That was the heart-felt plea Monday by Jay Weber, the morning host of News/Talk 1130 WISN, who remains of the view that President Obama is “an empty suit” who “isn’t all that bright” — “worst president ever, failing on every front . . . .”
Transcript (starting at 1:50):
Now all sorts of people on the Big Labor left . . . are blasting Obama for being a coward, and insisting that he be more actively involved, and even visit Wisconsin, to stand with Big Labor!
After all, that’s the vow he made when he was running for office, right? I think you’ve heard this clip, of Obama telling SEIU members that he’d walk the picket lines with him.
Well, from The Hill, today: “Left Presses Obama to Take a Firmer Stand on Heated Labor Battle.”
Liberals on Capitol Hill are upping the pressure on President Obama to amplify his support for public workers in Wisconsin and beyond. Although Obama sided with Wisconsin’s public employees in their protest against a GOP plan to dissolve collective bargaining rights [only some of them], a growing number of Democrats say he shouldn’t stop there. Some want him to visit Madison as a show of solidarity with the protesters.
“He’s made some statements, he should get credit for that,” said Representative Keith Ellison, Democrat, Minnesota, but “I think President Obama should come to Wisconsin and stand with the workers.”
Perhaps encouraged by such comments, other members of the Progressive Caucus are also prodding the president to use the bully pulpit more forcefully amid the labor battle.
“I appreciate the fact that President Obama came out in support of workers in Wisconsin,” said Representative Chellie Pingree of Maine [I’ve never heard of this person before], “but I would like to see him do more to stand by the public employees and do what they’re fighting for.”
Oh, I would too! Please, Mr. President, please come to Wisconsin! Please stand on the side of the privileged public sector worker, the protected public sector worker, instead of standing on the side of the taxpayer.
Please do that. Yes, come to Wisconsin and get even more involved in what is clearly a state issue. Please, stand against allowing Wisconsin to balance its own budget, as you refuse to balance your federal budget.
And please, oh, please, get all vocal about how we need to protect government workers and teachers in these tight budget times. Above all else, please do that. Please come here and poop on taxpayers’ heads. Ah, how can I make this happen?
You see what sort of situation President Obama has put himself into here? The people still want to claim he’s a bright guy. They still want to claim he’s a brilliant politician.
I’ve been saying for nearly two years now, he’s an empty suit who, quite frankly, isn’t all that bright. Oh, he might be book smart. He might have learned the lessons of Saul Alinsky and Bill Ayers really well. He might be able to pass a test in college.
But he’s really a hack when it comes to politics, to reading human nature, and really all the rest. Worst president ever, failing on every front, losing on every issue he engages, including this one!
And realize, he could have just stayed out of this! But by getting involved he is now, once again, letting down his committed liberal left base, which will be looking for a candidate to challenge him in 2012 if it gets much worse, but realize he’s also on the wrong side of the issue for the average American mainstream voter.
It’s incredible how he keeps getting himself into these political cul de sacs, as “brilliant” as this man is. But please, come to Wisconsin and stand for the unions and public workers, against the taxpayers. Oh, absolutely, let’s do this!