[[See Update at the end of this post]]
I guess Obama’s handlers have entered the paralytic stage. Here’s Obamacon David Axelrod a day or two ago on Meet the Press: “I think that health care, over time, is going to become more popular.”
Jaw-dropping, what? Just why, Dave, do you think it will become more popular? I mean, it was unpopular before it passed and has become steadily less popular since.
So what was his reason? Here’s the main one: “people are focused on this economy right now — they’ve got anxiety about this economy. That’s what’s driving the vote right now.”
Right you are, Dave! And you know what, they are going to become more anxious. Why? Because the administration you serve is clueless when it comes to the economy.
How do I know? How’s this for desperation row: When Vice-President Joe Biden spoke about the “summer of recovery” (remember that?) he wasn’t (as it turns out now) talking about jobs—oh, no, he was talking about construction projects. That’s what the administration’s latest magic man, economic adviser Austan Goolsbee, told Fox News this weekend. “The vice president was talking about the summer of recovery in reference to the Recovery Act, that you would see the creation of a series of infrastructure and other projects ramping up over the summer.” He said it with a straight face, too!
But back to Mr. A-Rod. One reason that I could hardly suppress a snort when I read the account of his comments about the popularity of the the Obama health care disaster was that, just moments before, a friend sent me a list of statistics that have been making their way around cyber space. (See stats on next page.)