By Sam Foster
Nothing says defeat like a flailing narrative.
Just as Moveon.org is spending millions on an ad campaign deeming Republicans = Republicorp. Robert B Reich has come out with on Op-Ed saying…the exact opposite.
Wall Street may be furious with the Obama administration but at least Mr. Obama (and his predecessor) bailed it out. By contrast, tea party activists consider the Troubled Asset Relief Program a betrayal of America. In the Bloomberg poll, nearly 70% of tea partiers said that they're less likely to support a candidate who voted for the bank rescue.
Underlying all of this is a deep tea party suspicion that big government is in cahoots with big business and Wall Street, against the rest of America. This has been the conventional view among leftist conspiracy theorists for years but it's now emerging full-throttle on the right.
So, what we have is a Democrat Party telling voters that the Republican Party is both anti- and pro-corporatism. This makes for a noticeable mishmash of messaging. It probably sounds clever to Reich, but it flies in the face of about every single Democrat campaign ad running on TV over the last few months.
I suspect that Reich is off the reservation on this one. Something tells me the progressive echo chamber will not pleased and if they are, then all the better. I'm fine with the left propagandizing against the left.
Exit Note: This is just a sign that the left is absolutely falling to pieces. Expect to see much, much more self-defeating narratives pop up over the next few days. Tweet (@LCRSamFoster) me with examples and I'll compile a list.