Um, did anyone see Barack Obama anywhere near the Wisconsin Recall election? Did he do anything? He's the face of the Democratic party and one of the leaders of the progressive movement and he didn't even show his face. It's just another example of him running away from things when he thinks they might go bad. Glenn explained on radio this morning.
"I'm sure everybody knew that this election was over the minute Barack Obama disappeared," Glenn joked on radio.
"It is easier to find Santa on Christmas Eve in your home than it is to see Barack Obama around anything controversial or anything that requires a spine. You have a better chance of your kids coming and going, 'Look, Mom and Dad, I've got them right here by the hand. It's Santa,' than you coming up, where it really takes some balls to find Barack Obama in that room."
"Well, he sent the second cousin's milkman of one of his former aides to Wisconsin to personally stump for the former mayor of Milwaukee," Pat joked.
Of course, some of the progressive talking heads tried to make up excuses for his absence:
MSNBC host Ed Schultz covered the Wisconsin recall election in front of a live audience in the Badger State on Tuesday evening. In a segment with Kristen Crowell, executive director of We Are Wisconsin, Schultz asked what she thought of President Barack Obama not campaigning in the state. Before she could answer, Schultz said that he thought Obama was telling Wisconsinites that “I can’t lift all the time” and the President felt that “it was important for you to do this on your own as the state of Wisconsin.”
Poor poor Ed, how deluded can you possibly be?
"I mean, the guy is the definition of a coward. He really is," Glenn added. "Every time it takes any kind of balls, anything, he is gone."
Of course, there's always a chance that Obama could have made things worse - although it really couldn't have been a better night for Scott Walker.