Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Quote of the Day

The quote of the day comes from Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.)writing at The Hill:

Many on the Democratic side wish Hillary Clinton, Gov. Jerry Brown (Calif.), Gov. Martin O’Malley (Md.) or Gov. Andrew Cuomo (N.Y.) were running instead, but the president still has time to learn a thing or two from these skilled politicians. I’ll still take Professor Obama over the “goat rodeo clowns” the Republican field offers, but I fear the overall student body — American voters — will give him a failing grade next November if he doesn’t improve his performance.
Yeah, the "goat rodeo clowns" thing was snotty but consider the source and all that.  The interesting points are that a) Dems wish that they had a nominee other than Obama b) Obama has a lot to learn and c) Obama is likely to get a failing grade-i.e., lose. If it is true that Dems yearn for Jerry Brown they are for more desperate than I imagined.

Cardoza also said this of Obama:

Early in his administration, President/Professor Obama repeatedly referred to “teaching moments.” He would admonish staff, members of Congress and the public, in speeches and in private, about what they could learn from him. Rather than the ideological or corrupt “I’m above the law” attitudes of some past administrations, President Obama projected an arrogant “I’m right, you’re wrong” demeanor that alienated many potential allies. Furthermore, the president concentrated power within the White House, leaving Cabinet members with no other option but to dutifully carry out policies with which they had limited input in crafting and might very well disagree. From my experience, this was especially true in the environmental, resources, housing and employment areas. Not by coincidence, these areas have also been responsible for much of the president’s harshest critiques.
"Rather than the ideological or corrupt “I’m above the law” attitudes of some past administrations,..."  That's rich coming from the team that gave us Solyndra but then Dems aren't exactly known for self-awareness.  Luckily Dems live in an irony free world, otherwise the disconnect between words and their deeds would  crush them like a cockroach beneath a stiletto.  Bottom line, Cardoza is calling Obama a "smartypants".  Who knew?

Dems are going into self-preservation mode.  This would be an excellent time for Republicans to stop eating their own and start taking advantage of the Dems obvious vulnerabilities.  I look forward to seeing Cardoza's words again-on a campaign commercial.

1 comment:

  1. There's a lot of truth there, but his statement that Obama's not ideological . . . ridic.