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Sunday, April 29, 2012
Republicans Seem To Think "You Didn’t Clean Up Our Mess Fast Enough” Is A Winning Message For Them
That zinger came from former Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs this morning on Meet the Press. This kind of clear, tough talk is music to my ears, and should appeal to Obama's Base as well as to many so-called "independents," who seem to respond well to resoluteness of tone, at any rate more than they do to substantive arguments. Gibbs also said, “We know this about Mitt Romney, he’s not a job creator. When he was governor of Massachusetts, they were 47th out of 50 in job creation. His experience [is] in downsizing and outsourcing jobs and bankrupting companies and walking away with a lot of money for himself. His economic ideas are the failed economic ideas that we tried for eight years.” We need to hear much more like this. Remember, winning the White House will be a diminished end if we cannot win back the House and hold on to the Senate by our fingernails (though for the sake of the Supreme Court and the ongoing implementation of healthcare and financial regulations, such as they are, even that diminished end will be well worth the effort).