I know that he flies off the handle occasionally. But if you ask me, when he’s on his game, Anthony Weiner is one of the most effective liberal advocates in Congress. So take a look at what he and Eliot Spitzer are saying about next week's House vote on ObamaCare-repeal. They both look like they're gleefully welcoming the opportunity for Democrats to get their messaging on ObamaCare right:
I’m gratified to hear that Weiner isn't going to cower in the corner of the House chamber during the ObamaCare-repeal debate. But did I miss something? What’s the new Democratic message that’s going to change voters’ minds about ObamaCare?
Everything that Weiner and Spitzer are proposing to say has been incanted endlessly over the last year and one-half and the voters didn’t buy it. Do you really think telling them one more time that ObamaCare will save them money is going to change minds at this late date? Will the voters bristle any less at the condescending notion that they’re simple-minded enough to have been hoodwinked by Republican disinformation? Weiner and Spitzer seem really to believe that voters are bound to get it this time.
It’s said that insanity consists in doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. If the “better messaging” Weiner and Spitzer are talking about were a matter of conveying to voters the information they need to make up their own minds about ObamaCare, you’d have to think about drawing up involuntary commitment papers. But by “effective messaging” they evidently mean something more like “finding the right stimuli to elicit the desired voter response.”
Unfortunately, voters can figure out when they're being treated like lab rats.