President Obama has checked most of the boxes during the past few weeks as he seeks to remind members of the Democratic base how much they like him and how they need to get out to vote Nov. 2 to prevent what they know as the Evil Empire – aka the Tea Party – from taking over.
Today’s faction on the appeasement and political stimulation agenda is women.
The gender group that swooned the most for the president in 2008 needs some perking up just like everyone else, so the Obama today is doing one obvious political event – a speech for Sen. Patty Murray – and one stealth political event masquerading as some kind of women’s economic discussion in somebody’s backyard. ONLY WOMEN ARE INVITED. Imagine if he had done an event where only men were invited.
And then it’s on to California tonight, where Sen. Babara Boxer is in the fight of her life.
Let’s take a look at what we’ve gotten done so far:
Hispanics: Check! Obama turned a mundane executive order on Hispanic education into a full fledged East Room extravaganza. Fiesta!
Students: Check! The president staged a rally at the University of Wisconsin and appeared on MTV, remembering to DROP ALL THE G’S FROM WORDS ENDING IN “ING”. And then of course there’s the appearance on The Daily Show next week.
Grassroots Obama Lovers: Check! Obama took softballs from members of his very own Organizing for America activist group during an OFA “town hall meeting”
But . . .
Gays: NO CHECK! No events focusing on gay people, since Obama knows he will get heckled right out of the room for failing to finish off Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.
Jews: NO CHECK! Not sure why. Maybe he’s concerned he will have to justify his “evenhanded” approach toward the Palestinians.
Aging Sixties Hippies: NO CHECK!! Nothing at all for creaky granola set, except one attempt to scare them into thinking Republicans are going to destroy Social Security.