Obama: You know who’s a pretty good president? Me

posted at 5:00 pm on October 21, 2010 by Allahpundit

What better way to celebrate a new low in his quarterly approval rating than with a little self-congratulation?

Obama gave the upbeat assessment of his own performance during a stem-winding speech to an overflow crowd at a rally for Washington state senator Patty Murray, part of a four-day mid-term election campaign swing…

“For all the problems we’re going through right now, we still have the best workers on earth, the finest universities on earth, we’ve got the best entrepreneurs on earth, we’ve got the freest, most vibrant economy on earth,” he said.

One female supporter then yelled out “the best president on earth” and Obama replied, “Well, I won’t say that, but we got a pretty good president.”

So good is he, my friends, that he’s capable of magically transforming jobs that already existed into jobs “created” by the stimulus. Just like next month he’s going to magically transform a giant Democratic majority into a giant Republican one. He could have answered this question self-deprecatingly, or at least nodded to political reality by stressing that, while some people are down on him now, he’s still fighting hard to improve the lives of hard-working Americans etc etc etc. But no: “Pretty good” it is. Reminds me of what Kaus said the other day about the man in the bubble: “Clinton reacted to his 1994 midterm loss by acknowledging his opponents’ strongest arguments and pursuing a balanced budget and welfare reform. Obama seems more inclined to just tough it out until the economy recovers and the scared, confused voters become unscared and see the light. Meanwhile, he’ll spend his time in a protective cocoon.”

For your viewing pleasure, a midterm verdict on the Obama presidency from a guy you may have heard of. Note how he limits his criticism to tone and partisanship instead of hammering the particulars of The One’s leftist agenda; that’s life for a Republican governor in a blue state, I guess.

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What message is he trying to send out there?

mechkiller_k on October 21, 2010 at 6:47 PM

That he’s a pretty good Christian as well as a pretty good student of history.

malclave on October 21, 2010 at 7:55 PM

He’s about to alienate Los Angelenos again when he ties up the traffic for his campaign visits.

Good for Carly and Meg!

PattyJ on October 21, 2010 at 8:00 PM

“Revolution:c (1) : a progressive motion of a body around an axis”

Obama is definitely a half-axis.

flataffect on October 21, 2010 at 8:05 PM

The Expert Knows

HotAirExpert on October 21, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Dude, you don’t have to post the link – we all know that if we click on your name we’ll go there. Puleese…

Who is John Galt on October 21, 2010 at 8:38 PM

HotAirExpert on October 21, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Please. The blog-flogging is tedious and annoying. A HA Expert would know that…

hoosiermama on October 21, 2010 at 5:41 PM


Who is John Galt on October 21, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Obama’s opionion of himself is vastly over-rated. Plus, he is a liar.

TN Mom on October 21, 2010 at 9:26 PM

What has two thumbs and is a great president? This guy!

BDavis on October 21, 2010 at 9:57 PM

Under Mr. David Glass, Walmart billionaire, the Kansas City Royals “got” a pretty good baseball team. Oh wait.

Cornhusker on October 21, 2010 at 10:57 PM

Was this before or after he said that Dems needed to be more humble?

Beaglemom on October 22, 2010 at 7:54 AM