President Obama’s behavior over the past year, and particularly the last month, borders on bizarre. The candidate who promised to bring people together and move beyond polarization has morphed into a divisive and defensive president.
His sinking approval numbers underscore the growing public disappointment in the gap between his campaign rhetoric and his governing style.
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The president’s thin skin at news conferences is now part of Washington press corps lore. His “ass kicking” comments about the Gulf oil spill were weird and un-presidential. Lately, he’s resorted to criticizing individual members of Congress personally at town hall events, tactics more suited to a rookie political hack than the leader of the free world.
Some believe the president is just stressed out. Maybe he could use a few beers and a couple smokes with his buddy Joe Biden in the Rose Garden. After all, to paraphrase the vice president’s comments about health care: This job is a big [expletive] deal!
Read More: BY Gary Andres, Weekly Standard