On Thursday, Politico reported that Barack Obama apparently lost his cool in an interview with historian Douglas Brinkely for Rolling Stone magazine.
“We arrived at the Oval Office for our 45-minute interview … on the morning of October 11th. … As we left the Oval Office, executive editor Eric Bates told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president. … [S]he said, ‘Tell him: You can do it.’ Obama grinned. … ‘You know, kids have good instincts,’ Obama offered. ‘They look at the other guy and say, “Well, that’s a bull*****er, I can tell.”’”
I suppose everyone is entitled to their opinions, but it is incredibly telling coming from a man that campaigned in 2008 in which he decried politicking and name-calling. Ah, yes do people remember being suckered with those lines? I don’t, because I knew what Barack was “cooking.” He was and is no different than other politicians who have gone before him.
What’s even more telling is in the book by Richard Wolffe, Renegade: The Making of a President, Obama is actually quoted as saying “You know, I actually believe my own bull***t.”
We know Barack. We remember when you made these statements too:
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“If you can’t beat your opponent’s ideas, you distort those ideas — maybe you just make some up. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as somebody people should run away from. You make big elections about small things.”
“We have to get to the point where we can have a conversation about big important issues that matter to the American people without vitriol, without name calling, without the assumptions of the worst in other people’s motives.”