There is just too much on the plate here to swallow.
As Andrew Malcolm wrote in the L.A. Times today:
Listen for more such positive tweaks in coming days. It’s bad. But we’re strong. If we can go to the moon, we can automate all medical records and cover everyone with health insurance and reform the country’s education system and stop foreclosures and expand the war in Afghanistan and create a federal deficit with more zeroes than most civilian calculators contain and then cut the deficit in half by giving 95% of Americans tax cuts and sticking it to a few rich people. And the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
That and, perhaps, China calling in all its loans at once.
Oh, and cure cancer, solve global warming (if it is the disaster Al Gore claims) and rid ourselves of oil, gas and coal.
Frankly, my dear, I do give a damn.
And I give a damn about working on jobs, banks and the economy first: without fixing the “cisis” we cannot afford to fix the rest of the country and the world…..
And the swallow Obama media can’t be too smart: many of the newspapers that got behind Obama early and without criticism are now going out of business. Even consevative talk radio guys that haven’t had the impact of the “Obama boost” inthe form of Rahm Emanuael’s orchestrated attacks, like Rush Limbaugh, are failing.
So here is the recipe for future success:
Mitch McConnell and other Republicans need to fight the Obama plan, slow down all non essential legislation, and get people to listen.
Then need to set down principles the way Newt did in the “Contract with America” and they need to stick to them the way Ron Silver did even when Hollywood wouldn’t hire him.
It’s the economy, stupid.
Principles, sticking to principles and getting the word out will work. It worked before.