Video: “Lost Focus”
posted at 10:01 am on June 13, 2012 by Ed Morrissey
The RNC goes after Barack Obama ahead of his “reframing” speech in Ohio tomorrow by reminding people just how often Obama has had to “reframe” his approach to the economy. In “Lost Focus,” the spot highlights just a few of the promises of “pivots” to jobs by the Obama administration:
Reuters has more on the “reframing” speech, which as we noted yesterday, won’t contain any new proposals on how to get the economy moving forward again. In fact, it will be so bereft of new ideas that Obama will actually reach back three years to an old strategy that served him well at the time … blaming George W. Bush:
In an economic speech on Thursday that could set the tone for months of campaigning, Obama is not likely to unveil new ideas to boost the economy and create new jobs, according to Democrats familiar with the preparations for the address.
Instead, he will make the case that he needs four more years to undo the damage left by George W. Bush, his Republican predecessor in the White House, and argue that a President Romney would bring back the weak financial regulation and budget-busting tax cuts of the Bush years.
Reuters notes that this rehashed strategy “carries risks” for Obama, which is an understatement. He’s been President for almost four years, and the country is on the verge of a recession that will be entirely on Obama’s back. Instead of coming up with new ideas — as Obama’s policies clearly aren’t working — Obama will propose that the failure of Obamanomics is still the fault of a man who hasn’t been President in almost four years. Voters may still blame Bush for the economic collapse in 2008, but they’re not going to buy that the current economic malaise isn’t due to Obama’s policies, and they certainly aren’t going to vote to “stay the course” as we slip back closer to another recession.