Even Obama seems to have figured out that you can’t keep blaming Bush for four years. You can do it for a year or two, but not for four years. The country just won’t swallow it. So he’s come up with the most adorable replacement for Bush. His own daughters.
On CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday show, Jessica Yellin said she interviewed Obama for a forthcoming documentary and asked him why he did not do more outreach to Republicans in the beginning of his term to bridge the divides Obama often rails against.
Yellin said Obama told her one of the reasons he did not was because he wanted to spend more time at home with his kids and family. “He was trying to spend some time at home with his family in the evenings and on the weekends,” Yellin said.
Yellin noted Obama suggested things may be different in the second term when his kids are older.
“If this was such a priority, why didn’t he do it?,” Yellin asked. “You can carve out one night a week to go out and socialize and reach across the aisle.”
Naturally Obama could have found the time, but he had to spend that time coming up with excuses and this is what he came up with. He wasn’t being a bad leader, just a good father.
Whether it’s George W. Bush or Malia Obama, Barack Obama is completely unable to take responsibility for poor judgement without trying to make excuses for it.
Theodore Roosevelt said that he could either control his daughter or run the country. He chose to run the country. That seemed to have been the right decision. Obama is saying that he can’t dedicate enough time to his job because he’s a working father. That statement alone shows a profound failure of leadership with Obama assuring the country that he’ll have more time to do the job properly in the second term when his children are older. And next term he’ll explain that he was too busy trying to get them into a good college to be able to focus on the economy.