Interesting report above from Bloomberg, detailing Barack Obama’s hunt for a “Big Bad” this election year. Prezzo has never had any problem picking villains in campaigns of the past, whether it was Exxon Mobil or Bain Capital. Sometimes, the evil masterminds didn’t even need to have names, as Obama would simply rail against the very notion of insurance companies, big energy, or big oil. But something is different in 2014, and it’s not looking good for the Left. Maybe it’s because it has become politically toxic for Democrats to rail against job-creating opportunities like the Keystone XL Pipeline. Or perhaps it’s because targeting insurance companies would open a can of worms about Obamacare that would almost certainly backfire. At any rate, Barry has decided that the ultimate baddie for this year…is the Republican party as a whole. Pardon me while I yawn.
To the best of my knowledge, Obama has never publicly castigated the Koch Brothers, which is odd, considering that Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer have already knighted them as the Official Villains of the 2014 Midterm Elections. Is Barack’s unwillingness to join in on the Koch-bashing an admission that the strategy isn’t expected to work? Has the president already thrown in the towel? Maybe he doesn’t even care what happens in November, since his campaigning days are technically over. It wouldn’t at all surprise me if the latter were true, given that Obama seems happiest when he’s behaving like an anti-social troglodyte, hiding his head in the sand or playing a round of golf all by his lonesome. I can almost envision him right now saying, “You guys don’t love me anymore? Well I don’t need ANY of you! I already GOT re-elected!”
All of this spells bad news for Democrats this year. Just ask Mark Halperin.
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