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George the Magic Cracker

posted at 1:58 am on January 20, 2010 by

So Barack H. Obama went up to Boston, campaigning hard for Massachusetts Attorney General Martha “Chokely” Coakley to win the special election to serve the remainder of Ted Kennedy’s term.

It didn’t work out quite as planned.

Now the Democrats have found their newest scapegoat, and it turns out to be… Oh heck, let them tell it themselves:

Appearing at a rally at Northeastern University here, President Obama said out-of-power Republicans had taken advantage of the economic crisis to make Democrats the political fall guy during difficult times.

“We’re going to let them make the tough choices, and let them rescue the economy, and then we’re going to tap into that anger and frustration,” was how Obama described the GOP strategy — deeming it a “sleight of hand….”

“There were going to be some who stood on the sidelines, who were protectors of the big banks, protectors of the big insurance companies, protectors of the big drug companies who were going to say, ‘You know what, we can take advantage of this crisis,'” [Obama] told the crowd.

It’s all Bush’s fault!

What is remarkable about this petulant outburst is the admission against interest that it subtlely incorporates: Even a year after Bush finished his final term, and despite the current president’s whirlwind tour of Beacon Hill, retired president Bush evidently retains more electoral clout and cachet than Barack Obama.


I think they’d better think it out again…

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This will backfire. Blowback?

BlameAmericaLast on January 20, 2010 at 5:52 AM

I think they’d better think it out again…

Nah. Let’em spin. Hey Dems! It’s not your fault. Just sum it up to a bunch of stupid low life baggers! We’re just too dumb to know better.
Just keep tell’n yourself that Anderson Cooper / Clarence Page. So elegant. Arrogant. You have no idea how much you guys have been sounding just like… George Wallace.

onomo on January 20, 2010 at 7:33 AM

Brown (R-MA)

uknowmorethanme on January 20, 2010 at 8:27 AM

What is surprising is that people on that side still believe this guy. If he’s as brilliant as they think he is, why hasn’t anything been fixed yet? He’s not trying to fix the economy, just impose social tyranny on the American people.

Kissmygrits on January 20, 2010 at 9:03 AM

retired president Bush evidently retains more electoral clout and cachet than Barack Obama.

In Massachusetts, no less. How many times did W. actually win MA? Zero?

rbj on January 20, 2010 at 10:45 AM

Back in 92 when I was still young, foolish, and a lockstep Democrat, I thought the Republicans were ridiculous for still running against Jimmy Carter. Now that I’ve outgrown the Dummycrats I think they are ridiculous for continuing to run against W.

Pervygrin on January 20, 2010 at 10:51 AM

Dead right. It’s the new narrative, really just reworking and ramping up the old (because they’ve always only had ONE). That is, the economic mess left to us after eight years was too compex and deep, its consequences so rolling and sustaining to possibly correct in one year. And now the Bush and Bush-clone republicans, desperate to get back in power, are opportunistically exploiting their mistakes to smear us.

Pity us, hate them.

Of course, this is simply another form of the sick moral and political inversion/projection common to the Left, a movement which cannot and could not exist without an enemy, and which has never in fact had a true message of hope.

rrpjr on January 20, 2010 at 11:45 AM

retired president Bush evidently retains more electoral clout and cachet than Barack Obama.

Without ever, so far as I’m aware, setting foot in the state or making a public comment on the race! Those Massachusetts folks must REALLY love GWB!

RegularJoe on January 20, 2010 at 12:30 PM

heh – got the quote and the comment backwards somehow. Sorry.

RegularJoe on January 20, 2010 at 12:31 PM

“We’re going to let them . . . rescue the economy, and then we’re going to tap into that anger and frustration,” was how Obama described the GOP strategy — deeming it a “sleight of hand….”

Um. We’re angry and frustrated because you rescued the economy?

Bobbertsan on January 20, 2010 at 2:30 PM

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