by William Teach | February 15, 2010 8:15 am
Remember back in the day, during the run-up to the 2006 and 2008 elections, when we were treated to a bevy of stories about Republicans not wanting George Bush to campaign with them? Well, just a mere 13 months into Obama’s presidency, and Democrats are already rebuffing The Smartest Man In The World: Some Democrats keep distance from Obama
As President Obama’s approval ratings sag and the mood of voters sours, some Democratic congressional candidates are distancing themselves from the White House, with the back-channel blessing of party officials.
The candidates are positioning themselves as independent voices no less frustrated with the Obama administration than people back home.
Rep. Dennis Cardoza, a Democrat who represents a California Central Valley district burdened by high unemployment and home foreclosures, said in an interview: “The Obama administration has failed miserably in trying to solve the problem.”
I’m stunned! Who could have possibly thought that a problem couldn’t be solved by a guy who has no experience in the private sector, has never been in charge of anything of consequence, tended to vote “present” on the tough legislation, and has surrounded himself with beyond partisan Chicago hacks and extremists while he plays golf, shoots some hoops, and uses Air Force One to see the sights? Besides the “outsourced most of his agenda to Congress” issues, of course.
But, just because some Democrats are moving away from Barry, doesn’t mean some of them aren’t complete kooks
Rep. Jim Costa, a Democrat who also represents California’s Central Valley, blames Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for not doing enough to alleviate a drought that has hobbled farmers. Costa said his phone calls to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel have gone unreturned.
I’m all for blaming the Obama admin. and the people in it when they deserve it, but, come on, Jim, there is not much that Ken can do about a drought other than say some kind words about support and hope. He can’t actually make it rain. This is the same type of imbecility that caused Lefties to blame Bush for 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, among others.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), who leads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said in an interview: “Our candidates need to reflect the values and priorities of their districts. And that means on some issues they’ll support the Obama administration’s position, and on some issues they’ll oppose it.”
It might be a smattering too late for that, Chris, unless the Republican elite screw it up. Most of your peeps voted for a good chunk of the Obama/Pelosi/Reid destroy America legislative bills. Witness NJ, Virginia, and Massachusetts, Chris, electoral losses that the Obama administration has not only denied, but used as a way to prop up their own failed agenda. We will see what happens in November.
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