Monday, October 18, 2010
In Sunday's NY Times magazine article, Barack Obama admits that one of the failings of his first two years in office is that he concentrated on pure policy so much that he didn't pay enough attention to politics. This from the man who routinely describes elected Republicans as "bomb throwers" supported by "shadowy" foreign powers.
But to prove beyond doubt that he's willing to play political games now, the president has just declared that he wants every senior citizen in America to get another $250 "stimulus" check, and he's making that offer just before the midterm elections. What a stunning coincidence!
Unfortunately for Mr. Obama, senior citizens are not quite so easily fooled...and a politician's empty promise of $250 will not make them forget or forgive the fact that Obamacare has just stripped $500 billion out of Medicare in order to provide healthcare to señors instead of seniors.
Which is why the voters who use walkers are likely to take out their anger on every Democrat who's running.