Here’s some unsolicited political advice to the president, offered freely and without malice — SHUT UP, SHUT UP, SHUT UP:
“Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared,” Obama said Saturday evening in remarks at a small Democratic fundraiser Saturday evening. “And the country’s scared.”
Even if you were inclined to think this about the electorate, you just don’t say it. After all, arrogance is a perfectly good reason to dislike the president and/or his political party and that has nothing to do with the economy or any other reason Americans might be scared. Never mind that there’s no shortage of perfectly good empirical arguments against the major Democratic policies of the last two years…
I never thought I’d say this, but somebody at the White House really needs to make sure that Obama sticks a little closer to whatever is on teleprompter.
UPDATE: Byron York has a lot more on the president’s remarks.