The Post Partisan Easter Bunny
11:59 AM, Oct 1, 2008 • By DEAN BARNETT
Jeff Dobbs over at the excellent Voice in My Head blog makes a great catch. Here was Barack Obama on "60 Minutes" a full nine days ago:
Now here he was yesterday, explaining why he eschewed playing a leadership role during the current crisis, and never considered sullying his hands with something as quotidian as "finding common ground" with Republicans on the Hill:
By this point in time, we've all come to understand that most Obama promises and pledges come with a built in expiration date. But eight days from being the guy who brings together violently disagreeing people to not being "persuasive" on the other side of the aisle? That's got to be a new record.
This transformation is rather sad. The post-partisan Obama that we saw many months ago in Iowa was an appealing guy. Obama 2.0, the one who relies on class warfare rhetoric and mouths silly rhetoric about the gulf dividing Wall Street and Main Street, is a considerably less attractive persona. And obviously a far less constructive one as well.