Monday, September 20, 2010

Hey! Let's Blame it all on the Tea Party!

When Obama's popularity plummeted as he pushed one power grabbing policy after another, The White House decided to blame Bush.  When that didn't achieve the desired response they blamed the GOP in general, "the party of no!" for blocking all their initiatives (when, in fact, the Dems have a majority...).  Now the strategy is apparently going to be "Blame the Tea Party" because they are "shouting loudly" and are mysteriously funded, and are extreme!

Jay Cost has an excellent response to this tactic:

For the swing voters who determine elections, it's clear by now that the midterm is going to be about the deeply unpopular policies of President Obama.  Attacking the Tea Partiers is not going to distract them because the Tea Partiers have had nothing to do with those policies.  

Buy they can try it.  In fact, go for it.  I'm betting it will backfire on them.  People are sick and tired of Team Obama blaming everyone else for his missteps.  So, go for it. 

Vodkapundit has the best quote response to this strategy, and Stacy McCain, the best video.

Meanwhile, I'll be over here ticking off the days until November.


Charlene said...

I'm making a note and will work on twisting my memory of the years 2000-2008 so as to not remember any responsibility for two wars, a deficit from tax cuts and the pharmacy serving drug bill.

It may be a little more difficult to not notice all the shouting and meaness on the TV surrounding the so called Tea Party.

I have faith it is possible to change my memory and beliefs though it is going to be difficult I admit.

G.R. said...

One of the main reasons the TEA Party exists is to "untwist" our memories and to hold politicians on both sides of the aisle responsible for pushing bad legislation down the throats of Americans. This isn't a Right versus Left movement and as far as shouting and meanness goes, those on the left have yet to come up with any proof of any such acts occurred from TEA Party members. Yet, they totally ignore the vitrole that is spewed from their ranks toward those on the right, so one can hardly take those on the left seriously on that issue.
Yes, the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 was a Republican piece of legislation that stinks, but unlike lefties who, regardless of right or wrong stand behind it, regardless of the consequences, the people in the TEA Party admit the wrong of politicians they supported and demand politicians to do what is right.

So, how about untwisting your memory and join in and demand better from those you send to represent us in local, state, and federal offices.

Charlene said...

It's very kind of you to offer G.R., but no thank you.

The Vegas Art Guy said...

Wow, you mean Bush is not getting the blame for this one? A sure sign of progress if there ever was one!

end sarcasm...