Obama camp’s Lazy Susan turns back ’round: “Rich people are mean”
In the last-half of her interview on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown With Chuck Todd” today, Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter was asked to respond to a focus group of independent voters in Northern Virginia. At least, that was what the show’s host wanted to do. From around 2:30 to 3:34, Todd tried at least twice to interrupt Ms. Cutter– who was charging gleeful through a reprise of every Obama camp/MSM-created Romney gaffe she could think of. Start at 2:30.
Todd then showed Cutter and viewers footage of a Virginia focus group of undecided voters expressing concern that President Obama cannot get anything done. “Well, I think the President addressed that in his convention speech,” said Cutter. “You know, he put out a forward-looking agenda of where… a road map of where we want to take this country.” She then chalked up the problems in Washington to Republicans who won’t give “one more dime in taxes from the very wealthy” to accomplish things.
When “Todd pointed out that these voters place equal blame on the President for the gridlock in DC,” Ms. Cutter said that the president had “spoken to” gridlock. Once again, this administration and its apologists seems to think it can get away with pretending that the President is an outsider. How can he bemoan the gridlock “in Washington”, when he’s been one of the players for nearly four years?
It’s sad when your campaign doesn’t have a consistent message, isn’t it? Now their Lazy Susan has turned ’round again, from the DNC convention strategy of touting President Obama’s tough stance of foreign policy, to the previous storyline: “Romney makes gaffe in criticizing Obama’s foreign policy” (you don’t need a hyperlink for that one, do you?). Now they’ve come back to “Romney’s a bad, rich guy.” It’s no wonder that Stephanie Cutter has to hem and haw, and seems more confused than confident. Who wouldn’t be?
Just thought this went along with the theme here… From The Hill’s Overnight email: “President Obama is in New York for meetings at the United Nations general assembly. He’ll also tape an interview for “The Late Show with David Letterman” and attend a fundraiser with Beyonce and Jay-Z. (emphasis original)”