Tonight, this 31st day of August, the moon is blue. Take a few moments to stare up at that celestial orb, fill your lungs with life, and be grateful to have lived in a time of heroes – who denied they were heroes just because they once really truly were “the man on the moon”. Give a solemn thank you and farewell wave as you gaze at the moon tonight to Neil Armstrong – a man that made America proud.
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It is not on blue moons, which arrive irregularly, but on quadrennial leap years that Americans decide who their leaders will be. This year the decision is not restricted to whom the leaders will be, but also what kind of America we want.
Increasingly it is not about the treacherous corruptions of flim-flam man Barack Obama. It’s not even really about Mitt Romney. It certainly isn’t about a speech or speeches.
“We are a nation of immigrants. We are the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the ones who wanted a better life, the driven ones, the ones who woke up at night hearing that voice telling them that life in that place called America could be better.
They came not just in pursuit of the riches of this world but for the richness of this life.
Freedom of religion.
Freedom to speak their mind.
Freedom to build a life.
And yes, freedom to build a business. With their own hands.
This is the essence of the American experience.
We Americans have always felt a special kinship with the future.
When every new wave of immigrants looked up and saw the Statue of Liberty, or knelt down and kissed the shores of freedom just ninety miles from Castro’s tyranny, these new Americans surely had many questions. But none doubted that here in America they could build a better life, that in America their children would be more blessed than they.”
“As a boy, I would sit on our porch and listen to his stories about history, politics and baseball while he puffed on one of his three daily Padron cigars.
I don’t recall everything we talked about, but the one thing I remember, is the one thing he wanted me to never forget. The dreams he had when he was young became impossible to achieve.
But there was no limit to how far I could go, because I was an American.
For those of us who were born and raised in this country, it’s easy to forget how special America is. But my grandfather understood how different America is from the rest of the world, because he knew what life was like outside America.“
Will Big Media control America as it has for so long? Will the American people stand up and affirmatively answer the question “Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave?” That’s what this election is about.
Tonight, as you gaze at that blue moon, remember this leap year, this November, you decide what America the next man or woman on the moon will see.
Update: Clintons Rule! Tonight it’s Clinton Eastwood, “Clint” to the informal. He’ll receive a tumultuous reception as a former Mayor (yeah, right) and somewhat well known actor/director/producer. “Go ahead, make my day.”
We look forward to Jane Edmonds (see below) and whether MSNBC has another “black out” night of ignoring the news and in a Baghdad Bob way, or is it Stalinist, their few viewers will suffer a “white out” of any and all minority speakers.
The question Barack Obama runs away from is “Who Is Barack Obama?” To this day that question is still unanswered. This this day Barack Obama remains unvetted. Big Media does not ask “Who Is Barack Obama?” Big Media protects Barack Obama from scrutiny. Readers of Big Pink know the answer to the question.
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Tonight Mitt Romney has to answer only one question: Who is Mitt Romney?
“TAMPA, Fla. — Jane Edmonds is a self-described liberal Democrat, an African-American civil rights activist from Massachusetts who is very likely far from Mitt Romney on most social issues.
But that’s not what she’s here to talk about.
Edmonds was a Cabinet secretary under Romney when he was governor, and Thursday night she will speak on his behalf at the convention.
“I didn’t come here to talk about our differences — I’m not going down that path,” Edmonds said in an interview. “I’m here to talk about my experiences working for him. My friends have asked me why. I adore the guy. I have seen him behind closed doors in Cabinet meetings. I have seen his compassion. I’m at a point in my life that the character of the human being we entrust to be president is important to me. He would make an excellent president.”
Edmonds will make heads explode among the unhinged Hopium Guzzlers. She’s black so MSNBC will probably be too busy decrying racism to listen to what a black woman has to say. MSNBC and the rest of Big Media are on the hunt for dog whistles during the Republican convention. The newest racist dog whistle: “Chicago” Lordy, what will they say about our old portrait of Obama above? We fret.
“Ann Romney started the process Tuesday by talking about her husband’s private generosity and commitment to family. On Thursday, the convention will hear from their sons, members of their church — such as friend and church leader Grant Bennett — Olympic athletes from the games Mitt Romney headed and a few surprises, like Edmonds.
“We’re his character witnesses,” says oldest son Tagg Romney.”
Picture Tony Rezko and Rod Blagojevich at the Obama Bank of America convention. Tony Rezko: “I liked Barack Obama so much I bribed him with a house.” Blago: “I hated Barack Obama a lot because I had to split the bribes with him.”
Who is Mitt Romney? Marco Rubio will introduce Mitt Romney and possibly help answer that question. Marco Rubio is one of dem dar “white hispanic types” we har tell ’bout so maybe MSNBC will screen him through. Maybe?
“That is the Mitt Romney Jane Edmonds said she worked with 15 years ago as his secretary of Department of Workforce Development. She remembers him asking Cabinet members to divvy up the 40 campaign promises he made, saying: “We have to deliver.” She remembers him quietly reaching out to a co-worker who had learned she had a brain tumor and offering support. She recalls him genuinely wanting to hear different points of view. “That’s what leadership is about,” she says.
Edmonds says her support of Romney has nothing to do with her feelings about Barack Obama. She thinks the president is doing a fine job. She just knows Romney. She says she wrote her speech herself and the campaign suggested no changes. “I will talk about my personal experiences with him — that’s all I can do,” she says. “I like the guy.”
Deliver on campaign promises????? Who the hell does this Romney guy think he is????? Is that racial code word dog whistling???? No doubt MSNBC will say so.
Or maybe it is about leadership? Maybe what Mitt Romney is saying is that he knows not only who he is but what he wants to do? That might be the most surprising answer of all.
Update II: Paul Ryan provided a much needed jolt at last night’s Republican convention. He certainly helped himself and Mitt Romney by finally providing a coherent narrative as to why voters should vote for them. Today he will pay the price as attack upon attack will land on his head. Already it is clear that fact-checking the factcheckers on Ryan’s speech is the job for today.
Update: Calling out Obama for all his golfing is declared “racist” by the race-baiters. The word “joke” is redefined as well by the race-baiters. According to the race-baiter we wrote about below he was just joshing. Fired Yahoo bureau chief: Sorry for my inappropriate “joke”. What’s funny is that these paternalistic yahoos enjoy race-baiting so much but won’t admit it.
We hate to have to say it but, this GOP convention is a shambles. There is no message. The themes are all over the place. The feeble attacks on Obama are weakened further by the scheduling. The feel good moments are undercut by the feeble attacks. The speaker lineup is confused and not congruent with the campaign strategy. The good speakers are not highlighted sufficiently. The trite speakers overwhelm due to their numerical superiority and mind-numbing effects. Even the set is unattractive and stodgy.
At it’s best a convention is a fist in the face. At it’s best a convention is a message repeated over and over in unique and increasingly powerful ways leading up to the nominee’s acceptance speech which ties every aspect of the message together.
In 2004 the Kerry convention was a shambles. Barack Obama was spewing self-serving nonsense/lies about no red states, no blue states, while the rest of the convention tried to attack Bush and simultaneously praise “reporting for duty” John Kerry. We were there inside that convention and remember that the John Edwards’ signs passed out said “Hope is on the way” while the Kerry signs distributed to us read “Help is on the way” (or was it the other way around?). We remarked at the time that even in the simple act of signage the message was a mess. We were not impressed by the 2004 convention and this GOP 2012 convention is déjà vu.
We remember the GOP convention. We watched that one on television. It was an all out assault on John Kerry. The message was clear: Bush will keep you safe, John Kerry will get you killed. It was a masterpiece of messaging. Every speaker reinforced the message of the convention.
Now we know that we will be attacked for stating plainly and clearly that this GOP convention is a shambles. We understand that the tropical storm was used by Big Media to attack the Republicans for persisting with their necessary meeting. We understand that Big Media refused to cover the first night of the convention under the guise of being fair because the Obama Dimocrats bungled their convention into a three day event. We know that because there was to be no network coverage of the first day of the convention the RNC caved in and cancelled the first day’s schedule using the weather as pretext. We know that the RNC wanted Ann Romney to speak on the first day and that when the networks still refused to broadcast the RNC schedule was jumbled to move Ann Romney to Tuesday. We understand that the storm plus the Ann Romney scheduling problem forced the RNC to revamp their entire schedule. But none of this is a viable excuse. If anything it makes things worse.
The bottom line is that the revamped schedule was an opportunity to get rid of the dead wood. The revamped schedule was the perfect excuse to cut the bores loose and really present a tightened message. But the problem is there is no message here.
There is no message. That is the big problem with this convention. What message there is finds itself at odds with the other messages. Case in point: Ann Romney.
Ann Romney delivered a very good speech last night. Her job was to “explain” Mitt Romney. Ann Romney was tasked with speaking to women and get them to look at Mitt Romney with fresh eyes. Ann Romney got the job done. But Ann Romney was undercut by the rest of the convention schedule.
What the convention schedule should have been was a day for Ann Romney to “explain” her husband on the same day that the entire convention schedule be devoted to positive messages about Mitt Romney. Instead we got mish mash. And recall, the original Monday night schedule was for Ann Romney to speak last but the entire day’s schedule was to have been anti-Obama attack night. These mixed messages are intended to reinforce each other and that might work – on paper. But in the real world such mixed messages fight each other and create dissonance and eventually boredom.
Consider the Artur Davis speech. He was rotated onto and off the podium so quickly he was lost in the shuffle. Davis deserved much better and the convention needed to display this very important jewel in a much better, more prominent light to the American public.
Artur Davis should have been introduced with the fact that he has been attacked by several of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus because he put Obama’s name into nomination in 2008 and now he has endorsed Mitt Romney. Davis deserved much better and the American people deserved to know in a very highlighted way why Davis was so important. Instead he was on and off so quick there was very little in the way of rejoicing at a sinner seeing the light.
We felt at times as if we were in a very busy Greek restaurant in Athens being given the bums rush so that other customers could be seated. It was a scene straight out of Meet Me In St. Louis when dinner is being rushed to make way for a planned long distance phone call. We were not allowed, the American voter was not given sufficient time, to savor the excellent Davis speech – which deserved more time to develop his themes and broad attack on Barack Obama. Davis was a messenger to the Democratic voters Mitt Romney needs to win over.
Why are major speeches being placed on a lazy Susan server? Well, there are so many speakers. But why? Why not prune the dead wood and those that detract from what should be the big message?
Why is there going to be a Ron Paul tribute tonight? Why is Mike Huckabee giving a speech tonight? The RNC had the perfect excuse to cut this driftwood off the schedule. We’re not saying the RNC should deliberately insult Paul or Huckabee or anyone else. But why not take advantage of the weather and cut these superfluous speakers out? The tribute to Ron Paul diminishes what should be the message and Huckabee only brings to mind his support of Todd Akin and undercuts what should be the message.
This is what the convention should have done and what it still must do. First introduce Mitt Romney to the American voter. Second denounce Barack Obama in every way for every policy. Third, provide the solution to Barack Obama: Mitt Romney.
The above is what the Chris Christie keynote speech should have been. We enjoyed the Christie speech and thought it had some good lines (such as the one about a leader moving polls whereas a weak Obama type only reads the polls). But the notion that Christie’s speech was not vetted is disturbing. Indeed every speech should have been vetted. Every speech should have had the same structure as the entire convention: First introduce Mitt Romney to the American voter. Second denounce Barack Obama in every way for every policy. Third, provide the solution to Barack Obama: Mitt Romney.
We’ve given some good advice to Mitt Romney. Much of that advice is to attack the Obama record with vigor and forcefully bludgeon the Obama campaign auxiliary – Big Media.
Big Media is your enemy Mitt Romney. You and your fellow Republicans/conservatives continue to mouth words about how you already know that but you truly do fail to understand that Big Media is your enemy. Barack Obama is but the stooge of Big Media. Big Media is the enemy Mitt. When will you realize that? When?
“During live coverage of the Republican National Convention here in Tampa, Yahoo News Washington bureau chief David Chalian provided the perfect example of the pervasive anti-Republican bias Mitt Romney faces in his bid to unseat President Barack Obama.
In video broadcast Monday night by ABC and Yahoo over the Internet, Chalian can be heard claiming that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Ann are unconcerned about the fate of residents of the New Orleans area who are currently being hit by Hurricane Isaac.
“They aren’t concerned at all,” Chalian can be heard on the live broadcast. “They are happy to have a party with black people drowning.”
That line elicits laughter from several employees listening in on the joke.”
We haven’t heard of any black or white people “drowning”. We do know Big Media is hysterically trying to hype the tropical storm in the gulf as a distraction to the GOP convention. We know that Chalian is doing all in his power to make Issac a race-baiting storm.
Chalian, Mitt. That’s a person who is supposed to be “objective” Mitt. Can you imagine what the overt race-baiters and scum of Big Media are up to? Imagine no more, the answer is here: MSNBC protects the meme any way it can.
Mitt, the GOP convention tonight must say something about Big Media. Prominent speakers in prominent time slots must prominently denounce Big Media. Make the critique explicit. The critique is this:
“When popular Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, the GOP nominee for Senate, took the stage, MSNBC cut away from the Republican National Convention and the Hispanic Republican from Texas’ speech.
MSNBC stayed on commercial through former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis’ speech, as well. Davis, who recently became a Republican, is black.
Then, when Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno’s wife Luce’ Vela Fortuño took the stage minutes later, MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews opted to talk over the First Lady’s speech.
And Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval? Noticeably missing from MSNBC, too.
Mia Love, a black candidate for Congress in Utah, was also ignored by MSNBC.”
“The media cannot be reasoned with nor can a peace be brokered.
We must defeat these people because that’s what they intend to do to us. When you believe our nominee is happy to party while black people drown, you can only believe that we possess no humanity. You can’t reason with people who hate you. You just can’t.
ADDED: This is a sample of the media’s awful, racialist behavior towards Mitt Romney. Believe me, there’s plenty more. Here’s our rundown of yesterday’s media coverage of the convention; it’s a tale of bias and race-baiting. Here’s the story of how NBC News’s Chief White House Correspondent, Chuck Todd, race-baited while live on the air yesterday. Incredible stuff.”
“We respect our colleagues in media and appreciate they too have invested a lot to be here to cover the convention,” a Romney aide said in a statement to POLITICO. “But, Juan’s comments are deeply disappointing: Not only were they unfair and personal, they were wrong.”
We are disappointed but not surprised by that weak response from the Romney campaign. Bad messaging which excuses Big Media is not the appropriate response. The same is true of the convention, thus far.
Instead of a message there has thus far been a shambles of conflicting themes. Instead of candidates for office this year we get Mike Todd Akin Huckabee and Ron Paul. Instead of Josh Mandel (candidate for Senate from Ohio), Rob Portman is prominently displayed. At least candidate Mia got some love.
So what can be done now? The entire evening’s schedule looks as bad as last night’s lineup. Almost the entire roster can be sent to the lockers and no tears would be shed by the viewers.
The only bright spot tonight, possibly, will be the appearance by Paul Ryan. Paul Ryan not only has to introduce himself (and Romney) to the American voter; Paul Ryan has to talk economics and his view of the future.
Paul Ryan could also do what a good veep candidate does and go after the enemies of the presidential candidate. In this case that is Big Media.
Paul Ryan tonight, and Mitt Romney tomorrow night, should denounce Big Media as an adjunct of the Obama campaign which is harming America. Ryan should point out that no honest discussion on any issue can be had while Big Media shills for Barack Obama and Barack Obama race-baits and lies – in between golf games and basketball outings with the guys.
Paul Ryan must refute the lies told about himself and Mitt Romney in either a “nice” or tough way. Paul Ryan must denounce the race-baiting by Big Media and Barack Obama. Paul Ryan must come out swinging.
Paul Ryan can get this GOP convention back on track and back on message. Paul Ryan has a great opportunity which we hope, with his history of seriousness and hard work, he will fulfill.
Ann Romney accomplished what was expected of her last night. Our fingers are crossed that Paul Ryan will get the job done tonight.
If Paul Ryan does not get the job done tonight we suggest he hit the Florida beaches tomorrow in a tight yellow Speedo. Show those pecs, display those abs. It can’t hurt and will be fun to watch.
If Paul Ryan fails at his tasks tonight then it will be up to Mitt Romney tomorrow.
We’ll keep our fingers crossed as we comment/watch tonight and dread having to watch the Obamination at Bank of America stadium next week.
A whole lot of intelligent people are advising that Mitt Romney become more “likable” and connect emotionally to the American people. We agree there has to be an emotional connection but we’re not so sure about “likeability”.
When the house/apartment is flooding who cares if the plumber is a surly lot? We just want the plumber to fix the darn pipes. When the place is on fire the firefighters can be gruff, just put out the blasted fire and save us. So it is with Mitt Romney.
We don’t have to “like” Mitt Romney. If fact we don’t really feel/think “connected” to him at all. But we want Mittens to chase the fox out of the hen house, the crook out of the bank, the mold out of the walls, the dirt off the furniture, the bomber out of the school, the flim-flam man from the old folks home, the germs from the hospital, the burnt from the toast, the grease from the pan, the beetles from the roses, the rabbit from the yard, the wolf from the door, the scum from the pond, the landlord from the widow, the train from Pauline on the tracks, the Hopium from the water cooler, the treacherous corrupt away from the gullible,… in short – Get Rid Of Barack Obama.
The sweet is Ann Romney. We’ll update in the comments and here the Ann Romney speech and whether or not Mitt becomes a beloved figure after his wife gives America a better, close up, picture of who the Mittster is.
Frankly, what we are waiting for is not the sweet of Ann Romney. We’re really much more interested in the speech by Chris Christie. Not only is Christie delivering the keynote speech for the Republicans tonight, Christie will likely express the sour mood the American people are in after 4 years of boobery, treachery, and corruption.
We’ll update on the Christie speech or at least leave a comment or two as events warrant.
Another item we will watch for, without much hope of satisfaction, is whether or not “The Bow is back” – in prime time.
We also hope that another video airs in prime time. As has been written about in the past few days one of the most effective videos this season is former Obama supporters who are no longer guzzling Hopium.
These deceived in 2008 voters need to see that there are many Hillary Clinton/FDR Democrats who despise the Obama Dimocratic Obamination. Whether it is safety in numbers or the bandwagon effect many voters from 2008 need a little “reinforcement” or acknowledgement that it is time to make a change away from the flim flam they were sold.
Many voters who thought Barack Obama was what the advertisements said he was need to see that their uncomfortable, uneasy, queasy, sense that something is very wrong is shared by many others. Big Media will do what it can to keep American voters from seeing the obvious and from having time to think what they are thinking/sensing. That’s why the new RNC convention video: “Switchers” is so effective.
“There is only one star in the galaxy at this White House and his name is Barack Obama. Everyone in the Sun King’s court has drunk the Kool-Aid.”
The Executive Branch water coolers are filled with Hopium guzzled with gusto by the Obama idolaters. But in small town America and in big city America and in suburban and rural America the people are being awakened from their slumbers. Tonight Ann Romney, Chris Christie and others will do their best to wake up those still asleep.
This bit from an I/E Republican/conservative at HotAir is also commendable:
“Incidentally, Matthews isn’t the only reporter sputtering in indignation today about perceived racism in Romney’s welfare attacks. Thomas Edsall unfurled his piece bright and early this morning — coinciding with day one of the GOP convention, conveniently enough — and then the Atlantic followed suit later, replete with a photographic analysis accusing the RNC’s ad team of darkening Obama’s skin. (Obama supporters leveled that charge at Hillary’s ad team during the 2008 primaries too, back when she was a horrible racist and not a wonderful post-partisan feminist icon and diplomat.) My hunch is that there’s only one man in America who could get away with criticizing liberal welfare policies from the center-right without drawing a racism charge, but when I stop to think about that, I remember that that guy was also accused of racism repeatedly for opposing Obama in 2007 and early 2008. So, my hunch is wrong. This argument simply can’t be made. Oh well.”
Hey Reince, take a look below at what we wanted you to say to Jabba the Hut.
Herman Cain said at a unity rally this past weekend, “We’re on a mission – to defeat Barack Obama.”
“You can play your games and giggle about it but the fact is your side playing that card. When you start talking about work requirements, you know what game you’re playing and everybody knows what game you’re playing. It’s a race card and if your name’s Romney yeah you were well born — you went to prep school, yeah, brag about it,” Chris Matthews said on “Morning Joe.”
“This guy has an African name and he’s got to live with it. Look who’s gone further in their life. Who was born on third base? Making fun of the guy’s birth certificate issue when it was never a real issue except for the right wing,” Matthews added.
Wasn’t Barry Obama the guy who went to the best prep school in Hawaii and smoked the finest weed there? He attended the same school as Steve Case who owns Dell Computer but Matthews wants to turn this into a ghetto school in the slums? Obama, the leader of the Choom Gang, miraculously then gets into the finest elite schools in America, gets a payoff house and other gifts from Tony Rezko, smears all the opponents he has ever run against with rumor and innuendo, gets gifted the Democratic Party nomination only to send this generation’s Choom Gangs to prison for smoking what he was smoking on a daily basis. Play your games Chris.
Wasn’t Obama the guy living with his grandma, the VP of a Big Bank – ya’ know a bankster? Oh, the oppression!
Chris Matthews as we all know was playing the race card. You can’t say anything about Barack Obama that Big Media does not approve of without being hysterically denounced as the messenger of “coded” messages, “dog whistles”, or out and out “racism”.
There was a time when we “liberals” said we were against the “thought police”. Now the thought police are out in force on cable and in broadcast television and every Big Media outlet – beating down free thought. The old Berkley “free speech” movement is now the Stalin Censorship Code.
We do not think there is anything “progressive” about applauding seals who cannot face the cold facts of reality. Indeed we find it shameful. The “hive mind” is disgusting unto the Pink.
These days what pretends to be “liberal” or “progressive” or “creative class” or “coalition of the ascendent” is nothing but a hive mind. They pretend to be high minded and well educated but these are lemmings, worker ants serving an Orwellian lord, worker bees in the hive – unquestioning and unwilling to tolerate questions.
“Back then, I viewed The Times as a deeply resourced news organization that was challenged to recreate itself in an environment that was smashing old media and vaulting new forms to prominence. I saw myself as something of a coroner, called in to autopsy flawed news articles that drew complaints.
What I’ve seen has surprised me. [snip]
I also noted two years ago that I had taken up the public editor duties believing “there is no conspiracy” and that The Times’s output was too vast and complex to be dictated by any Wizard of Oz-like individual or cabal. I still believe that, but also see that the hive on Eighth Avenue is powerfully shaped by a culture of like minds — a phenomenon, I believe, that is more easily recognized from without than from within.
When The Times covers a national presidential campaign, I have found that the lead editors and reporters are disciplined about enforcing fairness and balance, and usually succeed in doing so. Across the paper’s many departments, though, so many share a kind of political and cultural progressivism — for lack of a better term — that this worldview virtually bleeds through the fabric of The Times.
As a result, developments like the Occupy movement and gay marriage seem almost to erupt in The Times, overloved and undermanaged, more like causes than news subjects.“
A “hive” mind is not progressive. It is stunted and retrograde. Eventually it becomes totalitarian.
When the “hive mind” is disturbed, it stings. The stings of faked “racism” are stabbed at the disturber. The attacks come from within the hive to those outside. Eventually, those within dare not disagree lest they be attacked, and the hive becomes jive. Soon the naked emperor is seen to have brocade capes and gold threaded magnificence.
We wish that in today’s confrontation with Chris Matthews GOP Chair Reince Preibus had lived up to his promise “If they’re gonna punch us, we’re gonna punch back with brass knuckles.”
We do wish that Preibus today had used that line about Matthews being so far up Obama’s ass. But we can’t have everything. But sometimes we do get surprised.
You could have hit us over the head with Chuck Schumer’s treacherous 2×4 and we would not have been more stunned. It was a milestone in the Anybody But Obama history trail.
Take a gander at what shocked us, but consult with your medical practitioner before viewing if you have a heart condition. It made the rounds last week, but still has the potential to stop hearts and stroke brains:
We began to feel woozy when we heard O’Donnell on CBS say that Obama needs to answer for the tone of his 2012 campaign — but we grabbed for the smelling salts at that last sentence in the video. Watch it again:
“Many people believe that Obama was about Hope and Change in 2008 but it is true he ran a very negative campaign in 2008 as well.”
Smelling salts please.
Notice O’Donnell says “he ran” not some distancing collection of words such as ‘his campaign was not as positive as advertised’ which is usually how Big Media will approach the filthy Obama’s filthy campaign in 2008.
Barack Obama and his campaign, which he controlled, mocked John McCain as a doddering old man who lumbered along clumsily. Big Media failed at every turn to denounce Barack Obama and his campaign for mocking a former prisoner of war whose bones had been shattered leaving him unable to physically glide through life. As to the dirty campaign against Hillary Clinton our archives are alive and filled with much of the dirty, often anonymous, mud Obama flung – ably assisted by Big Media.
After years of lies by such as Ben Smith, who is now actively involved in undermining Mitt Romney and still fluffing Barack Obama, after years of Big Media Stalinist twisting of history, a Big Media outlet airs the obvious: “he ran a very negative campaign in 2008“.
Was it Republicans or conservatives that introduced the “N” word (such is the state of thought police politics that we have to engage in euphemisms worthy of the Stalinist USSR) this campaign season? No it was another low life at Chris Matthews’ MSNBC.
May we quote Michelle Obama? After Joe Biden played the race card with his “chains, ya’ll” race-baiting, the New York Times had a report of Obama exonerating Biden:
“But he did have his wife offer a strong defense of his own character. [snip]
She talked about Mr. Obama’s mother and his grandmother, who often saw men promoted ahead of her during her career as a bank officer. “As president, all you have to guide you are your values and your visions and your life experiences,” Mrs. Obama said, making no mention of Mr. Romney’s background as the son of a business executive and governor. “Who you are and what you stand for. And we all know who my husband stands for, don’t we?”
The president, Mrs. Obama said, “is the son of a single mother who struggled to put herself through school and pay the bills. He’s the grandson of a woman who woke up before dawn every day to catch a bus to her job.”
She continued, as the applause thickened: “So what I mean is, your president knows what it means to see your family struggle. This is not a hypothetical situation for him.”
How many lies are embedded in those remarks? Too many to track down fully today. But the monstrous audacity to talk about men “promoted ahead of” women in order to appeal to women voters is too much. Of course the New York Times had no hive mind interest in noting the hypocrisy of lantern jawed Michelle. No mention of Hillary Clinton. No mention that grandma was a bank VP in the paper of record. Yes Michelle we all know what your husband stands for and our mission is to defeat him.
Our mission is to defeat Barack Obama. Big Media has a mission too and Chris Matthews played his part today.
“Tapper said that he hopes the media does not unfairly cover this election and favor one candidate over another, as he says the institution did in 2008.
Ingraham asked Tapper if he was happy with the substance of political media coverage thus far. Tapper replied that he was not, saying that the state of the nation’s economy and the high unemployment rate are voters’ paramount concerns and that he would like to see “more action taken and more emphasis given to this issue.”
“Ingraham then played a clip of reporter and author Mark Halperin saying that he believes the political press is often guilty of talking about what the Obama campaign wants them to talk about, specifically in regard to Mitt Romney’s tax returns, as opposed to other, more pressing issues.”
“I have said before… [that I] thought the media helped tip the scales. I didn’t think the coverage in 2008 was especially fair to either Hilary Clinton or John McCain,” said Tapper. “Sometimes I saw with story selection, magazine covers, photos picked, [the] campaign narrative, that it wasn’t always the fairest coverage.”
“not always the fairest coverage” – that’s an understatement.
Big Media will do everything in its considerable power to distract from the miserable Obama economy. Big Media will everything to parrot the Obama campaign narrative. Big Media has its mission.
We have a mission too: Defeat Barack Obama and his enablers, like Claire McCaskill and the hive mind of Big Media.
As the storms we have discussed are about to break it is important to take a few moments to mourn the death of Neil Armstrong.
Neil Armstrong was the first of our kind to brand a celestial body with the kiss of curiosity from the human race. That declaration of childlike desire to learn was made with a very famous footstep.
To get to the moon Neil Armstrong entered what amounts to a small capsular room. Beneath that small capsule was stored a massive column of explosive material which when lit, flung in a “controlled” way, the small metallic room into the cold space beyond the protective realm of Mother Earth.
“He accepted a teaching position in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati, having decided on Cincinnati over other universities, including his alma mater, Purdue, because it had a small Aerospace department; he hoped that the faculty members would not be annoyed that he came straight into a professorship with only the USC master’s degree.”
That bit of genuine modesty contrasts with the garish celebrity seeking of certain people who “lead” this country down the wrong path. Neil Armstrong did not appear with celebrity basket ball players, the cheap glitter that passes for Hollywood celebrity, or affixed his face to every monstrosity product.
Neil Armstrong could have “leveraged” his worldwide renown into stratospheric commercial profits. Neil Armstrong could have run for political office. Neil Armstrong could have become a political force by becoming an endorsement machine. But instead of thinking of his personal wealth and only his personal wealth Neil Armstrong made us all richer.
Neil Armstrong deserves to be remembered because he represented all of us. He could have used his power to divide. But instead he represented us and did nothing to divide us.
We’ll be, appropriately it seems to us, be called hypocrites for noting how the unifying force that was Neil Armstrong contrasts so sharply with certain persons for whom celebrity is the be all and end all. Fair enough. That’s how far we have fallen.
Neil Armstrong represented something that was the best in all of us. Soon his physical remains will be interred into the Earth from which he once slipped away.
Next week, the I/E Republicans will face off against the E/I Republicans. The E/I Republicans will have the advantage. But thus far we have been very impressed with the I/E Republicans in the face of a great provocation.
The E/I Republicans have the advantage because applauding seals have that distracting effect. The I/E Republicans have a much tougher task and that is to point out the strategic landscape and try to deploy reason and logic against colorful rubber balls.
In one of the I/E article from 2010 we quoted an I/E Republican as to why Republicans were not attacking Bill Clinton even as Bill Clinton campaigned in state after state:
“Today at the New York Times a not smart Bill Clinton article, of the type we have repeatedly “refudiated”, has a smart remark from a Republican explaining why the Republican party “mounted no counterattack” as Bill Clinton campaigns this year – “People have respect for him.” Last week Rush Limbaugh joined the NObama Coalition of Hillary Supporters, Tea Party members, Republicans and Independents.”
That’s an I/E Republican. The strategy was to respect Bill Clinton as he campaigned in state after state. I/E Republicans instead focused attacks on Barack Obama and guess what? They won big in 2010.
We understand that Republicans are tempted to go E/I. Bill Clinton is not only going to speak on “behalf” of Barack Obama at the Bank of America convention but today the Obama campaign released an advertisement which features Bill Clinton and only Bill Clinton. So we understand the great temptation for E/I Republicans to indulge themselves and thereby commit an strategic error.
“I realize he’s not one of your favorite people but the last time you went after him it cost you two House Speakers and he ended up more popular than when you started. Bill and Hillary Clinton are currently the two most popular politicians in the country.
More importantly, the Clintons have a very loyal fan base that despises Barack Obama and the current Democratic leadership. (Most of us believe that Bill Clinton shares our feelings.) Many Clinton fans (like myself) voted for John McCain and Sarah Palin four years ago. Some of us will be supporting Mitt Romney this year.
If you start attacking the Big Dawg you run the risk of alienating these Clinton Democrats. There are plenty of sleazy Democrats you can go after instead, like Ted Kennedy, John Edwards and Anthony Weiner.
Keep your eyes on the prize and the best of luck this November.”
In short I/E, not E/I.
It’s a great temptation to try to beat Bill Clinton after repeated failures to get the better of him. But your focus should be Barack Obama, not Bill Clinton.
Every time Bill Clinton says something “nice” about Obama we have to point out yet again that every time Bill Clinton is seen it is very bad for Obama. Barack Obama suffers by comparison. No need to worry Republicans/conservatives. Focus on Barack, leave Bill alone, for your own good. E/I Republicans/conservatives, consider ingesting drugs to tranquilize your nerves if Bill plucks them every time you see him. But leave Bill alone. For your own good, leave Bill alone. Bill loves your attention and he benefits from the attacks, or haven’t you noticed?
Don’t leave Hillary Clinton alone. Quote Hillary Clinton as much as possible. She is greatly admired too. Do we have to quote Sun-tzu and The Art Of War, to you? Hillary Clinton is a great sun, a brilliant light. Quote her. Quote her often.
Now wasn’t that fun guys? You see how you can benefit?
“But let’s give at least one cheer to former President Clinton — at least he’s talking about economic policy, even if he’s vague and misleading. When will the Leader of the Free World conclude his multi-city exposition on roof-riding dogs and rubbers to deign to discuss what his specific economic plans are for a second term?”
It’s a bit critical of Bill but the I/E comes from pointing out that Obama is not talking about “what his specific economic plans are for a second term”. When Stephen Moore was asked today by Neal Cavuto what he thought of the ad, Moore went into an I/E response pointing out the different failed policies of Barack Obama as contrasted to the successful Bill Clinton presidency/policies. Give Moore a gold star.
Avoid the temptation E/I Republicans/conservatives. Put on your thinking caps or hit the bars and drink yourself into oblivion. There is a better way. The better way is I/E. Instead of whipping yourselves into an anti-Clinton frenzy – in what will only help Barack Obama – think. Think.
You see those people in that film? Those are the people that Barack Obama cannot get to vote for him again. Obama wants to use Bill Clinton to get him those votes. It’s a strategy that won’t work – unless E/I replaces I/E. Don’t attack Bill. The people in that film are the ones that like Bill Clinton. Attack Bill, you run the danger of losing these people. Lose these people and Barack Obama wins. I/E not E/I.
A big gold star goes to Sarah Palin who understands I/E. This is one smart lady who is ahead of the curve even though not very deep simpleton “analysts” don’t see how smart Palin is until it is too late for them.
“Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee and a Fox News contributor, had said Biden’s comments are the latest example of how he “really drags down that ticket.”
“If that’s not the nail in the coffin, really, the strategists there in the Obama campaign have got to look at a diplomatic way of replacing Joe Biden on the ticket with Hillary,” Palin said. “And I don’t want to throw out that suggestion and have them actually accept the suggestion because then an Obama-Hillary Clinton ticket would have a darn good chance of winning.”
How smart is that? Count the ways. Palin divides the opposition, hammers the real target (Biden) as a dunce, uses Hillary Clinton as a cudgel against Obama/Biden knowing Hillary is popular and has strong supporters who would like her to be in the White House not the boob, and Palin even honestly admits the obvious that an Obama/H_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ticket would be a very strong ticket – thereby making a great jiujitsu slam ensuring that ticket less of a possibility and even if it became a possibility it would be weakened as an attack on Biden. Smart, smart lady that Sarah Palin.
Next week will test Republicans/conservatives in many ways. The following week when Bill Clinton speaks at the Bank of America convention (on the same night many white working class voters will be watching the NFL season opener so even in the scheduling the Obama boobery is manifest) the temptation to attack Bill Clinton will be too great and many Republicans/conservatives will succumb to E/I. We hope that does not happen.
It won’t hurt Bill Clinton to be attacked. In 2008 Barack Obama via his henchmen played the race card against Bill Clinton – according to Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton was labeled a racist and he and Hillary Clinton were given last rites by stupid commentators and Big Media generally. But the other day Bill Clinton celebrated his birthday and his age matched his approval ratings. As he gets older his approval ratings will climb right along with him.
For I/E Republicans the challenge next week, and throughout the remaining few months of the campaign, will be to stay focused on Barack Obama and the economy. Don’t fall into E/I. Don’t let your E/I cohorts take control. Stay focused. Stay focused.
It’s the economy, stupid – and Obama made it worse. That should be your focus, not anything, or anyone, else.
“Shortly after it was announced that Rep. Paul Ryan would join the Romney ticket as this year’s Republican vice presidential candidate, I wrote a piece titled, “What We Know About Paul Ryan and Blacks.”
Well, I recently learned of another significant addition to this list.”
“As reported on Twitter by CNN’s Pete Hamby, Ryan said he has a black sister-in-law, but perhaps even more interesting, his “college sweetheart” was African American.”
Shocking!!!!!!! A black college sweetheart!!!!!!!! This is supposed to be good right? This is supposed to be a sign of a modern man unencumbered by racism right? Not quite.
After those revelations Keli Goff examines the great questions of race and racism in America. Keli Goff takes no prisoners as she slices and dices racist Lou Dobbs:
“For years Lou Dobbs was the face of the anti-illegal-immigration crusade. As a result of his seeming obsession with the issue, he became in the eyes of many the face of xenophobia and racism, not to mention public enemy No. 1 of Mexican immigrants. There’s just one hitch to this narrative: Dobbs is married to a Mexican-American woman, meaning that he is the father of Mexican-American children. (His Mexican-born mother-in-law even lives with his family.)“
Strom Thurmond is exhumed by Keli for a deserved trashing as well. The old segregationist fathered a black daughter (that no one disputes he genuinely loved and cared for) even as he led the movement to stop integration. The profound Keli asks:
“So then, how could he genuinely care for his black daughter and promote policies that would harm African Americans, and therefore harm her?”
Keli has a response to her own question that will shock gay activists. Gay activists believe that “coming out” to friends and family and the public at large reduces, if not eliminates, anti-gay bigotry. Civil rights activists who fought for black civil rights and integration as a way to bring the races together will also be surprised that according to Keli this strategy is doomed to failure. Keli Goff apparently has a deeper understanding of the human soul and a much more amazing insight into prejudice and bigotry:
“Research has shown that those who hold stereotypes about a particular group of people are unlikely to have those stereotypes altered merely by encountering someone who defies that stereotype. Instead, they are likely to view the individual defying said stereotype as an exception. In other words, it is possible to have a black friend, Asian friend, Hispanic friend or Muslim friend or wife and still exhibit prejudice toward that group. The friend or wife is simply viewed as the exception who is not like the others.”
Thank whatever deity you worship or your favorite scientist for Keli Goff. Such brilliance. Such understand. Such profundity of thought and expression.
“For the record: No, I am not calling Ryan a racist. I am saying, however, that if you want to know where a politician’s heart lies when it comes to a particular community, it may be best to look at that person’s policies — such as his or her record on civil rights — rather than personal relationships.”
Such generosity from Keli Goff in merely implying, not outright declaring, that white boyfriend to a black woman Paul Ryan is not being explicitly labeled a “racist” by her. She does not think that Paul Ryan is a racist after all. She only implies it.
Who can argue that what we should look at is policies not personal relationships and look at the effect of those policies in order to yell “RACIST”?
Bill Clinton was smeared by Obama Hopium Guzzlers as a racist during the last presidential election cycle. Bill grew up and certainly knew many black people and many black people were his closest friends and supporters. But Keli must think that does not matter.
Bill Clinton policies grew to an unprecedented degree the black middle class. Black youth unemployment was way down during Bill’s terms. Black unemployment was down generally and blacks thrived under “racist” Bill Clinton. [While we’re at it “racist” George W. Bush was probably the best president when it came to fighting AIDS in Africa.]
Compare and contrast. What has the effect of Obama policies been on the black community? We must be imagining that the black middle class is being decimated. We must be imagining that black youth unemployment is soaring. We must be imagining that black communities are being destroyed.
Using Keli Goff’s measure for racism we can only conclude: Barack Obama is a racist. Barack Obama hates black people. Barack Obama hates white people. Barack Obama hates women. Barack Obama hates men. That’s what Barack Obama’s policies tell us Keli.
Barack Obama and his enablers must go. Our #1 target in the senate races this cycle is Obama enabler #1 – Claire McCaskill.
But these are slippery worms who use every slimy deception to escape from justice. Today at his latest publicity stunt Barack Obama came to the rescue of supporter McCaskill. The topic was rape.
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Let’s give fulsome praise to the Republican establishment today. The Republican establishment is doing everything in its power to get rid of the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate against Claire McCaskill of Missouri.
Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS has pulled all its ads from the Missouri senate race. Crossroads won’t help Akin.
Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts:
“As a husband and father of two young women, I found Todd Akin’s comments about women and rape outrageous, inappropriate and wrong. There is no place in our public discourse for this type of offensive thinking. Not only should he apologize, but I believe Rep. Akin’s statement was so far out of bounds that he should resign the nomination for U.S. Senate in Missouri.”
Ron Johnson, senator from Wisconsin:
“Todd Akin’s statements are reprehensible and inexcusable. He should step aside today for the good of the nation.”
Mitt Romney could have been a lot stronger by demanding a resignation but something is something:
“Congressman’s Akin comments on rape are insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong,” Romney said. “Like millions of other Americans, we found them to be offensive.” …
“I have an entirely different view,” Romney said. “What he said is entirely without merit and he should correct it.”
Romney followed that mushy statement later in the day with “He should spend 24 hours considering what will best help the country at this critical time.”
Senator John Cornyn of Texas who is also the Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee is softly putting the pressure on as well:
“Congressman Akin’s statements were wrong, offensive, and indefensible. I recognize that this is a difficult time for him, but over the next 24 hours, Congressman Akin should carefully consider what is best for him, his family, the Republican Party, and the values that he cares about and has fought for throughout his career in public service.”
“National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (R-Texas) has informed Rep. Todd Akin that the national GOP will not spend money to help elect him to the Senate in the aftermath of Akin’s controversial comments about “legitimate rape,” according to an NRSC aide.
Cornyn also told Akin that, by staying in the race, he is endangering Republicans’ hopes of retaking the majority in the Senate, the aide said. [snip]
The NRSC and Crossroads were primed to spend more money on Akin’s race than the candidate himself was likely to spend.”
Republican Senate Majority Leader McConnell:
“Congressman Akin’s comments were totally inexcusable. What he said is just flat wrong in addition to being wildly offensive to any victim of sexual abuse. Although Representative Akin has apologized, I believe he should take time with his family to consider whether this statement will prevent him from effectively representing our party in this critical election.”
The pressure on Akin to get out must be ramped up quickly. The deadline (not final but a court order would be required for a later withdrawal) is tomorrow at 5:
“Missouri state law allows a nominated candidate to withdraw his or her bid for office by 5 p.m. on the 11th Tuesday before the election which, as it turns out, is tomorrow. If Akin does drop his bid before tomorrow’s deadline, the state’s GOP central committee would pick his replacement.
This statutory fact alone is why Republicans — from National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) — are coalescing around a 24-hour ultimatum.”
Should Akin be given a chance to prove himself, to explain? No. Is this fair? No. But this is about winning elections not whining about elections. The consequences of stupidty cannot be blinked away, they have to be dealt with realistically and swiftly. In this case Akin must be removed ASAP. ASAP is tomorrow at 5.
Akin’s stupidity or ideological craziness is hardly a novel event. Rape? Anyone remember the brilliant comments from Whoopi Goldberg about rape?
Whoopi: “I know it wasn’t rape-rape. It was something else but I don’t believe it was rape-rape. He went to jail and and when they let him out he was like “You know what this guy’s going to give me a hundred years in jail I’m not staying, so that’s why he left.”
We don’t recall Barack Obama calling out Whoopi on rape-rape – not even on his appearances on the TV gabfest entertainment show. But slimy Obama knows an opportunity when he sees one and today Obama greased himself and Claire McCaskill up:
“Rape is rape, and the idea that we should be parsing, qualifying and slicing what types of rape we’re talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people,” Obama said.
The Obama campaign has accused Romney and his fellow Republicans of waging a “war on women.” On Monday, Obama described a “significant difference of approach between me and the other party” on the issue of women’s reproductive health.
“What I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn’t have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making decisions on behalf of women,” Obama said.
A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll out Monday shows Obama leading Romney among women 54 percent to 39 percent, and that’s a gap the Obama campaign hopes to widen. Minutes after Obama left the podium, the first lady’s Twitter account posted a quote from the president saying, “I want women to control their own health choices just like I want my daughters to have the same opportunities as your sons.”
And what an opportunity Akin provides to advance the Obama campaign strategy:
“While Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are working overtime to distance themselves from Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on rape, they are contradicting their own records. Mr. Romney supports the Human Life Amendment, which would ban abortion in all instances, even in the case of rape and incest. In fact, that amendment is a central part of the Republican Party’s platform that is being voted on tomorrow. And, as a Republican leader in the House, Mr. Ryan worked with Mr. Akin to try to pass laws that would ban abortion in all cases, and even narrow the definition of ‘rape.’ Every day, women across America grapple with difficult and intensely personal health decisions — decisions that should ultimately be between a woman and her doctor. These decisions are not made any easier when Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan treat women’s health as a matter of partisan politics.”
“Akin was viewed as the weakest candidate in a three-way primary race against McCaskill, who is widely considered the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent running in the Senate. Believing she had the best chance of beating Akin, McCaskill promoted the Republican before the Missouri primary earlier this month in an ad that called him the “true conservative” in the race.
McCaskill, in an interview on MSNBC on Monday, called the comments a “window into Todd Akin’s mind.”
“I hope this is one of those gut check moments [for Missourians] when they say this is not somebody we want speaking for us on the floor of the United States Senate,” she said on “Morning Joe.”
McCaskill was clearly benefiting from the flap over Akin’s comments — a spokeswoman for the campaign said it has seen an “uptick” in donations, though she didn’t have specifics beyond that.”
McCaskill picked her weakest opponent then helped him get the nomination. Results: catastrophe. Strategy matters a great deal.
“Though claiming to be outraged by his remark, McCaskill declined, during an interview on MSNBC to call for Akin’s withdrawal. Making her true preference clear, she added that for Akin to withdraw would be “radical” after a hotly contested three-way Republican primary which Akin won “by a comfortable margin.” Translation: please, please, please, don’t withdraw.
Akin actually received only 36 percent of the vote in the Republican Senate primary. But McCaskill has her politics, if not her facts, absolutely right. She was basically political toast — trailing Akin by 11 points in the most recent poll — until Akin made his comment. Now, suddenly, she has probably has a decent shot at retaining her seat.
Moreover, McCaskill and the Democrats are financially invested in Akin. They reportedly poured more than $1 million into the Republican Missouri Senate primary by way of advertising designed to boost Akin among Republicans.
You have to hand it to the Dems; they continue to demonstrate considerably more savvy in the Senate candidate selection process than the Republicans do.”
The Obama/McCaskill outrage is not about rape. It’s about winning. Winning ugly. Keep idiot Akin in the race is what Obama/McCaskill want. Some Republicans see beyond this race a bit:
“A more important question is what kind of senator Republicans would be getting if he could hang on and they could gain a majority in the Senate. Anybody capable of making a statement as simultaneously offensive and moronic as Akin’s is likely to make more such statements.”
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Greased pigs are difficult to catch. You can’t chase them and play in their pigpen – they enjoy it and you get dirty. You need to trap greased pigs with a strategy that works.
Barack Obama and Claire McCaskill are pigs fully greased.
Sunday. Bill Clinton’s birthday. His age is the same as his last Gallup favorable rating.
Sunday. Admin is still ticked off and on strike until Romney decides to actually fight and fight hard. “Why fight for someone who won’t fight as hard as we are – for himself????????”
Sunday. We’re feeling Biblical, as in seven plagues Biblical. We beg the indulgence of non-Christians, believers of other faiths, and non-believers as well, as we borrow – for our own non-theological non-historic purposes – one of our favorite parables of Jesus.
The story is of a father with two sons. The father, presumably without the benefit of modern surveillance devices, has tasks that must be done that very day. The father goes to the first son and tells him what needs to be done.
That first son tells his dad “O.K., will do.” Having told his father what he wanted to hear, the son instead does what he pleases not the required task.
The second son had also been approached by the father with a list of tasks that had to be done that day. The second son was furious. He had other things to do, other priorities. The second son did not tell his father “O.K”, quite the contrary. The second son said he was going to do other things.
However, like a short story by O’Henry, there is a surprise. That second son after telling his father what he did NOT want to hear, actually gets the job done.
The question Jesus posed at the end of his parable is: Which son did the will of the father?
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This is a Hillary Clinton supporter website. That’s something some have forgotten. We don’t write about Hillary Clinton as much these days but we try to mention her and what was done to her in 2008 as much as possible and inject 2008 into the current campaign cycle whenever even remotely possible.
We do write quite a bit about Barack Obama. That’s because step 1 in bringing back a sane Democratic Party of Hillary Clinton/FDR, not the current Obamination of Dims, is the removal of Barack Obama and his treacherous enablers.
To that end, sending the trash back to Chicago, we have opinionated frequently on what the Republicans could/should do. We understand if Republicans tell us to “f*ck off, we don’t need your help”. But thus far we have provided good advice to Republicans some of which we know has been utilized.
But we have never been “Newt supporters” or “Romney supporters” or “Perry supporters” or “Rubio supporters” or “McCain supporters” or “Santorum supporters” “Christie supporters”….. Our opinions have always been based on who and what strategies provide the strongest opposition to Barack Obama. We know how our former brethren think, the personalities and competitions involved, we know how Democratic campaigns are organized and where the stress points are – that is our value.
Getting Obama out is our first priority – first because it will be best for America and second to allow for the resurrection of the Democratic Party – which someday will be needed to speak up against Republican excesses (just as the Republicans are always needed to speak up against Democratic/Dimocratic excesses).
We have not always written what people wanted to hear. We did write what we thought they needed to hear and done the work that needed to be done.
In September 2007 there were some commenters who posted here who thought we were too negative. Our vocabulary was too “fierce” we were informed by email. We were told to desist from inflammatory rhetoric against the “other candidates” and their supporters. We were all Democrats after all and Big Pink was too incendiary and Hillary was going to win anyway so please, please, please stop the attacks on the Chicago candidate.
Soon they announced here in the comments section that they were starting a wonderful new blog with only “positive” news about Hillary Clinton. There would be no Obama “bashing” at their Panglossian blog.
We had no quarrel with the blog they created. Quite the contrary. We were happy to see more blogs in support of Hillary Clinton.
In April 19, 2007 when we published our first article and debuted this website there were NO, NONE, Hillary Clinton support blogs. There were hundreds, thousands of pro-Obama websites but not one for Hillary.
In May of 2007 it was presumed that Hillary Clinton would be the nominee of the Democratic Party. She was brilliant. She would be well-funded. She had a good organization. She was the favorite in every poll by a wide margin.
But well before May 2007 we knew something was very wrong. We analyzed the strategic landscape and saw danger. We didn’t know exactly what but we looked at a fact here and there, we investigated, we talked to high level fundraisers and activists from the Hillary camp, the Edwards camp, and the Obama camp – and we smelled a rat.
We didn’t know back then about the Kennedy treacheries, the Kerry treacheries, the Harry Reid/Tom Daschle secret support for Obama, the Chuck Schumer 2×4, the Patti stabs in the back, the total corruption of mainline women’s groups (NARAL anyone?), the Charlie Rangel muzzle on Hillary’s campaign, the Soros’ schemes, the JournoListers, the cynicism and corruption at the very heart of the DNC. But we knew something was not right. And we spoke up. It was what was needed to be said.
Immediately, the DailyKooks went rabid on us (many at that time did not like it when we used the term “nutroots” and “DailyKooks” to describe the Obama online Hopium dens). Meet the Press and Politico devoted time and investigation on us instead of vetting Barack Obama. Republican Peggy Noonan repeatedly attacked us because she knew we threatened her favorite candidate, Barack Obama. Donna Brazile was not happy and eventually asked Hillary to shut us down.
Then there was Big Media. Barack Obama had proved hapless in debates against Hillary Clinton who outshone him at every turn in every way. Then in November Big Media stepped in. We called it exactly right the minute we saw it in The Real Danger, published on November 1, 2007:
“What is The Real Danger for Hillary Clinton and her supporters from Tuesday night’s mugging debate?
Hillary and her campaign and her supporters must now look at our fundamental premises and strategies for winning the nomination and the general election. Are our fundamental premises and strategies developing as we anticipated? Are our fundamental premises and strategies for this campaign in need of complete revision or minor adjustment or right on target? Is the campaign organization functioning as required? [snip]
The Real Danger
The real danger for Hillary Clinton, the Hillary Team and Hillary supporters is that after Tuesday night’s debate there is now a template for attacking Hillary. Big Media, the debate “moderators” – Russert in particular, and other candidates for the Democratic Party nomination attacked Hillary in a united probably coordinated manner.
Our counterattack has to be clearheaded and aware that the announced primary campaign opponents are not the only nor the most dangerous opponents. Any doubts in the Clinton campaign or the Hillary Team or among Hillary supporters that Big Media (Russert and Matthews in particular) and/or Big Blogs are our friends or allies or fair must be rejected. Any question that Obama and Edwards’ personal attacks against Hillary are anything but personal attacks have to be quickly rejected. [snip]
We have sounded the alarm about Big Blogs and Big Media well before this debate. Some questioned our analysis and aggressive “no unilateral disarmament” posture out of honest disagreement. Many more sought to distract us from what we see as a clear and present danger.”
We tried to avert disaster. We strongly urged Big Media outlets such as NBC/MSNBC not be allowed to “moderate” muggings debates. We urged a full out assault on Obama using every weapon available to beat back the snakes (Rezko, Wright). But we understood the limitations placed on the Hillary campaign and why there were reasons for not doing as we suggested.
We worked behind the scenes to replace staff at the campaign that were not reliable. We worked with big dollar donors to air independent expenditures attacking Barack. But most, for instance Susie Buell, only wanted “positive” ads. We did get some ads to air in the most important states at the most important time but not enough and not with the ferocity we sought.
We were hamstrung because we would not publish anything in any way that could be used by Big Media to attack Hillary. We did not want a headline or articles saying “see, even Big Pink thinks the campaign stinks”.
We have no such compunction this election cycle. When we see a blunder we will yell from the rooftops at the highest screechy-est levels imaginable.
When we saw that Romney was about to make his Veep pick we made a strong case for Marco Rubio. That’s because we thought Rubio on the ticket would be a disaster for Obama and we knew the Obama people lived in fear of Rubio. But that was not to be.
We are Hillary Clinton supporters (which does not mean we treat her word as gospel). After we posted outrage at the massive stupidity of the Romney decision some tried to paint our anger as some sort of personal preference. In defense of the Romney decision some trashed the Rubio marriage as a possible reason for the non-selection.
We didn’t tolerate it when busybodies inflicted themselves on the Hillary Clinton/Bill Clinton marriage. Now the same ugliness was used to attack Marco Rubio entirely without evidence other than a televised interview with his wife. This was done to explain/excuse the Romney choice.
We told Romney he needed to realize the danger he was in and fight harder by a factor of ten.
But applauding seals want to hear what applauding seals want to hear, not what they need to hear. We slapped them with a cold fish. We spoke out clearly and without reservation. It was not the first time.
There were many Hillary Clinton supporters who wanted Big Banks and Big Business held to account. When Occupy Wall Street came about we trashed them with vigor and denounced them as Obama plants. Our contempt for Occupy Wall Street was unfettered and some were very unhappy with what we were writing. We think we have been proven right.
We were one of the very first, certainly on the left we probably were the first, to praise the Tea Party. We declared that the Tea Party would prove to be a major force. Right again.
In October 2009 we wrote the results of health care legislation would not matter anymore because the entry of AHIP money into the debate meant 2010 would be judgement day for Obama’s health scam. 2010 proved to be a catastrophe for Obama and his minions.
We stated early in January 2011 that the Obama campaign finance strategy was going to be a bust and a major liability. Tomorrow when Obama by law must release his finance data for July we will see how true that prediction has been. At this point Mitt Romney as moneyraiser is the penultimate hope to beat Obama.
We opposed TARP as a bailout of the speculators that needed to be punished not assisted. We opposed the “stimulus” as a waste of money that would not bring back prosperity. As each phony “recovery” was announced we stated it would not work because Obama was only spending money not presenting a plan like Bill Clinton and FDR prepared. And we have always repeated “It’s the economy, stupid” and JOBS, not a debate on Medicare that would win this election.
As many celebrated the “Arab Spring” we warned that it would be a disaster. Egypt was the entire ball of wax. But “Arab Spring” fever infected many. We were told the Muslim Brotherhood would not run Egypt. We wrote detail by detail what would happen and it has happened as we predicted. Now the Muslim Brotherhood controls the Egyptian legislature, the presidency and the military. The Iron Veil has fallen.
We stood by principles and let those principles and experience form our analysis.
Every one of our contacts, especially those in Iowa and Florida are warning of great danger. In the Florida senate race the impact of Medicare is felt. If Romney loses Florida he loses the election and the Republicans will not win the senate seat. It’s not what any of us want to hear:
“It’s a tight race and it’s in flux. Florida campaign consultants from both parties agree that the undercard race depends largely on whether Floridians choose Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. And that in turn may hinge on who wins the Medicare messaging war in a state with one of the biggest senior populations in the country.
“I think these races get completely tied together,” said Tre’ Evers, a prominent Republican consultant in Orlando. “I think that Mack needs Romney to do well to win.”
Florida Democratic strategist Todd Wilder agreed — although he wasn’t so bullish on Romney’s chances.
“Democrats have made a living off of Medicare, promoting Medicare, protecting Medicare. It’s going to take more than an obscure congressman from Wisconsin to undo that,” Wilder said, referring to Ryan. “I just think the tide goes to the president. They don’t have the money or the time to turn that aircraft carrier around.”
But Evers, Wilder and other Florida politicos don’t think that Medicare will be the decisive issue. It will be part of the mix, but will fade in prominence as the campaign moves forward.
“I don’t think that they’re going to want to talk about it as much as you might think,” said Susan MacManus, a political science professor at the University of South Florida.”
Every day not talking JOBS, JOBS, JOBS, is a win for Obama. Lately Obama is scoring lots of wins. It’s not what any of us wants to hear but it’s what needs to be said so that the work of defeating Obama can be done.
“New Gallup unemployment data suggest an increase in the government’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August when it is reported on Friday, Sept. 7. During recent months, Gallup’s measurements have been more optimistic than those of the BLS. Barring a sharp reversal in this relationship, the government’s unadjusted unemployment rate might be expected to stay the same or increase in August.”
Barack Obama will use MediScare to bamboozle the American voter. Obama is an experienced flim-flam man and this battle will be played on his terrain of lies and deception. Hopes to win by exposing Obama lies on Medicare are a vain hope. There will be, the the professor acknowledges, no depth, no depravity, no filth the Obama campaign will leave behind:
“You know it’s going to happen.
They’ll claim she’s being used as a prop. Then they’ll try to dig up whatever dirt they can — it won’t be anything of substance, but it will be spread quickly. Then they’ll hack her e-mail. A friendly government employee will take a peek at tax and other files.”
We’re not concerned about this week or the week of the Republican convention. We’re looking around the corner and around the corner of that corner. We’re looking ahead when the full depravity of the Obama campaign will choke the nostrils of the decent.
It’s not what applauding seals tolerate however. They want to hear what confirms their world view and nothing else. But we won’t hoist the colorful rubber ball and balance it on our noses and flap our fins. No, we will never do that.
We’ll speak in brutal language about brutal truths. We won’t say yes and ignore the work to be done.
The work that must be done is to get rid of Barack Obama and his destruction of America. The job is not to coddle the Romney campaign.
Those who say “yes” to Romney mistakes are leading him to defeat. Those who say “no” and call out Romney mistakes are the ones that will get the job done