Skip to comments.BAM'S BLAME GAME: IT'S A LOSING 'REFORM' STRATEGY
Posted on 08/19/2009 3:06:27 AM PDT by Scanian
TO listen to the White House and its supporters in and out of the media, you'd think that opposition to "ObamaCare" is the hobgoblin of a few small minds on the right. Racists, fascists, Neanderthals, the whole "Star Wars" cantina of bogeymen and cranks stand opposed to much-needed reform.
Left out of this fairly naked effort to demonize many with the actions of a few is the simple fact that ObamaCare -- however defined -- has been tanking in the polls for weeks. President Obama's handling of health care is unpopular with a majority of Americans and a majority of self-proclaimed independents.
Focusing on the town halls has its merits, but if you actually wanted ObamaCare to pass, casting a majority of Americans as the stooges of racist goons may not be the best way to go.
Imagine if George W. Bush, in his effort to partially privatize Social Security, had insisted that the "time for talking is over." Picture, if you will, the Bush White House asking Americans to turn in their e-mails in the pursuit of "fishy" dissent.
Conjure a scenario under which then-Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott derided critics as "evil-mongers" the way Harry Reid recently described town-hall protesters. Or if then-House Speaker Dennis Hastert and then-Majority Whip Tom DeLay had called critics "un-American" the way Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer did last week, or if White House strategist Karl Rove had been Sir Spam-a-lot instead of David Axelrod.
Now, I'm not asking you, dear reader, to do this so that you might be able to see through the glare of Obama's halo or the outlines of the media's staggering double standard when it comes to covering this White House. Rather, it is to grasp that the Obama administration has been astoundingly incompetent.
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Let’s face it. The last 3 Democratic Presidents have been losers. The one thing they have in commom is being con artists and liars with no love for America. They were all promoted as wildly new with change. Yep, change in the wrong direction. Just think we have now elected an idiot who masquaraded as a Christian, a rapist(can you believe America elected a rapist) and a community organizer who you can call a communist, fascist or socialist.
One thing for sure; everytime one of these losers is elected; you can bet it will hurt America.
Wow. Good post. And freekitty, if al gore had won, I wonder where I nation would be now? There is something truly wrong with the democrats that are in power seats these days - it is almost as if they hate our nation, all of them. Why?
I shudder to think what might have happened. Gore is a spoiled kid who never grew up and has been allowed to get away with his fantasies.
Thanks and yes, there truly is something wrong with the Democrats. They are unamerican.
LOL, equally true of obama and clintbilly.
The Democrat Party moved to the hard left in 1972(McGovern), and stayed there. Obama is a Marxist who will destroy America if he is not impeached.