Ha! I know it’s not fair to take this quote out of context, but the left does this all the time, so why not have some fun with it? You can be sure that if a conservative pundit had said something similar about Pelosi or Reid that the pantywaists at Media Matters would be all over it. O’Donnell said this as part of a discussion with Chris Matthews and others on what strategies Obama will employ once the Republicans take the House of Representatives. Will he govern like Clinton, yadda yadda yadda?
I know she leans left, but I’m pretty sure she was being sarcastic. She’s projecting how Obama views them. Right? I report, you decide. Via newsbusters:
O’DONNELL: I think you have gridlock. I think you have gridlock, and that it’s more of a Truman sort of model, and that President Obama then runs against sort of this obstructionist Republican Congress led by these evil men like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner.
Another notable quote (which supports the idea that O’Donnell was expressing how she thinks Obama feels, not how she feels):
JOHN HEILEMANN, NEW YORK MAGAZINE: I just people forget that there was another part of the Clinton strategy. Yes, he cooperated with Republicans on certain very big things, but the other part was he demonized them like crazy….
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