This is a quote from Ad Age from an article that analyzes how the Democratic party and President Obama’s leadership has failed in a time when it had an advantage. For all my Kool-aid friends I suggest you go here and read the whole article.Ad Age Analyzes Dem Marketing EPIC FAIL of 2010
And while Obama was trying to look presidential by not blaming the previous administration for running up the debt financing a ruinous war and for letting banks run hog wild, the Republicans managed to tar him both for bailing out and regulating Wall Street. Neat trick.
Shame on them? Maybe, but that’s like faulting a shark for eating. Blame the Democratic National Committee for getting bitch-slapped day after day and responding with strongly worded press releases. Blame the president for risking his party — and his re-election and his vision — for the sake of comity he is destined never to see. Instead, he used the bully pulpit to sound concerned.
“Now I know that folks are hurting…”
No shit, Dick Tracy.
Does he not understand how patronizing such pabulum sounds to the unemployed? Good grief. Nobody wants his understanding; they want jobs. And if they can’t have them, they must feel that they are making a temporary sacrifice to rebuild the economy and the society to achieve America’s greatest aspirations.
That concept shouldn’t be too foreign to Obama. It’s the one he ran on. What in the world happened to “Yes we can?” For that matter, what happened to “we?”