He hired yet another advisor that loathes traditional democrats.
“If we’d had our druthers,” Mr. Rouse said, “starting out with a $787 billion spending program that people don’t think benefited them, that reinforced the idea of big-spending liberal, isn’t the option we would have chosen, but it was what was called for.”
Mr. Rouse, 64, avoids the public stage as much as Mr. Emanuel savored it. Despite his decades on Capitol Hill, where he was called the 101st senator, C-Span producers searching their archives found no interview he has given nor footage of any public event where he spoke. In his office, he displays none of the classic Washington vanity pictures of himself with famous politicians.
This isn't a messaging problem. This is a problem of governing philosophy! Obama and his people are ashamed to be democrats. He cares more about not looking like a real democrat than about the interests of the country. What a mistake we made in electing him. If he is so ashamed to govern as a democrat why didn't he become a republican? If the democrats don't primary him successfully, I'm voting independent, green, social democrat left in 2012, anything but for him.