Has anyone chronicled the mysterious rise of Obama in the 2008 Dem primaries? The full-court press against Clinton was very similar to what we’re seeing deployed against Gingrich.
Obama was a cipher, with a sparse voting record and little to commend him besides a well-received speech at the 2004 DNC Convention. His outsider credentials and the fact that he was, to paraphrase Joe Biden, a clean, articulate black man made him very attractive to both libs and the various interest groups that make up the Dem party.
But he hasn’t operated as an outsider. He has secured passage of much of the wishlist of the ruling class. And Romney’s job will be to consolidate the “gains”, and advance other aspects of their agenda.
It seems that Obama and Romney have similar, if not the same, backers. The convergence of the establishments of both major parties is astonishing and troubling. The political environment is similar to that of 1854 or 1876...a tinderbox. Even Newt must be careful as he taps into the magma that is pushing toward the surface.
Obama is an elitist.
He whispered sweet nothings in the voters ears.
He had NO idea just like everyone else what was in the healthcare bill until it was passed and he probably still doesn’t know what is in the bill because he doesn’t care. The only thing he cares about is that his name is on it and he gets credit for passing it.
Obamacare was written by the healthcare industry to confiscate a big chunk of the GDP.
I think I read that Romney would NOT move to repeal Obamacare.
Obama or Romney, it matters little, special interests and corporations will still be writing the legislation.
As Newt said the other night the BIG BANKS love Dodd-Frank although there is a charade going on that they do not and they do not like Obama. The big banks love Obama and they could learn to love Mitt just as much.