November 3, 2010

BETTER NOT TO HAVE SPOKEN AT ALL:

Obama: People Saw "Overreach" in My Actions (Brian Montopoli, 11/03/10, CBS News)

President Obama said at a press conference Wednesday that the results of yesterday's midterm elections - in which his party lost Control of the House as well as Senate seats and governorships - "underscores for me that I've got to do a better job."

"I won the election in 2008, one of the reasons, I think, that people were excited about the campaign was the prospect that we would change how business is done in Washington," he said. "And we were in such a hurry to get things done that we didn't change how things got done. And I think that frustrated people."


We're long past the point where folks have to pretend that the UR is eloquent and thoughtful just because when he speaks he can sound like a mid-level bureaucrat, "despite" being black. But it was still surprising to hear how dismissive Mara Liasson was on on NPR after the presser, noting that while he talked a lot about the lesson of the midterms he never actually mentioned what he had just learned. Based on past performance, you'd have to guess he learned nothing.


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Posted by Orrin Judd at November 3, 2010 2:01 PM
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