Apparently Dear Leader is seeing it fit to interfere himself in New York politics again. First, he made personal phone calls to people to make sure none of them primaried current NY Senator Kristen Gillibrand, which makes you realize just how weak of a candidate they think she is behind the scenes. Now he’s setting his sites on our Governor David Patterson, trying to bully him out of the race straight up Chicago stylee encourage him not to run for re-election.
Why he’s choosing this Governor to throw under the bus, as opposed to other equally incompetent Democrat Governors, we don’t know. Is it because of the color of Gov. Patterson’s skin? Does President Obama have a problem with blind people? I could bring the snark here, but as the media teaches us, criticism of the President will not be tolerated.
Besides, RNC chairman Michael Steele brings the snark much better than I can…
Michael Steele said it was “curious” on why the White House would ask New York Gov. David Paterson (D) not to run for reelection in 2010. “I found that to be stunning, that the White House would send word to one of only two black governors in the country not to run for reelection,” Steele, the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), said on CBS’s Face The Nation.
Steele was commenting on a report in The New York Times that said an intermediary of President Barack Obama sent word to Paterson that he should not run, considering his low approval ratings. Asked by host Bob Schieffer if race played a role in the White House’s decision to ask Paterson to back off from campaigning, Steele said he didn’t think so. “It raises a curious point for me. I think Gov. Paterson’s numbers are about the same as Gov. Corzine’s. The president is with Gov. Corzine,” Steele said. The RNC chairman was referring to Gov. Jon Corzine, the Democratic New Jersey governor who is facing a tough reelection bid this year.
Steele also said he would be interested in black leaders’ response to the White House request. “That will be very interesting to see what the response by black leadership around the country for the president calling Gov. Paterson to step down,” Steele said.
The left is probably going to go apeshit that “Michael Steele is playing the race card,” but the truth is really just picking it up and throwing it back in Democrat faces. There’s nothing he said that liberals and state run media outlets like the New York Times and NBC News wouldn’t say had it been a Republican president doing the same thing. It wouldn’t matter that Gov. Patterson is a terrible, terrible Governor. Liberals and the MSM would have an excuse to play the race card, and they just can’t help themselves.
So the question I have is, why is President Obama closed minded and intolerant of blind people?