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Obama puts the blame for America’s problems where it belongs… on the people who voted for him

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Finally, something he and I can agree on! CBS News:

Admonishing his own party, President Barack Obama says it would be “inexcusable” and “irresponsible” for unenthusiastic Democratic voters to sit out the midterm elections, warning that the consequences could be a squandered agenda for years.

“People need to shake off this lethargy. People need to buck up,” Mr. Obama told Rolling Stone in an interview to be published Friday. The president told Democrats that making change happen is hard and “if people now want to take their ball and go home, that tells me folks weren’t serious in the first place.”

It’s good to see he’s on the same page as Biden: There’s no better way to pump up a demoralized base than to tell them to stop whining. If you feel like you need to know more about this interview for some reason, Matt Welch notes Jann Wenner’s oral technique.

Speaking of taking your ball and going home, that’s exactly what Rahm Emanuel is doing. Dude, when your own chief of staff jumps ship a month before the midterms, and you’re scolding your biggest fans for not being big enough fans… maybe it’s you.

Jim Treacher