Well, it’s been a fun Sunday dropping comments that inevitably produce inchoate rage in Obamacrats, via articles around the internet. Sadly, I have to finish my last round of grading for the summer semester, but maybe readers would like to help induce panic in Obamacrats? Every little bit helps, you know. Here’s what I’ve been reading.
“That’s what happens in a normal process when you come out the recession we’ve had. You should see that kind of job creation. We should be seeing two-, three-, four hundred thousand jobs per month to gain much of what’s been lost that’s what normally happens after a recession,” Romney said in an interview with Gloria Borger in Indiana that aired Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“But under this president we have not seen that kind of pattern,” Romney said. “We’ve been bumping along with barely enough jobs to hold the unemployment rate about the same, above 8 percent, 42 months like that.”
The social experiment that was Barack Obama’s election and presidency is over. Way over.
As one who was born in the heart of Boston and worked the political world of Washington for 20 years, I know quite a few Democrats. Some are family, and many are close friends. Most voted for Obama in 2008. None at this point is inclined to vote for him in 2012.
Why? Because they view him as an abject failure across the board and have decided to put the welfare of their families and themselves before the empty rhetoric of the Obama campaign before it’s too late.
Watching the Olympics from Southern California, where I live, I saw my first ad on behalf of Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Titled “The Choice,” it is a rubber-mallet contrast spot, with the president speaking directly to the camera.
What I took away from it was how, in just four years, Obama’s famously cool demeanor now comes across as flat — just like the U.S. economy. That is not a coincidence, but it explains why his message seems so hollow.
Most disquieting, even to some of Obama’s 2008 supporters, has been just how ordinary a politician he’s become. Far from the passionate, lofty rhetoric and mesmerizing oratory of four years ago, his words have become thoroughly two-dimensional.
In a new ad that is a highlight reel of Romney’s business career and his success with the 2002 Olympics, Clinton’s remark of some weeks ago—saying Romney had a “sterling business career”—remains on the screen throughout. Romney is trying to appeal to white working-class Democrats skeptical of Obama who voted for Hillary Clinton in the primaries.
Btw, we’re up to 168 likes on the Romney Democrats FB page in just three short weeks. 🙂