Who me vote for what?

Boston Boomer pointed this article out to me at the NYT on Fretting Democrats and the re-electability of Obama.Guess they’re thinking no one’s legs are going to tingle this time out.

Democrats are expressing growing alarm about President Obama’s re-election prospects and, in interviews, are openly acknowledging anxiety about the White House’s ability to strengthen the president’s standing over the next 14 months.

Elected officials and party leaders at all levels said their worries have intensified as the economy has displayed new signs of weakness. They said the likelihood of a highly competitive 2012 race is increasing as the Republican field, once dismissed by many Democrats as too inexperienced and conservative to pose a serious threat, has started narrowing to two leading candidates, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, who have executive experience and messages built around job creation.

And in a campaign cycle in which Democrats had entertained hopes of reversing losses from last year’s midterm elections, some in the party fear that Mr. Obama’s troubles could reverberate down the ballot into Congressional, state and local races.

“In my district, the enthusiasm for him has mostly evaporated,” said Representative Peter A. DeFazio, Democrat of Oregon. “There is tremendous discontent with his direction.”

Okay, so let’s just say his direction is Bush 43’s direction so that’s not all surprising given Bush 43 left office with extremely low approval ratings.  It’s highly unlikely we’d get any thing different or better from either Mittens or Goodhair so what’s some one who doesn’t want more of the same to do?  I’m glad we’re hearing some folks break out of the sycophant choir but there needs to be a bit more done than simple fretting.  What gets to me are quotes like this.

“The frustrations are real,” said Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, who was the state chairman of Mr. Obama’s campaign four years ago. “I think we know that there is a Barack Obama that’s deep in there, but he’s got to synchronize it with passion and principles.”

I mean every one wants him to be what he was put up to be, but really, other than some grandiose rhetoric do we have any real evidence that he’s got it “deep in there” or any where else?  This is the man that made Democrats pass Dolecare and wants drastic changes to the cornerstones of Democratic policy: Social Security and Medicare.  Ronald Reagan didn’t even do that.  Every time an economic policy plan comes up, it’s all tax cuts.  It’s yet another sacrifice on the alter of voodoo economics.  Don’t even get me started about what he’s done to the recent EPA regulations or the continual support of things like rendition, targeted executions, and expansions of domestic surveillance.  When has this man not seen a Republican policy he doesn’t want to enact?   Read the rest of the article. There’s a list of Democratic politicians that think that sounding like he’s fighting for policies will convince people to ignore the policies that have been passed already.

At the Democratic National Committee meeting in Chicago, Mannie Rodriguez, a committee member from Colorado, said Democrats needed to find a new blast of energy — something to remind them of what they felt in 2008 when Mr. Obama was elected on a slogan of hope and change.

“We need to work more on the message,” Mr. Rodriguez said, adding that much of Mr. Obama’s challenge stems from a group of Republicans who “simply say no” to all of his advances. “We have to re-energize people and get them back to the party.”

I’m sorry, but the Tea Party Republicans are worse is just not a message that re-energizes me or would cause me to get out and vote.  I don’t care how many speeches get thrown at us.


7 Comments on “Who me vote for what?”

  1. dakinikat says:

    In the Wake of 9/11: 33 of 50 States Are Actively Spying on Americans

    http://www.activistpost.com/2011/09/in-wake-of-911-33-of-50-states-are.html

  2. The Rock says:

    “We need to work more on the message,” Mr. Rodriguez said, adding that much of Mr. Obama’s challenge stems from a group of Republicans who “simply say no” to all of his advances. “We have to re-energize people and get them back to the party.”

    It seems that the Obots continue to push the meme that its a ‘messaging issue.’ We Americans are not bright enough to see that constant tax cutting, the gutting of SS and Medicare, the absence of a fiscal program that includes JOBS, the usurping of union rights, the suppression of women’s rights, the most incorrect of positions on environmental regulation, the gun runner scandal, the Soylent Green scandal, the endless speechification, or the constant vacationing IS BAD FOR THE COUNTRY.

    No. They just need to get the messaging right.

    Asshats.

    We are so f^*#’d.

    Hillary 2012

  3. fiscalliberal says:

    Let me speculate, the Democratic convention will be boring as drying paint or red hot. The tragedy is that our Democracy has not provided credible alternatives

  4. foxyladi14 says:

    can I please borrow that graphic?? 😆

  5. Peggy Sue says:

    I agree Dak that the diehard Obamacrats offer nothing but same old, same old. For the true believers [although I suspect even they know their running on hot air] it’s always been the messaging, the massaging. The marketing ploy worked so well in 2008. Only this time, the public has seen through the Big Lie.

    I’m particularly struck on this day, 9/11. It was The Event that took us down the dark alley we’re wandering through now–endless war, horrendous policy decisions, civil rights eroded and the continuation of the Big Lie. We don’t know the particulars of 9/11–why we weren’t prepared with the billions of dollars spent pre-9/11 on defense, how those buildings came down, the deliberate editing out of the those 200+ souls who jumped, the illnesses and deaths of First Responders, etc., etc. Those first omissions and deceits have led to other vastly bigger lies until the public has a hard time telling truth from fiction.

    The Lie of Obama is perhaps the pinnacle of a decade+ of fabrication. This line says it all:

    “There’s a list of Democratic politicians that think that sounding like he’s fighting for policies will convince people to ignore the policies that have been passed already.”

    As long as that ‘list of Democrats’ exist [and we know that the Republican Party is rife with this sort of deceit] there will be no place for me or other Dems in a party that historically stood for something. They can beat the rah-rah drum all they like. The sound is nothing more than a funeral march.

  6. I agree that it is tiring to hear to open discuss of both parties strategies and messages and positioning. The more one does that, the more likely I am heading in the other direction.