In response to a breaking story about money spent by the Republican Party on naughty night clubs, private jets and limousines, a spokesman for the Democratic National Committee said the following:
“If limos, chartered aircraft and sex clubs are where they think their donor’s money should be spent — who are we to judge?” said Brad Woodhouse. “But, this controversy shouldn’t give voters much confidence in Republicans when they say they want to be put back in charge of federal spending — not that their performance the last time they were in charge would have engendered any confidence in the first place.”
I am not repeating this story to smear the Republican Party. But I am presenting it to say that this Democratic Party spokesman, Woodhouse, should immediately be promoted. This is the kind of sharp retort that I would expect from the Democratic Party. When candidate Obama was running for office, his every speech carried precisely the right message. Since the election, the message has weakend, softened, even fallen off a cliff at times, even as the President has led with reason and judgment.
No doubt the President is too busy working to be crafting every response to Republican shenanigans, but I would like to see Brad Woodhouse take a stab at it.
On second thought, take out the reference to “stab.” I would like to see Woodhouse “have a go at it.”
The nonsense being leveled at Obama is one big “swift boat,” and it’s time someone dropped an anchor. That’s not too rough a metaphor is it?
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