It’s not Obama’s fault, not a referendum on him, it was simply an omen. Because if people like the president but don’t like his agenda, with the country’s wrong track numbers off the charts, it’s no problem. Analysis like this belongs with the comics.
David Plouffe, Obama’s “Audacity to Win” engineer, even writes an op-ed and the last piece of advice goes like this:
— No bed-wetting. This will be a tough election for our party and for many Republican incumbents as well. Instead of fearing what may happen, let’s prove that we have more than just the brains to govern — that we have the guts to govern. Let’s fight like hell, not because we want to preserve our status, but because we sincerely believe too many everyday Americans will continue to lose if Republicans and special interests win.
Swell. Just swell.
Of course, he has other points of wisdom to impart as well, so never fear. It’s not like he wants to put us all in the way back machine and inject everyone with another dose of hope and change serum. Whew, I was getting worried.
- Pass a meaningful health insurance reform package without delay
- We need to show that we not just are focused on jobs but also create them.
- Make sure voters understand what the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act did for the economy.
- Don’t accept any lectures on spending.
- “Change” is not just about policies.
- Run great campaigns.
And the kicker, no bed-wetting.
This is not about what ails us, and we don’t need no stinkin’ pep talk.
David Plouffe needs to wake up and turn his message on Pres. Obama. It doesn’t matter what we do at this point, because the one thing Barack Obama has forgotten to do is lead. Let me know when Plouffe sends a message to the person who helped get us into this mess. We did our part over a year ago by turning the White House over to him, with a Democratic majority.
We’re also not the ones hinting that the only people to be covered on pre-existing illnesses could end up being children. See John Aravosis.
Since that time not only has Obama, who is the Democratic Party leader, and the Democrats lost Virginia, which he won but won’t again, but also New Jersey, which is a blue state, but Barack Obama didn’t even know the importance of handing over Massachusetts to Republicans and what it would mean symbolically to relinquish Teddy’s seat after almost 50 years. His team actually said they’d have come in to help earlier if they’d been asked. Obama has given innumerable speeches, handed helped to Wall Street and big banks, but just now figured out that people are pissed about it.
It’s also terribly ironic that the only political person David Plouffe mentions in his Washington Post pep talk is none other than Sarah Palin. Evidently at least Mr. Plouffe understands the damage Sarah Palin’s “death panels” squeal did to the health care debate, which I’ve been talking about since it happened, even as everyone else reacts like a bunch of children scoffing at the lessons of the last year.
We don’t need a pep talk, because we’ve been warning the Democratic majority and Pres. Obama what was coming for months.
This mess is on them.