In case you needed further proof that President Obama is an egomaniac, he is now touting his plans for a “smarter government,” while reminding Americans that his administration is “doing things right.”
During a speech at the White House on Monday, President Obama explained:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: We've got to have the brightest minds to help solve our biggest challenges. And it's a reminder that in this democracy recognize that this government belongs to each us, and it's up to each of us and every one of us to make it work better. We can't just stand on the sidelines. We can't take comfort in just being cynical. We all have a stake in government success, because the government is us.
"He's so Woodrow Wilson it's sickening," Glenn said.
“I mean, listen to this hypocrisy,” Pat continued. “This is all about, ‘Hey, you need to root for me. You need to be on my side. You need to be out there fighting for me. Don't be on the sidelines. You need to fight for me. And anybody who doesn't is cynical and awful and against government completely.’ Wow.”
The nonsense continued:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: We're doing things right. When we're tracking weather more effectively, that saves lives of those who are in the path of a tornado.
“Stop! Stop! When we're tracking weather more effectively,” Glenn asked exasperatedly. “Seriously, when I was voting in 2000, 2004, 2008, I was thinking, we could just track weather more effectively.
“Me too,” Pat quipped. “That's why I was so pissed when Bush didn't do it. [He] promised, and he lied. Remember? ‘I will be the greatest tracker of weather in American history.’ Remember that? And then he let us down. He let us down.”
Although we have been tracking weather for nearly a century now, we haven’t truly been saving lives until President Obama took office. And heaven forbid someone remind the president that there are private businesses also specializing in weather tracking.
“And there certainly would be no private entities that would step in to track weather because there's no money in it,” Stu joked. “There's no need for it. What are they going to do? Make a channel out of it? They're not going to do that!”
“That would be stupid,” Pat interjected. “Oh, man, to have a Weather Channel. Track weather 24 hours a day? That would be like having a whole channel of news or something!”
But President Obama’s victory lap didn’t stop there:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: When we're delivering effectively data on improved healthcare choices, that's going to save lives.
“Hang on,” Glenn said. “I don't even understand what that is. ‘When we are delivering data on healthcare choices?’ Seriously who is crawling in to go, ‘I just need some more government data... on healthcare choices!’… Yeah, I can't seem to muster up my outrage for this guy anymore.”
When it comes to the government, everyone wish it was efficient, more effective, a better oiled machine, but time and time again we learn that is just not the case. Fortunately, President Obama had an excuse ready for that too:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: We’re doing a lot of this work administratively but unfortunately there are still a bunch of rules, a lot of legislation that has poorly designed some of our agencies and forces folks to engage in bureaucratic jump-hoop — hoop jumping — instead of just going ahead and focusing on mission and delivering good service to our citizens.
“We all want the government to work well,” Stu said. “We just don't want it to do the things you think it should do.”
“Why wouldn't we want it to work well,” Pat asked. “We're the ones paying for it.”
“You just feel bad for him,” Glenn concluded, “because he's such a clown.”
Watch Obama’s full remarks via the Washington Examiner below: