Democrats Least Likely to Think We Need Quicker Draw Down in Afghanistan

By: Tuesday June 28, 2011 2:30 pm

It is a powerful reminder of how signals from partisan leaders can go a long way to shape the views of their base on some issues. The President isn’t some hapless slave to popular opinion. His bully pulpit actually is powerful and can cause people to change their minds. Now if he would just use it for changing minds on other issues.


Three Quotes Obama Needs To Read

By: Tuesday November 16, 2010 6:01 pm

It’s not often that I see three perfect quotes in the same day, so I thought I would gather them all together in one place and hope that maybe, just maybe, someone in the White House will read them.

Hectoring the Base: It’s Not About GOTV, It’s About Laying the Blame

By: Tuesday September 28, 2010 11:45 am

But all of this “hippie punching” isn’t about turning out voters. To do that, as Obama well knows, you have to inspire them. Notice that nobody actually running for office is wagging their finger at voters and scolding them like a bunch of children.

No, this isn’t about GOTV. It’s about setting up a narrative for who will take the blame for a disastrous election. And once again, the White House doesn’t care if they make matters worse in order to deflect responsibility from Obama.

Biden Scolds Dem Voters for Enthusiasm Gap; Tells Progressives to “Get in Gear”

By: Thursday September 16, 2010 7:00 am

Joe Biden is your cable provider screaming that they are better than the phone company, and you know they are better than the phone company, and if you don’t know that, no matter what your experience, then it is your problem, you fucking idiot.

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