Ok, so Russonello also advocates for Tea Party darling Sharon Angle over Harry Reid on his last blog. That's hardly the credentials of someone with the best interests of Democrats at heart. As I thought.
How much is the GOP paying Russonello to write this vacuous an analysis?
If Obama has been less than effective, it's because the self-serving imbeciles that pass for congressional democrats never had the gonads to back him on many of his initiatives, choosing instead to pander to the right-wing idiocracy. Precisely who exactly does Russonello think is capable of capturing the imagination of the electorate enough to swing the 2012 vote in another Democrat's favor? The ENTIRE democratic rank-and-file have been under attack since '08.. Obama just happened to be the face of the revolution that attracted the most flak.
Russonello can whine all he cares to about corporate malfeasance, but we've seen in '10 how easily tea party malcontents were duped to ensure, well, many more years of even more malfeasance - 41 billion in oil industry tax breaks, anyone? In the face of such self-evident stupidity, Russonello's limp ideological posturing isn't going to break any new ground. Yes '12 will be a challenge, but our best hope is to ensure that he draws the kind of minority support Obama saw in '08, and hope for at least a slim national majority.
Lots of memes here, not sure I agree with many of them. I'd agree however that we are where we are because there's been simply far too much GOP sh*t lying around to be cleaned up in a year.
The healthcare initiative has been a top priority of the administration, and it did run the risk of taking the emphasis off job growth (and clearly, has given the malcontents sufficient ammunition to frame the debate in their favor). We can claim, accurately even, that healthcare reform was necessary for our long-term economic security, but the masses are always going to favor immediate solutions over foundations for the future.
I actually respect that this adminstration has made fighting tough policy battles a priority, over championing politically expedient initiatives. And it would behoove us to remember this every time we're disappointed that our pet cause is yet to be made a priority. We're going to get nowhere as a party until we divest ourselves of our circular firing squad tendencies.
Those not given to disingenuous or reactionary claims might reasonably blame the teabagger scum parades, big business' distorted propaganda, Glenn Beck's chicanery, town hall rent-a-mob "socialism" idiocy, in addition to local issues... not to mention naive and equally reactionary swing voters.
So more Jersey exiles are going to high tail it to North Carolina and turn this state even bluer. What's not to like?
hell, the right thinks Martial Law is literally days away, and the internment camps complete with Guillotines are already under construction (I wonder if Halliburton got the contracts for the build?) They're figgering there will BE no 2012 election, cause they will all have been rounded up and sent off for indoctrination.
I encourage that line of thinking. And encourage them to move to Texas, where there'll at least be strength in numbers.