Goldberg: Obama’s Kool-Aid
“Denial, arrogance and self-pity are ingredi ents for a pretty toxic cocktail. And yet it seems that the occupants of the White House bunker, shell-shocked by Scott Brown, are coping by mixing all three with a little Kool-Aid.
“In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, President Obama offered his nuanced analysis of the Bay State Gotterdammerung and his first year in office.
“In short: I did nothing wrong. Well, with one caveat: “One thing I regret this year is that we were so busy just getting stuff done . . . that I think we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people.”
“Look, Fidel Castro can get away with saying something like that. He’s been cloistered away on life support, unable to give his epic speeches to rent-a-crowds. But Obama?
“In his first year, according to CBS News, Obama has delivered 411 public “speeches, comments and remarks” and 158 interviews. Next week, he’ll give his first State of the Union address. If that seems strange, it’s because it will be his third nationally televised address to a joint session of Congress.
“The only way the White House communications shop could cram more Obama down our throats would be if it required, as part of the health-care bill, that we have Obama-message receivers installed in our fillings.”