September 1, 2011
WHAT IS A GUY WHO BELIEVES IN NOTHING SUPPOSED TO FIGHT FOR?:
Wimp in the White House (Michael Tomasky, Aug 31, 2011, Daily Beast)
Boy, do I get depressed when I read things like this, from White House press spokesman Jay Carney the other day: "The president hopes that members of Congress of both parties, having returned from their August recess, will come back imbued with the spirit of bipartisan compromise, and imbued with the urgency required to address the needs of our economy and the needs of our workforce."
And this: "There will be plenty of reasons for people on both sides of the aisle to like it" (with "it" referring to the president's soon-to-be-unveiled jobs plan). That's White House "Principal Deputy Press Secretary" Joshua Earnest (Earnest! Did Dickens name this guy?). I just shudder to think that the president is going to head into this fall's battle over the economy while sticking to these soupy clichés and the worldview behind them. How much evidence do they need to see that Republicans will return to Washington imbued with the spirit of partisan hostility? When will Obama ever utter fighting words?
His life is marked by just one fighting moment, when he went after and killed Osama. And if he didn't hate OBL he wouldn't be human.
Posted by Orrin Judd at September 1, 2011 6:08 AM