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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sick of It

You can run, but it's too late to hide anymore:

President Barack Obama is trying to ride the wave of anti-incumbency by taking on an unpopular politician steeped in the partisan ways of Washington.

It doesn’t matter that George W. Bush left office 16 months ago.

The White House’s mid-term election strategy is becoming clear – pit the Democrats of 2010 against the Republicans circa 2006, 2008 and 2009, including Bush.

Pathetic and weak:

Some Democrats would like Obama to shift his argument.

“The president needs to indict not simply Bush or even Republicans. He is a visionary thinker, and his rhetoric should reflect that,” said Democratic strategist Paul Begala. "I want President Obama to make a consistent, compelling indictment of conservative ideas.”

That should work, in a country dominated by people who self-identify as conservative.

How about this for a Democratic campaign slogan, "You people are stupid, so just shut up and do as you are told."

Or better yet, "You people are ignorant racists, blah blah blah blah." Fail:

Boston and Los Angeles were among the first to announce boycotts of Arizona, but 68% of Americans say it’s a bad idea for other cities or states to boycott Arizona over its new immigration law.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that only 14% of Adults think it’s a good idea for cities or states to join that boycott. Ten percent (10%) don’t care one way or the other, and nine percent (9%) more are undecided.

Forty percent (40%), in fact, say they would avoid doing business with any city or state that boycotts Arizona. Forty-three percent (43%) disagree and would continue to do business with boycotting cities or states. Seventeen percent (17%) aren’t sure.

Fifty-five percent (55%) of voters nationwide favor passage of a law like Arizona’s in their own state. When asked specifically about the chief provision of the Arizona law, support is even higher. Sixty-nine percent (69%) of voters believe a police officer should be required to check the immigration status of anyone stopped for a traffic violation or violation of some other law if he suspects the person might be an illegal immigrant.

It worked in 2008, but lightening doesn't strike twice.

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  1. Here's an idea for how to put the immigration issue, as raised by Arizona's new law, on the front burner in a way that takes advantage of true public sentiment and puts pro-amnesty and open borders pols on the spot: get an initiative on the ballot in California proposing a statute for that state that mirrors the Arizona law!

    Any voter -- ANY voter -- can place an initiative on the ballot in California now by filing a petition 433,971 valid signatures.

    IMHO, such an initiative would be approved by California voters. Even if it were not to prevail, the mere act of starting a petition campaign would drive the other side to distraction. Once on the ballot, it would force Boxer and other pols currently up for election to take a stand without the usual obfuscation. And it would force Democrats and their union allies to spend a lot of money to defeat it.

    Any California folks out there want to get the ball rolling?

  2. How about: Remember how you felt in November 2008, you know before the mask came off? Invoke that again, ignore the evidence of your own eyes and ears, and vote Obama!

    I hope they do start lambasting Republican ideas and promoting their own intolerant, illogical craziness.

  3. "The president ... is a visionary thinker"

    Umm, whuh? Obama? A thinker? He hasn't had - or even noticed - a new idea since he became a communist in college. What is this clown smoking?

  4. Accountability? That is where the CinC and his many thieves blame the previous administration. It is time for BO to man up. May be hard when your balls are in Michelle's purse.

  5. I think that Begala's statement on its face is incorrect. What makes you think Obama is visionary at all?

    Reminds me of asking a buddy of mine why Juan Williams of FOX said so many stupid things when he was so intelligent. (He knows Juan) His answer was one line- "What makes you think he is intelligent?"