Tuesday, October 23, 2012

President Obama's immature campaign disgraces the presidency.

Today, Obama went on the offensive again, saying Romney suffered from "stage 3 Romnesia". This is an attempt at snark that isn't even funny, and certainly not something a confident incumbent looking forward to the future would say. Obama's leviathan of hope and change has derailed, and we are now hearing the final release of steam as it slowly dies...

Even some liberals aren't quite content with President Obama's new Big Bird, Binders, and Bayonets approach.

Says John Cook...
 It should by no means be coming from the president of the United States, let alone one who promised to put away childish things. It's a dumb "zinger," transparently crafted to appeal to the Mark Halperins and Politicos of the world. That's not to say that humor has no place in political rhetoric or that Obama betrays his promise every time he deigns to insult his opponent. But to graft a pre-planned VH1 Best Week Ever-level joke onto a nationally televised discussion about life and death and our role on the world stage is scarcely less pathetic than the desperate flailings of the McCain campaign that I smugly scoffed at four years ago.
It's not just that joke. Obama has taken to using "Romnesia" to describe Romney's inability or unwillingness to hew to a policy position for more than two weeks. "He's forgetting what his own positions are, and he's betting that you will, too," Obama said at a rally in Virginia last week. "We've got to name this condition that he's going through. I think it's called 'Romnesia.'" Today, summing up the debate, Obama called Romney's performance "at least Stage 3 Romnesia."
This is very, very dumb. Maybe "Romnesia" is a funny, handy term that usefully carries an important anti-Romney message. But even if it is, it is just too juvenile and jokey to be coming from the president. He shouldn't be making jokes based on his opponent's name. That's what vice presidents are for. Put it in John Kerry's mouth. He'll say anything.
President Obama's 2012 campaign has been one of immature attempts to discredit Mitt Romney. It doesn't matter which side you are on. Obama despises Romney more than Obama supporters do and it shows. Obama's Kardashian presidency is almost over. It's time to let an adult with knowledge of the economy take charge. We haven't had that kind of leadership in a long, long time. 

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