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Is Obama Tired Of Being President?

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If he is, it’s not his fault. It’s never his fault. It’s your fault, America.

Amie Parnes and Niall Stanage, The Hill:

Is President Obama done with Washington? …

The president twice went for unscheduled walkabouts last week, taking a trip to a Starbucks near the White House with his chief of staff Denis McDonough on Monday and, the next day, turning up at a burger joint in Alexandria, Va…

Last Tuesday, Obama was asked about gun control during a question-and-answer session hosted by the social networking website Tumblr. He didn’t try to assert that progress on legislation was realistically possible, instead launching into a personal broadside, permeated with a sense of resignation, against “this town…”

The couple have also never sold their family home in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, a fact that prompts speculation they will return there after his White House tenure ends.

If he’s so miserable, he could end that tenure right now. Today. He could get out before his ineptitude and dishonesty cause even more problems for the world, and, most importantly, for himself.

But he won’t, because his ego won’t let him. He’s willing to destroy the Democrats’ brand just to hold onto his power, no matter how miserable it makes him. No matter how many times he screws everything up, and part of him can’t push away the shame.

Even now, there are people with an emotional investment in this guy. They believed in him, and no matter how he disappoints them, no matter how many outrageous lies he tells them, they can’t bring themselves to abandon him.

There’s nothing the rest of us can do but laugh at them. You can point at them as you do so, but either way works. Just laugh at them. They hate it. And the more they seethe, the better it gets.

History will remember what this man did to America, and who stood by him. There’s nothing we can do to change that now, but at least we can stand clear and sneer.

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Jim Treacher