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White House Returns to Favorite Tactic: Hectoring the Base

Pictured: BT reacts to the White House's political strategy. (by Suzanne Hamilton)

I see the President has dusted off his “the beatings will continue until morale improves” pitch.

President Barack Obama launched into a fiery speech Saturday night at the Congressional Black Caucus awards dinner, where he told black leaders to “stop complaining” and fight for jobs and opportunity. “Shake it off,” Obama said. “Stop grumbling. Stop crying. We are going to press on. We have work to do.”

I liked it better when it was “Stop whining,” “Wake up,” “Get over it,” and “Get in gear.” Easy to see why they’ve brought this back — it worked so well for them in 2010.

Now I could be wrong, but I don’t think all those small donors the President has lost are going to find all this scolding particularly inspiring.

“I have been very disappointed in the president,” Ms. Kurland said. “He has not stood up to the Republicans.”



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