Obama: I’ve Failed To Bring Americans Together… But I’ll Try Again This Year


obama-sadBarack Obama has confessed that he failed in his bid to bring Americans together in the first year of his presidency. One year after promising a new era of change at his historic White House inauguration, the president acknowledged that an atmosphere of divisiveness has washed away some of his lofty goals.

‘That’s what has been lost this year – that whole sense of changing how Washington works,’  Obama said in an interview with People magazine.

He said his second-year agenda will focus on uniting the country around common values.

‘We all want work that is satisfying, pays the bills and gives children a better future and security,’ said, adding it doesn’t matter ‘whether we are Democrats or Republicans.’

The president has faced an increasingly uphill battle pushing through his policies against a backdrop of party political bickering. His pleas for bipartisan support have largely fallen on deaf ears.

Republican leaders have rallied against the core items of Obama’s agenda, from his economic stimulus plan to fight the recession to overhauling the US health care system.

The mood of the country has remained in a sustained slump, too, as double-digit unemployment has followed a campaign built upon ‘hope’ and ‘change.’

Obama said people have ‘every right to feel deflated, because the economy was far worse than any of us expected.’ He insisted his government’s economic steps in 2009 are paying off and said people should have confidence in the new year.

On a personal note, Obama said he misses daily, spontaneous interactions with people while living in a bubble.

He said the job of president is lonely in another way: the gravity of sending troops off to war or responding to an attempted terror attack.

‘That side of the loneliness of the job is what I signed up for, and I actually think I’m pretty good at,’ he added.

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  1. Well, to all those people who REALLY though there was going to be change: Good Morning. did you really expect anything better from a man who has 0 experience??????????

  2. Once again Obama blames partisanship for the divisiveness that he has caused. The actuality is that the extreme leftist agenda, the revolutionary rapidity with which Obama strives to shove unpopular, ill-conceived, dangerous, and probably unconstitutional legislation down the throats of Americans, and the incredible audacity of attempting to give the Federal government unprecedented powers, and more control over our lives is dividing Americans apart. Obama, and his army of czars, and his radical leftist staff is the problem, not the solution. Americans are more divided now than in any time since the Civil War.