“You can’t change Washington from the inside.”
Why then, in heaven’s name, is he running for reelection?
Is he looking to remain part of the problem? Is he looking to maintain the status quo? The rancor? The unfettered racking up of debt? The disaster of a foreign policy? The demagoguery? The “us vs. them,” “I won.” rhetoric?
Even if you are the sort who truly believes the Republicans are entirely and solely to blame, his own admission ought to inspire you to demand he get out of Washington so he can truly CHANGE it from the outside!
Seems that by his own admission, if he is still intent to CHANGE Washington, he should resign or actively work to lose the election so that he is no longer the most inside of the insiders of Washington.
I mean, it’s logical, isn’t it?
(Also important: He plays to the audience by saying failure to pass immigration reform is his biggest failure. Not increasing the debt to $16 trillion, nor presiding over the most anemic recovery since the Great Depression. Not seeing the percentage of the American population actively taking part in the job market dwindle to 63.5% (the lowest since 1981—remember who was President from January ’77 through January ’81?). Not alienating historic allies and making us weaker around the world. Not presiding over the first ever credit downgrade of the United States. Not inspiring and signing the largest tax increase in history. No, his biggest failure was failing to pass immigration reform.)
Roll the tape:
*A (hopefully) helpful paraphrase.