It's been a challenging week for President Barack Obama. His vacation ended. He was forced to rebuke questioning reporters with a cutting, "We're buying shrimp, guys." And now Reuters global editor-at-large Chrystia Freeland, accurately described recently by Media Research Center president Brent Bozell as "a deeply devoted Obama groupie," is referencing what Obama-endorsed former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) termed testicular virility.
On today's CNN Newsroom, anchor Ali Velshi suggested a second stimulus might be needed, an idea Chrystia clearly liked:
FREELAND: Well, I think you're absolutely right. I mean, look, he is a Democrat. If you talk to Democratic economists -- one of them, for example, Laura Tyson, who was a senior economist in the Clinton White House, came out with a very strong op-ed piece over the weekend saying we need a second stimulus. I think that is the consensus among Democratic thinkers right now.
And, yes, I think the president should probably have the balls to say this is what I believe in and push it. It's true, that would be publicly difficult, but this is not a moment for milquetoast measures. Things are really rough.
Things are really tough, despite - or more likely because of - the huge stimulus Obama and his Democratic accomplices shoved through Congress last year. Yet in Liberal Land, drastically increased government spending is like Jello, there's always room for more. Additionally, it takes a manly man to counsel Americans that spending even more is our only way out of economic woes.
A man who's really got that ol' testicular virility. Chrystia Freeland courageously shares that blunt advice with The One. Even if it means turning CNN into PG-rated fare.