I’m in the Will Rogers wing about the Dims, they are too unorganized to be a political party. That said, the farther left you look, the more unorganized it becomes. This is one of the reasons that the blaming of the Left for the so-called enthusiasm gap falls flat with me.
There is no monolithic Left, we don’t have talking points, there is no morning phone call to get the ducks in a row. And I think it is safe to say with this White House, there is no communication plan, there is no strategy. The White House guys have no message, you are failing in communicating just about anything. I bet you couldn’t even make a coherent lunch order to Round Table.
Back to topic: so the blaming of the Left, is it trying to shift the focus from the abandonment and the many failures of your campaign promises, President Carebear? Maybe. But the larger point I think is this:
Instead of blaming the Professional Left for the enthusiasm gap, do something to bridge the gap. Explain to us why we should be enthusiastic.
It’s true that considering the GOP alternative is grim, but that’s not motivation to support you, President Carebear, that motivation to not support them. And there is a difference, and you of all people should understand that. This does not mean we are going to support the GOP, so quit raising that strawman. It’s stupid and beneath you — but it is as close to a communication plan as you have.
No one is asking for you to weep, or rend your clothing or do something emotional, we are asking you to lead.
For instance, President Carebear, instead of telling your Justice Department to continue pressing the DADT lawsuit, take a stand yourself. You have the power with a stroke of your pen to issue an executive order to end DADT, and you could. There’s issue after issue you could actually push, but you have not, and that’s what the enthusiasm gap is about. We are as enthusiastic about you as you are about us.
Throw us a bone, you’d be surprised at how much good that would do.