The Obama administration admitted that Democrats took a shellacking after the 2010 elections. Their prospects do not appear improved for the 2012 cycle. Obama has chosen a divide and conquer strategy, appealing to the “have nots”. Call it what it is . . . class warfare.
Throwing out the standard presidential playbook dictating an aspirational pitch to centrist voters, the White House is cementing a high-risk message that strikes firmly at wealth and privilege.
“There is surging sentiment out there among voters that the economy is weighted towards the wealthy,” said a senior White House official. “Public opinion has changed dramatically.”
The White House strategy will make the 2012 election a generational test of the Republican push of the past three decades for cutting taxes, in ways their critics say have been constantly skewed towards the highest earners.
Central to this strategy is Obama’s approval of Occupy Wall street. With George Soros assisting with funding #OWS and the unions joining in with cash and support, it’s becoming clear that Obama cares more about using the rag-tag movement for political purposes than appealing to middle America. Why not? Middle America is done with Obama.
So he is left with this (language warning, NSFW):
Obama may be stoking the fears of a monster he can’t contain. Whatever works, I guess. It always has been first and foremost about Obama. Forget what he has said. Obama believes he is the one we have been waiting for. He’s capable of anything and his love for #OWS and his hateful rhetoric for the productive prove it. These are dangerous times.
His Chief of Staff, Bill Daley telegraphs what’s coming.
Daley is expecting dramatic, unpredictable events between now and Election Day.
“There is a lot going to happen in the next 13 months. A lot. I would like to say it’s all going to be good, but nobody knows,” he says. “I don’t think it’s outside the realm of possibility that we have a stronger attitude around the economy. I’m not saying we’re going to be down to 6 percent unemployment, but just the beginning of a psychological change. Right now, that is the biggest thing. What are the factors that [will create] that? Who knows?”
All he knows is that it’s going to be a wild ride.
“You can just feel this electorate is very volatile,” Daley says. “So strap yourself in.” –Chicago Sun Times
Forget all that Daley crap about “the economy may improve.” Clearly, he is not betting on that. You remember 1968, don’t you?