White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett must have seen her shadow the day after Christmas.
On Sunday’s Meet the Press the White House consiglieri told David Gregory that the American people can look forward to two more dreary winters of campaigning from the commander-in-chief :
The American people expect him to lead. He’s their president. He’s everybody’s president regardless of party affiliation.
That doesn’t mean that at some point he’s not going to get out there and launch a campaign, but the most important thing that he can do for the American people is think of them every single day and let them guide his actions.
He often says that this is his biggest regret is that when he took office, because of the crisis that was presented to him, he had to spend almost every waking hour in Washington focusing very hard on finding a resolution. And what he missed sorely was the engagement with the American people.
After hearing Jarrett’s remarks the majority of Americans must feel like Phil Connors waking up to the same tune every morning at 6 AM in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Jarrett practically repeated the same point last year on Meet the Press:
He said he’s going to continue to fight, and that’s what he’s going to do. Every single morning he wakes up recommitted to fighting on behalf of our country. Every night before he goes to bed, he reads letters from 10 people from all around the country, sometimes children, asking for help.
For the last two years the president or his minions have used the verbal machinations of the left to lull the masses into believing that a new day is dawning. Chicago radical Jarrett relayed a message from Obama before he boarded Air Force One for another Hawaiian vacation this past week:
When I get back, I really want to figure out a way where I can spend more time outside of Washington, listening and learning and engaging with the American people.
Each time the president expresses a yearning to connect with the little people it means one thing – he will soon crisscross the country speechifying, trying to get himself or doomed Dems re-elected, leaving the hard work to his radicals and czars.
His eternal quest to “figure out” the American people is already legendary. Before the midterms Obama decided he needed to personally “make the case” for his socialist agenda. He tornadoed through state after state in backyards and universities repeating the same talking point that got him to the White House:
And they figured if they just sat on the sidelines long enough, and if they opposed everything that we did, if they said no even to policies that traditionally they had supported, then they figured that they could ride people’s anger and frustration all the way to success in the next election… In other words, they were basically counting on you forgetting who caused the mess in the first place.
As if the American people have not had enough of Obama’s tedium, the ‘blame Bush’ strategy does not seem destined for the dustbin of history anytime soon. Then there’s the never-ending love story between a faithful leftist media and the president. The mainstream sycophants just dubbed Obama “the comeback kid” praising him for his lame duck victories. Recent laudatory headlines raise the specter of enduring another Chris Matthews “thrill up my leg” episode in the next election cycle; a true existential nightmare.
The presidency of Barack Obama promised hope and change and gave us the opposite–Groundhog Day– every day.