August 21, 2015

Ted Strickland (D-Creature of Washington) Is Trying To Run As An Outsider

First it was Russ Feingold, who spent 18 years in the U.S. Senate, asking not to be called “Senator.”

Now Ted Strickland, who served in the U.S. House for 12 years and president of the DC-based Center For American Progress (CAP), is lamenting the DC “bubble” as if he’s not a part of it.

On MSNBC this morning, Strickland claimed to speak for “average people”:

STRICKLAND: “Those are the issues that average people, you know, Jose, so much of Washington and quite frankly so much of the people who are in the entertainment business, I think, are living in a bubble. They have no idea what life is like for the average person.”

Even forgetting the decade-plus he spent in halls of Congress, Strickland’s time running CAP (his “dream job”) is itself disqualifying for someone claiming to speak for “average people.”

CAP is anti-coal, anti-Second Amendment, pro-tax hikes, and believes ObamaCare is working.

That is not the resume of an organization that represents the “average people” of Ohio.