Boston Globe: Obama’s Diminished Aura
When the lead paragraph in a story in the Boston Globe — owned by the New York Times — from a story titled “Obama here for Coakley, trailing a diminished aura,” reads:
“The feverish excitement that propelled Barack Obama and scores of other Democrats to victory in 2008 has all but evaporated, worrying party leaders who are struggling to invigorate the base before Tuesday’s Massachusetts Senate race and November’s critical midterm contests, pollsters and party activists [emphasis added] said.”
even the hard-core partisans in the media can’t lie anymore about ObamaCare.
The public hates it.
And the Obama-lapdogs in the media cannot (any longer) purposefully ignore the fact the public hates ObamaCare.
And President Obama and Speaker Pelosi and walking-dead-man-Reid are to blame.
The cram-down is not working. The Dem-go-it-alone-on-health-care-strategy is not working.
The ignore the public and keep pushing the political loser ObamaCare is not working.
Speaker Pelosi was rumored to have said she would lose 30 seats to get health care passed — she will lose at least that many — as she said, she would do almost anything to pass health care.
The only thing the Dems are teaching the public writ-large by the constant cram-down is that if you want Washington to listen, vote us out of office.
And the public will — they will return the cram-down strategy right back at the Dems — see every poll known to man on the independent voter.
The pathetic thing about watching the Democrats is that even people like Rep. Pomeroy who saw this coming, caved and voted for the plan, even when he knew better, and now all he can do is whine about it — instead of doing what he should have and voted NO and saved his colleagues from what he knew was coming, and which President Obama and Speaker Pelosi have delivered onto his colleagues in Congress.
The Democrats deserve no respect. They have been told and told and told, by their friends, by the independent voters and by experts like Charlie Cook and Stuart Rothensberg and by their opponents. But their leadership will not listen and now it is too late. They squandered their chance at health care reform.
The Members of the Democratic caucus had a shot at pushing back and preventing this, but they did not. The Waxmans’ and the Rangels’ of the Dem world knew better and they refused to change their health care bill or do it in a bi-partisan manner.
It is too now late to change the bill to make it palatable. Like Senator Dodd found out, and all those Democratic Senators and Representatives now retiring, it is too late to fix what has gone predictably wrong.
It is time for the Dems to walk away from their toxic health plan and its politics of self-destruction.
But their leaders will not listen, and unless there is a Dem leader who will force defeat on their own leadership to save themselves and their colleagues — the health care politics of the Democrats burn-my-own-house-down will continue.
Hey, anyone gotta a match?