It seems as if no matter which way Barack Obama turns his head, all is falling apart around him. His approval ratings have fallen below 50% for the first time, the public has rejected outright his plans for nationalized health care and energy rationing, and it appears as if no one believes anything that comes out of his mouth anymore.
And who's fault is this? Perhaps a certain over-reaching liberal with delusions of granduer and no real clue about how the real world actually works?
Of course not. The One is Infallible.
So believe it or not, Barack Obama is blaming his ills on...the media:
Standing without a teleprompter in the living room of his campaign's former national finance chair, Obama complained to 110-130 high-end donors about "The scare tactics and the special interest and the lobbyists, and, I'll be honest with you, the incapacity for a sustained focus on the part of the media on the facts and the arguments."
The media. The very same left-wing lapdogs that created his mythology, refused to delve into his sordid associations, called out his critics as racist, and mocked his opponents as ignorant (or, in the case of Sarah Palin, "ignorant sluts"). The same media which to this day carries water for him by distorting his popularity, propping up his unpopular initiatives with sheer propoganda, and smearing his enemies.
The question is: will the media now turn on Obama, having seen themselves scorned by their unrequited lover?
If so, it will be a very long 3 1/2 years for our ambitious young socialist...
UPDATE: This has to be read to be believed:
Gibbs: Media 'obsessions' prolonging Gates story
The White House says the media's "obsessions" are keeping alive President Barack Obama's comments about the arrest of a Harvard scholar seen trying to get into his own house.
Asked whether Obama regretted commenting on the matter, spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters that the president probably would regret distracting the media with "obsessions."
The president wades into a local law-enforcement issue, mkes a controversial remark, invokes racism and the "stupidity" of (white) police officers, and then blames the media for writing about it? And assuredly, blames the public for talking about it, as opposed to waxing poetic over the money Barack is going to save them on health care?
You know, he could have said something like this:
"I am a friend of Gates, and therefore I'm inclined to believe his story. But since there's no way I can know what actually happened, I'll decline a comment."
But then, it's so much easier to lash out at everyone around you - including those who adore you - as opposed to actually confronting your own shortcomings...
UPDATE II: The New York Times gets into the act, with some gentle mocking of the Whiner-in-Chief. And so it begins...