Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Drill, Drill, Drill

Democrats just don’t seem to be able to learn. They keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result. Unlike the Republicans, who keep doing the same thing and wanting the same result.

David Plouffe, Obama for America Campaign Manager, has sent an e-mail entitled “Lies to Nowhere:”

The McCain campaign has finally admitted that this election is about change.

Their new ad uses what news organizations are calling "naked lies" to reinvent two politicians whose records embody the same culture of corruption and far-right policies we've seen from the Bush administration.

The biggest whopper in the ad (that's still being repeated day after day by McCain and Palin on the campaign trail) is that Governor Palin stopped the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere" -- in fact, she supported it, and even hired a lobbyist in Washington to get more pork-barrel projects like it.

If the McCain-Palin campaign wants to have a debate about who is prepared to bring the change we need, we're more than ready.

Democrats think if they tell the truth, mostly, and offer some ideas that make a shred of sense, they will win the election. Republicans know better. Drill, drill, drill. If Obama talks about pigs wearing lipstick, he needs to make it clear he is referring to somebody McCain dated while still married to wife number one, preferably while on R&R from the Hanoi Hilton. If you can’t lie to save the future of your country, maybe you deserve to lose an election. The Georgia Federation of Democratic Women says, “A woman voting for McCain-Palin would be like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.” Now there’s the spirit.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama, who wants to be the next president, and Bill Clinton, who is sorry he is the ex-President, do lunch. I can imagine the conversation.

“How are the bruises?” asks Clinton.

“They’ll heal.”

“I told you politics was a contact sport.”

“Sarah Palin caught us by surprise. “

“You should have picked Hillary.”

“We expect the new will wear off.”

“I’ll give you the same advice I gave Hillary. Hire my team. Carville and company,” says Clinton.

Obama responds, “I’ve already got a loyal team in place, and I don’t think they really need any help.”

Clinton gets that look that says he is about to tell you an inconvenient truth, “That’s the same thing Hillary said.”


Tina said...

CNN is relying on (Annenberg foundation) as if it were gospel. They need to do their own fact-checking rather than rely on I think the Annenberg Foundation is Republican-leaning and has gone very easy on Palin. Then CNN picks up their whole report and quotes it on TV. I like first-hand sources better than second-hand sources. I could be mistaken, but check out Annenberg Foundation on Google and see what you find.

dennis said...

Recently Hugh Downs found his name associated with an anti-Obama tract that he did not write and does not support. On Tuesday, Downs set the record straight in a news conference at Arizona State University by endorsing Barack Obama for president. I just received an email from Downs himself through his publicist, confirming his "ringing endorsement," as he called it.

As a journalist Downs spent his whole professional life keeping his political opinions to himself. But with others falsely using his name and with so much at stake, he felt it was his duty to speak out – not just about the tactics used by others who were using his name, but to endorse the candidate he feels will best lead America into a challenging future. Downs called Obama a true statesman who has the ability to create change.

"At a time when our economy is faltering and our health care system remains in crisis, we cannot afford four more years of the same failed economic policies," said Downs, who is 87 and an Arizona resident.

"Senator Obama has solid, realistic plans to strengthen our economy, provide health care to every American and create jobs across this great nation. Arizonans, like all Americans, need the change that Barack Obama will bring to Washington."

Here is a local Arizona link for the story:

I also learned today that Rep. Wayne Gilchrist, maverick Republican congressman from Maryland's 1st District (whom I had the opportunity to meet and photograph for a Washington Post Magazine story during the first Gulf War) has just endorsed Obama for president.


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