George the Magic Cracker
posted at 1:58 am on January 20, 2010 by Dafydd ab Hugh
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…
Cross-posted on Big Lizards…
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