Last January, retiring Arkansas Democratic Rep. Marion Berry told the Arkansas Democrat Gazette that he worried about overconfidence in the White House regarding their prospects for avoiding a midterm election blowout.
“The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me,'” Berry said. “We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.”
An attitude of supreme arrogance has been visible at every moment . When the situation started to press, it surfaced in your face.
Perhaps Obama’s most difficult comment to live down will turn out to be the ones he made on a radio show last week, in which he suggested that Latinos should be inspired on Election Day to “punish” their “enemies,” a poor choice of words, which presumptive incoming Republican Speaker John Boehner seized upon in last-minute appearances around the country.
“Sadly, we have a president who uses the word ‘enemy’ for fellow Americans, fellow citizens,” Boehner said at an Ohio rally on Monday. “He used it for people who disagree with his agenda of bigger government.”
Americans are smart enough to pick up condescension, confrontation, and disrespect. A politician who speaks to those he represents in such a way, loses even the remotest credibility. Fast.
Just another one of the multitude of reasons the President and his fellow Democrats are meeting with the mid term election reality.