Crybabies Say What?
I’m a little amazed that there are still Obama Democrats out there on all the talk shows today, whining and spinning and faux-seething about the President’s “appeasement” remarks in Israel. They want to look tough to the petulant Nutroots base, to the Kos Kids and the DUmmies and the Olberthings. They want to look different from John Kerry, who let himself be “swift-boated.”
They refuse to learn the lesson: “swift-boating” worked not because Kerry was a wimp about it (although he was), but because there was substance to a lot of their allegations. When you whine and complain about “unfair remarks,” but those remarks contain more than a grain of truth, it’s obvious to a lot of people—even to supporters. And whining doesn’t generally play well in the US.
The Obama camp is playing purely reactive politics, and in this case it’s over-reactive politics. I don’t think the American public is buying it, despite the deluge of desperately yapping Dems in the media.