…it’s that they got Rush Limbaugh to admit publicly that he was wrong about something:
I want to announce to the Republicans that I was wrong. I want to announce to all of you in this audience that I was wrong when I advised the Republicans to skip this summit. (interruption) What’s unseemly, for me to admit that I was wrong? I know. It’s very difficult for people to deal with this. (interruption) Well, I’m not a slave to my accuracy rating. I don’t do things just to keep the rating up. You know, I’m not concerned about polls. I just report what our opinion audit is. But the Republicans need to be commended here for having a pretty good strategery of going up there and ramming this down their throats and not rolling over and playing dead, not rolling over and talking about bipartisanship and not saying, “Yeah, yeah, yeah. Mr. President, we really want to work with you. We want to get along.” They are taking it to him.
I really think that our democratic friends who concluded that this president wasn’t a great leader when it came to legislating decided that his skills at oratory were so great and his personal approval rating high enough that he could simply dominate the proceedings. The media believed this too and decided that this summit would be an excellent chance to use those skills to force republicans to go along…
Remember in the house there is no need to get republicans to go along and in the senate they only need one to get past 60. What this really is about is to provide enough votes so that the responsibility read: blame for an unpopular bill that will reward democratic groups so that democrats alone don’t have to take the political heat for it. I’ll say what I’ve said before:
If this health care reform was any good or desired by the public the Democrats would have passed it without republican votes and rubbed Republican faces in it.
The fact that they have to resort to this nonsense tell you that it is not what they claim it is.
…But back to the president, the president and his allies forgot something. Normally this president is filtered by sound bites and surrounded by media commentary that is favorable, while republicans are not. Yesterday via CPAN the country saw the president unfiltered and unprotected and the same for the republicans.
The end result, he was revealed for what he is, the man my brother (the one from Prince Pizza) likes to call “fluffy Hussein”.
Without that filter and without the aura he becomes what he is, an inexperienced Chicago machine poll who is in way over his head.
Is he capable of learning and improving? I think so, after all he has learned enough not to mess up Iraq and to keep fighting in Afghanistan. Will it happen? We will find out won’t we?