How about that? The president grew up a bit, and just after his 50th birthday, not a day too late. I think he said the first honest(-ish) thing in his career while pandering to rustic types on his first technical campaign trip to the midwest. From the Washington Examiner:
“We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, gotten the economy moving again,” Obama told a crowd in Decorah, Iowa. “But over the last six months we’ve had a run of bad luck.” Obama listed three events overseas — the Arab Spring uprisings, the tsunami in Japan, and the European debt crises — which set the economy back.
Most of us realize by age two, that hey, you know what? The world ain’t all naps and Cheerios. Life can throw some down right nasty curveballs and not even care. In fact, I’d say life is like a honey badger. Family deaths, natural disasters, horrible crimes: all are an unfortunate part of existence in a fallen world.
Now there are also some others who, by horrible parenting or lack thereof, don’t realize how tough life can be until their teen years. I’d throw all the knuckleheads from MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” into this pool. Here’s a tip to all you youngin’s out there, if you don’t have sex then you can’t have a baby. Figure it out.
But here’s our commander-in-chief, who finally took an honest look at life and agreed it doesn’t always pan out like some socialist utopia. This is a step in the right direction for the big guy, but I think its a little too late. His legacy would have been better served if he went all the way and said, “I had the best intentions, but I’m just a sh!thead. I thought I could force everyone to play nice and the world would open up it’s arms, suspend natural weather patterns, quell a race of people who have been angry and disgruntled since the time of Moses, and make everyone love me.”
Sadly, if you re-read the quote up top you’ll notice that he still believes he reversed the economic downturn. I’m sure there are one or two people out there who would gladly disagree. But hey, baby steps for liberals. The rest of us still have a country to provide for.