Sunday, June 10, 2012

Are We Witnessing An Implosion of the Obama Campaign?

"There was another drone attack ordered by the White House last night. They sent Joe Biden out to give a speech.  He was just droning on."...Leno

  • I think it was Plato who said, "Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber."  I sense if Plato were alive today he just might be referring to the Obama administration and campaign. As Peggy Noonan (former speech writer for Pres. Reagan) wrote this week, " one even looks to him for leadership now {referring to Obama}. He doesn't go to Wisconsin where the fight is. He goes to Sarah Jessica Parker's place where the money is...There is now a house-of-cards feeling about this administration...He isn't even trying to lead, he's just trying to win"

  • Just last week, Pres. Obama actually said, "The private sector is doing fine." As soon as he uttered those words, the nation had a collective laughing fit since many Americans know over 23 million are out of work. In addition, the longest sustained unemployment rate over 8% since the Depression.
  • Even more embarrassing for the Obama campaign when Obama tried to blame Republicans for not passing any jobs bills, he conveniently forget Congress passed about 30 already.
  • At the very same time, he had to take a good part of his press conference and try to convince Americans that the leaks did not come from his executive staff.  Well, someone is lying because his statement is in direct conflict with a piece that appeared on the NY Times. The paper pointed out they interviewed "current and former advisers." OOOOPS! We have a problem.

  • And, if much of this does not alarm you enough already, we've been informed that Eric Holder will be appointing investigators to find out who leaked sensitive intelligence information to the press. Eric Holder!!! Conspicuous by his total lack of credibility.
  • Consider this. Not only did Democrats and his base (largely public unions) pour millions into defeating Scott Walker, but they had over 50,000 volunteers who made phone calls and knocked on over a million doors trying to convince people of Wisconsin to recall Walker. We saw the outcome. Walker smoked his opponent.
  • More disturbing to the Obama campaign---after one fundraiser after another for almost a year now---Romney's campaign raised more money than did Obama's in May---like $17 million more.
  • Just as disturbing, we witnessed Booker, Clinton, Rendell and other high profile Democrats criticizing the president of their own party---their candidate---at the most inopportune times.
  • Of course, the icing on the cake came this weekend when al-Qaeda put a bounty on our president's head---10 camels to anyone who helped them locate Pres. Obama. In other words---they don't fear him; they mock him. And between you and me---I don't care who our president is---I don't like to have him mocked by scumbags like al-Qaeda.
  • Hey, but after all of this is and more said, it is politics after all and anything can happen between now and November. Republicans have long been known to trip before the finish line.  Clarence Darrow famously said once, "When I was a boy, I was told anyone can become president. I'm beginning to believe it."