Monday, August 24, 2009

Obama's got a "blame" problem

Having run out of folks to blame, the administration is starting to blame the media. Et tu, Brute?

It tried blaming Republicans, but the GOP is too far out of power. When the leader of the free world is complaining about a posting on the former governor of Alaska’s Facebook page, he’s got problems.
Team Obama tried blaming special interests, but that was a bust too. The president’s deal with the pharmaceutical industry gets him $150 million worth of ads to boost his plan, whatever it is.
The same people who bombard us with ads for products that promise to prevent hardened arteries or encourage hardening elsewhere will soon be selling you Obamacare.
“If you experience doubts about the plan lasting more than four hours, seek immediate help from Organizing for America.”
Democrats tried blaming the “mobs” of “un-American” protesters and “evil mongers” who were giving raspberries to members of Congress at town halls.
That flopped too, leaving the administration to blame the messenger.

That's wee-weed up.

Fred Barnes on Rush, and Republicans, and not going wobbly:

Inside Washington, they were urged to reduce the influence of pro-lifers in the party and distance themselves from conservative talk radio hosts such as Rush Limbaugh. They were told to warm up to Mr. Obama, the new master of American politics, and they were told to fret about all those voting blocs that were drifting away from the GOP—Hispanics, young people, gays, urbanites, blacks, voters in Northeastern states and independents. To survive, in short, they needed to move the party to the center. Conservatism was dead.

I think about how many times I read right after the elections that Republicans would be wandering in the desert for forty years, and I laugh and laugh. I laughed back then, but it just gets funnier as time goes by.

Yesterday I was at the little fair my town has every year. They had both a Democratic booth and a Republican booth. One had brisk business of people signing up for email alerts and one was rather lonely looking.