Robert Gibbs just got around to acknowledging what everyone has known for quite some time: hopeandchange didn’t deliver as advertised, and things aren’t looking too good for elected officials who bought stock in it. There’s a mountain of debt for all those jobless college grads who voted for Obama in droves, and the view on the horizon is…gloomy to say the least. When it comes to Health Care, the side effects are sickening (no pun intended), and after presiding over the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, the perception of inaction in the face of concrete lists of things to do will make down south townhall meetings very interesting in the coming months.
It’s no wonder Sad Gibbs is on display:
“I think there’s no doubt there are enough seats in play that could cause Republicans to gain control. There’s no doubt about that,” press secretary Robert Gibbs told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
The rest of the article goes on to speculate whether the comment was meant to energize liberal voters or manage expectations. I really don’t care, and neither should you. Conservatives should now start focusing on putting time and resources into making sure those they plan on voting for get the message that they expect principled conservatism from their elected leaders and nothing less. While I’m not a fan of airing the dirty laundry of our allies out for everyone to see (Chris Matthews gets leg tingles from that sort of thing), it goes without saying that certain individuals and political parties I have a lot in common with strayed quite far off the conservative reservation in recent years. The great thing about the Tea Party movement is that they seem to be doing a good job letting those individuals know that it’s not going to be business as usual going forward; saying the right things isn’t good enough. We want action.