Thursday, September 26, 2013

Democrat Gamesmanship

From the Washington Post:

As Budget Fight Looms, Obama Sees Defiance in His Own Party

Um . . . yeah, I’m thinking not.  As we read the article, we discover there is not a single substantive issue with which any Democrat disagrees with the President.  Rather, the Democrat criticisms are about “leadership”, strategy and tactics.  Gamesmanship, in other words.  Not policy.

On one hand, this is understandable.  Everyone wants to be on a winning team.  This includes Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself).  So, since they don’t believe their team to be winning, and since there couldn’t possibly be anything wrong with the policy product their peddling, then it must be a failure of marketing.  And that must be Obama’s fault.

That’s never the framing of Republican woes.  In that case, the Republican policies are always about to alienate some vital constituency – single mothers, racial minorities, illegal immigrants, etc. -- that they must appeal to right away if they ever hope to gain or hold power.


heresolong said...

I like how the left always frames their criticism of Republicans in terms of "if they want to stay viable" as though the left has any interest in the R party being around.

Anonymous said...

Of course the Left needs the R party to stay viable. Otherwise a real competitor may arise to fill the vacuum.