An interesting look at what one year will bring from Jennifer Rubin at The Washington Post. It is a long editorial but here are the key paragraphs:
If the Republicans' position (no tax hikes but significant spending cuts) holds, they will have avoided following Obama down the rabbit hole of class warfare and Keynesian obsession. The alternative would chase off their base and leave them with no message to attract voters fed up with the president’s mismanagement of the economy. The contrast they appear to be drawing with the president could not be more stark.
Friday’s Rose Garden remarks by President Obama were as damning as the unemployment numbers. An eagle-eyed Capitol Hill Republican points to a telling contrast that highlights the intellectual cul-de-sac in which Obama now finds himself.
On Friday he proclaimed: “And over the past few months, the economy has experienced some tough headwinds — from natural disasters, to spikes in gas prices, to state and local budget cuts that have cost tens of thousands of cops and firefighters and teachers their jobs.”
In the Rose Garden last summer he proclaimed: “And that’s why today we’re trying to pass a law that will save hundreds of thousands of additional jobs in the coming year. It will help states avoid laying off police officers, firefighters, nurses and first responders. And it will save the jobs of teachers like the ones who are standing with me today.”
In other words, Obama’s policies have flopped, and the flops now are supposed to justify more of the same.
How's that hope and change going for 'ya buddy?Posted by DaveH at July 10, 2011 02:51 PM