I've been trying to lay off the Obama-bashing posts because the blogosphere is already thick with posts, such as these:
Hot Air: "Remember when Obama took credit for pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq instead of blaming Maliki for it?"
Twitchy: "Obama counters own claim Iraq troop pullout wasn’t his decision."
Ace of Spades: "Obama Now: It Wasn't My Choice to Pull All Troops Out of Iraq; That Meanwich Stinkburger al-Maliki Made Me
Obama Then: It Was Totes My Decision to Pull All Troops Out of Iraq!!!"
This is why the remainder of Obama's "presidency" is going to be golf and fundraisers: golf is his reward to himself after the dime-store adulation of a fundraiser. Rinse and repeat.
As public approval of Obama's foreign policy drops into the thirties, you'd think it would invite a little introspection, some self-assessment, maybe a new approach. Not this guy: he gets a little criticism from his former Secretary of State and he throws a scatological temper tantrum. This follows a pattern of reaction that Obama usually reserves for Republicans: there is no other valid viewpoint than his and those who oppose him only do so because they're "hatin' all the time."
Everything this guy does is designed to stroke his ego. Even the vague threat of impeachment is something to be turned into a badge of honor (and - natch - fundraising.) Instead of viewing his inability to move legislation as a fault, he turns it into a power trip. Nothing is ever his fault, and he's constantly disappointed by everybody from Putin to the intelligence community.
The midterm elections are often, fairly or not, called a referendum on a President's performance and recent polling indicates it's going to be quite a vote of no-confidence. But that's not Obama's fault either because, as he never tires of telling his fundraising crowds, Democrats just don't get excited for midterm elections. Maybe they forgot to get gas for the car. The football game was on TV. Something.
Whatever the excuse, it has nothing to do with Obama. Because he's awesome sauce.