Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Thoughts On the Obama Speech
What Obama was talking about last night was exactly what he ran on: alternative energy sources, health care reform, investment in education, tax cuts for working people, closing tax loopholes and tax cuts for people making over $250,000 a year. He was always clear on this. Hell, it was in nearly every ad he ran.
The American people voted for it, and made Obama President by the largest margin in years. It was certainly a much larger margin than Dubbya could ever claim during the years when he governed as if he had a mandate.
So the Republicans can bitch and moan and stomp their little feet all they want about what Obama said last night, but the fact is, they had your chance to try Governor Jindal's "America will pull out of this if the government just leaves everything alone" idea and it failed utterly. The truly pathetic thing is that they just don't seem to get that it's the message the people rejected, not just the package it came in. They can trot out all the MILFs or all the minority spokesmen they can find, but it ain't the package, it's the product.
All the GOP really has left is saying "this won't work" and then doing everything in their power to make sure it doesn't. Therefore, it's important to make sure that "everything in their power" doesn't add up to much.