Why do some people love President Obama still?
Apparently because they don’t listen to a single word he says.
Remember all of the House Minority Leader John Boehner bashing Obama has done recently? If not, you’re not the only one. It seems that a full half of people don’t even know who he is according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, much less that the president has used him as a whipping boy for the last few weeks.
So Obama can criticize his largely – for now – toothless opponent all he wants to crowds such as the one that enthusiastically gathered to see him at the University of Wisconsin this week. It probably won’t do any good anyway…
If the picture provided with that article is any indication, the gathered mass seemed to be comprised of mostly college students, who are apparently too brainwashed to realize that his economic agenda is killing their chances of getting a job outside of McDonalds come graduation.
So when the president flat-out admits that so far, he has done nothing (I’d argue that he’s done worse than nothing, but that’s just me.), saying: “I am promising you Wisconsin, change is going to come. You got to stick with me. You can’t lose hope.” They just cheer like they’re a bunch of crazed tweens at a Justin Bieber concert.
And do you really think that people that blind are going to remember to vote in the fast-approaching elections? For that matter, do you think they’ll prioritize it above sleeping in as late as possible after partying the night before? (Thirsty Mondays anyone?)
My guess is not.
They’re probably much more likely to be the future parents of such children as the 12-year old brat who got himself shot, though not killed, by a 68-year old woman who’s house he was busy throwing bricks at. Maybe they even were those kids back in the day.
Regardless, they clearly have no real concept – or care – of what is going on in the world outside of their own sweet little bubbles.
And when that’s your voter base, you’re in trouble.