Due to the recent Walk of Shames that Democrats have been taking, I see no other appropriate topic to review today other than the flurry of Democratic retractions. Over the last few months, key Democrats have made statements that have been in direct opposition from the Obama campaign and, as a result, been required to take that Walk or Shame via new, more aligned statements. As we assess our three examples below, we have to wonder: What is the Obama campaign saying to these folks to make them crawl back to the camp and take another sip of kool-aid?
Now the evidence:
- Bill Clinton – In June, the former President stated on CNBC that he believes that all of the Bush-era tax cuts should be extended, even those on the wealthy. As we know, this contradicts the Obama’s campaigns recent stance and, as a result, within hours of his remarks, Clinton retracted his statements with a new statement: he “does not believe the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans should be extended again.” The spokesperson continued and said Clinton, in his remark, was merely acknowledging the political reality that no long-term deal is likely until after the election. I’m not sure how the latter of the two newer statements has anything to do with his initial statement that the tax cuts for the wealthy should remain. Basically, Clinton said the sky was blue but then said he really meant the dog barks. You’re either talking sky or dogs, neither of which can be confused for the other.
- Cory Booker – In May, on Meet the Press, Mayor Booker called the Obama campaign’s attacks on Republican Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital “nauseating” and a “distraction from the real issues.” This, again, proved to be unacceptable to the Obama campaign, as Booker, shortly thereafter, put up a You Tube video stating that it was “reasonable” to go after Romney’s business history and that Obama “more than deserves re-election.” As you may know, Booker is known for his superhero like governing, quickly willing to roll up his sleeves and save people from burning houses. Unfortunately, Obama’s camp, in this case, seems to be his kryptonite.
- Sen. Dianne Feinstein – In our most recent example, which is now dubbed “Feinstein got Bookered,” Feinstein stated that the national security leaks are coming out of the White House. Feinstein chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, which, in theory, should have an understanding of where national security leaks are coming from, or at least should work vigorously to uncover the source. After Feinstein made these allegations against the Executive Branch, she, surprise surprise, retracted them a day later! Feinstein said she “shouldn’t have speculated … because the fact of the matter is I don’t know the source of the leaks.”
It seems to be a tough time to be a Democrat. Disagree with the mother ship and you’ll pay! However, this just seems to be representative of the Obama administration in its entirety. For example, recently, Obama, due to the disdain from the court of public opinion, is now stating that Romney is taking his infamous “private sector is doing fine” and “you didn’t build it” comments out of context. Really? If you read the transcript from his speeches, he, without a doubt, said these things spot on because he believes them. With his big government ideology, he meant everything he has said but quickly realized that it was just too far to the left for America so, what else could he do other than blame Romney?
While Democrats state something and then wait for their Great One to either approve or disapprove, Obama makes comments and then waits for the public opinion to then decide whether his opponent “misconstrues” his words. The Obama administration bullies their allies just like Obama bullies Romney with his slurs of deflection. In the end, these things are happening because, as Bill Clinton states, he’s an “AMATEUR.”
It’s time for them to take their walk of shame right out of the White House.