Obamateurism of the Day

Says the man who has spent the last nineteen months howling about his predecessor:

“I wanted to be stronger than it was before. And over the past two years, that’s meant taking on some powerful interests. Some powerful interests that have been setting the agenda in Washington for a long time, and they’re not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. That’s not in my prepared remarks, but it’s true.”

Just call these the Dog Days of Recovery Summer. Seriously, if Obama wanted to have a job where people didn’t criticize him, he should have stayed in Chicago politics, where not only did people not criticize him, he didn’t do much to grab anyone’s notice except run for office.

Note: Allahpundit wonders whether Obama tried to emit some sort of cool with a Hendrix reference, but just how “cool” would that be anyway? I’m a classic rock guy myself, but whining about criticism would still be whining whether or not I quoted Led Zeppelin or Lynyrd Skynyrd while doing it.

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