Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Big Difference Here Is...

Back in January, we had a report that certain Democrats were urging President Obama not to underestimate the surge Republicans could mount in the 2010 elections. However, Obama seemed to have little concern. He was, afterall, the unprecedented President Barack Obama. In one meeting, Marion Berry (D-AR), who is not running for re-election, recounted his visit with the President:

Berry recounted meetings with White House officials, reminiscent of some during the Clinton days, where he and others urged them not to force Blue Dogs “off into that swamp” of supporting bills that would be unpopular with voters back home.

“I’ve been doing that with this White House, and they just don’t seem to give it any credibility at all,” Berry said. “They just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.”

That was then, this is now. Oh how the mighty (full of themselves) have fallen:

WASHINGTON — As lunch was served in the Roosevelt Room of the White House one day last week, President Obama assured the nine Democratic members of Congress sitting around the table that he would do anything he could to help them survive their fall elections.

Even, he said, if it meant staying away.

“You may not even want me to come to your district,” Mr. Obama said, according to guests, nearly all of whom hold seats that Republicans are aggressively seeking.

Those poor Democrats heading into the fall elections. But don't fear -- Nancy Pelosi is here to save the day!

Three months before what certainly will be brutal House elections, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is again the happy campaigner, vowing to defend “every grain of sand” of what she’s built in Congress and predicting this August will prove kinder to Democrats than a year ago.

Perhaps she was channeling her inner Churchill ("we shall fight them on the beaches!"), but as James Taranto said: "Breaking News From Matthew 7:26" (and 27)

26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.

But verse 27 surely is evidence of global warming -- so let's Blame Bush.

[VIMH: So Bush is who we should hold responsible should the Democrats lose their majorities in Congress...]
I like the way you think. Ironic,isn't it?

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