Of the highest order:
"Unemployment Rate Won’t Hobble Re-Election, David Plouffe Says
The White House’s top political adviser, downplaying the significance of the unemployment rate in the 2012 election, said the Republican candidates are offering the same policies that caused the economic crisis and targeted one potential opponent -- Mitt Romney.
“So all of them are basically just bringing out the same old war horses,” senior adviser David Plouffe said yesterday at a Bloomberg Breakfast in Washington. “Let Wall Street kind of run amok, cut taxes for the wealthy, starve investment in things like education, research and development.”
Cut taxes for the wealthy, starve government investment...and how, exactly does that differ from what Obama has delivered, and is about to agree to by voluntarily going along with the Republicans' phony panic over a budget deficit which they deliberately caused?
“The average American does not view the economy through the prism of GDP or unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers,” Plouffe said. “People won’t vote based on the unemployment rate, they’re going to vote based on: ‘How do I feel about my own situation? Do I believe the president makes decisions based on me and my family?’”
Well, does he? Or does he make decisions on whatever Wall Street and the rich want, just like Republicans? You tell me. Does cutting Social Security and Medicare so the rich can keep their tax cuts constitute making decisions on behalf of ordinary people? Does collaborating with Republicans on issue after issue, abandoning everything the Democratic party has had to offer since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, constitute making decisions on behalf of ordinary people? Does letting the rich off without a price for the damage they have done, and then forcing the rest of us to sacrifice to pay the cost constitute making decisions on behalf of ordinary people?
Does Obama really think he can sell that load of rubbish to the American people? Doesn't he understand that everyone stupid enough to fall for that already votes Republican?
"ultimately, campaigns are always much more about the future and who do I think has got the best idea, the best vision for where to take the country?”
Yeah, but Barack Obama's "vision" has been proven over and over again to have nothing to do with what he actually does when the time comes to stand up for anyone but the rich. Why, after what we have seen, would we place a shred of faith in Obama's "vision?"
"Plouffe said he’s confident in Obama’s ability to replicate the grassroots enthusiasm of 2008 by re-engaging the party’s base as well as new and young voters."
Really? Dream on, guy. It'll be good practice for your life after November, 2012, when you can sleep as much as you want, since you won't have a job any more. And that'll be one American job no one will be sorry to see gone.