Oct 11 2010

Dems Slinging Mud Is Not Making Them Look More Competent

Published by at 8:43 am under 2010 Elections,All General Discussions

Alternate Title: Doubling Down On Stupid

Update: As Ed Morrissey notes, when the New York Times calls foul, is must really be foul – end update

Watching the Sunday shows this past weekend I think the topic which had me most disgusted with the Democrats was the crap about the Chamber of Commerce supposedly funneling ‘secret foreign money‘ into election races. It was a grotesque and amateur attempt to portray the GOP as beholding to foreign influence. It was also an outrageous and unsubstantiated charge, made by an incompetent White House and aimed at law abiding citizens who are participating in the political process.

As Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie, The New York Times and the Washington Post all noted: there is no evidence of any wrong doing or foreign money going into campaigns. More laughable is how lame the charge would be, even if true. The Chamber’s annual budget is something like $200 million dollars, yet it only receives about $100,000 in dues from American corporate interests overseas. That would not pay a single campaign consultant for a single year.

The Chamber has vowed to spend on the order of $75 million this cycle, and is no different than other organizations left and right, many who backed Obama two short years ago. This will be a billion dollar election year cycle, so how is $100K out of $75 million Chamber dollars the end of democracy as we know it? What moron would think this kind of conspiracy theory up? It wouldn’t fly as a Sesame Street skit!

When challenged about the ludicrous nature of the charge, Joe Trippi came out saying there was no proof of innocence, and the Chamber would be assumed guilty until they proved themselves innocent. Talk about stomping on the Constitution! Sadly, I know which moron thought that rebuttal up.

What this dipstick attack indicates is how stupid DC liberals are, especially those inhabiting the White House and leadership posts in Congress. Coincidentally, Mark Halperin notes today in Time Magazine how Emperor Obama’s vaunted intellectual robes have finally been discovered missing:

With the exception of core Obama Administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters. This view is held by Fox News pundits, executives and anchors at the major old-media outlets, reporters who cover the White House, Democratic and Republican congressional leaders and governors, many Democratic business people and lawyers who raised big money for Obama in 2008, and even some members of the Administration just beyond the inner circle.

Apparently, outside the band of self proclaimed geniuses, no one is finding this crowd all that bright. No surprise really, given their pathetic performance on the economy, deficits and debt, international priorities, etc. This White House crew has spent more money screwing up than any group of people in all of history (and that probably includes the latter half of the USSR prior to its fall).

And so this group of liberal lame brains (please, consider that one a literal adjective) have decided they need to sling mud to shore up their image of incompetence. Why didn’t anyone else think of that!? Probably because most people would know it would only make the argument of incompetence even stronger.

Hence we get to the second conclusion coming from the Political Industrial Complex regarding Team Obama:

Moreover, there is a growing perception that Obama’s decisions are causing harm — that businesses are being hurt by the Administration’s legislation and that economic recovery is stalling because of the uncertainty surrounding energy policy, health care, deficits, housing, immigration and spending.

And that sentiment is spreading. Many members of the general public appear deeply skeptical of Obama’s capacity to turn things around, especially, but not exclusively, those inclined to dislike him — Tea Partyers and John McCain voters, but also tens of millions of middle-class Americans, including quite a few who turned out for Obama in 2008.

Serial arrogant failure tends to do that to your reputation.

The misery afflicting the country has no political affiliation. Listen to the voices from this striking TV ad for Rob Portman, the Republican former Congressman and Bush budget director who is running for Senate from Ohio. One woman at a Dayton career fair says starkly, “There are no jobs.” A man announces plaintively and with obvious frustration, “I’ve been looking for a job now for 13 months.” Events like this job fair are becoming the grim iconic gatherings of our time, the breadlines for the Obama years.

Obama is out of political capitol – it is all spent. The economy will have to fight its way out of this mess without DC. He really can only survive by following the leads of others – something his ego probably cannot handle. Which means we need to put new people in power and start dismantling the cancer that has become the federal bureaucracy, making sure to leave the sound and necessary elements in place. The path to a brighter future begins on November 2nd, 2010.

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Dems Slinging Mud Is Not Making Them Look More Competent”

  1. MerlinOS2 says:

    As American Thinker points out this is another Soros funded gambit


    This attack is simply preemptive damage control for the case of Republicans investigating the Obama campaign potential foreign contributions during his election.

    Simple projection by Soros and Co.

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  3. WWS says:

    Great post, again! Attacking the Chamber of Commerce is madness, and is probably the greatest mistake Obama and his advisors have made yet. Here’s why – Chamber members are NOT political insiders, and they are generally NOT big-business types. There are some, of course, but the vast majority of Chamber members are the people you find in Rotary and Lion’s clubs in small towns across the country – they are the backbone of private business in this country.

    What’s even worse for Obama is that a lot of these people were willing to work with him when he came into office, willing to give him a chance. Chamber members are generally *not* politicians and not excessively political, and they will work with whoever is in power – as long as they don’t threaten to destroy all that they’ve worked for. Obama still doesn’t realize that health-care and his general anti-business attitude has pushed *every* small business owner in this country into a corner! They have no choice but to fight back against what he’s trying to do!

    And the most disastrous part of all in this sordid mess is the WAY Obama has chosen to attack them – with bald-faced and easily refuted slanders and lies. There’s nothing guaranteed to infuriate anyone more than that, and that’s the kind of move that’s impossible to ever forgive. There’s not going to be any reconciliation between Obama and the C of C after this – Obama has just personally and foully slandered the integrity of every small business owner in the nation. Every one of them now KNOWS by personal experience that Obama is a foul liar who cannot ever be trusted, and be extension so is everyone associated with him.

    Obama, have you not yet figured out just WHO is the middle class in this country?

  4. dhunter says:

    I don’t think Obama cares who the COC is. He is, as always playing to his 48% who do not pay taxes. He is playing to those who want free healthcare, free retirement, free food, free housing from the Gobernment.

    If Obama can deliver the 48% who do not pay and add 3% UNION THUGS who will benefit from the taking of our 401k’s and IRAs’ to secure their banckrupt pensions he has 51%, a majority who will always vote themselves free stuff at the producers expense. To a liberal capitalism is evil, business is taking advantage and only more government goodies and power is the solution.

    If this is not stopped and stopped now we will become Greece where riots prevail at the mere hint of the drop of an entitlement and where our life savings exist only so long as the political; class decide to allow us to keep them!

  5. crosspatch says:

    Donald Rumsfeld once said that “nothing succeeds like success”. The corollary to that is “nothing fails like failure”. If this administration continues to pile failure upon failure and then not only defends it but says they will engage in “hand to hand combat” to defend it, it just makes them look stupid.

    The foundation of their frustration is a fundamental misreading of the election results of 2006 and 2008. The Democrats thought the public was in love with the most extreme left-wing “progressive” agenda. They weren’t. They were falling out of love with the Republicans. It wasn’t so much about putting Democrats into power as it was taking the Republicans out of it.

    The Democrats fundamentally misread that and went extreme after their victories of 2008. They have now turned that wrath of the voters onto themselves and now they have no idea what to do. They have no moderates in leadership positions as they have stacked their deck with the most extreme of the party. They are looking around like a high-school freshman who has just been “pantsed” by the upper classmen.

  6. ivehadit says:

    Barack obama is a community organizer from the Saul Alinsky model. Period. He knows EXACTLY what he is doing and THAT is apparently just too tough for Mark Halperin and the democrats to speak, IMHO.

    In my humble opinion, having been involved with the IAF (founded by Saul Alinksy and now organizes through churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples), which is the same group obama was affiliated with, they have a major focus: WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION. They do not create anything. They agitate against those who HAVE created businesses, etc. They study power. And this group in DC is entrenched with this, IMHO.

    That is why so many are missing the mark with their misguided descriptions of this administration’s actions (and disbeliefs)-they are not viewing the actions through the filter of a community organizer/agitator, IMHO.