Quote of the Day: Voters Hate Their Bosses

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From Maggie Gallagher, chastising her fellow conservatives in advance for their almost-sure-to-be-lame responses to tonight’s State of the Union address:

We say “job creator,” voters hear “my boss.” And voters hate their bosses.

Here’s the full quote:

Most Americans have jobs. Yes they are concerned about unemployment: but they at least as concerned and affected by stagnant wages and declining standards of living that along with rising prices are cutting American middle-class voters’ standard of living. High medical costs and tuition rates are eating away at Americans’ standard of living.

Boehner’s guests tonight include not fewer than five company presidents complaining about Obamacare. Memo to GOP: The job-creators meme is a loser. We say “job creator,” voters hear “my boss.” And voters hate their bosses.

We can’t be the party of people’s bosses and win elections.

Hard to argue with that. The question is, can Democrats take advantage of this? Recent history gives cause for doubt.

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