Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Pathetic Response


It would be better were, Jon Cooper, who identifies himself as former national finance chair of Draft Biden 2016, Long Island Campaign chair for Barack Obama & Majority Leader of Suffolk County Legislature, were joking. No such luck. Also, the other guy below.

We all  have had those head slapping moments when we say "I wish I had thought of it at that time."  Jen Psaki made this remark the morning after the State of Union address, not during the speech. And not many people know who Psaki is, and even fewer care. The President himself should have responded, pointedly and politely to Representatives Boebert and Greene, in real time.

 Moreover, apropos of good cop, bad cop, if anyone should employ a passive-aggressive tone, it's the President. None of his surrogates should be so passive and indirect as to say "I think that says a lot more about them than it does about how important these priorities are." If it says something about them, say it; cowardice is not a strategy. And if one is going to say something as ineffectual as "it says a lot more about them....,  please leave out the "I think."  It's not a theory; it is observable fact and even if it's not, voters must not be led to think it's only your opinion.

The President speaks of "burn pits,"of  headaches, numbness, dizziness, and even cancer suffered by American soldiers, gets heckled, and the most the Administration can come up with is- well, not much. It was an opportunity wasted, and there will be only so many of them before November.

 

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