Leading Dem: Obama Should Make Consistent, Compelling Indictment of Conservative Ideas
Obama’s trillion dollar Stimulus failed.
Barack Obama and the Pelosi Democrats tripled the national deficit last year by nearly a trillion dollars – something unheard of in our nation’s history.
Democrats are off to another roaring start this year.
The US unemployment rate has nearly doubled under the Obama-Pelosi regime compared to the Bush or Clinton years. It is expected to surge above 10% again in the next few months.
But facts don’t matter to the democratic-media complex.
Leading Democrat Paul Begala wants Obama and democrats to make a “consistent, compelling indictment of conservative ideas” despite the fact that democrats have destroyed the economy this past year.
The Politico reported:
The White House’s mid-term election strategy is becoming clear – pit the Democrats of 2010 against the Republicans circa 2006, 2008 and 2009, including Bush.
It’s a lot to ask an angry, finicky electorate to sort out. And even if Obama can make the case that the economy took a turn for the worse under Bush’s watch, he’s already made it – in 2008 and repeatedly in 2009.
It’s not clear that voters still want to hear it.
“If you’re the leader of a large corporation and you’re in power for a year and a half and you start off a meeting with your shareholders by blaming your predecessor, that wouldn’t go over very well,” said Merle Black, a political science professor at Emory University. “This is a very weak approach. … And I can’t imagine it having an impact on these very swing voters.”
Some Democrats would like Obama to shift his argument.
“The president needs to indict not simply Bush or even Republicans. He is a visionary thinker, and his rhetoric should reflect that,” said Democratic strategist Paul Begala. “I want President Obama to make a consistent, compelling indictment of conservative ideas.”
The first glimmers of Obama’s 2010 message came in New York last week where he rallied the party faithful with a charge that Republicans drove the economy into a ditch, obstructed Democrats’ efforts to pull it out and now want back the keys. “Sounds like he wants to run against George Bush one more time, doesn’t it?” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell quipped when shown the clip on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Good luck with that Bush-bashing strategy, libs.
More on liberal ideology… Only 72% of U.S. voters believe the democratic Congress has no idea what they’re doing when it comes to the economy.