Great Moments In Analogy

October 18th, 2010at 01:28pm Posted by Eli

Harry Reid attempts to defend Obama:

In a speech to supporters in Las Vegas on Sunday night, Reid said that when Obama replaced George W. Bush in the White House he found himself in a “hole so deep that he couldn’t see the outside world.

“It was like the Chilean miners, but he, being the man he is, rolled up his sleeves and said ‘I am going to get us out of this hole,'” Reid said at an “Early Vote GOTV” event.

In addition to the fact that the Chilean miners have now been successfully rescued, the problem with this analogy is that the Chilean miners didn’t dig themselves out, they had to depend on someone else doing it for them.

Which is unintentionally revealing, because that is precisely the alibi that Obama has been using for his ineffectiveness: That he is utterly dependent on the all-powerful Congress to get anything done.  So if we’re still in a hole, it’s all Ben Nelson’s fault for not digging hard enough, not Obama’s.

Of course, the real problem is that neither Obama nor Congress are willing to consider rescue strategies that involve digging.

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Economy,Obama,Politics,Quotes


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