...guess that's what comes with having lived your life with the liberal version of a silver spoon up your ass - the right color, the right ideology, and just the right amount of self-righteous snark.
Over at Contentions, Rick Richman (via VDH) reviews some of the crisis previous presidents were either elected into, or were handed early in their terms, and guess what? In comparison, complaining about being handed the 2008 recession is like crying about the rough water in a wading pool:
A recession and 9/11 were not easy in 2001. And 18% interest, 18% inflation, 7% unemployment, and gas lines by 1981 greeted Reagan. Truman took over with a war … a wrecked Asia and Europe, a groundswell of communism, a climate of panic at home, and a soon to be nuclear Soviet Union … capped off soon by a war in Korea.
George W. Bush's thoughts, made shortly before leaving office, on Oval Office whiners:
...the phrase “burdens of the office” is overstated. You know, it’s kind of like, why me? Oh, the burdens, you know. Why did the financial collapse have to happen on my watch? It’s just — it’s pathetic, isn’t it, self-pity.
It is. And while pity is the coin of the liberal realm, it is a currency that has only transitory value amongst the American people. We don't worship the pitiful, we admire those who pull themselves (and others) up by their bootstraps and slog forward, overcoming all obstacles.
No wonder Obama is so confused. In his ideological circle, his failures and incompetencies, not to mention the "burden" of recession (without which, he may not have even won election) he inherited, should earn him some kind of reward. Instead, the voters scorn him and his deficiencies. And that's why he is lashing out at us, incidentally - Barack Obama believes that, because of his failures (and not despite them), he should have in fact earned more of our adoration, not less.
And that is why the baby whines so much...a natural reaction by an immature waif, who suddenly finds things aren't going his way, and that people - having their own problems -don't want to hear how tough his life is...