...because Barack Obama is never - ever - wrong. He is just so far above us on an intellectual scale - mere amoebas are we - that we cannot begin to comprehend his wisdom, depth, intellect, and superiority.
So why should he change? It is we who need to bend to his will, and despite sending 60+ new representatives to Congress to make that point clear, he is, in his magnanimity, going to wait for us to catch up to him.
As per his words yesterday, we are the ones who still don't get it:
"I think people started looking at all this and it felt as if government was getting much more intrusive into people's lives than they were accustomed to," Obama said.
"Now, the reason was, it was an emergency situation. But I think it's understandable that folks said to themselves, 'You know, maybe this is the agenda as opposed to a response to an emergency.' "
"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."
He continued: "I'm sympathetic to folks who looked at it and said, 'This is looking like potential overreach.' "
See? It's all just a matter of perception. The reality is he's still super awesome, brilliant, and way cool. And understanding! See, he knows exactly why we voted against him, and he's sympathetic:
"People are frustrated," he said. "They're deeply frustrated with the pace of our economic recovery and the opportunities that they hope for their children and their grandchildren."
No reflection on the fact that his policies may be the very cause of the "pace of the economic recovery"...George Will comments:
It is amazing the ingenuity Democrats invest in concocting explanations of voter behavior that erase what voters always care about, and this year more than ever -- ideas. This election was a nationwide recoil against Barack Obama's idea of unlimited government.
Self-evident to even the most causal thinker, but not to Barack Obama, who still insisted, in yesterday self-pitying party of a press conference , that it is we who do not appreciate all that is being done to - I mean for - us. And you can just see him biting back the frustration, holding back the deep sigh, and fighting the urge to leap into his talking points about the clingers, the scared, the great unwashed, and how f*cking stupid we all are for not recognizing his greatness!
But to paraphrase Rick Richman, and the president himself, perhaps it simply reflects the well-known fact that left-wing intellectuals are hard-wired to talk like that when they are scared....
Maybe. But a scared left-wing intellectual is apparently also an inflexible one, refusing to bow to facts or logic until they first bow to him.
Expect two more years of the same. Gridlock, here we come. And I, for one, will welcome our new do-nothing government...