Told You So

Don’t mean to say I told you so, but I predicted on the day before Obama won the election in November 2008 that Republicans would have a big victory in the November 2010 midterms. Regardless of the fact that the Obama administration has been a showcase for conventional, status quo continuity of presidents past or that the economic meltdown and government intervention happened on Republicans’ watch – as Frank Rich recently wrote,

when Mitch McConnell appeared on ABC’s “This Week” last month, he typically railed against the “extreme” government of “the last year and a half,” citing its takeover of banks as his first example. That this was utter fiction — the takeover took place two years ago, before Obama was president, with — went unchallenged by his questioner, Christiane Amanpour, and probably by many viewers inured to this big lie.

— reality aside, we are just so incredibly predictable as voters.



Filed under Essays, Obama 44

2 responses to “Told You So

  1. jeff

    You think this is predictable? Wait until you see how fast Republicans start pushing Rubio as the next Presidential candidate. Just as I predicted Obama would become the Dems’ golden boy, so say I again in this case.

  2. eric

    Yea, and I think Obama has spent the past year counting on becoming Clinton Redux. He lets his party get crushed, and then with the Republicans setting the agenda he triangulates and rides out the popularity (a la Clinton). So much for Change.

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