Sunday, September 19, 2010

Rallying The Base

Stuff like this makes you really want to get out the vote, doesn't it?
PRESIDENT OBAMA, at a DNC event last night in Greenwich, Conn.: "[A]fter being in this job for two years, I have never been more optimistic about America. I am optimistic partly because we did some really tough things that aren't always popular but were the right things to do. Š Democrats, just congenitally, tend to get -- to see the glass as half empty. (Laughter.) If we get an historic health care bill passed -- oh, well, the public option wasn't there. If you get the financial reform bill passed -- then, well, I don't know about this particularly derivatives rule, I'm not sure that I'm satisfied with that. And gosh, we haven't yet brought about world peace and -- (laughter.) I thought that was going to happen quicker. (Laughter.) You know who you are. (Laughter.)
Making fun of people for being upset that there wasn't a public option? That position was so far left and out of the mainstream that someone name Barack Obama used it as a campaign promise. Crazy unrealistic hippies! I'm also pretty sure that no one thought you were gonna bring world peace when you campaigned on escalating an un-winnable war.

But more importantly, what point is there in demeaning your already despondent supporters? Pretty sure it won't make them work harder or give more money.

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