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Did Operation Chaos Elect Obama?
American Spectator ^ | 12.12.08 @ 9:46AM | By Philip Klein

Posted on 12/12/2008 7:38:25 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

Obama campaign manager David Plouffe reflects in an interview: "We went through as rigorous a primary as we've ever seen in our country's history, I think, and there's no doubt that made us a stronger general election candidate. A lot of our dirty laundry was aired, and we had practice in testing a campaign...because we had been through 54 primaries and caucuses, and run the gauntlet. McCain hadn't done that."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; hillary; limbaugh; obamatruthfile; operationchaos; talkradio
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Not sure I agree as to the effect of the Dittoheads, but its an interesting theory, especially the idea that McCain wasn't ready for the general because of the free ride he got during and before the primaries.
1 posted on 12/12/2008 7:38:25 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

No.

It’s the economy, stupid...


2 posted on 12/12/2008 7:41:34 AM PST by jessduntno (Barack - Kenyan for "High Wind, Big Thunder, No Rain")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Single women elected Obama.


3 posted on 12/12/2008 7:43:34 AM PST by donna (Sarah Palin: A Feminist, not a Conservative.)
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Did Operation Chaos Elect Obama?

No. Lazy slobs looking for a government handout elected Obama.

4 posted on 12/12/2008 7:45:16 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

No, uninformed, uneducated voters elected Barak Houssein Obama - silly question.

Next.


5 posted on 12/12/2008 7:45:16 AM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (Kitty's name is Gennaker - I will call her Genny)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Primary testing and prep had nothing to do with either one of their general races. McCain failed to use the summer to build the macro-case against Obama (Chicago connections, Acorn etc.) and then flubbed the September financial crisis. That, plus Obama massively outspending McCain and the MSM not vetting Obama, McCain was doomed to loose.


6 posted on 12/12/2008 7:45:25 AM PST by ceoinva
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To: jessduntno

many conservatives stayed home.


7 posted on 12/12/2008 7:46:17 AM PST by ari-freedom (Conservatives solve problems. Libertarians ignore problems. Liberals create problems.)
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To: jessduntno
It’s the economy, stupid...

Exactly. If this economic tsunami didn't happen McCain could have won easily.

8 posted on 12/12/2008 7:47:08 AM PST by McGruff
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Republicans put up an awful candidate who ran an awful campaign. I blame Rush.


9 posted on 12/12/2008 7:47:31 AM PST by DManA
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To: ari-freedom

B.S.

The “centrists” McCain courted shunned him,.


10 posted on 12/12/2008 7:48:22 AM PST by DManA
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...the liberal MSM elected Obambi by not vetting him and refusing to allow anyone else too by lies and using the race card...it can’t be any clearer


11 posted on 12/12/2008 7:48:46 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: donna

qft


12 posted on 12/12/2008 7:49:09 AM PST by downwdims (The Borrower is Slave to the Lender)
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To: DManA

The MSM put Obama up against McCain and made sure the 0ne won.


13 posted on 12/12/2008 7:49:15 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Palin didn’t have 54 primaries and look at the bump she gave to the ticket.


14 posted on 12/12/2008 7:49:38 AM PST by ari-freedom (Conservatives solve problems. Libertarians ignore problems. Liberals create problems.)
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To: DManA

I don’t see how it’s Rush’s fault that the Republicans put up an awful candidate who ran an awful campaign.


15 posted on 12/12/2008 7:49:53 AM PST by null and void (Hey 0bama? There will be a pop quiz every day for the next four years...miss a question, people die.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The main point of the “Operation Chaos” was to get hillary to win the primaries. As bad as she would is, she is still not as far left as obama, she can’t play the “race card” when she screws up, and...she is a natural born American citizen.


16 posted on 12/12/2008 7:49:53 AM PST by FrankR (“Turtle up”, economically, for the duration of the 0bamanation.)
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Operation Chaos succeeded in defeating Hillary. That was the goal. Insofar as Operation Chaos failed to defeat Obama as well (by pitting her vs. him), the two were smart enough to sort out their difference behind the scene before destroying each other in the final chapter of the primary.

Yes, Hillary might have lost to McCain had not Operation Chaos replaced her. We don’t know that, and McCain contributed greatly to defeating himself. He would have done far worse if not for Palin joining the ticket. Recall the anti-McCain “I’m never ever going to vote for him” hysteria* on FR when he won the nomination, which subsided only when he chose the perfect conservative POTUS candidate for VP.

(* - yours truly included.)


17 posted on 12/12/2008 7:50:04 AM PST by ctdonath2 (I AM JOE THE PLUMBER!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Here’s the deal:

Bush took a pounding for 8 long years and never bothered to respond and fight for the truth. He let Libby hang out to dry, as a case in point.

The MSM, Democrats, and liberals bashed Bush 24/7 for everything. The Bush administration chose not to fight for the truth and thought his silence was great bipartisanship and “above the fray”.

Bush took the country to war, loved the troops, and abandoned his leadership post to keep up support for the effort with the rest of the country.

As a result of all this, and the financial bailout calamity weeks before the election, the stars were all aligned to vote against Bush and for...anyone!

Obama with his billion dollar campaign of illegal money was able to show himself as passable. Coupled with the MSM’s help (they’re worth up to 15 points in a national election) and it didn’t matter. Mickey Mouse with a “D” after his name would have won.


18 posted on 12/12/2008 7:50:17 AM PST by Obadiah (NOMR! - Not One More RINO!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

McCain caused the election of Obama. Although, I still believe ‘OC’ was a mistake.


19 posted on 12/12/2008 7:50:59 AM PST by devane617 (...And to the Republic For Which It Stood...)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

No, Peggy the Moocher elected Obama.


20 posted on 12/12/2008 7:51:02 AM PST by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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