Halperin brings us the latest CW on Obama:
With the exception of core Obama Administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters. This view is held by Fox News pundits, executives and anchors at the major old-media outlets, reporters who cover the White House, Democratic and Republican congressional leaders and governors, many Democratic business people and lawyers who raised big money for Obama in 2008, and even some members of the Administration just beyond the inner circle.
I’d pay cash money for just one quote in that piece. Sadly, you’ll just have to trust Mark Halperin, who has such a good track record. And if these guys would stop doing their horse-race/analysis pieces and do some basic reporting, maybe people would understand that the political opposition has NO PLAN whatsoever. Although I do like his frank admission that DC reporters are little more than gossip girls.
Although, don’t despair. I was informed just the other day at
NoQuarter Firedoglake that the midterm elections don’t matter, so it is all good. So we got that going for us.
Some days I wonder why I even worry about politics. I’m single, white, straight, somewhat educated, over the draft age, and I’ll make it. I don’t smoke pot, I don’t want a gay marriage, I’m not a minority, I’m not disabled, I don’t have any pre-existing conditions, I’ll never have an abortion, I’m not going to be discriminated against in the workplace, no one is going to beat me up on the street for who I am, and we’re not going to be able to do anything about the big issues of the day like global warming.
I ought to just not care, and let the teahadists and those on the left who think there is no difference between parties and think the administration and Democrats need to be taught a lesson for not listening to them have their way. Speaker Boehner and President Palin won’t really hurt me. Fuck it.