In merely a week, we have seen the following developments regarding the Democrats and the President of the United States:
- Democrats lost a recall election in Wisconsin, the only such loss in U.S. history
- The quarterly FEC fundraising report was released, revealing that Mitt Romney raised $17 million more last quarter than Barack Obama.
- The first black president or the Predecessor-in-Chief, Bill Clinton, stated in two separate interviews that Mitt Romney’s experience at Bain Capital was “sterling,” and that he supports extending the so-called Bush tax cuts when they expire again in January – completely contrary to the position of the class warfare White House (see: Honor Among Thieves).
- Outrage and calls for investigations have followed New York Times stories based on high-level leaks of sensitive national security information (see: New York Times journalist defends national security leaks)
- In a press conference, President Obama stated that he thinks “the private sector is doing fine,” only to eat those words a few hours earlier, stating, “It is absolutely clear that the economy is not doing fine. That’s the reason I had the press conference.” In his original remarks he noted that it is the public sector (remember all the jobs in the public sector we have been funding?) that is struggling, and therefore needs our help, i.e. “Stimulus” (see: Obama Private Sector Stumble Shifts Debate Back to Stimulus).
There was more bad news for Democrats, but one can barely keep up with it all!
Once again the Romney team has deftly capitalized by holding the President accountable for his words and is actions in response to these fast-moving developments (see: “Jolt”).
All of this is further proof that President Obama made two colossal miscalculations earlier in his term.
When he had control of both houses of congress for two years, he chose to focus on unprecedented spending which led to epic debt levels, and then lowered his aim very successfully on healthcare, when jobs should have been his chief priority.
Then, when he lost 71 seats in the House and control of that chamber in the midterm elections of 2010 (largely as a rebuke of his policies), he did not pivot or shift or change course. He continued to focus on his misbegotten agenda largely guided by his own extreme and self-absorbed views about the role of government in our daily lives and our pocketbooks (see: Votes, Money, Volunteers: Why Obama Decided Against Triangulation).
Since chickens always come home to roost, look for more weeks like this to come, especially since the jobs reports seem to be getting worse and not better, merely five months from Election Day.
If we do see more weeks like this, watch for a house cleaning at the committee to reelect the president – since it will be everyone’s fault but his own. It will be spun as something altogether different, but this will be how this president deals with the tremors of failure.
Strap-on your government-mandated safety device. We’re in for a heck of a ride.
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