Bill Clinton snapped his fingers yesterday, and Obama came running.
The scene was eerily akin to a prestigious diner snapping his fingers at a distracted waiter.
Protocol dictates that Mohammad go to the mountain, not the mountain to Mohammad. The secretary answers the employer’s call, not the other way around. The sailor answers to the Admiral. So the question is: Who’s on first? Who’s in charge?
Clearly the answer is Hillary and Bill Clinton are in charge. Hill and Bill are in charge.
Obama Palin Panic has made Hillary and Bill Clinton more influential and powerful over Obama than ever. Obama is in trouble and the response is “Get Bill”.
Send Caroline Kennedy to face down Governor Sarah Palin? Send Jim Clyburn, who attacked Bill Clinton as a racist, to woo Florida voters? Send Ted Kennedy and John Kerry to convert Catholic and Latino voters? Send Claire McCaskill to woo Ohio voters? Send John Edwards to Michigan? Send Michelle to Alaska to warm up the state? No. “Get Bill.” Not Judas Bill Richardson. Bill Clinton.
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The Obama Palin Panic is real. The problem, as Big Pink readers know, is Obama. It’s not the staff, it’s not the voters, it’s not Governor Palin, it’s not Joe Biden, it’s not John McCain. The problem is Obama.
Things are so bad for Obama right now that central casting was called and Matt Damon is the new hero of the Hopium dens. The Hopium denizens are celebrating. “He nailed it!” they say. Poor Obama. Poor Matt. They don’t even know how out of touch they are.
Matt gave an interview to buttress the flacid Obama. Substitute the name “Palin” for “Obama” and you get the point. Here’s Matt:
Matt is worried about “dinosaurs” and Disney movies – and he complains about insanity? Talk about terrifying and out of touch.
Obama has spent over a quarter of a billion dollars advertising himself and Americans still do not know who Obama is. Big Pink readers know what Americans are learning. After so many flip-flop-flim-flams on FISA, oil-drilling, public financing, tax cuts, etc. etc. Americans are learning that
Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.
Howard Fineman, the Obama cheerleader from MSNBC Obama headquarters is cataloging “a series of strategic errors” and mistake after mistake Obama has authored. The list includes one in particular – arrogant pride:
But if I were an Obama partisan I would be worried that his mistakes have a common thread – pride. [snip]
Obama has his own crowd – from Chicago, from Harvard, and from a new cadre of wealthy, Ivy-educated movers and shakers.
“He’s an arrogant S.O.B.,” one of the latter told me today. “He wants to do it his way, and his way alone.” But politics doesn’t work that way. And has Obama should know, or is about to find out, that everyone needs a little help.
Truth in advertising demands that Howard Fineman admit that he is an Obama partisan. When an Obama partisan from Obama partisan MSNBC decides to use the words “pride” and “arrogant” to describe Obama, the iceberg has met the ship.
Downticket Democrats still have the jitters.
“There is a growing sense of doom among Democrats I have spoken to…. People are going crazy, telling the campaign ‘you’ve got to do something’.”
The levees are breeching. Hurricanes Gustave, Hanna, and Ike are striking without relent on Southern shores. We wish the best to those in the line of danger, those threatened by powerful storms. Americans are concerned about their fellow citizens in the path of danger.
But it is Hurricane Palin that threatens Chicago. The Obama answer is to man the mud buckets against Governor Sarah Palin to rebuild the threatened Obama levees.
In the same way the Obama Big Media headquarters at MSNBC, via Fineman, threaten to flee from Obama, so is the long-time Obama/Rezko friend Illinois Governor Blagojevich disputing Matt Damon and the Obama machine:
“The reality is, governors every day have to make decisions for better or for worse. That’s part of the job. It’s an executive position. And it’s a position that is like what you’re going to do when you’re president. Legislators, they do different things. They debate and they pass their bills back and forth,” he said.
“But governors make decisions, and I think it’s a tactical mistake for the Democrats to question Gov. Palin’s experience when she’s been a governor of a state,” he said. “I don’t think the size of the state is relevant. It’s the kinds of decisions you have to make as governor.
Matt Damon, get a clue.
Obama Palin Panic is not a pretty thing to see.