviews, and so on!

Or maybe he's actually trying to say that WE were out of touch, since he's so much smarter than anyone who's ever been in the White House before (despite his refusal to release his grades) that we're too STUPID to understand just how we can continue taking on massive aounts of debt and still keep the country solvent!

Instead, the president said the American people ended up with a "feeling of remoteness and detachment" from the policymakers in Washington who are making big decisions.
Which party refused to put up health care deliberations on CSpan? "Aw, the poor retards, they wouldn't understand it anyway so we'd better not show 'em just how we're bending them over a barrel and sticking it to them, and then stealing their wallets! Cut the CSpan feed, Harry!"

Which party refused to listen to the Tea Party folk? Which party refused to pay attention during the town hall meetings when we were TRYING to tell them that THEY WEREN'T LISTENING!

Which party was so arrogant that it felt that the political pendulum would NEVER swing back towards the center - so it didn't HAVE to listen to anything said by any Republican, or Independent, or anyone who didn't automatically repeat the party lines?

Now just WHY would we have a 'feeling of remoteness and detatchment' about an administration which has done it's utter best to DISREGARD the people?

Maybe he figures if he just talks enough, he'll get himself out of the hole he's digging. But that hole he's in just gets deeper by the day, and pretty soon he's not going to be seeing political daylight again...

Out of touch ? Solid B+...p... (Below threshold)
Gladius:

Out of touch ? Solid B+...people,this was the guy who lost his airplane over New York city.

Obama out of touch? How ab... (Below threshold)
Rich:

Obama out of touch? How about he dial back on all the rounds of golf and spend some real time governing?

If he could step away from ... (Below threshold)
Maddox:

If he could step away from the mirror long enough he would understand he lost touch with the American people because he did not listen directly to them. None of his sermons are going to change our core values and desire to remain free.

"That I do think is a mi... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

"That I do think is a mistake of mine," Obama said. "I think the assumption was if I just focus on policy, if I just focus on this provision or that law or if we're making a good rational decision here, then people will get it."

You pompous ass. Oh we "got it" alright. That's the problem. We totally understand what you're trying to do and it's being roundly rejected.

The arrogance of this ma... (Below threshold)
Murgatroyd:

The arrogance of this man...

Not just arrogance, but contempt. Contempt for the people who believe his lies, who are still a substantial portion of the electorate. And contempt for the people who see through him, because he knows he has another three years in office during which he can continue to reduce the United States to "just another country." He intends to impose transformations to our society that will lead to us being ruled by our "betters," and our opinions of what he's doing just don't count.

It's clear to me Obama is n... (Below threshold)
Joe:

It's clear to me Obama is not suited for his current position.

He would better serve America by being an organizer with Acorn.

This is excellent.He... (Below threshold)
Hank:

This is excellent.
He still doesn't get it.

re: "If there's one thing that I regret this year is that we were so busy just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises..."

Busy????
I still have the bookmark about "the stylish Ms. Rogers and the party-hearty First Couple hosted no less than 170 parties and social events through December 3 of 2009. And that does not even include the 17 parties and 11 open houses - feting more than 50,000 guests - ABC News reported the Obamas hosted throughout the Holiday Season."

And that isn't counting all of the golf, all of his late night TV appearances, etc.

He doesn't get it. His ego can't process it and he's going to take the dems down with him.

Unfortunately, he's also taking the country down at the same time.

Lost touch = What do you m... (Below threshold)
olsoljer:

Lost touch = What do you mean they don't support me? I'm the president, they gotta do what I want!
= We ran out of SEIu enforcers?
= Harry and Nancy don't have credibility, what you talking about?
= What, Chicago politics don't control the whole country?
= well call Uncle Pickel and......he what?
= get her out of the weight room then, I need her counsel.
= I lost touch, Bush made me do it
= but, but Uncle George, Uncle Karl you said...
= can't I get diplomatic immunity from Kenya?


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