Democratic self-delusion about election still in full swing

Two clueless, liberal journalists, Dan Balz and Karen Tumulty, interview a bunch of Democrats on why the Democrats lost. Highlighted among the results are these:

“There doesn’t seem to be anybody in the White House who’s got any idea what it’s like to lie awake at night worried about money and worried about things slipping away,” said retiring Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen (D). “They’re all intellectually smart. They’ve got their numbers. But they don’t feel any of it, and I think people sense that.”…

Obama “is not Bill Clinton in the sense that he’s not an extrovert. He doesn’t gain energy by connecting with people,” said a Democratic strategist, who worked in the Clinton White House and asked not to be named while offering a candid criticism. “He needs to be forced to do it, either by self-discipline or others. There’s no one around him who will do that. They accommodate him, and that is a bad thing.”

So the Democrats lost 65 seats in the House of Representatives because no one in the White House seems to be lying awake at night worrying about the economy. They lost 65 seats in the House because Obama is not an extrovert!

Liberals are amazing. It’s a wonder they can even feed themselves.

See the L-dotters’ response.

- end of initial entry -

Paul K. writes:

“Liberals are amazing. It’s a wonder they can even feed themselves.”

I hate the “LOL” cliche, but this is the first laugh of the morning for me.

Tim W. writes:

I’d like to defend outgoing Governor Bredesen a bit. He’s been a firm opponent of Obamacare from the very beginning. I think what he was trying to say was that Obama spent far too much time ramming an awful and unpopular health care boondoggle down our throats instead of trying to turn the economy around. Upon assuming office, Obama quickly pushed through a bloated stimulus bill, assured us it would keep unemployment below eight percent, and then turned his attention to such unpopular power grabs as Obamacare and Cap-and-Trade. Meanwhile, the economy got worse, people stayed unemployed at a rate well above eight percent, and he didn’t seem to worry much about it, only about being a winner by passing his “historic” government takeover of the health sector.

Admittedly, the quote provided from Bredesen sounds like typical touchy-feely liberalism, but in fairness his statement reflects a more reasonable position.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 07, 2010 07:29 AM | Send

Email entry

Email this entry to:

Your email address:

Message (optional):