For someone who keeps claiming the time for talk is over, he sure is talking a lot. And he plans to keep on talking when he travels to Ohio on Monday. If his Ohio speech is anything like the two previous shrill, revival tent events I can’t imagine he will accomplish anything other than cementing the opposition.
Visiting America’s heartland, Obama tried to rally support for his healthcare legislation among wavering Democrats. He urged them to set aside their worries about a political backlash and support the legislation.
“Folks in Washington, they like to talk. So Washington is doing right now what Washington does,” he told a crowd at a high school in St. Charles, Missouri. “They’re speculating breathlessly day or night. Every columnist. Every pundit. Every talking head. Is this proposal going to help the Republicans or is this proposal going to help the Democrats?”
“The time to talk is over. It’s time to vote,” he said. “I don’t know about the politics, but I know that it is the right thing to do and that is why I am fighting so hard to get it done.”
He doesn’t know about the politics? Pu-leeze. He knows very well that the politics stink and the vulnerable members of his party are looking at a bloodbath in November if they vote for his wildly unpopular legislation. But he’s willing to sacrifice anything and anyone to get this done.
The more he talks, the more desperate he seems. You have to wonder who is advising him to carry on like this. My guess is its Axelrod and Plouffe who are both still in 2008 Messiah mode when it comes to Barry’s soaring speeches and swooning audiences.