The man never fails to amaze me. On 1 June in an interview with ABC News, he stated that he thought that if he won the election, then Republicans would relent and work with him on the economy (their fever on taxes will break). The other amazing gaff was to tell us that the private sector economy is doing fine. Huh? Both indicate a gross disconnect with the reality of the economy and the fight the lies in front of him.
Okay, you can say the private sector doing fine thing was just a misstep, but it wasn’t. It was a major screw up and reinforced the message that Republicans have been hammering, that Obama has no clue on the economy. Well, they have less of a clue, but it does indicate to me that he has no concept of the real policy debate about which way to go with our economy and where he comes down on that, and he still doesn’t understand the Republican’s hatred of him.
We are approaching another depression and he is oblivious with the present situation today where we need to forget about the deficit in the near term and go after jobs. Maybe he is believing his own BS that the economy is improving every day and everything they did was just right. It really makes you wonder if he has a clue about what we need to do quickly. He still thinks he needs to be the accommodater, not the leader.
Republicans are now saying to Mitt Romney that he needs to draw a distinct line between him and Obama and he can’t just be the anti-Obama, but has to provide a plan that people can latch on to. As an aside, not sure what that would be except more Bush 2, but Obama could take the same advice. He needs to quit blaming and present a firm plan forward that he will fight for, he will not give up for, and if the Congress won’t help him, he will work to have them removed in the next election. Those are the real stakes here. He needs to state what will fix the economy, show how the Republican’s plan will destroy us, and how he will fight until he gets his plan implemented. So what is the Obama plan, more compromise with the Republicans or a plan that he will fight for even if he loses the first round?