Obama Accidentally Gets Something Right

My name may not be on the ballot, but our agenda for moving forward is on the ballot, and I need everybody to turn out.” — Barack Obama

If you listen to conservatives talking about the Bush years, you’ll generally get an earful about how the GOP screwed things up. In other words, the primary reason we got our behinds kicked in 2006 and 2008 was because we did a lousy job. Incidentally, that would be EXACTLY my analysis.

Liberals have not reached this point yet. This is despite the fact that it’s not just the elephant in the room; it’s a MASTODON.

The fact of the matter is that despite all the complaints about the filibuster, the Democrats have actually managed to get a significant chunk of their agenda through. The stimulus, expanded bailouts, financial reform, Cash for Clunkers, the student loan takeover, and of course, Obamacare. The voters also got to see how Obama handled foreign policy (timelines and bowing), how he handled a disaster (making the oil spill in the Gulf worse), and they’re getting a chance to render their opinion on passing bills that haven’t been read, czars, and spending like there’s no tomorrow.

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So, who’s running on this agenda? The Republicans. Who’s doing their best to run from this agenda? The Democrats. This is no coincidence.

Yet, what excuses are we hearing from the Left? It’s foreign money, it’s Bush, it’s Obama being too nice, the American people are irrational and racist….

Here’s an idea: Maybe this is a center-right country that’s extremely upset with the Democrats because of their far left-wing agenda? Maybe they understand full well that Obama’s “agenda for moving forward is on the ballot” and that’s why they’re so desperate to elect Republicans who they may not necessarily like or trust.

Maybe, just maybe, Frank J. was spot-on when he wrote,

So the Republicans kinda suck, and that’s why they’re going to win huge this November. Because in the land of epic, mega, ultra, apocalyptic levels of sucking, those who kinda suck are king. Or at least are going to win in a landslide.

If and when you start seeing liberals admit that they’re getting creamed because they did a terrible job and the American people don’t like their agenda, then you’ll know they’ve started to grow up.

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