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AP: Obama Will Be Proved Right Re Voters

From his fellow arm-chair psychologists at the Associated Press:

Obama plays voters’ psychiatrist-in-chief on trail

By Erica Werner, Associated Press – Tue Oct 26, 2010

WASHINGTON – According to President Barack Obama, Americans are angry, frustrated, scared, anxious, uncertain, nervous, discouraged and shaken up.

They’re also confused and not thinking clearly.

Heading into critical midterm elections, Obama has been freely sharing this gloomy diagnosis on the campaign trail, at times sounding more like a psychiatrist than a politician…

Keep Mr. Obama’s diagnosis in mind for when you reach the end of this purported ‘news article.’

Obama’s dreary assessment appears to be an attempt to empathize with voters in a time of acute economic anxiety. It also can serve as an explanation about why voters haven’t embraced his agenda — and why they look poised to deliver a drubbing to Democrats Nov. 2.

Americans would be more supportive of his policies, the president suggests, if they weren’t fettered by anxiety he accuses the GOP of stoking. And the descriptions of angst from a president criticized as overly cerebral and aloof also allow him to attempt to show he feels voters’ pain — even if he can’t cure it.

So the president who campaigned on hope and change now sometimes sounds more like he’s diagnosing depression than offering inspiration.

“People out there are still hurting very badly, and they are still scared,” Obama said recently at a Boston fundraiser. “And so part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now, and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time, is because we’re hard-wired not to always think clearly when we’re scared.”

At a town hall meeting, the president had a similar message.

“There’s a lot of anger and there’s a lot of frustration and a lot of fear across the country…. And the question is going to be whether once again hope overcomes fear,” he said. “Because what essentially the other side has decided is that they’re going to try to ride fear and anxiety all the way to the ballot box.” …

Associated Press-GfK polling confirms the voter anger and frustration Obama talks about, but also suggests that the president’s message of empathy may not always get through. The month Obama took office 81 percent said he understood the problems of ordinary Americans very well or somewhat well; by September of this year that figure had fallen to 54 percent

You see, it’s just a problem of getting his message out. Of ‘optics.’

And there’s a problem for the president, given the grim outlook for Democrats: As much as he’s sought to acknowledge and allay voters’ concerns, the results on Nov. 2 may just prove his gloomiest diagnoses right.

Voila. We, the voters, are the problem, according to the AP. And Mr. Obama will be proved exactly right.

The Democrat candidates will not have lost because the voters have seen how their policies have been disastrous for the country.

No, they will be turned out of office because “Americans are angry, frustrated, scared, anxious, uncertain, nervous, discouraged and shaken up. They’re also confused and not thinking clearly.”

Just wait and see how this explanation gets dutifully trumpeted by our watchdog media operatives, come November 3rd.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, October 27th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “AP: Obama Will Be Proved Right Re Voters”

  1. proreason says:

    “Americans are angry, frustrated, scared, anxious, uncertain, nervous, discouraged and shaken up”

    1/8 right. We are angry.

    Here is what he should have said:

    “Americans are angry, determined, fearless, confident, calm, assured, steady, encouraged and engaged”

  2. BigOil says:

    “They’re also confused and not thinking clearly.”

    That’s right, Barry. We are all just a bunch a rubes that can’t grasp the brilliance of your Marxist grand plans.

    Sure is nice to get psycho-analyzed and insulted by a man possessing the maturity of a 12 year old. We’ll show our appreciation in about 140 hours.

    • hushpuppy says:

      Ya know things are getting completely screwy when Pravda of all things calls Obama an idiot puppet of Soros:

      Obama ignores border war, allows illegal Mexicans to vote

      Thousands have died from the drug war along the American/Mexican border. My Mexican friend Carlos Lopez was killed by two Mexican nationals. He was shot in the back of the head. These cowards were illegally in the U.S.. Recently, Tiffany Hartley demanded increased security on the border since her husband was also killed. Surprisingly, liberal ABC news Kevin Dolak and others at least reported the Hartley story.

      “Tiffany Hartley, whose husband was shot while the two were fleeing from Mexican pirates on jet skis earlier this month, said the attack should be an example for President Obama on the need for more border security.”

      Unfortunately for America, Obama doesn’t care. Hartley was not the first or will be the last casualty.Soros wants open borders so Obama can have his votes to keep his power. Obama doesn’t care about my friend Lopez and his wife. He doesn’t care about Hartley or any American that gets murdered, raped or enslaved. If Obama secured the border than less Mexicans can illegally come to America. Mexicans are votes which means money and power to Soros and his idiot American president.


  3. tranquil.night says:

    “From his fellow arm-chair psychologists at the AP”

    Seriously, was this a news report or a journolist therapy session that they just posted for the rest of the ruling class.

    Oh and we’re not just the problem, we’re the enemy. He said it.

  4. oldpuppydixie says:

    Sixteen years ago democrats lost big because voters threw a TANTRUM…so said the famously non-biased media pundits and news readers of the day. This year the problems of voter ignorance and childishness go much deeper, requiring a more lengthy diagnosis and description. Should Hussein lose in 2012, will he refuse to leave the White House, claiming voters to be insane and therefore legally incompetent? It sure wouldn’t surprise me!

  5. hushpuppy says:

    You’re gonna love this – Israel’s right wing starts its own ‘Tea Party’!

    Israel’s right wing starts its own Tea Party

    Barack Obama has become a target for the Israeli right following the creation of a pro-settler Tea Party who plan to hold a “Saying No to Obama” rally.

    The new movement, which has taken inspiration from the US conservative group, is being spearheaded by disaffected former and present members of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party,

    When it holds its inaugural rally in Tel Aviv on Sunday, the movement’s stated target will be Mr Obama, the US president, whose call for a halt to Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank has caused anger on the Israeli right. The Likud party has long opposed the creation of a Palestinian state.

    “We believe President Obama is trying to force us to do things that most Israelis believe are very dangerous,” Mr Kleiner said. “We are being blackmailed to sacrifice our security and vital interests by another country, which is unprecedented.”

    “We also believe Netanyahu is crumbling and is going to give in on the [settlement] freeze.”


  6. proreason says:

    Zombie at PJM explains the moron’s cult:


    “The presidency of Barack Obama is a cargo cult. And Obama himself is the new John Frum.

    But unlike traditional cargo cults, which persist despite decades of fruitless prophecies, the Barry O cult is disintegrating before our very eyes, as Hope and Change Airport — built entirely out of hollow bamboo and even hollower promises — has failed to attract the predicted heaven-sent magical prosperity….”

    This article is so good, you should pay me for bringing it to your attention.

  7. bill says:

    moron gets his murds wixed up a lot.

  8. canary says:

    Obama said…”And so part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now,…” It’s all politics to Obama. He is terrified of losing, because his ego not recover & he will obsess for the rest of his life blaming
    America for his failure. It’s not science, just observation & common sense of being human beings, and not animals.

  9. Liberals Demise says:

    Get ready for the “ASTRO-TURFING” of your life!!

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