Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Please Mr President ! Don't Campaign For Me!

He's a legend in his own mind. President Obama has threatened not to campaign for Democrats who do not vote for his health care plan. The London Telegraph reports as follows.

"The president will refuse to make fund-raising visits during November elections to any district whose representative has not backed the bill.

A one-night presidential appearance can bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars in funds which would otherwise take months to accumulate through cold-calling by campaign volunteers.

Mr Obama's threat came as the year-long debate over his signature domestic policy entered its final week.

Mr Obama is personally telephoning congressmen who are still on the fence this week, in between several personal appearances devoted toward swinging public opinion."

I think that a lot of Democrats are saying, "Please Mr. President! Please, PLEASE stay out of town. Promise not to publish those old pictures of us together."

If Obama really wanted to whip people into line, he could threaten to campaign for them. He already has a string of losses in New Jersey, Virginia and Massachusetts where he campaigned and the Democrat he campaigned for lost.

Conservative Democrats don't want to be too closely associated with President Obama. Some liberal Democrats are keeping their distance. The only ones who would welcome him as a campaigner probably support his health care program anyhow and don't need to be threatened.

Obama reminds me of the substitute teacher who has not figured out that he can't just raise his arms and look stern to make the kids quiet down. Obama has been losing control daily, and it's only going to get worse.

I once had a dog that rolled in a pool of putrid garbage that was a mix of horse manure and fish innards. He acted like he was wearing men's cologne and walking into a disco. He came up to each of us wagging his tail, surrounded by a cloud of stench. He seemed clueless to the fact that we were running away from him as he tried to jump up on us and lick us. Even after we washed him down he still smelled like French cheese on a hot day.

Why does this image remind me of Obama offering to campaign and threatening not to? His popularity is sinking. He is pushing an expensive health care package when Americans are worried about unemployment and entire states teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. We have Mexico turning into another Somalia and our dollar in danger of turning into a soft currency.

Obama insults America's allies and kisses up to its enemies. He has radical friends who still seem to influence his policies and appointments. Many who voted for him feels like someone who woke up the morning after drinking in a skanky bar and asks "What was I thinking? And what was I drinking?"

I hope Obama campaigns for local candidates in the November elections. I believe he will have a big influence on the outcome. But not how he thinks.

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