Obama Blames his Daughters for his Failures

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.

  • Grit

    Guess its good that the next presidents kids are all grown up.

  • kblink45

    The reference to Roosevelt is interesting. Alice Roosevelt was Teddy's first daughter. Her mother died in child-birth and the loss crushed TR. He subsequently abandoned his daughter to relatives and went west to seek his fortune as a rancher. His venture was an abysmal failure. He lost a good portion of his wealth, which he inherited from his father, who was a NY businessman. Alice's dalliances were news fodder during and after his presidency, but this might be considered the result of her father's shameful neglect. Like her mother, Alice was a stunning beauty and, though she (and her husband, a republican congressman) steadfastly defended TR during the 1912 "Bull Moose" debacle, Alice's actions belied a persistent frustration with her father's lack of paternal concern. More pointedly, as Roosevelt was the father of American Progressivism (he ran under the progressive banner in 1912), his comment not only reflected his lack of fatherly concern but his exaggerated sense of his own political and historical significance. Like all progressives, TR and and Obama believe that they are smarter than the market, that they are singly capable of substituting their own predilections for those of millions of independent economic actors. In this sense, the reference is sublime.

  • oldtimer

    Stay home and spend more time with your family, and keep Michele and the kids home too. No more expensive, fancy vacations, spend quality time at home, in Chicago, and not in "our" house.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hester.ferrezuelo Hester Ferrezuelo

    Well he only has two children!! Imagine!! Finally I understand why Zuma can't look after our country – geesh give the man a break!! He has 20+ children and of course all living off the minority tax contributers backs!!!

  • amused

    Greenfield , you're running out of ideas , but not bullshheeet . Donty worry though , you have enough sycophants visiting this blog to keep you in the chips