The Obama campaign has a remarkable penchant for attacking its rivals in precisely the wrong areas. Whether it’s underdelivering on big promises, adding to the public debt, or dealing with unemployment and job creation, Obama and the DNC constantly seem to be going after the speck in their opponents’ eyes while ignoring the logs in their own.
Now, the president who claimed just last week that the U.S. economy’s private sector is “doing just fine” is trying to paint his opponent as being “out of touch” with the American people. Such a claim was bound to be noticed and forcefully responded to.
— Allie Lee (@AllieLeela) June 13, 2012
It takes real chutzpah to say that the private sector is 'doing fine,' and then accuse someone else of being 'out of touch.' @BarackObama
— Kevin (@keder) June 13, 2012
Right, and the private sector is #DoingFine…
— Taylor Kjar (@taylorkjar) June 13, 2012
@ObamaNews Obama was the one thinking the private sector was ok. Not Romney. Nothing more out of touch than that.
— Ross Gwin (@rggrrggr) June 13, 2012
Well for once, I agree with Carville. Obama looks like an out of touch ignorant fool every time he discusses economy:http://t.co/l1qjYdYv
— Wayne Allyn Root (@WayneRoot) June 13, 2012
Folks were quick to note other ways in which the 100-rounds-of-golf president is out of touch with the American people, including flying his personal barber from Chicago to Washington, D.C., twice monthly for haircuts, hobnobbing with celebrities at an endless parade of fundraisers, and enjoying one luxury vacation after another:
@BarackObama Mr. president, did you realize that on the golf course or at one of the many fundraisers you've attended? Who's out of touch?
— Lawrence Olsen (@Chvyrs90) June 13, 2012
Flashback: Axelrod called Bush ‘out of touch’ for playing golf in bad economy http://t.co/xbwlhvE7
— Bill Clay III (@Clay8191) June 13, 2012
— Jennifer Cleveland (@JenCleveland) June 13, 2012
Shorter @BarackObama: "Mitt Romney is out of touch. Anna Wintour said so."
— jon gabriel (@exjon) June 13, 2012
— #NeverTrump (@lheal) June 13, 2012
— Sarah Kala Crandall (@sarahkcrandall) June 13, 2012
Hi @TruthTeam2012, what its like to have a boss who has an out of touch moment every single day?
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) June 13, 2012
Once again, the Obama campaign is trying to go after its adversary in an area of its own weakness, and once again, it isn’t working.