Like a flip-flopping fish on a Martha’s Vineyard dock Barack Obama is desperately attempting to stay politically alive with publicity stunt after publicity stunt. We’ve had speech after speech, including one from the ‘ignore-the-recession-let’s-redecorate’ Oval Office. But all the energetic histrionics by Obama won’t help him get back in swim trim. The November cooks are coming to fry that fish.
Obama decided to face questions on this last day of Ramadan because he wanted to bamboozle Americans into believing he cares about the economy and ‘jobs, jobs, jobs’. But it’s too late and too little.
The likely topic today will be tomorrow’s canceled (or is it just postponed?) Koran bar-b-que and all sorts of Muslim related issues. [We’ll discuss the Koran bar-b-que and the Mosque of Doom tomorrow.]
We would like someone from Big Media to ask Obama why he does not donate his tens of millions of campaign dollars to desperate Dimocrats facing doom this November. We’d like Big Media to ask Obama “Have you seen your ‘army’ of campaign workers lately?
“What happened to Barack Obama’s once vaunted political machine? The outfit that put upwards of 8 million volunteers on the street in 2008 — known as Organizing for America — is a ghost of its former self. Its staff has shrunk from 6,000 to 300, and its donors are depressed: receipts are a fraction of what they were in 2008. Virtually no one in politics believes it will turn many contests this fall. “There’s no chance that OFA is going to have the slightest impact on the midterms,” says Charlie Cook, who tracks congressional races.”
We hope Big Media has some pity on Obama Dimocrats who were fooled by Obama into thinking he would save them with vast resources and many volunteers. Will someone ask Obama why he is only helping himself and not his goofy fans in congress?
“So earlier this year, when the White House gave OFA a whopping $30 million — more than half of the party’s entire budget for 2010 — senior Democrats suspected a hidden agenda. Several tell Time that OFA boss David Plouffe, who ran Obama’s 2008 campaign, is using the cash to rebuild an army for 2012 under the cover of boosting turnout in 2010. OFA is putting staff into such states as Virginia, North Carolina and Arizona, which have few close statewide races this fall but which are all prime targets in an Obama re-election campaign. “This is totally about 2012,” Cook says.”
Today’s press conference publicity stunt won’t save Obama Dimocrats. They don’t deserve saving. The’re invited to be the dinner at the November fish fry the voters are having.