DNC: Heading for a Fall?
Obama’s recent, post-RNC comments, plus the roster of speakers at next week’s Democrat National Convention suggest that the Charlotte Clambake may well make the 2010 Woodshed Spanking of the Obama administration look like a triumph.
Although Obama’s 2008 vision has proven itself cataract-ridden, his dental display has proven more durable, thus causing his likeability advantage to survive up until now. However, more recently, Obama has shown himself to be decidedly thin-skinned and mean spirited, publicly bristling at things that a more mature politician would ignore. Obama even lowered himself to tweet about Clint Eastwood’s comic riff at the RNC.
Preaching to the choir in Ohio, Obama again went into his minstrel rhythms and derided Romney’s totally presidential presentation at the RNC. His references to the non-disclosure of Romney’s “special sauce” is silly enough, but when he claims that Romney did not address the needs of the American people, he betrays either his ignorance of or inattention to Romney’s punchy statement that while Obama is dealing with the planet and its oceans, Romney is prepared to apply his proven managerial skills to the needs of the country and its citizens.
It’s not unreasonable to expect Obama to be pissed and frustrated. He has had four years to break promises and to misrepresent reality. In a very real sense, what he says, either on the stump or at a convention podium is irrelevant. His appearances only remind us that talk is cheap, especially from a discredited speaker. Romney commands more rational attention since he is basically saying, “I’ve been successful before and I’m fully prepared to be successful again.”
Obama is making a huge mistake in focusing on Romney’s lack of “new” ideas. He’s apparently unaware that during the years of rabbit-ear TV antennas, America was united, prosperous, and the king of the hill. Those with some historical perspective will appreciate that Romney’s celebration of “old” ideas is precisely what the country needs to neutralize the social garbage that has resulted from Obama’s presumptuous attempt to “transform” the country in the direction of a socialist model.
The RNC was a huge success in portraying the Republican presidential ticket and its supporters as accomplished, intelligent, multi-cultural, and multi-racial. And even capable of enjoying the off-beat humor of a Hollywood icon. The DNC, on the other hand, seems clearly headed for more empty air, divisiveness, and record dodging.
If the DNC allows Harry Reid to speak, he will make Clint Eastwood look like a stripling youth; and if Nancy Pelosi struts her overstuffed self, it will entitle the Republicans to answer charges of lack of Republican specificity by saying, “We have to elect Romney to find out what he’ll do once in office.”
(c) Gordon Osmond 2012