...And start focusing the scorn on our President. It's hard to believe there is still all this giddy talk of Republican rebranding as though everything was fine and dandy on our side. Protecting the safety net is a bedrock of the Democratic brand and Obama has essentially done the equivalent of a G.W. Bush proposing a budget that raises taxes against which Democrats could run and style themselves as anti-tax crusaders.
Above all else, our President has stabbed each and every one of us who worked so hard to get him re-elected in the back. Not one single person worked on behalf of his campaign in order to cut social insurance spending. Many figured some sort of compromise would materialize that included some cuts, but to make it a baseline Democratic proposal is an absolute betrayal.
Want to know how much damage this has caused to our side? Remember at the VP debate when Biden turned to us, the viewers, and asked us personally who we trusted more to protect Social Security and Medicare? Well, apparently, he was lying to us, and no Democrat can say that with a straight face ever again.
We need to STOP taking pleasure in what we perceive to be brand issues on the Republican side and take a long hard look at our own President, who has sold us down the river in order to throw Republicans a lifeline. It's a disgrace.