Thursday, October 28, 2010
When Barack Obama "hits the road" to go campaigning, he increasingly does so with a battered, rusting, fuel-inefficient "car" metaphor that should have been scrapped during the "Cash for Clunkers" program.
We've all heard him say that Republicans "drove the car into a ditch," and that "R is for reverse" and "D is for drive" (ignoring the fact that reverse is, in actuality, the appropriate gear for getting out of a ditch).
But because the president can't get any votes talking about Obamacare, the failed stimulus, or his inaction in the face of disastrous unemployment, he's decided to go into more detail about his imaginary car - telling a Rhode Island audience that it "needs some body work, needs a tuneup. But it's pointing in the right direction. The engine is turning and it's ready to go!"
The audience, in the state with the 4th highest unemployment in the nation, was understandably baffled by the fact that rather than good news, they're getting Mr. Goodwrench.
And they know that what Americans really need is leadership...not just a lube job.