Update: No Grecian columns tonight. No Doric, no Corinthian, just a pantheon of broken promises and new, shiny, soon to be broken promises, along with tarnished recycled promises. Yup, It’s Dem convention, night three: Savior of mankind to explain where it all went wrong.
And boy has it gone all wrong. Tonight we will laugh and cry and laugh again as clowns take to the stage. Remember, as we wrote below, when Obama tries to take credit for the Clinton economy yell out “YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT!”
We’ll take pity on Joe Biden, he’s now been booted off prime time. We’ll laugh when John Kerry auditions for the job a certain plucky blond lady currently holds. We’ll enjoy Caroline Kennedy as she does her marvelous rendition of “I’ve written a letter to daddy” while remembering how mean ol’ Hillary supporters kept her from becoming the New York State Senator.
The oddly colored Charlie Crist, beaten to a pulp by Marco Rubio, will also amuse tonight. But in the vast circus tents of Olympus there is no greater clown than the flim-flam man from Chicago. Our lovely shoes are off our smooth feet, ready to be flung at the set as we roar with laughter at the circus clown come a’ callin’.
Hold on to your stomachs. The circus is in town.
Just a few more reactions/responses to Bill Clinton’s speech of last night before we delve into our topic of the day. The Mitt Romney campaign issued a statement on the Bill Clinton speech along the lines we suggested and which, if we may be immodest for a few moments, is therefore very very smart:
“President Clinton drew a stark contrast between himself and President Obama tonight. Bill Clinton worked with Republicans, balanced the budget, and after four years he could say you were better off. Barack Obama hasn’t worked across the aisle – he’s barely worked with other Democrats – and has the worst economic record of any president in modern history. President Clinton’s speech brought the disappointment and failure of President Obama’s time in office clearly into focus.”
Tonight when Barack Obama tries to take credit for the Bill Clinton economy the Mitt Romney campaign and everyone who opposes Obama or supports Romney/Ryan should sing out in a celestial choir: YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT!
You didn’t build that!. A faboo new ad from the Romney campaign which, again, is exactly what we suggested yesterday they should do. Yup, the latest Romney ad enlists Bill Clinton: “Give me a break”:
VOICEOVER: “As the economy gets worse, Barack Obama calls on Bill Clinton to help his failing campaign.
VIDEO TEXT: “Obama Economy Even Worse”
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: “It’s about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment.”
VIDEO TEXT: “Obama TV Ad”
VOICEOVER: “He’s a good soldier—helping his party’s president. But what did Bill Clinton say about Barack Obama in 2008?”
VIDEO TEXT: “What Did Clinton Say About Obama In 2008?”
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: “Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen.”
VIDEO TEXT: “23 Million Americans Struggling For Work”
VOICEOVER: “23 million Americans struggling for work.”
VIDEO TEXT: “‘The Middle Class Falls Further Behind’”
VOICEOVER: “A middle class falling further behind.”
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: “Give me a break.”
MITT ROMNEY: “I’m Mitt Romney and I approved this message.”
As our regular readers know we have been despondent over the strong possibility of Obama getting Florida’s 29 electoral votes which Mitt Romney must win if he is to defeat Obama. The notion that Romney can win without Florida is folly and inconsistent with the reality of the political situation.
If Romney could win without Florida it would be in a landslide scenario in which not only toss up states would go to Romney but just about every state in the Great Lakes region and those in the southwest as well. Could this happen? Sure, anything can happen, golden unicorns could come flying out of Obama’s butt any day now, but we should all make an effort to at least pretend we are tethered to reality lest our delusions lead to a shocking defeat. Right now this is a very tight election even though we believe that Obama should not get any votes let alone millions of votes.
The story was via Buzzfeed and it concerned Barack Obama in the 1990s saying some very nasty things about Bill Clinton’s (and Jesse Jackson’s) values. You can go read the story for yourselves in its entirety but this is what we found interesting:
“The recording, given to BuzzFeed by a Republican source, comes from a lecture on the nature of community values he delivered at Nebraska Wesleyan University on September 9, 1994.”
Barack Obama attacking Bill Clinton in a foreshadowing of the 2008 election cycle is not what caught our eye. It was not the news in the news story but the news story itself that merits attention. What we wrote last night:
“The significance of this is that the Romney campaign was smart enough to hit with it tonight. More importantly it shows Mitt Romney’s campaign has a terrific opposition research team. No one else every [sic] found this tape but the Romney campaign did. Maybe Obama will be vetted this time.”
We assumed it was the Romney campaign that released this information to Buzzfeed. But it might have been someone not officially affiliated with the Romney campaign. It really doesn’t matter if it was the Romney campaign or Rove’s Crossroads groups or someone[s] else.
Someone, a Republican, provided the information to Buzzfeed and that someone or someones is not only wise enough to release information which sticks yet another wedge between the Clintons (and Jacksons – remember in 2008 Jesse wanted to cut Obama’s shriveled gonads off) but that entity had the smarts to release it at the right moment. This Republican entity found that audio tape which no one else found – what else might they have found?
On little nails like this entire empires are lost or saved.
If you think we’re curious about this story and its origins, imagine the panic in Chicago. ‘Who provided this audio tape?’ Barack and Michelle must be wondering. Is Jeremiah Wright the source? Is the source Alice Palmer? Is the source someone in Chicago who knows Obama from way back when and has more stories to tell?
Imagine the panic in Chicago. What else might ooze out from the filthy vaults of Obama’s Chicago past?
But there is more to this little noted story, which brings us to Florida.
As many know by now, yesterday at the Obama Dimocratic convention there was at least a strong minority, but to our ears a strong majority, which did not want the word “God” restored to the platform. The same numbers did not want the Obama Dimocratic platform to mention that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel or that Hamas is a terrorist organization which should be at least shunned, or that Israel’s borders are no longer the 1967 borders (something Barack Obama has already demanded Israel accept).
Because of the potential political damage if the truth oozed out about the ugly platform – the platform had to be disguised/changed. It was ugly. What happened might be exactly what Mitt Romney needs to win Florida’s 29 electoral votes.
Already the Allen West campaign is on the job and taking advantage of the ugly truth oozing out of the Obama obamination convention:
Allen West knows he needs Jewish voters, old and young, to win his Florida house seat. We have no doubt that Mitt Romney knows he needs the same old and young Jewish and Christian voters. The, to our eyes foolish and unnecessary gamble that he could win these necessary voters with arcane and fear inducing discussions about Medicare, was never rational. This was never a gamble that should have been made. Might the argument be won? Maybe. But the gamble should never have been made. Win or lose in Florida, the gamble should never have been made.
Now Romney/Ryan have a powerful new argument to reach out to Jewish and Christian voters in Florida (and elsewhere but Florida is the necessary ingredient in a Romney electoral victory). There is no need to engage in arcane, complicated, discussions about what happened last night. It was clear that many Obama supporters were content to leave out a reference to God in the platform and most importantly stab Israel in the back.
Now tie it all together: Someone or someones found, and at a tactically smart moment got published, an old article going to the roots of the Obama v Clinton coalition dispute, which audio tape no one else had ever found. On the same day a powerful new set of issues which will resonate with Florida voters opens up due to a self-inflicted set of decisions by Obama and Obama Dimocrats. Can a sub rosa campaign in Florida by this someone or someones be far behind?
A well financed outreach program to make sure every Christian and Jewish voter in Florida knows about what happened to “God” and “Israel” at the Obama Dimocratic convention might be the last drop of water that creates the mudslide that drowns the mud spewing Barack Obama campaign.
The story can be told by video: Democrats were against God before they were for Him.
Mark Halperin might think this is all over but if someone or someones runs a below the radar campaign on this, Florida might give its 29 electoral votes to Romney/Ryan. A quiet but efficient leaflet campaign on the Sunday before the election should target Christian churches. The Sabbath before the election every Jewish gathering place or temple of worship should be given the necessary information about Obama and his attacks on Israel.
The battle for Florida has now begun and now it can be won: