While sounding the alarm on the importance of the upcoming mid-term election's, Prez this week talked about public disillusionment with the political process:
He described the public’s dissatisfaction with Washington as nearly at a tipping point, where working-class Americans see leaders as unresponsive to their most basic concerns. If that were to continue, he said, more middle-class Americans could dismiss the political process completely. “You’ve got a self-fulfilling prophecy,” Obama said Wednesday evening in Los Angeles at the home of Disney chief executive Alan Horn and his wife, Cindy. “People who have the most at stake in a government that works opt out of the system. Those who don’t believe that government can do anything are empowered. Gridlock reigns, and we get this downward spiral of even more cynicism and more dysfunction.”He also warned about the extreme(ist) positions held by most Republicans in congress:
Obama put the blame for failing to make progress squarely on the Republicans — “a party that has been captive to an ideology, to a theory of economics, that says those folks, they’re on their own and government doesn’t have an appropriate role to play.”Prez, I just called that Rand Paul guy a weirdo yesterday. Ive got you covered.