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March 11, 2010

Obama Says Most of Washington Thinks He’s an ‘Idiot’

Obama Says Most of Washington Thinks He’s an ‘Idiot’

The Wall Street Journal

By Elizabeth Williamson

It was the ultimate in straw-man positions: at a fundraiser in St. Louis for Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., MO) Wednesday night, President Barack Obama told the crowd that “most of Washington” doesn’t understand tough moves he’s made to boost the sagging economy. In fact, he said “they just think I’m an IDIOT for doing something that’s not immediately popular!”

The president often summons forth metaphorical doubters in his speeches, saying “there are those” who don’t want to fix a broken health-care system, who oppose financial industry regulation or who favor “business as usual” in Washington. Yet never have these rhetorical opponents consisted of the bulk of the U.S. capital’s population, calling the Harvard-educated leader of the free world an “idiot.”

But the president was on a roll.

“It’s nice to get out of Washington for a little bit. Now there are a lot of nice things in Washington, don’t get me wrong. I love the monuments,” he said to laughter.
“But it’s a town where most of the time people are worried more about politics than about what’s right. People are hooked to the daily polls like some kind of EKG.”


Wild Thing's comment........

LOL he is an idiot among a ton of other things I would list about him.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 11, 2010 06:50 AM

Comments s*it! He now has the same understanding as the rest of us common folk.

Posted by: Steve Gaston at March 11, 2010 07:53 AM

I hesitate to call him an idiot. After all, look at the slick job he did of pulling the wool over the eyes of 52 point something percent of DUMB American voters.
He was supposed to be the answer for those who don't want to wipe their own asses, for those who believe that an unborn child has no rights, for those who believe that Americans need more government control, for those who won't have a problem being Dhimmi. Yes, he is the answer,,,,,, the problem is that no one remembers the question.

Nuf Sed

Posted by: Frankly Opinionated at March 11, 2010 09:04 AM

Translation: The people are like immature children who think they know more than their parents. Like young children who think their parents are idiots, they are too stupid and uneducated to see what they need in life.

Posted by: BobF at March 11, 2010 09:51 AM

Whether obama is an idiot or not is open to debate. What he really is, is a Marxist and a muslim. Both those cults have blinders that keep the believer going down a narrow path with little deviation. Also, obama is an arrogant asshole.

Posted by: TomR at March 11, 2010 10:00 AM

And this was a speech to a partisian crowd. Idiot he certainly gives himself too much credit. At any rate he's a Marxist moron. Yes barry we all think you are a idiot with an I.Q. of gnat.

Posted by: Mark at March 11, 2010 12:07 PM

Steve, LOL good to see you. Yes this is probably the only time he has said something that is not a lie.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 11, 2010 04:20 PM

Frankly, good one and you bring up some important things about him and how he got in office too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 11, 2010 04:25 PM

BobF., that sure is the attitude he has. Good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 11, 2010 04:26 PM

Tom, DITTO all of that. A man on FOX with Neil Cavotu just said we are about 3 to 4 years before we become like what is happening in Greece and all due to Obama.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 11, 2010 04:29 PM

Mark, hahahaha good one. Yes he said this to a so called friendly group.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 11, 2010 04:31 PM