With the chances of the Democrats looking rather bleak come november, the Obama administration went on the attack. They attacked Republicans, Fox News, the Tea Party movement, the ignorant voters, etc...all to no avail. The chances of the Democrats still look bleak.
What's an administration to do ?
Obama and his Superfriends decided to...attack their own base.
Here's the Big O chiding the youth vote in what CBS called a "stern, lecturing tone." Obama had finished an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, and then returned to say what he forgot to say during the interview:
One closing remark that I want to make: It is inexcusable for any Democrat or progressive right now to stand on the sidelines in this midterm election. There may be complaints about us not having gotten certain things done, not fast enough, making certain legislative compromises. But right now, we've got a choice between a Republican Party that has moved to the right of George Bush and is looking to lock in the same policies that got us into these disasters in the first place, versus an administration that, with some admitted warts, has been the most successful administration in a generation in moving progressive agendas forward.
The idea that we've got a lack of enthusiasm in the Democratic base, that people are sitting on their hands complaining, is just irresponsible.
Nothing like calling your base irresponsible and inexcusable to get them all fired up about voting for Democrats, eh ? The President also said his supporters must "shake off the lethargy." Once again, Obama seems incapable of recognizing that the falloff in enthusiasm might have a lot to do with...Obama. I'm also wondering how many times he thinks he can use that 'Bush and the failed policies of the past' line. He must have said it about 10,000 times by now. It worked in 2008, but it doesn't pack much punch in 2010. Barry needs some new material. He's become stale and utterly predictable. I've heard him say the same exact things so many times that I could play his part on television now, and unlike Obama, I'm not even an actor.
Obama's scolding wasn't just a one-time event. He said this to college reporters a few days earlier:
"You can't suddenly just check in once every 10 years or so, on an exciting presidential election, and then not pay attention."
Yeah, you lazy stoner b*tches. Get off your sorry, video-game playing butts and stump for Democrats. You can tend to your college studies some other time. Now is the time to come to the aid of the party, and Barry ain't talkin' bout no frat party either. You don't want BOOSH to come back, do ya ??? Well, do ya, punks ? (Whoa. I knew I shouldn't have watched that Dirty Harry marathon last weekend. I'm channeling Clint Eastwood).
Professor Obama wasn't the only member of the White House team excoriating his troops. The Gaffemaster General was also on the rampage in New Hampshire. VP Biden said Democrats need to "remind our base constituency to stop whining..."
Let's summarize. Obama supporters are inexcusable, lethargic, irresponsible whiners, according to the White House.
So much for hope and change.
Then we had Senator Richie Rich, er, I mean, John Kerry (D-$$) further insulting the voters:
“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday.
Say what ? People can be influenced by simple slogans ? They don't pay attention to what's going on ? Noooo ! Say it ain't so, Richie !
Then again, I remember slogans like 'Yes We Can,' and 'Change You Can Believe In' coming from a certain inexperienced candidate in 2008. That seemed to get out a lot of voters who had never voted before, so maybe Kerry is correct. Rock The Vote, dude !
Let's add Kerry's opinion to the forming Democratic honcho opinion of their own supporters...
Liberal voters are inexcusable, irresponsible, lazy, whining, ignorant people with no attention spans who are fooled by simple mindless slogans. That's according to the leaders of the Democratic party, not me.
But who am I to disagree with our leaders ? :-)
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