He is smarter than us, just ask him, he’ll tell you all about it.

Via NRO’s Jim Geraghty:

There have probably been times in the past three and a half years that you have felt ready to “give up” on President Obama. But fair is fair, and it appears President Obama has felt the desire to give up on you, too.

From Jodi Kantor’s The Obamas, page 156–157.

Later in the first term, there were points where the American public seemed to be giving up on Barack Obama. . . But the relationship went both ways, and there were many times the president seemed to be giving up on the public, too, convinced Americans would never understand his point of view. . .

Being in the White House seemed to intensify one of his best traits, his natural seriousness, along with one of his worst, his conviction that he was more serious than anyone else. There was a gap between the way Obama consumed information — in orderly, high-level briefings — and the way nearly everyone else in the country did, and it could often turn him derisive.

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