What we are seeing, I think, is a group of supremely arrogant people humbled by events. They are turning out to be a good deal more incompetent than they (and many Americans) ever imagined. They see impending political doom in the form of the midterm elections. Yet this is not leading them toward any apparent serious self-reflection; rather, they are engaging in an extraordinary degree of whining, finger-pointing, and self-indulgence.Peter Wehner discusses an upcoming Vanity Fair article that gives an inside look at the Obama White House. It's a perceptive commentary that helps explain the petulant, spoiled little rich kid attitudes of everyone in that building.
And yet, despite all that incompetence and whining, Obama and his minions have been tragically effective at hurtling our national coal cart down the tracks into the mineshaft of statism and tyranny. What? You say that perhaps that's why Obama is so self-pitying, precisely because things have gone awry? No, dear reader. He's happy with the course on which he has set us. He's just angry that the unwashed masses don't love him for it.