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Does Barack Obama realize he is actually the president?

I don’t like to acknowledge it, sometimes. You will never catch me putting the title “president” before his name. But, like it or not, legitimately or not, he has assumed this office for the last five-and-a-half years. (Yes, I am counting carefully. I could tell you the number of days until it’s over – 918!)

But, as others have observed, Obama keeps acting like he’s a Washington outsider. He acts like he’s not responsible for what’s been going on in Washington. He acts like he’s got no power – like he’s still a community organizer in Chicago.

I’ll give you an example.

This week he was at a Hollywood fundraiser. (I suppose I could say that about any week, but this week was no exception.)

At the home of Shonda Rhimes, creator of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal,” he gave some advice to Republicans. (You know how he’s always trying to give helpful advice to Republicans.)

He explained that Americans – ordinary Americans like him – don’t have time to think deeply about the Benghazi scandal or the problems with Obamacare. He explained how Republicans “obfuscate and they bamboozle and sometimes don’t say what’s true.”

“Over time, they (the ordinary people) start thinking, ‘you know what, all politicians are the same,’” Obama told the glitterati. “And most folks don’t have the time to sort out all the intricacies of Obamacare or Benghazi, or this or that. They don’t have time for that. All they know is it’s not working for them. And so people then pull out and they drop out, and they don’t work. And that further entrenches those who are protecting an unjust status quo.” (Emphasis added.)

Now wait a minute!

“It’s not working.” Is this an admission on the part of Obama about his policies? Or has he not been at least a part of the problem? Has he been president or not? If he hasn’t been, then whose Internal Revenue Service was targeting conservatives? Was that Mitt Romney?

But it gets better.

Remember, he’s advising Republicans. So presumably it is primarily Republican voters who are being turned off. Their voters would be the ones who “drop out” or, even more bizarrely, stop working.

His conclusion is: “And that further entrenches those who are protecting an unjust status quo.”

Who would be responsible for that “unjust status quo”? That would presumably be the guy in charge – Barack Obama.

Now, there are only a couple possibilities to make sense of these statements:

  1. Obama admits he’s the “unjust status quo.” I would agree with that. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. But I don’t think that’s what he meant to say.
  2. Republicans are the “unjust status quo.” If that’s the case, what office does Obama currently hold?

You see what I mean?

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He does this all the time. Even though he only has 918 days left to serve in his second term as “president,” he acts like he’s been somewhere else for the last five-and-a-half years – somewhere other than the White House.

It gets even crazier.

Obama also told the effete elite that “the Republican Party has been taken over by people who just don’t believe in government.”

If they don’t believe in government, who’s running the government? Who’s stopping Obama from doing what he wants to do? If they don’t believe in government, why are there any of them currently holding office?

If I didn’t believe in the media, I would have found some other line of work about 35 years ago. Who does a job they don’t believe in?

There’s more.

Even though Obama really hasn’t been in Washington and he’s not responsible for doing anything in Washington for the last few years, he told the assembled limousine liberals not to be discouraged about the lack of progress. He said it often takes time to get things done, pointing to two remarkable points in history – the War Between the States and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

In both instances, Obama’s Democratic Party lost!

They lost the war and they lost the vote in their attempt to obstruct passage of the Civil Rights Act!

He concluded: “At each juncture, someone could’ve said, ‘this is too hard. I’ve got two years left in this presidency. I want to get a whole bunch of stuff done.”

So now he’s starting?

One more point: When Obama and other Democrats give advice to Republicans, does anyone really believe it is sincere? Is anyone dumb enough to believe he really wants to be helpful politically to his opposition?

I hope Americans aren’t that dumb. And I hope Republicans aren’t, either.

When Obama and other Democrats suggest Republicans lay off Benghazi, Obamacare and the IRS scandal, it’s a clear indication they are close to hitting political pay dirt.

It’s time to close in on the real “unjust status quo.” That would be Obama. He’s only got 918 days left. It’s time to nail him. What are the Republicans waiting for – the historians?

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