In a Wall Street Journal article, Michael Goodwin of the New York Post talks about how he has stopped paying attention to Obama's speeches:
"He is the Man Who Won't Listen to Anybody, so why should anybody listen to him?"
"There is not a single example on domestic issues where he voluntarily staked out a spot in the American middle. . . Obama's default statist position remains unmolested by facts or last year's landslide that was a rebuke to his first two years. He continues to push bigger and bigger government, higher and higher taxes and more and more welfare programs."
On Monday, a CBS News correspondent asked Obama how he was going to convince people that the debt ceiling needs to be raised (despite polls showing that 69% are against it). Obama's response?
"Well, let me distinguish between professional politicians and the public at large. The public is not paying close attention to the ins and outs of how a Treasury option goes...We're paid to worry about it."
Great. When the public disagrees with him, Obama's default response is "Well, we know better than them." No wonder people are tuning him out.