Recently I explained what I thought would be a successful campaign strategy for Barack Obama in 2012. I’m still of the opinion that POTUS should go left; not sure how much, but go left nonetheless. Heck, if you look at what he is doing right now, he’s pretty much there, almost. He has managed to carry a consistent populist message counter to the GOP, and he’s even calling out names, and putting them on blast as he should. And why does this work? Well, take a look at the following:
OK, did you get that? No? You didn’t hear what he said about the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the people protesting? OK, here it is again; be sure to read slowly and marinate on it:
“I don’t have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration. Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself! … It is not a person’s fault if they succeeded, it is a person’s fault if they failed.” – Herman Cain
Now, given our current economic crisis and with somewhere around 25 million people either unemployed, or underemployed. Do you think what Cain expressed bears repeating so as to understand where the GOP is on this? Can you now see why I said what I said about Obama’s strategy, and why he’s going to defeat all comers on the right next year? Point blank: they don’t care about us. Hell, like Cain said, it’s your damn fault if you’re unemployed and not a millionaire.
Hopefully currently unemployed non-millionaires don’t make the mistake of blaming GOP politicians for their obstructionism as far as a jobs bill. Yep, blame yourselves, folks; it’s all your damn fault.