Desperation sets in
President Barack Obama is a failure.
I know. You know it. And the American people know it (h/t Bob Dole).
The unmitigated disaster known as "Obamacare" (of which the major provisions do not even kick in until 2014) is already wreaking havoc, resulting in increasing insurance costs. And the "Recovery Summer", which was supposed to occur 18 months after the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law in early 2009, did not occur either of the past two summers. Combine that with the fact that he's been sharply rebuked by voters in November 2009 (GOP candidates defeating Democrats in NJ and VA gubernatorial races), January 2010 (Republican Scott Brown winning the MA Senate seat occupied by a Kennedy or Kennedy family flunky since 1952), November 2010 (A gain of 63 House seats and 6 Senate seats for the GOP) and earlier this month in a special election in New York CD 9 (Bob Turner becoming first Republican to win there since 1923), it's not difficult to fathom that the incumbent President has become desperate.
ABC TV White House Correspondent Jake Tapper was out on the West Coast Sunday covering the President's appearance at a fundraiser. Per Tapper's Twitter feed, here are some of the gems offered up by Obama:
POTUS at fundraiser hits Perry as "a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change."
Ah yes. Demagoguery. Quite possibly the last refuge for a politician who can fall back on zero legislative accomplishments. And never mind the dubious nature of such an asinine claim. After all, there's an election at stake here. Money needs to be raised.
"....audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don't have health care and booing a service member in Iraq because they're gay. That's not reflective of who we are."
You're right, Mr. President. A handful of jackwagons in a crowd of hundreds of people is not reflective of who we are. Neither is a union leader calling his political opponents SOBs and then saying they should be "taken out". But hey, I understand. It's not up to you to condemn every individual who makes such inflammatory remarks. I mean, it's not like the aforementioned union leader said such things at an event where you were present. Oh, wait. YES HE DID!!!! Naturally, your gutless administration declined to comment when asked for a reaction.
"This is a choice about the fundamental direction of our country. 2008 was an important direction. 2012 is a more important election."
That's spot on, Mr. President. Your defeat may finally yield that "Recovery Summer", albeit 26 months later than you had originally anticipated.