How many times have we heard Team Obama claim “Romney has no new ideas?” Countless times Obama Surrogates, Advisers and the media purport to not hear any specifics or “new ideas” that differentiate Romney from “the Bush policies.” Most recent example being yesterday on the Sunday shows. Problem with that rhetoric is exactly what candidate was peddling in 2008, that McCain had no fresh ideas and, ironically enough, he was using stale tactics to scare voters.
This is a video excerpt of candidate Obama from 2008 accusing McCain of running the very campaign Obama is running now in his reelection bid:
If you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare the voters. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things. And you know what? it’s worked before because it feeds into the cynicism we all have about government.
Obama talks about republicans reverting back to “the same old policies that got us in this mess” when in fact it’s the Obama’s policies that has 23 million people out of work. As the August jobs report revealed, 368,000 people left the workforce because they couldn’t find a job, the lowest participation rate since 1981. So it appears candidate Obama was right about one thing, if you have no ideas to run on you use tactics to scare voters and that is EXACTLY what Barack Obama’s campaign is doing.
I posted a video the RNC released prior to the Democratic National Convention that illustrated the point I am making, but an updated version of that video was released Monday morning revealing Obama used the exact rhetoric in the his convention speech he has been using for four years. He sticks to the only thing he knows, that which actually got him elected President: Bumper sticker slogans, shiny catch phrases, and visions with no substance but again it’s the same language he has used since he was running for President. He has no specifics, no new ideas, just the same hollow promises and goals that a naive electorate bought in 2008.