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What an appropriate comparison:
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s chief political adviser on Tuesday conceded that a dark cloud looms over the American economy and Obama’s political future, describing the president’s road to a second term in the White House as “a Titanic struggle.”
“We have the wind in our face because the American people have the wind in their faces,” David Axelrod told an audience of New Hampshire politicians and business leaders. “So this is going to be a Titanic struggle. But I firmly believe we’re on the right side of the struggle.”
Hey Dave, “headwinds” weren’t what sunk the Titanic. In this case, a $4 trillion iceberg was purchased with money charged to future generations and the SS Hope & Change rammed it on purpose. But all Obama’s got for people who warned about the iceberg is “stop complaining, get back down in steerage and eat your peas!”
I’m no campaign expert, but if the politician I was working for were up for re-election and I needed a “fight of our lives” comparison, I’d try to think of an example of an historic “struggle” that ended triumphantly instead of something where a shitload of innocent people died and the whole works irretrievably sunk. I mean, I appreciate the honesty, but it’s just bad optics from a campaign strategy perspective. Of course, this is from somebody on the political team that’s actually using guilt-ridden rich dickweeds pleading “please raise my taxes” as a campaign theme. Inspiring.