Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Obama campaign manager Jim Messina finally, finally admits to the GOP Plan for 2012.  Steve Benen notes Messina's letter this afternoon involving the Senate test vote on the American Jobs Act sent to Obama/Biden supporters read in part:

“But Senate Republicans want to block it. Not because they have a plan that creates jobs right now — not one Republican, in Congress or in the presidential race, does. They only have a political plan.

Their strategy is to suffocate the economy for the sake of what they think will be a political victory. They think that the more folks see Washington taking no action to create jobs, the better their chances in the next election. So they’re doing everything in their power to make sure nothing gets done.” [emphasis added]

Now anybody who has read me has known I've been saying this for months, if not years now.  What the GOP is doing has to be considered sabotage of our economy for political gain, and the OFA folks are finally going on the offense with what Americans have known for a long time now:  the GOP Plan is to wreck the economy, block any efforts to fix the problem, and blame the President for its failure to improve.

It really is that simple.  But the act of the Obama campaign to actually come out and say it means they believe the battle for 2012 is truly on, and it's about damn time they admitted to what the stakes truly were out here.

Damn good to see them on offense too.  More of this, please.