Election day is exactly one month away. One month away Joe Biden wastes his time with attacks against Hillary Clinton, Bob Gates, and Leon Panetta for telling the truth about Barack Obama and his destructive policies geared towards “managed decline” of the United States of America.
Barack Obama’s policies towards a “managed decline” are a purposeful destruction of America. Those that aid and abet Barack Obama’s purposeful destruction of America tried, with some great level of success thus far, to publicly distance themselves from Barack Obama even as their recorded votes demonstrate they are locked in step with Barack Obama’s destructive policies. Now these ghouls are exposed. The credit goes to 28 words from the lips of Barack Obama:
Instead, Obama just gave every Republican ad-maker in the country more fodder for negative ads linking Democratic candidates to him.
Here are the four sentences that will draw all of the attention (they come more than two thirds of the way through the speech): “I am not on the ballot this fall. Michelle’s pretty happy about that. But make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them.” Boil those four sentences down even further and here’s what you are left with: “Make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them.“
You can imagine Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas or Sen. Kay Hagan in North Carolina or Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky grimacing when they heard those 28 words. That trio has spent much of the campaign insisting that this election is NOT about Barack Obama, that it is instead about a choice between themselves and their opponents.
It doesn’t take a political mastermind to realize that an ad in which the President of the United States says “Make no mistake: These policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them” might not be helpful to the Democratic candidates trying to run away from him this November.
Read his lips: No more Obama Dimocrats. As the Washington Post notes this does not help Obama Dimocrats in sheeps clothing. Obama “(on video no less!) bluntly insisting that an election in 33 days is indeed a referendum on his policies. Republicans couldn’t have written a better script than that.”
Yup, Republicans couldn’t have written a better script. So why try to improve on the perfect?
Barack Obama wrote the script for Republican ad-makers:
“Alison Grimes says this election is not about her support for Barack Obama and his failed polices,” a narrator says over footage of a Grimes commercial that showed her shooting a gun. “But Obama himself says a vote for Alison is a vote for his policies.”
Hillary Clinton will campaign for Grimes soon. The Clinton’s are friends with the Grimes family and the Clintons have a political debt to pay. It makes no sense otherwise to campaign for Grimes.
Grimes is well behind in fundraising. Grimes is well behind in the polls. On the RCP average Grimes is at least 5 points behind and losing all the recent and not so recent polls. The recent Ebola scare in Kentucky is also not helpful to those who pretend to be “not Obama” but vote consistently to support Barack Obama’s destructive policies.
In Kansas, Barack Obama struck with his machete tongue. Republican Pat Roberts, a squishy RINO, was in trouble because Roberts resides in Washington D.C., not Kansas, in more ways than one. Republicans abandoned Roberts after a particularly nasty primary. Now Barack Obama has come to the rescue of Republican Roberts:
“I am not on the ballot this fall … But make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot — every single one of them,” he said.
In Kansas, the Roberts ad, which will air statewide, replays Obama’s remarks and agrees that his policies are on the ballot — including Obamacare, the increased national debt and the number of Americans out of work. A vote for Roberts’ opponent, independent Greg Orman, would be as good as “a vote for the Obama agenda,” a narrator says.
Roberts has been painstakingly trying to connect Orman to Obama, even though the independent insists he’s not beholden to either party and hasn’t decide who he’d align with if he wins. That’s why this clip was such catnip for Roberts ad-maker Wilson Grand.
Pat Roberts was deservedly in re-election trouble. In the RCP average he is over 5 points behind. But Kansas is a strong Republican state and Republican leadership voices from Bob Dole to Sarah Palin have begun to campaign for Roberts. The alleged independent is more than likely a vote for Harry Reid and Barack Obama’s policies. Thanks to Barack Obama the issue in Kansas is now clear for Republican voters. Unless Orman begins to attack the policies of Barack Obama with full ferocity Orman will lose.
‘Read my lips, this November my policies are on the ballot, every single one of them.’
‘Read my lips, this November my policies are on the ballot, every single one of them.’ It’s a nationalized election:
The Brown web video also replays the president’s remarks and then cuts to a grainy clip of Obama embracing Shaheen, who Brown is trying to unseat.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee said the president has helped them “nationalize” the election at a time when many vulnerable Democrats are seeking to localize their races.
“For that footage, we thank you Mr. President,” NRSC spokesman Brad Dayspring said in an email to supporters.
Shaheen is barely ahead in New Hampshire. Thanks to dead weight Barack Obama Shaheen is in for tough times.
Read his lips. Obama’s own words. Can’t blame anyone but Barack H. Obama. Some do try to protect Barack Obama and now they fling those nearest and dearest under the bus:
As the Obama administration crashes and burns, insiders begin to blame Valerie Jarrett.
Are significant chunks of the mainstream media in despair over Barack Obama? This past week, Obama used 60 Minutes to attempt to shift blame for the failure to anticipate the rise of ISIS, endured a cover-up of White House security disasters by the Secret Service, and saw a government-agency report that he had skipped nearly 60 percent of his intelligence briefings.
The reaction from some longtime Obama defenders was swift and harsh. “President Obama this week committed professional suicide,” wrote former CNN host Piers Morgan, now an editor-at-large for Britain’s Daily Mail.
He called Obama’s throwing of the intelligence community under the bus a “shameless, reprehensible display of buck-passing” that will result in some analysts’ exacting “cold-blooded revenge on Obama by drip-feeding negative stories about him until he’s gone.” As for the Secret Service fiasco, Morgan said it was “no wonder the Secret Service gets complacent when The Boss exudes complacency from every pore.”
Chris Matthews of MSNBC, the former White House speechwriter who once rapturously recounted that he “felt this thrill going up my leg” as Obama spoke, didn’t hold back on Wednesday’s Hardball. “Let’s get tough here,” Matthews began, as he lambasted Obama for being “intellectually lazy” and “listening to the same voices all the time.” He even named names, saying that Obama had become “atrophied into that little world of people like Valerie Jarrett and Mrs. Obama.”
Jonathan Alter, a columnist for Bloomberg News and the author of a sympathetic book on Obama’s first term, reported that Jarrett is an unusual presence in the White House: “Staffers feared her, but didn’t like or trust her. At meetings she said little or nothing, instead lingering afterwards to express her views directly to the President, creating anxiety for her underlings and insulting them by saying, ‘I don’t talk just to hear myself talking.’”
Everyone expects a presidential spouse to weigh in on issues, but the reference to Valerie Jarrett, the White House senior adviser who mentored both the president and the first lady at the start of their careers in Chicago, is telling. Her outsize role in many presidential decisions is known to insiders, but she remains resolutely behind the scenes. So when Jarrett does enter the news, it’s significant, because it may provide a window into how the Obama White House really works.
As the corpse of the Obama presidency freezes up tuning Barack’s lips purple-er Barack defenders are now ready to blame the women. It’s a war on women closest to Barack, under the bus style. Valerie Jarrett is a monster and Michelle Obama is an old style Chicago ward boss spawn who loves to Mooch. But the problem is Barack Obama.
Jarrett is an abuser of the under-staffed Secret Service from whom she receives undeserved round-the-clock protection. Jarrett is a monster. But deep down the cobwebbed halls the knives are out to behead her. ‘I’m a fan of Obama, but his continuing reliance and dependence upon a vacuous cipher like Valerie Jarrett concerns me.’”
The Insiders: Obama’s policies and management are on the ballot
Good for President Obama. It is not unfair to extrapolate out from the president’s own words and argue that his management record is also on the ballot. Which brings us to the obvious question about the management of the latest crisis: the Ebola epidemic. [snip]
And given all the lies and incompetence we have witnessed from this administration, it is not unreasonable to be skeptical about what the White House is saying. It isn’t cynical or partisan to believe that mistakes are being made today and that we are not being told the whole truth.
There are plenty of examples to illustrate this administration’s inability to manage things — from Obamacare to the Veterans Affairs Department to the IRS to combating terrorists in Syria and Iraq (including the Islamic State) to the Secret Service. Just look at CNN medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen, who relates her own incredible, shocking experience returning through U.S. customs from Liberia with her colleagues, reporting that they were not uniformly questioned about their potential exposure to Ebola or screened for the disease.
The Ebola threat is a vivid illustration of why competence in government matters, and recent history confirms that Obama and the Democrats can’t deliver. Voters can see for themselves that there is a pattern of how the Obama administration deals with a crisis. After mistakes are revealed, the White House will first deny anything is wrong, then proclaim the problem is being fixed, next say everything is fine and finally deflect any blame from the president by blaming President George W. Bush or crying about partisanship in Washington. In addition, the White House will claim that Obama didn’t know anything until he saw it in the newspaper, and then it will move on to the next crisis in short order.
The president was right to say that his policies are on the ballot; whether it was wise to do so depends on your perspective. I’m sure that his partners in governance — a.k.a. the Democrats on the ballot in November — are not happy about it, but voters have every reason to make this election a referendum on how the president and his party have performed over the past six years and whether more of the same is desirable.
Obama’s policies and management are on the ballot this November. Obama Dimocrats beware:
Obama’s Blow to Endangered Democrats
The structure of the president’s speech was familiar. First, blame his predecessor for leaving the economy a shambles. Second, tout a few “accomplishments,” such as enacting Obamacare and fighting for financial regulation that has made it harder for people to get mortgages. Finally, call for the same economic prescriptions he has been promoting since 2011.
But the speech quickly became noteworthy for the pronouncement that simultaneously delighted Republicans everywhere and caused huge headaches for every vulnerable Democrat seeking re-election:
“Make no mistake,” Obama said of his agenda. “These policies are on the ballot. Every single one.”
With those few words, the president turned an election that many Democrats wanted to make about local issues into one that will be decided on his national policies. Vulnerable Senate incumbents such as Mark Pryor, Mark Begich and Mary Landrieu can no longer talk about all they have done for Arkansas, Alaska and Louisiana. They now have to answer for Obamacare, the uneven recovery, and instability in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world. [snip]
The working-age population has risen since October 2009, but the number of people who aren’t in the labor force has increased by 11.7 million. Since he took office, workforce participation has dropped steadily, from 65.7 percent to the current 62.8 percent. Average hourly earnings, adjusted for inflation, are down from $10.38 to $10.33. And the number of people in poverty has risen by more than a million from 2008 to 2013.
It’s a terrible cement filled worn out rubber tire of a noose for Obama to hang Dimocrats with. In state after state, Obama Dimocrats are dead because of Barack Obama:
Many voters in states with competitive Senate races have already taken their measure of the president and his policies. His approval ratings are in the low 40s in these states, and this impression of him isn’t changing before November. A broad majority thinks the country is on the wrong track, and Obama earns low grades for his handling of almost everything, from jobs and the economy to foreign policy.
Maybe it was good, then, that Obama gave his speech in Illinois, one of the few places where Democrats still welcome his presence. But vulnerable Democrats in other states are wishing that what he said in suburban Chicago could have just stayed there.
So, as the big three (Alaska, Louisiana, Arkansas) senate races slip away, as another three (West Virginia, Montana, South Dakota) have long since vanished from possible Obama victory, as more states (Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire) escape the grasp of Obama’s bony fingered allies, as the GOP edge grows in the final stretch, as by all accounts the odds of Republicans winning the Senate are growing what is there to do?
The idea was that because Barack Obama is Ebola and no candidate wants to be seen with him (Rubio is especially funny on this point) Mooch, er, Michelle Obama would take up the slacks and once again wear the pants in the Obama family. But Michelle wants to stay with her cocktail waitress dresses on:
Why Is First Lady Scarce in Campaign? Her Last Name Is Obama
MILWAUKEE — She can rouse a crowd as she did here this week, connect with women and drive turnout among African-American voters. Yet despite the nail-biting closeness of state contests to decide which party will control the Senate, Michelle Obama has been largely absent from the campaign trail so far.
She has her reasons, Democrats say: Mrs. Obama hates to be away from her daughters. She loathes Washington’s toxic politics. She resents Republicans for their opposition to her husband’s agenda. But she also believes some Senate Democrats have been insufficiently supportive of her own efforts to end childhood obesity.
Michelle Obama, like a dutiful daughter of Chicago ward politics does not want to do anything unless she is paid up front in cash. Or in travel to exotic places on the taxpayer dime. Michelle Obama wants to be paid.
Michelle Obama will campaign for some governors. No doubt even she does not want to get blamed for the November disaster a’coming (N.B. to Hillary: get a clue) in the senate races. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton “crisscrossed the country for Democrats in 1998, visiting about 20 states”. Michelle Robinson wears that Obama scar and senate candidates worry her “deeply unpopular” husband’s name is a cement filled tire and “Mrs. Obama’s presence would tie them too closely to the president they are trying to distance themselves from“.
In 1998 Hillary Rodham Clinton became “a one-woman campaign machine” and “the hottest politician in the land,” according to the New York Times article lamenting Michelle Obama’s disappearance from the campaign trail.
Registered voters are more likely to view their choice of candidate in this year’s midterm elections as a message of opposition (32%) rather than support (20%) for President Barack Obama. That 12-percentage-point margin is similar to what Gallup measured for Obama in 2010 and George W. Bush in 2006, years in which their parties performed poorly in the midterm elections.
In 1998 Bill Clinton was in his sixth year in office facing impeachment and at 60% popularity. Hillary Clinton campaigned ceaselessly in every part of the country. Instead of a disaster, seats were gained in the House and there were no losses in the Senate. It’s not 1998.
It’s 2014. “Read my lips, this November my policies are on the ballot, every single one of them.’
Barack Obama is chopping heads – of his own party members. Barack Obama beheads his own.