Out of the mouth of a top Clintonite. Ouch. The Carteresque storyline continues, unfortunately, it’s coming from Democrats.
There’s never been any love lost between Obama and Carville. It exploded again during the BP disaster, when Pres. Obama was caught ill prepared and ineffective. However, what Pres. Obama and the White House misses with Carville, as do many of the pundits, is what James Carville is saying channels many working class American voices and how they feel about the President, too. It was proven in the midterms.
So to say Democrats have lost faith in Pres. Obama is an understatement. To say they’re stuck with him is a fact. …though depending on his decision on Social Security recommendations from the Debt Commission a primary challenge on the wings of principle may still manifest. The only hope is that Obama’s ego will become engage and he’ll start fighting back. A good place to start would be on middle class tax cuts, not the upper 2%.
If Obama doesn’t get the bottom line of Carville’s message he’s in for a very rough reelection battle.
It’s not a pretty picture for the President or his party right now. Charlie Rangel pleading for mercy in the House. Obama’s own plight punctuated by a less than enthusiastic election of Nancy Pelosi to minority leader. Not that she didn’t win in a walk, but that no one was exactly elated about it was obvious. Then there is Harry Reid… ugh.
Same leadership. Same problems. Same spinelessness.