Regrets? He’s had a few.
Speaking Wednesday at the Illinois State Senate, President Obama said “one of my few regrets [as president] is my inability to reduce the polarization and meanness in our politics.”
Reduce polarization? Polls taken throughout his presidency have found it to have been one of the most polarized in history. Much of the bitterness that divides the country, Grabien notes, can be traced to Obama himself:
Almost every time a major political debate inflamed Washington, Obama avoided sitting down with Republicans and talking things through. Instead, he used the power of his perch to drop rhetorical bombshell after bombshell on his Republican adversaries.
When Republicans voiced skepticism of his proposed global warming solutions, he argued they were putting America’s soldiers at risk.
When Republicans sought including spending restraints into a bill raising the debt ceiling, Obama accused the GOP of taking America hostage. White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer even likened Republicans to suicide bombers.
And that’s just a sampling. Click here for a montage of soundbites that underscore Obama’s hypocrisy, not to mention his cluelessness in believing the tone in D.C. remains hostile despite his efforts to change it.