So are Obama and the Democrats focused like a laser on jobs and the economy? Uh, no.
Here you have a lame duck Congress dominated by Democrats and a president who admits his party was “shellacked” in the midterm elections with a chance to partially redeem themselves and focus on the people’s priority – jobs and the economy – and what do they do?
Or to put it another way, they’ve chosen to double down and push their political agenda vs. heeding the message sent by American voters on November 2nd and pushing that aside to give jobs and the economy the priority.
Pure arrogance. But an indication of the fact that the administration has absolutely no real intention of “triangulating” anything or “pivoting” in any direction. The supposed “pragmatic” president shows his true ideologue colors.
This should be something the GOP captures and preserves in amber for 2012. This is precisely the worst thing Democrats could do, but apparently they simply can’t help themselves. And that shouldn’t surprise anyone. Harry Reid still presides over the Senate and what comes to the floor there and House Democrats just reelected the liberal leadership that cost them over 60 seats in the midterms.
But hey, it’s their party, their strategy and their arrogance.
The GOP’s job is to record and remind in 2012.