It only took 18 months and a devastating electoral loss to wipe that arrogant smirk off Obama’s face.
Back in April 2013, everything was going King Barry’s way. He’d fooled the American people twice. Everybody loved him. He could do no wrong. And he had no problem using his popularity, his bully pulpit, to attack anybody who dared to cross him.
Even when he was “joking”:
“Some folks don’t think I spend enough time with Congress. ‘Why don’t you get a drink with Mitch McConnell?’ Really? Why don’t you get a drink with Mitch McConnell?”
Get it? Because that guy’s a big jerk! He won’t do whatever Obama wants, when Obama wants it. Therefore, Obama doesn’t have to disguise his anger and contempt. He’s just kidding, folks… but not really.
What a difference a day makes, especially when that day is Election Day. Witness the complete humiliation of a malignant narcissist:
“Y’know, actually, I would enjoy havin’ some Kentucky bourbon with Mitch McConnell.”
Presumably the Secret Service is trained in the Heimlich Maneuver, in case Obama actually choked on those words.
He’s not fooling anybody by claiming he’s suddenly going to work with Republicans, but what a welcome change in demeanor. He can’t admit defeat, but the cast of his face and the slump of his shoulders say it all.
We won, Mr. President. We’ll trump you on that.
(Hat tip: Peter Suderman)