I had the misfortune of watching the New Populist Obama on TV today as he did his town hall meeting in Ohio. Other than a missing tie, I could not tell the difference from this Obama from the one who lied his butt off over the past year.
I cannot imagine what that town hall meeting would have been like if it wasn’t stacked with Kool Aid drinkers. Some of the things Populist Obama said were downright laughable when you consider his actions over the past year.
"Let me tell you, so long as I have the privilege of serving as your president, I'll never stop fighting for you,"
If I were in the audience I would have shouted out “more like never stop fighting with us”! Remember this is the same man who was more than willing to turn a deaf ear to the public’s push back as he tried to ram healthcare reform down our throats. Yet here he is shamelessly trying to play our hero.
Populist Obama went on like he was always on our side for the speech. He spoke as though it was January 2009 and we have spent the last year watching this man dismiss the concerns of the American people and completely renege on his campaign promises. It was a pure Twilight Zone moment. Even the Q and A was pathetic. Jim Geraghty over at the Campaign Spot notes the unhelpful questions asked by the audience. I found the questioners reminiscent of people from Third World Countries who ask Dear Leader for help with their problems.
If Obama thinks that his new populist personae is going to win over the public with more empty word and broken promises, then he has another thing coming to him. The anger out in America is not merely a populist movement aimed at “greedy Wall Street” or “greed corporations” the anger in America is directed at a completely out of touch, phony, self serving and ever growing government. Right now, Populist Obama is still fitting that bill.
Via: The Campaign Spot