Does the President not see himself as part of the problem? He acted irritated like it was everyone else who dropped the ball…hhm


Below is lifted from the President’s remarks (posted earlier here on GretaWire.)  I lifted these paragraphs because in re-reading it, it seems to me that the President doesn’t realize that he is part of the problem….he is part of the reason ‘everything always has to wait until the last minute.’  There was nothing to stop him from calling the House and Senate leaders to the White House 18 months ago to work towards a solution on the fiscal cliff.   This IS his job.  He IS an elected official.  He just didn’t do it….so while he acts all frustrated right now about the last minute stuff, he should be a tad bit more humble since he is part of the problem.  What do you think? 

“…So the American people are watching what we do here. Obviously, their patience is already thin. This is déjà vu all over again. America wonders why it is that in this town, for some reason, you can’t get stuff done in an organized timetable; why everything always has to wait until the last minute. Well, we’re now at the last minute, and the American people are not going to have any patience for a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. Not right now…

…..I just have to repeat — outside of Washington, nobody understands how it is that this seems to be a repeat pattern over and over again. Ordinary folks, they do their jobs. They meet deadlines. They sit down and they discuss things, and then things happen. If there are disagreements, they sort through the disagreements. The notion that our elected leadership can’t do the same thing is mind-boggling to them. It needs to stop. “