Obama’s Intransigence and Why We Keep Losing
Okay. After a nearly four year campaign in which Obama kept saying that “millionaires and billionaires” need to be taxed more, John Boehner caved and offered a proposal to hike taxes on millionaires (and billionaires) while keeping the tax rates on everyone else the same.
So what happens?
Obama rejects the deal.
This was after Boehner had proposed a “fiscal cliff” deal that would have provided $1 in revenue for every $1 in PROMISED spending cuts. The stuff I outlined above is “Plan B.” Boehner has basically given Obama everything Obama said he wanted. Everything.
And Obama still won’t deal. Do you know what that’s called? Intransigence. It’s also the final piece of the puzzle needed for everyone, everywhere, to finally conclude that Obama actually wants to go over the fiscal cliff because he thinks it’s politically better for him since the GOP will get the blame no matter what the reality is.
Not only is Boehner (and the GOP) taking the blame from the Democrat Media Complex, somehow the conservative new media is ALSO blaming Boehner instead of providing a unified voice explaining that Obama is being intransigent. How does this happen?
Easy. Conservatives are still playing the game set up by the Democrat Media Complex. They’re still responding to the media / Democrat narrative instead of creating a narrative of their own and getting every conservative media outlet and every on-screen pundit saying the same thing (or some version thereof).
This is why we keep losing. A lack of cohesion. A lack of surge. We could, if we acted in some kind of cohesive manner, flood the zone with article after article, pundit after pundit, calling Obama out on his intransigence. But we don’t do that. Instead we have some grassroots outlets who are trying to fundraise over an effort to unseat Boehner, happily going along with the “blame Boehner” game so they can raise more money. We have conservative websites instructing people to pester Congressmen to reject Boehner’s deal.
Meanwhile, we’re losing the PR battle. The American people are pathetically uniformed about what is going on right now. Obama DOES NOT want to deal. He wants the country to go off the fiscal cliff and we as a movement are doing NOTHING to explain that to people. We’re not even trying.
The country is waiting for a deal to get done and Obama is blocking every offer. But the American people have this notion that the reason the deal isn’t being done is Republican refusal to “tax the rich.” And the few people actually looking outside the mainstream media for information are seeing people on our side criticizing Boehner instead of Obama. Guess what they’re going to go away thinking? That it’s Boehner’s fault when we know Obama is the one scuttling every proposal.
We can’t win if we don’t stop playing the game and create our own game.