Skip to comments.Democrats’ Winning Strategy: Projection, Blame and Fear
Posted on 09/23/2013 9:26:45 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Im not going to let anyone harm this countrys reputation! President Obama, Weekly Address, September 21, 2013
h/t BKeyser No caption required.
El Rushbo always says that Progs accuse their opponents of doing whatever it is theyre doing themselves. Shrinks call it projection. Sometimes it sounds more like blame. Either way, butt for blame and projection, Big Guys Big Brained team would have no offense at all.
Rush also contends that in the course of their projection/blame offense the Progs always reveal who and what they fear most from the other team. Lets spend a little time today examining his hypotheses to see if they hold any water.
Key for keeping score:
Exhibit 1: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz
All made-up and nowhere to go
This is about an internal civil war going on in the Republican Party where clearly the Tea Party has won, the Florida congresswoman told CNN. They are hurdling us toward government shutdown and economic crisis. It is unconscionable, irresponsible and entirely avoidable. The ball is firmly in the Republicans court. They need to embrace sanity. [snip]
The Republicans continue to rigidly adhere to dogma and ideology, she said. They are slavishly bowing at the altar of the Tea Party and thats what this is about.
Which is much worse than slavishly bowing at the altar of Chicago Jesus
The speaker needs to lead. They need to stop having the tail wag the dog and they need to go see the wizard, grow some courage and stop thinking about remaining in power and think about whats best for the American people and our economy.
A tale, a dog, a wizard; theres got to be a pair in there somewhere
Come to think of it, without their project and blame game, Big Guys team doesnt have much of a defense either. This is evident from recent statements:
Exhibit 2; Big Guy at a Ford plant in Missouri, moving the ball down field:
Obama railed at length against Republican lawmakers, whom he accused of holding the economy hostage by threatening not to fund the government and not to raise the governments debt limit.
Theyre not focused on you. Theyre focused on politics. Theyre focused on trying to mess with me. Theyre not focused on you.
Im not going to let anyone harm this countrys reputation (see above)
The most basic constitutional duty Congress has is to pass a budget, said the president, a former constitutional law lecturer. Thats Congress 101.
At one point, sounding exasperated, Obama said of Congress: Just do your job.
Whew! Thats a lot of projecting and blaming going on there. Were obviously in the lead.
Exhibit 3, Big Guy again, at the Congressional Black Caucus Dinner:
It is time for these folks to stop governing by crisis, Mr. Obama said, Some want to shut down the government rather than provide people with health care!
Its really a question of when we shut down the government
While I may have to concede that there is an element of truth in el Rushbos projection/blame/fear hypotheses, I think theres more at play here. I hate to say so, butt Ive detected the whiff of another psychological quirk around here lately; something more akin to delusion. From Politico:
No one will ever mistake Obama for warm and fuzzy. But when he tries even a bit, he cant help being winning. His smile remains dazzling, even if he flashes it less often.
Simply put, Obamas positions on the issues are vastly more popular than the extreme views of his die-hard opponents in Congress and the right-wing echo chamber.
And then, theres Fancy Nancy-pants explanation of why the extreme right-wing echo chamber is so-not-in-love with Big Guy: (also from Politico)
Striking a tone of disgust, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi ridicules the GOP as obsessed with its loathing of President Obama and hell-bent on hurting him politically, regardless the cost. She assigns little to no blame to the president and instead portrays him as saintly,[ed. god-like, even; see above] above reproach and the victim of jealousy or something worse. [ed. racism, perhaps?]
You know why it is, she said. You know why it is. Hes brilliant, he thinks in a strategic way in how to get something done and hes completely eloquent. Thats a package that they dont like.
Brilliant, eloquent. Take him out cries the Left! Take him out cries the not-so-Right!
Heres an example of what passes for eloquent in San Fran Nans hometown, Delusionville;
Youve got to buy the truck in order to find out how much it costs. Or something.
Then she added a line that she has used before, that drives Republicans batty: He has been open, practically apolitical, certainly nonpartisan, in terms of welcoming every idea and solution. I think thats one of the reasons the Republicans want to take him down politically, because they know he is a nonpartisan president, and thats something very hard for them to cope with.
That might be going out on limb. When even Ms.NBC starts to notice BOs hyperpartisanship you may have drifted beyond the edge of delusional, all the way into certifiable.
In closing let me just note that Big Guy spent last week dazzling union members in Missouri with his brilliant grasp of macro as well as micro-economics, strategizing with the White House chef on the golf course and blaming everything thats wrong with the country on Republicans during his keynote address to the Congressional Black Caucus dinner.
I leave it up to you to decide if there is any traction in the claims that the Party of the Big Brains and Big Ideas is actually the Party of Projection, Blame and Delusion.
I just report; you deride.
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
The USA today is a classic example of a “Faculty Lounge” tea session gone operational. God Save the Republic!
Wow, did the EPA institute an exemption for the old industrial vapor degreasers to be used in 'rat green rooms?
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