In a post this morning, echoing Senator Jeff Sessions’s call for conducting “negotiations over raising the federal debt” in the open, John Hinderaker says that should let “their proposals see the light of day.” He contends that the president’s party has “nothing to offer but demagoguery.”
Yesterday, ABC reported just what kind of reelection campaign the president is running:
Signaling its messaging operation has kicked into gear, the Obama campaign today directly responded to Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann’s bid for the presidency, saying her economic policies would devastate the middle class.
“Congresswoman Bachmann talks about reclaiming the American Dream, but her policies would erode the path to prosperity for middle class families,” Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said in a statement.
“She voted for a budget plan that would extend tax cuts for the richest Americans on the backs of seniors and the middle class while ending Medicare as we know it,” he said.
(Via Jim Hoft.) So, Obama’s people are attacking the budget plan that Mrs. Bachmann supported without offering a plan of their own. Say what you will of the charismatic Republican from Minnesota, she at least had the courage to make “tough choices” on the budget.
We still don’t have the details of the president’s plan to cut the deficit. Nor to deal with Medicare’s coming insolvency. So, his team will attack a Republican for having the courage to stand up and show where she stands on issues where he refuses himself to take a stand.