This echos my exact feelings. I sat at work yesterday watching the President’s press conference on CNN and felt these exact things. I am fed up, I am frustrated and I am disengaged from the process. All I can think is that if I am feeling this way, how many others are?
If there is some larger plan, some grand scheme that we, the common people are not privy to, I have no idea what it could be. Because, what it looks like from where I am sitting, is a President who lashes out at the left-base (of which I consider myself a part) while simultaneously bending over backwards to appease people whose stated goal is to choke his Presidency to death, therefore paving the way for their candidate to walk through the doors of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in 2012.
I remember thinking during the Bush years, who are these morons on the far right, the religious extremists, the Focus on the Family crowd who vote for this guy based on campaign promises to make Abstinence Only education national law and outlaw abortions under any circumstances. Bush of course did not deliver on these promises in his first term, but then somehow rallied these same people (who looked moronic from my perspective) to elect him to a second term on the same empty promises.
I now cannot help but ask myself, have I become the blind moron?