Showing posts with label DNC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DNC. Show all posts

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Oh You Silly Little Left-Wingers/Press Corp, You Ain't Seen NOTHING Yet!


In the past few days...

Barack Obama reversed himself on the FISA legislation, ticking off the liberal netroots.

Barack Obama reversed himself on public financing, ticking off Democratic elites & the "Good Government" folks.

And Barack Obama reversed himself on DC's handgun ban, which will tick off every limousine liberal from here to Timbuktu.

Two points:

First, it's harder than it looks to be the "most liberal member of the U.S. Senate" and run in a presidential general election.

Second, maybe "Senator Obama" would make a good "President Obama". Maybe not. It's not like there's much of a Senator Obama record (state or U.S.) to look at.

But one thing is crystal clear from his record: Whatever Senator Obama had promised the "Democratic wing of the Democratic Party" in order to win the Democratic Primary, those "promises" better help General Election Candidate/President Obama acquire and use power.

Because if they don't...

Now what about Obama's promises on Iraq?

Brace yourself, surge opponents. Brace yourselves.

Change we can believe in our foot.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Team Obama Echo Chamber At Red Alert

Over this:



Remarks that Johnny Mac has been making on the trail for about the last 12 months.

Remarks that, from where we're sitting, are absolutely accurate.

In any event, Senator John Kerry (D-Paris), responded by saying:

What Sen. McCain has articulated again today… is a policy for staying in Iraq, and it’s completely contrary to the desires as well as the needs of the American people.
To which we respond:
If John Kerry and the Democrats got off their asses, stopped whining about the minority party and actually passed forward looking energy legislation well, Senator Kerry might have a point.

But until America moves off of fossil fuels, America has a national security interest in the Middle East. And "having a national security interest in the Middle East" in this case means tens of thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of U.S. troops being station in Iraq.

Shitty. But true.

And by the way, how many miles per gallon does your wife's private jet get Senator Kerry?
We're not shouting at the rain when we say again (and again and again and again) that our addiction to oil is driving our foreign policy and national security needs and flushing (in our opinion) this country right down the toilet.

Get it?

Monday, June 09, 2008

What An Infection Looks Like On TV

John McCain cannot be bought. Period.

The guy spent five years in a jungle POW camp because his "honor" wouldn't let him take early release. So how interested do you think he is in brown bags of cash?

He ain't. Not even a little bit.

And anyone that claims otherwise is a moron who hasn't be paying attention. Or is just doing their job for Team Obama.

But that doesn't mean that the DNC and Obama echo chambers aren't going to try to tie every single decision that McCain makes (has made) to the lobbyists who are currently running McCain's campaign. And do it in the most negative light possible.

And it doesn't mean that the DNC and Obama echo chambers aren't going to be effective.

ABC News has the details of the latest shot at the McCain campaign leadership.

Here is the TV ad, which is total b*llshit. But effective.


And this is only the opening "sniffle" of the infection.

We don't know how many other ways we can say this.

Friday, June 06, 2008

A Little Friday Afternoon Love Going Out To The RNC's Diaz & The DNC's Gehrke

Some wise words from a little folk rock group known as "The Eagles".

All in the name of slowing down (at least for one sweltering Friday afternoon in June) Blackberry Politics:



Happy Friday afternoon everyone.

Now where are the G & Ts?

Infecting McCain's Message



Team Obama will use the lobbying issue to infect every single message (the economy, the war in Iraq, real reform, health care, education, etc) coming out of McCain's campaign headquarters.

And this is only the barest whisper of what is to come.

And yeah, we know we sound like a broken record.

But we are 100% correct.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Speechless


We are absolutely speechless.

Seriously.

What was the thinking behind this? What's the message? And what fun will the DNC have with this jackass fundraising piece?

Monday, May 19, 2008

If The DNC Is Doing This In Washington, DC...


We just took a Monday afternoon stroll through Washington's Palisades neighborhood.

Beautiful weather. Just beautiful.

Birds chirping, the sun shining, joggers jogging and seven Democratic National Committee activists going door to door with their clipboards, signing voters up for things that aren't going to be helpful to the Republicans in November.

No joke. Seven. With bright blue t-shirts. And big smiles on their faces.

If the DNC is doing this in Washington - a city that will play absolutely no political role in November - what are they doing in other cities and towns across America that will play a role in November?

And what's the Republican Party going to be able to do about it?

Uh.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Obama's Winning Headline At The Page (and how many other MSM pubs will follow suit in the battleground states?)

Obama Responds to Bush, McCain

Hmmm, is Bush running with John McCain? Are they on the ticket together? It sure looks like it.

Shoot, the DNC has been trying to get Bush, McCain paired up in a newspaper headline for ages.

So sing along with us...

"Bush is taking the GOP right over the '08 cliff, right over the cliff, right over the cliiiiiifffffffff!"

Ok, we can't sing worth a damn, but Jimmy Cliff can:



Noted: Just so everyone is clear, The Page's headline is absolutely accurate and absolutely in bounds. The GOP blew it today. And will continue to do so until they get the Bushies to sit down and shut-up.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

2013 & Howard Dean's Pushback



Nicely done.

We would also note that Howard Dean responded to Johnny Mac's 2013 message by saying in a DNC email (this is a real quote): " McCain's vision of 2013? It's even worse than Bush's 2009."

Hmm.

It seems Dean is no longer comfortable saying McCain would be a "3rd Bush term". Now Dean is saying McCain would be worse than a 3rd Bush term.

But we know Dr. Dean. Sometimes he gets a little overexcited:

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ageism: It Ain't Racism Or Sexism But It's Still An "ism"



Now, we can't see any legitimate (or even 1/4 legitimate) advocacy group hitting McCain on the issue of his age.

Noted: We pulled this YouTube off of Daily Kos. See our first sentence.

First, old people vote.

Second, any attack on McCain's age would only probably end up making the "I'm older than dirt" Senator smile. And provide Johnny Mac a nice, fat political home run ball to go yard on in the experience arena.

Noted: But then again, John Murtha didn't get our memo (but Obama seems to).

In any event, isn't ageism still an "ism"?

Yup.

And it will be very interesting to see how McCain's age plays out in 500(ish) House, Senate and Governor's races this summer.

And how the more legitimate organs of the Democratic Party handle it.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

What Say You, Senator Levin?


Michigan Senator Carl Levin has had his fingers in all sorts of primary scheduling pies over the last year.

And he was the driving force behind Michigan moving up the date of its Primary.

So we wonder, with Michigan in serious danger of not having its delegates seated at the Democratic Convention because of Levin's early primary, what says the Senator?

Was the current mess worth it?

Or can he hear New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner's merry little chuckle as clearly as we can? And does he think, "My God, what have I done?!??!!"

We can only wonder.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Obama = Bush?


File this under "If Mr. Obama is the Democratic nominee".

There has been a lot of talk in the last 48 hours about the RNC's plan to take on Barack Obama in a general election.

And, having taken a quick glance at the material, it looks fairly straightforward.

Barack Obama = inexperienced & untested & far left.

Which is absolutely fair game.

But there is an interesting twist on the "Obama = inexperienced & untested" message that the RNC (and other official Republican organs) won't go anywhere near.

A messaging twist that presents a potential opportunity for outside-the-box thinking Republican independent expenditures.

That is: Barack Obama = inexperienced & untested = George Bush 1999 = We all know how that turned out.

Crazy? Maybe, but...

The general election is only about electoral math. Period.

We are assuming (trying not to make an ass out of you or me) that there will be between 8 and 16 battleground states in the 2008 general.

We are also assuming that both Obama and McCain, when all is said and done, will be able to turn-out their base.

Which leaves the battleground state swing voters as pretty much the end all and be all (per usual).

Swing voters who haven't had a kind word to say about the current President since about 5 winters ago (but who are not, as of yet, totally sold on Obama).

Knowing this, the Democrats (official organs and independent expenditures) are going to do everything they can to label John McCain's candidacy "a 3rd Bush term".

The Democrats should be effective with this line of messaging.

However, Republicans may blunt this line of Democratic attack with swing voters in the battleground states if they can tie the inexperience of George Bush '00 to the inexperience of Barack Obama '08.

In other words, both sides get a taste of Bush.

It will take a dynamite independent expenditure program running a well targeted direct mail program, a lot of air cover (read: money) and no fear of ticking off the Bushies.

But that sale is possible. And should at least muddy up the waters enough so that the Democrats don't get a free first pass at the swing voters in the crucial battleground states.

Especially because swing voters are not going to be asked to couple Obama with Bush and then vote for a Romney or a Huckabee.

Swing voters are being asked to couple Obama with Bush and then vote for maverick (and mature) John McCain.

Who has one hell of a plan to combat global warming, have you heard?

Saturday, February 16, 2008

"DNC Has No Firm Strategy To End Standoff" - Well No Sh*t!


Brian Mooney of the Boston Globe has the score.

Our favorite line about the clusterf*ck that is Florida: "Chris Korge, cochairman of Clinton's national fund-raising committee, sent out an e-mail alleging that "Sen. Obama writes us off as irrelevant and [Democratic National Committee chairman] Howard Dean tries to avoid the issue."

Hey, it's Ho-Ho (as the VT press corp refers to the former Governor).

And, as David Broder said on Meet last week, "Howard Dean doesn't have the stature to broker this deal."

This whole thing is like a demolition derby. Only with slightly higher stakes.

Slightly.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Where Was This Six Months Ago?



When McCain was fighting in a Republican Primary.

Why can't the DNC play nice?

Snark.