The President, who recently discovered his balls and his voice, decided to take a really stupid step back last night by beating up on the Congressional Black Caucus for not being supportive enough of a pivot he’s just finally (and very belatedly) made…
Obama’s speech to the annual awards dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus was his answer to increasingly vocal griping from black leaders that he’s been giving away too much in talks with Republicans — and not doing enough to fight black unemployment, which is nearly double the national average at 16.7 percent.
“It gets folks discouraged. I know. I listen to some of y’all,” Obama told an audience of some 3,000 in a darkened Washington convention center.
Not for nothing, but the CBC and EVERYONE else has been bitching and moaning about the President’s inattention to economic growth and employment while he played ‘Bi-partisan Happy Fun Time’ with the Republicans who would rather kill him for kicks than save the country from the Lesser Depression. The President’s ridiculous infatuation with deficit reduction, a problem that can ONLY be fixed through economic growth, has hurt the country, the people who support him and the Democratic Party. He still hasn’t owned that and I think we’re all fine with giving him a pass on being naive. BUT DON’T BERATE US FOR DEMANDING SOME ACTION. Now that it looks like the President gearing up for the real fight, we’ll have his back. It would be nice, however, if he didn’t beat us up when we point out his mistakes.
After all, we didn’t make them and talking about them isn’t what did this. The mistakes caused that and watch as the new tone of action finally starts to pull the President out of his tailspin.
One amusing thing about the decline in the President’s polling is that it’s dragging back some R’s who had previously passed on the 2012 cycle, like IN Governor Mitch Daniels who apparently has a pretty weak grip on the math he claims to love.