At the White House press conference today press secretary Jay Carney responded to a question about the recently uncovered audio of Obama praising redistribution of income.
I would say that all of us who follow politics or policy, whether we’re on this side of the podium or your side of the podium, have seen circumstances like this where a campaign is having a very bad week. In circumstances like that there are efforts made, sometimes desperate efforts made, to change the subject. The charge based on this 14 year old video sounds very familiar to one that was tried and failed in 2008. 14 years ago then-Senator Obama was making an argument for more efficient, more effective government, specifically citing city government agencies he did not think were working effectively. He believed then, and he believes now, that there are steps we can take to promote opportunity and ensure all Americans have a fair shot if they work hard.
So he didn’t mention the word “redistribution” which was the subject of the question, and then projected when it comes to changing the subject. Changing the subject is all these people want to do anymore, lest we talk about their schemes to redistribute wealth, or President Obama’s rotten record while in office.
Bonus: The RNC has a new video out hammering the redistributionist in chief. “Is it any wonder that someone who attacks success, has led the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression?”