My column this week discusses how Barack Obama gave political thinkers less than 24 hours to debate and discuss how he should move to the center to salvage his presidency before announcing his intentions: leftward, full steam ahead!
Here's further proof of that conclusion:
President Barack Obama may have expressed humility during his conciliatory news conference Wednesday over the shellacking he took in the midterm elections, but just hours after speaking to the nation, he made it very clear in a phone call to left-leaning activist group MoveOn that he is not willing to compromise his core beliefs.
"We always knew bringing about change in Washington wouldn't be easy, and it might get tougher in the days ahead," Obama told the liberal organization's supporters a day after Republicans won the House in a landslide. "The message I took away from the elections is very simple: The American people are still frustrated. They still want change; we just have to work harder to deliver the change the American people want."
Obama said he and activist organizations like MoveOn must work harder pushing the progressive agenda "until every American sees real change in their own lives . . . We didn't sign up for doing what was easy, we signed up for doing what was right," he said of his policies to fix America. "We are going to continue to take all the time it takes -- and all the effort it takes -- to get our country back on track."
Is it cluelessness or intentional ignoring of the electorate?