Elections Are Crux Of GOP’s Strategy: “‘The president’s run into a perfect political storm where the confluence of natural disasters from last fall, gasoline prices, staff changes, the continuing war in Iraq, all are giving conservatives a defensive fatigue,’ said Kenneth Khachigian, a California GOP strategist who served in Ronald Reagan’s White House. ‘And let’s put immigration in there, too. . . . There’s just wave after wave washing over them at this point.'”
What is it about the “conventional wisdom”? I keep seeing this type of statement about the position the White House finds itself in and I can’t quite understand the thought process behind it. Look at the list…”natural disasters from last fall, gasoline prices, staff changes, the continuing war in Iraq”, the only thing here that can’t be laid at the President’s door is the first one. Personally I do not feel that it is the natural disasters so much as the administrations reaction to them, so in that regard even this “problem” could be tacked to the door of the Oval Office.
What appears to be happening, at least to me, is the bait and switch tactics that the GOP has used so successfully in the past decade is beginning to cause their base to wonder about the genuineness of their intentions. After almost five years of preaching the politics of fear…the lack of a proven policy of providing for the security of American’s and not American Corporate Interests is coming back to haunt them.