Bill Press: Obama's Poll Numbers Down Because Americans Are Spoiled Children
Liberal talk radio host Bill Press says President Obama's poll numbers are down because Americans are spoiled, impatient children that want everything solved yesterday.
After describing to his listeners Tuesday all the fabulous accomplishments this president has made since taking office in January 2009, Press admonished the citizenry for giving the White House resident poor grades for his efforts.
"I think this says more about the American people than it does about President Obama," barked Press.
"I think it just shows once again that the American people are spoiled" (audio follows with partial transcript and commentary):
BILL PRESS: Basically, spoiled -- as a people, we are too critical. We are too quick to rush to judgment, we are too negative, we are too impatient. Especially impatient. We want it all solved yesterday, and if you don't, I don't care who you are -- get out of the way.
And again, basically spoiled. To the point where it makes me wonder if it's even possible to govern today. I gotta tell you, I don't think Abraham Lincoln -- who certainly didn't get everything right the first time -- could govern today. I'm not sure Franklin Roosevelt could govern today, the way we are again. Just about like spoiled children. And it's Americans, and it's the media, and if we don't get instant gratification, then screw you is basically our attitude.
Yes, America, you're spoiled.
We promised that if you elected us, things would get better for you.
When you bought into our "Hope and Change" pitch, the unemployment rate was 6.6 percent. Now it's 9.5 percent.
On Election Day 2008, 7.3 million Americans were out of work. Now it's 14.6 million.
And the fact that this makes you unhappy means you're spoiled and impatient.
As Brian Maloney wrote Tuesday, "[O]nly ultra-partisan Democratic Party crony Bill Press could manage to blame voters for Obama's failure to thrive."