They are, perhaps, a little alarmed at the idea that those who have been done unto by Obama might be eager and able to do some ‘unto’ of their very own:
Republicans are drawing on an unlikely source of inspiration as they pummel President Obama over his comment that the private sector economy is “fine.”
Consider, if you will, the similarity between Obama’s 2008 ad targeting John McCain’s most infamous gaffe — “the fundamentals of our economy are strong” — and the web video put out this afternoon. (As I’m writing this, I see that Obama has already backpedaled on his comment in a subsequent White House event.)
…but perhaps I am being cynical. Or reading too much into it. Or perhaps they’re actually on the ragged edge of panic. All I know is, it’s going to be a fascinating week.