It was a press conference only Richard Nixon could fully appreciate. Obama howled because he is not worshiped. Obama unwittingly damned himself with Nixon-style self revelations. David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs sat at the sidelines completely engaged in deep stares into notepads and Blackberries doing their absolute best to ignore the Frankenstein monster at the podium.
On Capitol Hill and in the Obama Hopium websites rage at the realization that the backstabber has now stabbed them in the back. Those that baked the Frankenstein monster gasped as the monster jutted his jaw, stretched out his arms, bared his stitched lips, and attacked them.
The Frankenstein monster is loose on the land. Their Frankenstein monster is loose on the land.
What happens next?
Governor Ted Strickland of Ohio, a must win state for Democratic presidential candidates, should have known better. Governor Stickland from Ohio’s southeast represented as a congressman a district filled with white working class voters under great economic distress in Obama’s economy. But in the November 2010 elections Governor Strickland abandoned his voters in order to embrace Barack Obama.
Every piece of Strickland campaign literature distributed had the hated Obama logo on it. In multiple appearances Ted Strickland embraced the Nixonian boy raised by wolves. In multiple campaign appearances, mostly in Cleveland, Ted Strickland, like Charlie Crist, embraced the Frankenstein monster. The people of Ohio recoiled in horror and grabbed pitchforks and torches to beat back the Frankenstein monster at their door.
Ted Strickland should have known better. Obama is Poison. But like the little boy who plays with fire and only stops the dangerous game when burnt – Ted Strickland learned a bitter lesson he should cling to.
Only after Strickland and the Democratic Party of Ohio burnt to the ground does Ted Strickland begin to understand the horror. A few days ago Ted Strickland, Obama logos nowhere to be seen, spoke from a political burn unit:
“…Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland on Wednesday offered some somber and sober-minded criticism for his own party and president.
Democrats suffer from an “intellectual elitism” that prevents them from adopting the type of populist tone to relate to voters, he said. [snip]
“I think there is a hesitancy to talk using populist language,” the Ohio Democrat said in a sit-down interview with The Huffington Post. “I think it has to do with a sort of intellectual elitism that considers that kind of talk is somehow lacking in sophistication. I’m not sure where it comes from. But I think it’s there. There’s an unwillingness to draw a line in the sand.”
Attending the Democratic Governors Association for the last time as a sitting governor, Strickland did not name names with respect to who’s guilty of elitism.”
We’ll translate. What Strickland is saying, is that Obama Dimocrats are unable to talk to the white working class because they are too “intellectual” to speak to the rabble. It’s much more satisfying to sneer “teabagger” than acknowledge a petition for a redress of grievances.
Burnt boy Ted Strickland’s “frustration was evident”. Burnt boy Ted Strickland days ago essentially stated, trumpets blaring, that the Obama Dimocratic Party Must Die:
“Talking, unprompted, about the debate over the expiring Bush tax cuts, Strickland said he was dumbfounded at the party’s inability to sell the idea that the rates for the wealthy should be allowed to expire.
“I mean, if we can’t win that argument we might as well just fold up,” he said.”
We won’t sidetrack into a discussion of the Barack Obama “New Deal” on the Bush tax cuts. What needs to be discussed, as Ted Strickland noted, is that repeal of the Bush tax cuts for upper income taxpayers was a “core” issue.
Obama repeatedly promised he would reject the Bush tax cuts for upper income taxpayers. So what is left when the heart and soul of a party platform is surgically removed? A Frankenstein monster.
Strickland and other Obama Dimocrats attempt a second level defense of Obama by blaming the evil Republicans:
“Addressing the president’s self-analysis — offered after a bipartisan meeting with congressional leadership on Tuesday — that he hadn’t done enough outreach to Republicans, the Ohio governor was equally blunt.
“I saw what CNN said after that meeting yesterday. A line saying the president said he should have been willing to work with the GOP earlier. What? After all of this you don’t realize these people want to destroy you and your agenda?” he asked. “How many times do you have to be, you know, slapped in the face? Look what they did with health care.
“I mean, I understand a reluctance to reach the conclusion that I think a reasonable person can reach: that [Senate Minority Leader Mitch] McConnell was speaking the truth when he said his goal was not to govern, not to develop public policy, but his goal is to defeat this president in 2012. And I think when the base understands that that’s what’s at stake, the base is going to be much more willing to engage and to join the fight. The base is going to be less willing to join the fight if they don’t see the clear differences. The differences are there, for God’s sake.”
Removed from a re-election contest and the trappings of public office, Strickland’s candor is not entirely surprising. But for operatives in the party who have been making a similar argument both privately and in public for months, it will certainly be refreshing.”
This argument does not hold water. As big a promise as getting rid of the Bush tax cuts was, an even bigger Obama promise was the “no red state, no blue state” rubbish so adored by the Hopium Guzzlers. Here on Big Pink we said we wanted a fighter. The nomination was gifted to a wimp. Now the wimp must be kept to his promises, as he breaks first one then another then another.
As we stated at the beginning, Barack Obama had some Nixon style revelatory moments today. The very last question asked of Obama was:
“Some on the left have questioned — have looked at this deal and questioned what your core values are, what specifically you will go to the mat on. I’m wondering if you can reassure them with some specific things in saying, all right, this is where I don’t budge. And along those lines, what’s going to be different in 2012, when all these tax cuts again are up for expiration?”
Obama’s answer said more about Barack Obama than about Republicans:
“Well, what’s going to be different in 2012 we’ve just discussed, which is we will have had two years to discuss the budget — not in the abstract, but in concrete terms. Over the last two years, the Republicans have had the benefit of watching us take all these emergency actions, having us preside over a $1.3 trillion deficit that we inherited and just pointing fingers and saying, that’s their problem.
Well, over the next two years, they’re going to have to show me what it is that they think they can do. And I think it becomes pretty clear, after you go through the budget line by line, that if in fact they want to pay for $700 billion worth of tax breaks to wealthy individuals, that that’s a lot of money and that the cuts — corresponding cuts that would have to be made are very painful. So either they rethink their position, or I don’t think they’re going to do very well in 2012. So that’s on the first point.”
What Obama is accusing the Republicans of is actually his own history. It was Obama who never did anything but attacked Hillary Clinton and those who put their votes where their mouths were. It was Obama who voted “present” repeatedly. It was Obama who in the senate did not bother to vote on difficult issues (recall the Iranian Revolutionary Guards vote). It was Obama who was never there when you needed him. All Obama did was sip on a Slurpee and talk, and talk, and talk. But now that it is time to “do”, Obama don’t.
Obama today also attacked those of us who mocked his health care scam. But we were and are right. Remember these betrayals and lies (as he and his henchmen attacked Hillary):
None of the recent events is a surprise to us. By December of 2008 it was clear to anyone watching that Obama had flip-flopped on all the Bush tax cut talk (read our article from December 2008).
Those of us who called Obama out years ago were called “racists”. Now, in fairness, we must conclude that: it is racism that motivates people like David Sirota, it is racism that must be to blame for all the phone calls from Big Donors such as Erica Payne who shut down the White House switchboard today, it must be racism Obama Dimocrats will allege that motivates the Republican “hostage takers” and the “bomb throwers”, Chris Bowers, the DailyKooks, Senator Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelousy, Harry Reid, Katrina vanden Heuvel, – by the standards set three years ago – are all racists attacking Barack Obama as he prepared to go on TV’s “Mythbusters”.
The Obama Dimocratic Party is at the point of implosion. It deserves nothing but a painful death. When we decried the purposeful murder of the Democratic Party of FDR and Hillary Clinton by Barack Obama and his Hopium fueled zombies we were called “racists”. Now the Hopium fueled zombies are themselves calling for a return to the party of FDR and rejecting Obama’s New Deal.
But it’s too late. The Obama Dimocratic Party is at the point of implosion. Barack Obama’s payroll tax holiday is yet another way to destroy Social Security (recall when we wrote “Barack Obama’s Social Insecurity“, “Is Barack Obama A Closeted Ripublican“, and “Obama’s Social Security Treachery“, and were called insane for suggesting that Obama wanted to destroy Social Security) by depriving the program of funds via tax cuts which will never be repealed.
The Obama Dimocratic Party is at the point of implosion. We will continue to throw gasoline and dynamite into the funeral pyre and stick pitchforks in until we destroy it completely.