For over a year now, Obama and the Dems have been trying to scare voters by suggesting that Tea Partiers and conservatives are un-American and racist. Now, Obama is saying that the voters are too scared and stupid to know what's good for them.
Last weekend at a Democrat fundraiser Obama said this:
"Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we're hardwired not to always think clearly when we're scared. And the country's scared."
David Paul Kuhn, writing at Real Clear Politics points out that Obama's attitude is quite changed from 2008:
You see, amid the worst financial collapse since the Great Depression, voters were rational and informed when they voted Democrats into office. Two years later, as the public prepares to vote Democrats out of office, they're irrational and ignorant.It's odd that the Obama team, credited with being such brilliant campaigners in 2008 would now resort to calling the electorate, even their own supporters names. It doesn't seem a very smart strategy to tell voters they are too dumb to know what's good for them.
Democrats have a problem with liberals as well. In late September, the White House sought to rally the base by scolding it. Obama told Rolling Stone magazine that progressive apathy was "inexcusable" and "irresponsible." Vice President Joe Biden said progressives should "stop whining."
In Nevada, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has tried to make sense of voter disgust. Think of the recession like Christmas presents. Sometimes boys want more presents.
"I was a very selfish little boy, and I was upset that my mother had to go through all this. Whose fault is this? And that's what people are going through. I didn't know who to blame but I wanted to blame somebody," Reid told the Reno Gazette-Journal.
And, of course, cue John Kerry. Democrats' 2004 nominee told reporters in late September: "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."
Could it be that Obama is setting up an excuse to explain away the idea that this election will be a referendum on his presidency? As Kuhn puts it in the title of his article, Obama: "It's not Me, It's You."
Obama really is living in a dream world, what Bill Clinton called "a fairy tale". Remember when Obama said the the Tea Parties should thank him for the pittances in tax cuts while he set out policies to raise many times that amount in new taxes? And he's always telling us that things are not as bad as they seem and will get better. But even those with an average memory will recall how he promised all would be well if we only let him spend a $TRILLION on stimulus to pay off his big union and liberal buddies. That might have made the unions and liberals happy but did little to nothing for the rest of us.
Liberal spinmeister Rob Shapiro goes even further by rephrasing the old Reagan line and suggesting that we really are better off now than two years ago. Funny thing, not one Democrat running for office this year would dare to say such a thing for fear the bloodbath coming their way will be even worse.
Remember also that Obama promised he would "not rest" until those looking for work were able to find it. But he's also he would "not rest" on half a dozen other issues which he has all but ignored. In January 2010, Obama promised to make jobs his central focus then spent months ramming a widely unpopular health care bill down our throats.
Obama and the Dems obviously can't run on their record without the very real possibility of an even worse defeat. All they are left with are smears against the GOP and insults thrown at the voters!