by Andrew Malcolm
Politically, this week unfolded almost as if President Obama had planned it to fit his 2012 reelection strategy. If you can imagine a Chicago pol doing such a politically opportune thing.
First, the Democrat wasted three days driving around at taxpayer expense in his armored bus talking about listening to North Carolina and Virginia voters. But instead, in between cheeseburgers, Obama did most of the talking about how important it was for the Democrat-controlled Senate to get busy and pass important parts of his doomed jobs bill.
At long last, after 1,000 days in office, it was supposed to seem that Obama had finally gotten the message about jobs and the economy being the nation’s top priority. Not windmills.
Now, remember, the Democrat-controlled Senate had already soundly defeated the president’s massive $447 billion stimulus 2.0 plan this fall.