RNC hitting Democrats with their own words that make them look goofy, uninformed and ineffective
posted at 4:02 pm on March 21, 2012 by Allahpundit
This is a bit of a strange thing to see coming from Obama after his State of the Union. Sure, he’s going to do some of the usual, which might give a bit of “charm” to the Democratic base, but nothing new or groundbreaking, and nothing that will really alter the course of the election in any meaningful way. He wants to talk up the stimulus, but that’s just a bit of a rambling, rambling speech about the stimulus that was designed to distract from the issue of the day, and which will have more to do with the 2012 election than with helping anyone get something from the GOP. But that’s the nature of the president as we head toward the general election campaign. He wants to talk about how he’s changed, but he also wants to use the speech to talk down the opposition party, which will help get him elected. But not before he shows that voters can still see through the pretense for him and the Democrats. This is just another in a series of the usual gaffes by the president that Republicans will try to make a point of.
First — and this might be a biggie – the president went to the podium and used a very familiar, but typically Republican talking point. He said, “What do we mean when we say that the economy is strong?” He said it twice, to drive home the point of his argument. There was no “or” or “and” in the middle, and a “not” at the end. He said it once, twice, and then said, “not”. So there was no doubt in the speaker’s mind, but it wasn’t just any “We’re great, not strong” or “We’re great and strong”. It was an almost identical talking point that Obama used repeatedly in the first debate and the other early debates. It’s one of those talking points that a president can