Please disable your Ad Blocker to better interact with this website.

MSNBC’s Solution for Your Unhappiness With Obama: Just Lower Your Standards!

I’d claim that rarely have I ever seen such an insane segment on cable news, but unfortunately for me, I watch a lot of MSNBC…and this is pretty par for the course.

Andrea Mitchell today pondered, “Is the president letting us down, or are we setting the bar too high?” It was the setup for an interview with author Aaron David Miller, who argues that we need to stop hoping that our presidents will be like “Superman” or Harrison Ford’s character from Air Force One. Miller is pleading with America to stop aiming for greatness in the White House, and start settling for “good.”

There’s only one problem, of course. Obama hasn’t been “good.” Miller’s philosophy is that competence and effectiveness should be “good” enough for most of us…but he fails to realize that Obama’s administration has been mired in scandals and incompetence for 6 years now.

The author also claims that Barack Obama has an “emotional intelligence” that should somehow be applauded. I’m still waiting to hear how a president who golfs after delivering a speech about a beheaded American is demonstrating “emotional intelligence,” but I’m sure Mr. Miller has some spin on it that I haven’t yet considered.

So just lower your standards, America, and you’ll be a helluva lot happier with President Obama, according to Aaron David Miller. I wonder if he applies that same credo to his marriage.


Matt Fox

Senior Editor

Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

Posting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse. Read more.

Facebook Comments





Disqus Comments


Trending Now on Daily Surge

Send this to friend