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Because it’s worked so well for him so far

Because it’s worked so well for him so far

Obama plans a fall offensive against Republicans, according to The Hill (via JWF and Instapundit):

President Obama is preparing to fight a political war this fall on two fronts — the first against Republicans who want his job and the second against Republicans who want to make his job more difficult.

Obama is taking dead-aim at the latter group, targeting Congress in a fall offensive that the president’s reelection campaign hopes will bruise the overall GOP image beyond repair….

The more bruised and out-of-touch the House GOP seems, the more bruised and out-of-touch the party’s national leaders will seem, Democratic officials said.

“By embracing the Tea Party’s ideas, the Republican Party has rarely been more intransigent, and it is causing their brand to utterly collapse in the polls,” one official said. “That will have big consequences for both GOP presidential candidates and GOP members of Congress.”

This is nothing new.  The Demonizer-in-Chief has been demonizing for years.  Obama’s minions have been falsely accusing the Tea Party movement of racism and violence for years.  His party has developed the Strategy of Crazy.

Keep it up champ, because it’s worked so well for you so far.


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DINORightMarie | August 31, 2011 at 10:19 am

As you say, Professor, it hasn’t worked, and has resulted in significant backlash. However, Boehner and the Congress don’t state clearly that Obama is making false accusations to try to push off blame FALSELY onto Republicans! Why? Message, people!!

Why can’t Republicans get their act together? Make the statements! Obama’s policies are the problem; trying to cast blame on Republicans doing the public’s bidding is NOT “dysfunctional” or “divisive” – it is THEIR JOB! And Obama’s, too, in case he needs reminding – and it would appear he does, since he is trying YET AGAIN to use Rule 13 to win votes and influence the public. Is that not a definition of insanity? Like his economic policies; repeating failures and expecting different results…… Wake up, people!!

Am I wrong?! Don’t the majority of people see through this man’s empty rhetoric? Isn’t that why his approval numbers are in the 30’s?! Delusional narcissist.

i dunno. people who leaned towards tea party values seemed to get elected last november.

Well, Conservatism IS the original Tea Party revolution countering-the-ruling-class-establishment.

Naturally Obama and his Democrat Party would demonize this powerfully energized threat to their Statist power.

VetHusbandFather | August 31, 2011 at 11:15 am

Sounds like this could backfire big time. People are more annoyed with ‘politicians’ right now than they are at any one party. They didn’t like Bush so they elected Obama, that turned out even worse so they aren’t really happy with the Republican or Democratic establishment. While Obama’s busy trying to make it look like Republicans are to blame for all the problems in DC, he’s just going to draw attention to the fact that ALL of DC is messed up. The average Joe is then going to start looking somewhere other than DC for a President.

The left will no doubt eat it all up … I just hope independents aren’t swayed. I just got Tim Groseclose’s “Left Turn” about how the MSM sets the parameters of thought. I’ve just barely started it, but he claims that if the MSM were truly unbiased and neutral, most people would shift quite a bit to the right. He estimates that the MSM gives Democrats a 6-8 point built-in advantage at the starting line of a race.

DINORightMarie has a great point.

It is indeed frustrating to hear the Democrats calling the Tea Party racists and to hear Obama continually telling the American people that the Republicans are the monkey wrench in the machine.

It seems the best the Republicans can do in response is to put McConnell in front of the mic and have him speak like the wimpy ghost of a spineless person who died of chronic complacency.

The Republicans seem like they just refuse to come out with an effective response to the Democratic attacks. I think Bush and Cheney did the Republican party a great disservice by acting as though they were above the fray. This made people think they were arrogant and it didn’t help us in 2008 because they seldom responded to the attacks.

While Obama’s numbers may be going down, we cannot possibly become complacent at this juncture. The elections of 2012 will determine the future of this country and we cannot sit back. Obama’s numbers are attributable to his performance, not his rhetoric. As he gears up and moves into campaign mode, he is capable of whipping up a lot of people into thinking he just needs another four years.

Trump (although not my guy) made great progress with a clear message when he said, “Obama is the worst president we have ever had”. The Republicans need to come out with a clear message that knee-caps Obama by telling the people how detrimental Obama has been. Will they do it – I’m not confident at all

[…] Legal Insurrection mentions that this is nothing new, and hasn’t worked out so well. […]

I went to a breakfast for Jim DeMint yesterday. He spoke of compromise, giving one of the best analogies I’ve heard and really opening my eyes. He said that two football teams don’t go out on the field and talk compromise. Why? Because they have different objectives; they both want to win.

Congress talks compromise, compromise, compromise, but just like with a football game, it can’t work. The two sides want very different things. The left wants big government and lots of entitlements so that the electorate will be beholden to it and keep it in power. The right wants smaller government and less government spending. Just like two football teams, their objectives are 100% at odds. There can’t be any compromise.

The polls show that Americans are fed up with Congress because they don’t seem to be able to compromise. And I, personally, wondered if there were some compromise position that would resolve the crisis we are facing. Listening to Senator DeMint this morning helped me resolve this dichotomy in my mind. Compromise won’t work. We’ve been compromising with the left, year-after-year, for 80 years, and look where it’s gotten us. Down at the end of Trouble Street.

So what’s the point? I think the Republicans are going to have to play real hardball in this election. When Obama and his minions or Debbie whatshername-with-a-hyphen misstates something (or lies), the GOP has to go after them with both barrels (metaphorically speaking). Pictures, graphs, PowerPoints, videos, social media, news coferences, EVERYTHING. The whole problem is that nobody is accountable.

Our job is to make the administration – and all of the MSM sycophants who continue to drink the Kool Aid – look like the misdirected, misguided fools that they are.

    Aarradin in reply to tiger66. | August 31, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Dems and their media lapdogs talk about Compromise as a means of pressuring Republicans to cave and vote with the D’s.

    You’ll NEVER hear talk of compromise when R’s need D votes to reduce the size of government.

    Compromise in DC has become synonymous with unconditional surrender.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | August 31, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Awesome. More divisiveness. More pitting Americans against Americans. More class warfare rhetoric. More resentment. More envy.

God help us if he gets re-elected. We’ll hate each other so much when he leaves office it will take decades for the country to heal.

Vicious race-baiting liars and demagogues within the Democrat party like Congressman Andre Carson (D-IN) will continue to be out there on the ramparts falsely alleging, as he just did (per Jake Sherman on POLITICO) that Tea Party members of Congress are seeking to have African Americans “hanging on a tree.”

A top lawmaker in the Congressional Black Caucus says tea partiers on Capitol Hill would like to see African-Americans hanging from trees and accuses the movement of wishing for a return to the Jim Crow era.

Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat from Indiana who serves as the CBC’s chief vote counter, said at a CBC event in Miami that some in Congress would “love to see us as second-class citizens” and “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me … hanging on a tree.”

. . . .

You may recall that Andre Carson was the chief proponent of that out-and-out “n-word” lie alleging that Tea Party supporters repeatedly yelled the slur at the members of the CBC on March 20, 2010, as they walked toward the Capitol during the healthcare debate.

That lie was thoroughly and repeatedly debunked on the basis of multiple video tape recordings made by a number of people at the time of the incident, convincingly establishing that it simply did NOT happen. To this day, Carson refuses to be questioned about it other than his risible claim that someon has the wrong video tape.

Why is President Obama not taking on the vicious, lying race-baiting demagogues within his own political party? Why are Republicans not publicly demanding that he address this latest Carson demagoguery?

Could it be that those blatantly false claims made by liars like Andre Carson are actually part and parcel of the Obama reelection plan?

After all, didn’t Vice-President Biden himself recently get caught blurting such poison within the Democrat caucus in a meeting in the Capitol calling Tea Party members of Congress “terrorists?”

Five sources within the Democrat caucus verified that story, in spite of the curiously tepid and indirect response from Biden’s Office later on — a sort of non-denial “denial.”

. . .
After hearing from the first source, the two POLITICO reporters on the story, Jonathan Allen and John Bresnahan, quickly confirmed Biden’s words with three other sources who were in the same room. They also contacted a fifth source, who confirmed the basic reporting. The original tip came in at about 1 p.m. Aug. 1, and POLITICO spent the next few hours in contact with the vice president’s office, which was aware of what the story was going to say and had been given several hours to respond by the time the story posted at 4 p.m.

“We sought a response from the vice presidents office and after our interaction with Biden’s office, we were confident our story was accurate,” Allen said.

The original story was also clear about the context of Bidens remarks, noting that he was responding to someone else. According to our reporting, Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) said “we have negotiated with terrorists,” and the story quotes Biden agreeing, saying: “They have acted like terrorists.”

To be clear, the quotes came to POLITICO from sources both in real time from the meeting and immediately after the meeting, so the comments were fresh from the sources involved.

Shortly after the story published, Biden spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff offered this quote, which was far from a denial: “The word [terrorist] was used by several members of Congress. The vice president does not believe it’s an appropriate term in political discourse.”

Nobody in House Democratic leadership — which sponsored the Biden meeting — has challenged the accuracy of the story.

. . . .

“Obama is taking dead-aim at the latter group, targeting Congress in a fall offensive that the president’s reelection campaign hopes will bruise the overall GOP image beyond repair….”

….and thus he campaigns for reelection on the American taxpayer’s dime.

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UPDATE: The Hill reports that Rep. Allen West (R-FL), is now publicly talking about resigning from the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) following the incendiary remarks by race-baiting Congressman, Andre Carson (D-IN) alleging that some Tea Party Members of Congress are seeking to have African Americans “hanging on a tree.”

Recently, other CBC members have likewise made outrageous comments about the Tea Party, including Congresswoman Maxine Waters, D-CA, who recently said the Tea Party could “go straight to hell.”

    David R. Graham in reply to Trochilus. | September 1, 2011 at 3:26 am

    Well, the more they spout that stuff the more they self-expose, and the more they self-expose the more target area they offer. There is an adage in gardening/crop-raising: let the weeds grow up so when you go to pull them they come up root and all. These chaotics/looters who occupy the White House are weeds, invasive species in the garden that is the USA. Their roots are deep and complex. They propagate as rhizomes do, sub-surface, out of sight, rather than airborne. They have grown up. It is time to uproot them and cast them into the yard waste container, to be hauled off to the local soil conditioning plant.

Obama’s actions show us the face of true hypocrisy. Claim to be a uniter and then, at every point possible, demonize your opponents and even tell your supporters to hit them back twice as hard. Claim to operate for the good of the country and then follow through by making every action count for your reelection efforts regardless of the consequences to the country you are sworn to serve. Claim to be a Christian but then, as President, ignore the holiest of Christian holidays, Easter/Resurrection Sunday; and then make sure you not only put in a good word for Ramadan but actually sponsor a dinner in its honor. Tell people to cut back the harsh, partisan and often violent rhetoric and yet be silent when your own party members call the opposition terrorists. This man is more than just wrong-headed; he has proven he is unfit to be the leader of this great nation; he’s a disgrace to what the presidency is meant to be. He is, by far, he most divisive, mean-spirited, and incompetant president (by his own actions) in my lifetime.

    mbabbitt . . . the amazing thing is that your comment is measured, and sadly true. We’ve had intelligent but annoyingly self-righteous presidents before, and we’ve had ideologically blinded incompetents as well and muddled through.

    But this guy almost seems hell-bent on damaging the polity. He irresponsibly doubles the deficit in the first two years to an alarmingly critical level, and then when he and his party lose the mid-terms, he gets nasty and unnecessarily partisan with the Republicans in Congress, as if the spending spree was all their fault, and claims they won’t compromise to extend the debt ceiling!

“Obama’s minions have been falsely accusing the Tea Party movement of racism and violence for years.”

This is actually a clear sign that we’ve won the debate.

If the majority of Americans agreed with Liberals on policy, they would run their campaigns on their policy proposals. But, they don’t, do they? D’s have 3 ways of winning elections: gerrymandered ‘safe’ districts, pretending to be moderates (or even conservative), and demagoguery. They can only talk about what they actually want to do in office in the first case, where they have no competition. In statewide or nationwide elections though, they have no choice but demagoguery and pretending to be a moderate or conservative.

Obama won last time by running the most successful moderate Republican campaign in history. He promised to cut the deficit in half. His most widely run commercial promised a tax cut to 95% of American Families. He promised to be ‘a net tax cutter’.

He can’t possibly run on his record. Three years in and the only decision he’s made that hasn’t been an unmitigated disaster was his selection of Bo as First Dog (sheer brilliance, even if it did take 6 months).

He can’t possibly run on his liberal agenda. He didn’t even dare do so last time around.

He can no longer pretend to be a moderate, much less a conservative, now that he actually has a record.

All that’s left is demagoguery.

November 2, 2010? Never heard of it.

ConserveLiberty | September 1, 2011 at 11:47 pm

The best campaign tactic would be to just fix the economy – but nooooo . . . that would go against his true beliefs.

We do have an actually racist program in America. Drug Prohibition.

Blacks In Government: End Drug Prohibition

Money quote:

When I requested equal enforcement of upscale suburban areas, I met internal resistance

God help us if the Ds ever figure this out and start hammering the Rs on it. The Rs (most of them) will be blindsided because they do not wish to know what is being done in their name.

I never noticed a Prohibition Amendment. Except for Alcohol.

Constitutional Government My A**.

Well, Conservatism IS the original Tea Party revolution countering-the-ruling-class-establishment.

I hear this a LOT. Could you please explain all the social conservatives in the D party? If we have to include them “Conservatism” doesn’t look so TEA.

And where are the TEAs when it comes to the Constitution?

I never noticed a Prohibition Amendment. Except for Alcohol.

Nary a mention of that among most of my “It’s The Constitution, Stupid” brethern. Funny the things people don’t notice.

I am more and more convinced that this man (?) in the White House and people like Representative (?) Carson wish to foment actual violence among their supporters. To what end I’m unsure. It might be simply to cow TEA Party types into silence, worse it might be in hopes of having things like those east coast “flash mob” types attacking a few armed citizens so they have some dead and wounded “youths”.

I do not understand what this bunch is doing. I do know that it won’t end well for America.