Helene Cooper, White House correspondent for the New York Times refers to Obama’s campaign strategy as the Obama Defensive Offensive. Do I sense a bit of fed-up attitude coming from yet another liberal quarter? Ms. Cooper, who is black, doesn’t disagree with the president’s assertion that the Republicans are at fault but she is worried that “runs the danger of making Mr. Obama come across as a crybaby, not to mention opening him up to ridicule from the right.” The Times’ correspondent is right about one thing. You can’t win a war by playing defense.
The new tack for the president’s water carriers is “it’s the money”. Democrats overall have been outdoing Republicans in raising campaign funds for years. To them, that’s the norm. Obama raised $745M in 2008, more than twice as much as John McCain. For some reason Obama’s supporters didn’t say ‘it was the money’ then.
The power of the race card is getting thin. The blindest grass roots Democrats may not admit it but they can now see the President’s faults. His opulent life style on the taxpayer’s dollar is one thing that rubs Americans the wrong way. Another is that he was a no-show in Wisconsin which was the biggest event since passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
One thing he does having going for him is the animosity the Democrats have built up by vilification of Republicans. The feeling is that it’s better to vote for a disappointing candidate than for the devil. He was a good community organizer
Barack Obama has captured 57.9% of the votes cast in the Kentucky Democratic primary. That may not seem so bad until you consider he is running against nobody and nobody won 42.1% of the votes. Of course the ballot doesn’t say “nobody”, that would be silly. It says “Uncommitted”. It is understood that uncommitted is nobody. Any fool knows that. The Party’s primary voters know that.
The man is having trouble in Arkansas as well. It looks like he has won it 42% TO 51%. At least in Arkansas Obama ran against somebody. Arkansas, Kentucky, Obama and Hillary, the four have a mutual history. During the 2008 Democratic primary campaign Clinton was doing better than Barack was in Kentucky. Obama said it’s because Hillary’s home state of Arkansas borders on Kentucky (which it does not) whereas my home state of Michigan does not” (which it does). Karma anybody?
Obama has lost support of the Catholic Church, much of the Jewish community, those white blue-collar workers not working for the government, and many of the unemployed youth. And now he is losing his own party’s elected officeholders. Not one single Democrat in the House or the Senate voted in favor of Obama’s budget. The prominent black mayor of Newark, New Jersey has been blunt in his criticism of the President’s attack on capitalism in his Bain Capital push on Romney.
Who does he have left? He still has the solid support of voters from the black community who vote brotherhood loyalty above all else, ACORN, welfare recipients, Bill Ayers, Rev Jeremiah Wright and a majority of the illegal aliens and dead people who vote. Such a motley group would not be enough but Obama also still has academia, the MSM, Hollywood and all of those people who always vote Democratic because Republicans are so mean and greedy.
You can judge a politician by the constituency he serves. My vote will be cast for a candidate who supports live citizens striving to be self sufficient. My vote will be cast for the candidate who serves the common man with common sense. My vote will be cast for the candidate who is proud to stand and say “I am an American”. As you can see, I cannfor Barack Obama.
How can you claim to be for Democracy and against voting?
It all started in Texas in 2003 when state senate Democrats left the state en mass because it was the Republicans turn to present a redistricting plan. The Wisconsin Democrats flew the coop when the Republican governor proposed state workers contribute a percentage of the cost of their health care and retirement plans, still less than normal in the private sector. The trigger issue in Indiana, as I understand it from preliminary reports, is a requirement supported by Democrats, that civil service workers pay a fee to unions they chose not to join.
Bonnie and Clyde, I can understand. They were common criminals and had good reason to go on the run, to cross state lines and hide from the police. We can’t say that about the Democrats, can we. Their actions are extraordinary, certainly not common.
State legislators only need to leave the state to escape certain laws of their state. Washington legislators would need to leave the nation to accomplish the same objective. Do you see where I am going here? Can’t we get the Republican Congress to propose something on which the Democrats don’t want to vote? Even if they are only gone for a week or two it would be like opening the windows on an early spring day.