Cook: I sort of reject the notion that there is a communications problem with President Obama. I think it’s just fundamental, total miscalculations from the very, very beginning. Of proportions comparable to President George W. Bush’s decision to go into Iraq. While Bush went, “We’re going to go after Afghanistan as a reaction to 9/11,” and then just pretty soon got distracted and obsessed with going into Iraq with varying rationalizations that sort of evolved over time.
This was a case where I think the White House people could see, look at the president, the White House and congressional Democrats as sort of checking the box on stimulus, but found that kind of boring, and moved on to health care and cap-and-trade. And the thing is, Democrats piled all this cotton candy and pork and junk and pet projects into it, so it discredited the stimulus package in the minds of a lot of voters and at the same time, it wasn’t big enough. It was totally insufficient, yet they wanted to keep it under a trillion dollars because they didn’t want to spend a lot of political capital on a really big stimulus package because they wanted to save it for cap-and-trade and health care. And so we start off with the original sin of a very imperfect and inadequate economic stimulus package and then moving off the economy almost entirely going into cap-and-trade and health care.
You really have to watch the video and read the entire piece. It’s amazing.)
Some of the suicidal Democrats may think it’s a great idea to set themselves and their party on fire to pass ObamaCare. We’ve already seen Harry “extra crispy” Reid so state. The problem is that you have to get a lot of House and Senate Democrats to also decide that the utter destruction of their public careers and the complete ruination of the entire party is a grand thing.
That might be a hard sell.
A very, very large majority of the American people do not want this crap bill passed. An even larger majority of the people want government to focus on getting the economy going again.
Obama, Reid and Pelosi continue to play with gas cans and matches.
Cooked donkey, anyone?