Yes, once again the Democrats are banking on people's abject stupidity.After all, they haven't much else to run on. And needless to say,the compliant media are doing their very best to help spread The Narrative.
Here's the president, talking to sympathetic ex-Clinton apparatchnik turned talking head George Stephanopoulos:
“I’m the first one to acknowledge that the relations between myself and the Republican Congress have not been good over the last several months, but it’s not for lack of effort,” Obama told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos earlier this month.
“It has to do with the fact that, you know, they’ve made a decision to follow what is a pretty extreme approach to governance,” he said.
And the beat goes on:
“I think it’s to convey a message and I think it’s great they’re doing it. There’s so much dissatisfaction in Washington. It’s very important for Democrats to label that dissatisfaction. It’s important to say who’s being the obstructionist and who has real plans,” said Democratic pollster Celinda Lake.
And here's well known war hero Senator Tom Harkin:
“Democrats aren’t in charge. The House is obviously run by Republicans, and in the Senate, we have 53 Democrats but the system now is set up so that you need 60 votes to do anything,” Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said in a C-SPAN “Newsmakers” interview that aired Sunday.
Yes, folks, that's the narrative. Control of one half of one third of government equals control.
I wonder if it would be informative to have someone whose job was to ask follow up questions to these people and asked them something like "So when the Democrats had veto-proof control of the Executive both Houses of Congress, why didn't you go ahead and pass a jobs bill that worked or even an actual budget, instead of spending all that time on stimulus bills that provided no jobs and an unpopular health care bill?"
Maybe we could call them...'journalists'. Or how about 'reporters' .You think?
Of course, that would make statements like this one from Cornell Belcher, a Democratic strategist who served as pollster for Obama’s 2008 campaign look even more ridiculous:
“Over 240 days and this Republican Congress has not put forth one jobs plan,” Belcher told CNN anchor Anderson Cooper last month.
240 days as opposed to 720...and lest we forget, the Democrat's insistence on higher taxes - oh pardon,'new revenues'- their control of the Senate and the president's veto threats shot down more than one GOP backed proposal. Remember cut cap and balance?
I don't blame Obama, Lake, Harkin, or the aptly named Belcher for any of this. After all, Harkin and the president are desperately trying to spin this and make excuses for an abysmally failed administration any way they can, and Lake and Belcher get paid to lie to people. But Stephanopoulos, Cooper and whoever 'interviewed' Senator Harkin on C-Span allegedly get paid to present the American people with a balanced view of the matter and even take this sort of nonsense apart instead of nodding sympathetically and aiding and abetting it like hired propagandists.
At least prostitutes provide an actual service...