Monday, January 25, 2010

What The Administration Hoped You'd Miss

by Michael Coyne They were hoping you wouldn’t notice David Plouffe, President Obama’s campaign manager from 2008, worked in a relatively minor role in the Obama Administration for its first year. Now, he is back on the main stage in the wake of Scott Brown’s Massachusetts win. While this may seem like a minor story, its significance lies in the fact that it happened this weekend. Take Out The Trash Day As political junkies know, politicians and political groups tend to break stories between Friday and about noon Sunday to hide them. These are the stories that they do not want people talking about or reported in the weekday news - on the off chance that America can pull itself away from reality TV long enough to learn something about their government. The only reason that the Obama Administration would want this story swept into a weekend news cycle is that the promotion actually has major significance. The move is clearly a reaction to recent Republican victories, and an acknowledgement that the political soil is prime for a new Republican Revolution. America knows it, the media knows it, and President Obama knows it. David Plouffe and Why He Will Fail Plouffe’s major strategy, which he has already begun to reemploy on ABC’s Good Morning America, was to call for so-called “change” and to blame everything short of paper cuts on former President George W. Bush. Although, perhaps even this is the result of Bush’s failure to regulate the paper industry. In any case, the strategy is wearing thin. The president has had a solid year to make some sort of progress, and he has failed. Unemployment is still on the rise - save for the three jobs created in New Jersey, Virginia, and Massachusetts - and the dollar is plummeting. Meanwhile, the very big-government policies forewarned by our Founding Fathers are looming on the horizon, and Americans rightly fear for their economic and personal liberties. Plouffe has his work cut out for him. Fortunately, the one-trick-pony that is the Obama political machine has little chance of fooling America twice. Check out Michael Coyne's blog, "Republican Blue" for more news and conservative commentary. Leave a Comment * Conservative T-Shirts * Follow CNB on Twitter * RSS Feed