Sounding just like the jeering Robert Gibbs, Obama continues the apparent effort to persuade the Democratic base to stay home come election day. Mocking the people who worked hard to get you elected -- because they actually believed the many campaign promises made by the alleged fierce advocate -- is one way to throw an election.
The President was fishing for laughs at a $30,000 per plate DNC fundraiser. . . via Jane Hamsher:
OBAMA: Democrats, just congenitally, tend to get — to see the glass as half empty. (Laughter.) If we get an historic health care bill passed — oh, well, the public option wasn’t there. If you get the financial reform bill passed — then, well, I don’t know about this particularly derivatives rule, I’m not sure that I’m satisfied with that. And gosh, we haven’t yet brought about world peace and — (laughter.) I thought that was going to happen quicker. (Laughter.) You know who you are. (Laughter.) We have had the most productive, progressive legislative session in at least a generation.
UPDATE: Glenn Greenwald has a list (a long list) of liberal criticisms of Obama and, big surprise, none involve unreasonable expectations. UPDATE #2: Another list.
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