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Thursday, April 21, 2011

How to literally turn your back on your base.

So the other day Rep. Ryan invited some of his constituents, in his overwhelmingly GOP district, to a little Town Hall meeting, where he could bask in the glory of their praise for the super job he's doing for them as chief architect of the GOP budget in Congress. The people who showed up are from his base, no student hippies, no out-of-state union people. They call him by his first name. And yet even they have had enough of his B.S. I dearly hope that President Obama has seen this clip and drawn the right conclusion. Even many Americans who voted GOP in 2010 don't want our President to "compromise" with these radical rightists. They have parents or grandparents who remember the Great Depression. Many are not going to vote Republican in 2012. Whether they stay home, or come out to vote for President Obama depends entirely on what the President does, not says, over the next year. Hint to President Obama: think first term FDR, not first term Bill Clinton.

6 comments:

kennyrae89 said...

That's pretty funny. It's about time he got booed to his face and saw what people think of his plan.

Ulysses said...

Did you catch his body language? He's restless-- like a drunk at an AA meeting, who prays that it will stop in time for him to make happy hour!

Cletis L. Stump said...

It really is up to the President as you said. I hope he finds his mojo. The Wizard of Ahs Ch.3 is up at my place after midnight EDT.

Motivated In Ohio said...

I loved his constituents... Wow. This guy is so caught up in his Randian philosophy, that he forgot who votes.

Ulysses said...

Speaking of Ayn Rand, did anyone see that movie? I've read a couple of reviews, just wondering whether they got it right...

kennyrae89 said...

I haven't seen it but I saw the previews. It does seem like they did get parts of it right but I have no desire to actually watch the movie so I'll never know for sure. You could go to Rotten Tomatoes to see what people think about it there.