Obama is out stirring a bit. He needs to stir more..and more to the point. Harry Truman had a GOP congress filled with do-nothings and he ran against them and turned an election around. We have had two years of wingnut loon right rewriting of history complete with distortion of terms, meaning, events, outcomes, history, science, motivation, etc. The National GOP and co-conspirators have been aided and abetted by TEA Party trash attacks. Truman also said something like, "I don't really give them hell, I just tell the truth about them and they think it is hell."
Time for Obama and all Democratic Congressional candidates to tell the truth about the GOP and send the No-No Obstructionists back to howling in the wilderness again. Take a look at an article by Robert Kuttner for more historical detail and commentary.
Here is a small part of the article from American Prospect:In September, Truman embarked on an extended version of his earlier two-week rail tour across America. This time, he would spend a total of 33 days and cover 21,928 miles. With each stop, his attacks on the Republicans grew more scathing, and his subject was nearly always the economy and the Republicans' role as the party of obstruction and privilege. In Dexter, Iowa, he told a crowd of some 90,000 people, "I wonder how many times you have to be hit on the head before you find out who's hitting you? ... These Republican gluttons of privilege are cold men. They are cunning men. ... They want a return of the Wall Street dictatorship. ... I'm not asking you to vote for me. Vote for yourselves."
Speaking in Denver, he told a crowd of 25,000 people in front of the state Capitol, "I'm not talking about the average Republican voter. ... Individually, most Republicans are fine people. But there's a big distinction between the individual Republican voter and the policies of the Republican Party. Something happens to Republican leaders when they get control of the government. ... Republicans in Washington have a habit of becoming curiously deaf to the voice of the people. They have a hard time hearing what the ordinary people of the country are saying. But they have no trouble at all hearing what Wall Street is saying."
***Stay Tuned but call up your Democratic candidates and Obama ..Let them know you understand the stakes in the election and that it is literally time to give the obstructionist No-Noers HELL..even if that is really just the facts unvarnished.--- Doug Wiken