“If you voted for Obama in ’08 to prove you were not a bigot,
vote for anyone else in ’12 to prove your not an idiot.”
(Comment at FOX News website)
This weekend’s FOX News poll asks the question: Could Obama Face Rival for Democratic Nomination? But the real question is SHOULD he?
In his Saturday address, a few hard-core Kool-Aid drinkers and the media hacks paid to listen heard the obvious: “You’ve got a right to be frustrated. I am. Because you deserve better. I don’t think it’s too much for you to expect that the people you send to this town start delivering.”
What President Lame Duck conveniently forgets to mention is that HE is one of the “people” sent to Washington and voters expected HIM to deliver. And to deliver better; more than just petulant, divisive snarking and pointing fingers and admonitions to eat our peas while he and Marie…errr…Michelle spend our tax money on Waygu beef and vacation after vacation. The people who voted for him expected that his ability to orate off a teleprompter was a result of having real-world leadership abilities; they didn’t expect things like a budget so far out in left field even the most progressive liberal entitlement-mentality derangement syndrome Democrats couldn’t find a way to hold their noses to vote for it.
So now, after growing the deficit faster in two years than G.W. did in eight and unemployment refusing to budge no matter how much phantom “shovel-ready” is thrown at it, we are being told that very same 9+% unemployment is really the equivalent of jobs; apparently because in the Ivy League bubble-land of unicorns and fairy dust money earned by one person and given to another to spend on necessities is still money earned and spent; even though there is no multiplier in the equation and so this merely maintains a consumption status quo simply by saying it is so it magically creates “growth”.
The American people aren’t stupid. That kind of “new math” only proves the growing suspicion that public education ain’t what it’s cracked up to be.
Any Democrat who can still harbor a tiny shred of self-respect should see the writing on the wall. It’s not the Tea Party pointing out the serious economic and Constitutional problems in this country and insisting on grown-up, real-world solutions that is the problem here, it’s that their Chosen One who has failed them. Rather spectacularly, I might add.
If they were smart they’d give Obama a cardigan and a primary challenger.