President Barack Obama told supporters at the first of five fundraisers on the West Coast that he doesn’t watch the news.
“Whatever they’re reporting about, usually I know,” Obama said, according to the Washington Times.
Contrasted with the oft-heard refrain emanated from the White House that the president learned about long wait times at VA hospitals, the IRS targeting conservative and tea party groups, the Fast and Furious scandal, the Justice Department spying on reporters and NSA eavesdropping on German Chancellor Angela Merkel from the news, it’s no wonder the man is accused of “leading from behind.”
Speaking Tuesday in Seattle before 250 donors who paid up to $20,000, the president again demonstrated his lack of understanding of the Constitution and the intentions of the Founding Fathers in setting up this republic.
“People who really need government to work for them on their behalf, they withdraw, they opt out, and that makes government even more dysfunctional,” he said, according to US News.
“The problem is not the Republican Party per se,” he added, “the problem is this particular group right now that has kind of gone off the rails.”
Continually blaming the other guy for his troubles – the lackluster economic recovery, Obamacare mishaps, Vladimir Putin’s muscularity in Ukraine, the sieve of a southern border – the president then sped away to another dinner.
Hosted by Costco CEO Jim Sinegal, of “remove Dinesh D’Souza’s book ‘America’ from our shelves oh-no put it back, bad PR” fame, die-hard supporters forked over $32,400 a plate to hear more of Obama’s wisdom at an event closed to the media.
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