Governor David Paterson blames Obama’s weak record for his political woes.
It looks like embattled NY Democrat governor David Paterson has broke the ultimate Democrat sin. He has dared question President Obama, his coattails and his record. Paterson says he will run for re-election despite the White House asking him not to an his most awkward meeting with Barack Obama. Some one dare say that Obama has a failed record, they must be a racist like Paterson, eh, um.
If you look at it from their perspective, they haven’t exactly been able to govern in the first year of their administration in the way that other administrations have, where you would have, theoretically, a period in which the new administration is allowed to pass the needed pieces of legislation.
One of the things that has made the White House angriest at Paterson is his linking his woes to the president’s. The last time was about race, of course, which made it worse.
Trouble in paradise, President Barack Obama came to New York on Monday and paid more attention to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo than to Paterson. It would appear that if Obama faces opposition in a Democratic Presidential primary in 2012 due to his continual falling poll numbers, he will not have too much room to complain.
From David Paterson via Hot Air:
Every state accepted stimulus money – some said they weren’t, but all accepted stimulus money – it was shocking that the vote on the stimulus money for the ARRA went along party lines. Here, with the healthcare legislation, they’re talking about negotiating to get one Republican senator to vote with them – they can’t get one Republican?
It’s not them, it just seems to be the point of view that: what we’re gonna do, in the middle of a recession – and it’s a good thing that neither of the political parties were thinking of doing this in the Great Depression – but in the middle of the recession is: ‘we’re going to leave off, sit around, and blame the other side.’ See, it’s all “their fault.”