January 20, 2010
They’re Blaming It on Bush!

I expected Obama to be casting about for scapegoats, but I never thought he was foolish enough to claim that Massachusetts replaced Jack and Ted Kennedy with a Republican because people are still angry at George Bush.

Democrats, from Mr. Obama on down… made a concerted effort to portray the results in Massachusetts as a reflection of long-simmering populist anger, and not a referendum on the health care legislation or on the year-old administration, which came into office facing steep challenges.

“Here’s my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country: the same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office,” Mr. Obama said in the interview on ABC. “People are angry, they are frustrated. Not just because of what’s happened in the last year or two years, but what’s happened over the last eight years.”

Update: Wait a minute! Is Obama calling himself a Tea Partier???

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Posted by Chuck Dupree at January 20, 2010 08:50 PM
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TPM reports a Senate talking point memo: "It is mathematically impossible for Democrats to pass legislation on our own."

Looks like the Republicans have their 41-59 vote majority now. That math is pretty obvious.

Posted by: Mike Goldman on January 20, 2010 9:25 PM

Looks like we're gonna get four years of the same bullshit we got in the previous eight, but in more complete sentences.

Posted by: John Gall on January 21, 2010 8:09 AM

Well, akshully, he's right -- Massachusetts voters are sick to absolute death of f*cking Vichy Democrats who came to full flower during the last eight years and, despite their majorities, seem unable to pull their heads out of their asses.

Posted by: karen marie on January 21, 2010 11:13 AM

Oh, this is so terribly complex. Oh, this is going to be terrible.

May I point out that a single congressman can introduce a bill of impeachment against Obama. We can swap single payer for impeachment. Then swap conviction for war crimes for the end of the wars.

When I have worked as a boss, I could tell a "dud" in the first week and he could have his first and final paycheck then. Firing duds works. The other workers realize someone is paying attention.

Simple, eh?

Posted by: Less Isbetter on January 21, 2010 4:12 PM
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