Skip to comments.Post-Rush: Obama's message war
Posted on 03/14/2009 4:40:28 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Beginning Sunday, the White House will harness every part of the Democratic Partys machinery to defend President Obamas budget and portray Republicans as reflexively political, according to party strategists.
A participant in the planning meetings described the push as a successor to Democrats message that Rush Limbaugh is the Republican Party leader. We have exhausted the use of Rush as an attention-getter, the official said.
David Plouffe, manager of Obamas presidential race, helped design the strategy, which includes the most extensive activation since November of the campaigns grassroots network. The databasewhich includes information for at least 10 million donors, supporters and volunteerswill now be used as a unique tool for governing, with former canvassers now being enlisted to mobilize support for the presidents legislative agenda.
Others involved in the planning included White House senior adviser David Axelrod; the DNC chairman, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine; and DNC Executive Director Jennifer O'Malley Dillon.
The plan follows the private complaints of some Democrats that Obama let the GOP get the better of him during the debate over pork in the budget bill he just signed, and growing concerns among some Democrats that charges of big spending could stick to the president.
Starting this week, President Obama will be engaging directly with Congress more, and speaking more forcefully on behalf of his budget, a top adviser said.
On Sunday morning, three top White House officials will appear on network interview shows to describe brighter days ahead for the nations economy, and make the case that the budget is an important part of the presidents overall recovery plan.
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Naaaa! cant happen
Their strategy will fail on empty wallets.
Translation: They got burned and are moving to easier targets. ;-)
So basically they are admiting that this adminstration is engaging in a propaganda campaign?
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
You can bet that Joe "Plugs" Biden won't be one of them....unless they are even more stupid than I thought.
so that's, where those (tens) billions for ACORN went...
The Democrat party: the Party of Mo
More money but not more wealth
More spending but not more jobs
More stimuli but not more results
The Democrat party puts the crat in the national money mattress saved up for payback bureaucrats and presidential pandering.
It’s too bad our guys are unarmed.
And there you have the real plan. All those supposed millions of minions have nothing on the LMSM and the role they will play. In the end the same suspects will lose more market share and slowly lose even more of their power to push the Dems across every finish line.
Yup, their strategy will fail on the empty wallets of the Chinese, the Japanese and the Tax the Taxpayers to Death Americans.
because Limbaugh was right: you get more flies with honey than vinegar. Who knew? So we will try it Limbaugh's way and see if that works in our favor. Because we don't quite know what we are doing. And are starting to become concerned that maybe this Rush to Socialism might not be the key to power like we thought...
Rush is kicking their butts.
The libs are pretty damn good at organizing and projecting a high powered program of both offense and defense in the area of public opinion.
Rather unlike the feckless bumbling that the GOP has been doing since 06.
And continues to do to this day.
We need organizations all fighting together to win here, but the present day K street boys still really don't have a clue why disaster after disaster has befallen them.
After each one, they pull together only to agree that they need to become even more like the Liberal lite loons that have eaten their collective lunch, only punctuated from time to time by solitary voices lifted amidst the utter confusion.
Hence, they came to the point of nominating someone so far out of touch with real conservative values that he could not even make a decent showing against a black, muslim, marxist, far left Kenyan named hussein, with virtually zero experience or qualifications, simply because that was the best organized prospect that they could muster.
Frankly, I am appalled.
“On Sunday morning, three top White House officials will appear on network interview shows”
The hosts of the shows?
Steele had better use this as an opportunity to squelch criticism of him and produce an effective counter-strategy.
Hes also appointing inexperienced pencil necked dweebs and crooks to Treasury and the OMB and is soft on national defense and terrorists.
We are one one major attack away from a complete collapse of the market.
Thats a good one!!.
The RNC couldn't find its ass with both hands.
Putting that idiot in charge instead of Blackwell is proof.
You mean you don't trust these guys on the economy?
They look so experienced and confidence inspiring.
Hey, I didn't say i thought he could do it. But, if he doesn't, he's really is toast.
I'm not sure if Blackwell's the guy either. He ran an equally horrible campaign against Strickland and got killed by around 20 points. They should bring Haley Barbour back and in a hurry.
Well, this is gonna be good...
If one has donated and left an email, then occasionally one receives a message, but they tend to be rather bland.
I’ve yet to have one point out that if you are in College, supporting Obama is like a Cow supporting a Beef Cookbook..
yeah...get the guy who KNOWS HOW TO WIN ELECTIONS
Rush wins, 0bama cuts and runs
He knows how to counter their moves, maybe not run a great campaign, but at least he is a fighter.
ping for blog post
Evan Bayh (D, IN) is definitely distancing himself from Baraq here in Indiana, despite the fact that the state went for BHO in the election.
Evan is a smart politician if nothing else.
He’s up for reelection in 010.
Polls and voter input must be telling him something.
so how many on the vast Obama database are actual U.S. taxpayers?
Translation: That kinda backfired on us.
Their latest msg dated 3/13/09:
The next few weeks will be some of the most important our movement for change has encountered yet.
Mitch wrote to you earlier this week about Organizing for America’s Pledge Project — an effort to identify and mobilize support across the country for the economic vision President Obama has outlined in his budget.
If you haven’t yet done so, pledge your support now and ask your friends, family, and neighbors to do the same:
The budget that passes Congress has the potential to take our country in a truly new direction — the kind of change we all worked so hard for. We didn’t fight to shy away from the tough long-term decisions Washington has ducked for far too long.
President Obama knows, as you do, that our future strength and prosperity depends on Washington finally taking the hard and smart steps in energy, health care, and education that will make sure America and its families are strong for decades to come.
And while his budget reflects those important values and priorities, the President also understands the government has to cut spending like so many families and businesses are being forced to do now. He invests where we need to and cuts where we must.
In the next few weeks we’ll be asking you to do some of the same things we asked of you during the campaign — talking directly to people in your communities about the President’s ideas for long-term prosperity. But first, start with your own pledge of support, and the support of your friends, family, and neighbors:
We know this fight won’t be easy. But important battles never are. Together, we have the opportunity to shape our country’s future. We believed in the power of people to win an improbable election victory. And we believe in the power of people to drown out the cynics and entrenched interests in Washington to bring lasting, meaningful change we can all be proud we played a role in.
So, will Big Brother’s decree of a daily two minute hate against Rush Limbaugh now be expanded to target all Republicans as a group?
Ida no. I think these clowns attracted plenty of attention to themselves... as buffoons!
Propaganda Attack begins
Obama's reaction to the Increasing disatisfaction with the horrrible truth on his stimulus plan as revealed by critics, is not to change a failing policy, but instead he will call out the Obama campaign to redefine reality.
This is NNOT good news for the economy.
The lying bas-turd has been telling the nation that “the economy is basically strong,” or the same message that he used to bludgeon McCain with it during the campaign.
The words, doesn't begin to address the sheer levels of stupidity and insanity needed to make this POS comment. After signing two Stimulus Bills laden with stealth-spending and secret legislation into law, the Not-President had announced to the Media and the Public that he would go through every subsequent bill, line by line, and remove every piece of pork from it.
Then came the Omnibus Spending Bill, known as PORKULUS II.
Given nearly 9,000 opportunities to make good on his promise with a Budget bill containing more pork than Denny's has ever served in its grand-slam breakfasts, he signed it without reading it or raising an eyebrow.
The only comment that he probably made was, "Next?"
So, now that millions of Americans are crying, "Foul," over this obviously bloated and bogus budget bill, including ones who voted for ZERO, it seems like the cadres of ACORN activists have already been out there cajoling opponents of Obama's economic plans since November.
They want to make sure that we do not object to our money being taken from us and thrown at the housing and banking crisis that Obama and his fellow Democrats created.
Somewhere buried in the news media last year was a story about 25 ACORN activists who showed up at a Wachovia branch office in Orlando carrying signs and demanding that the bank should stop foreclosing on "good people who deserve to stay in their homes." Apparently, Orlando has been at the top of ACORN's list of anti-foreclosure activities.
Concurrently with their "Home Defender" program of active lawbreaking, ACORN are using using similar activist tactics to get fiscally responsible people to continually reward the fiscally irresponsible ones by supporting every single, massive spending bill that Obama and the Demo-gods ram through Congress.
One can only wonder what sorts of extortion tactics they will use to force their Leader's Socialistic agenda down our throats.
Beginning with Clinton's signing of the Community Reorganization Act, or CRA(minus the "p" at the end), ACORN began intimidating banks to give mortgage loans to people who could not afford to pay for them. Today, they are back, intimidating those same banks to do it all again with the same people, calling them, "Predatory lenders," in an effort to cast them as bad guys (aka "rich, white bank officials") preying on helpless minorities (aka African Americans).
"Predatory lenders?" I'm sorry, but I must have missed the stories about "rich, white bank officials" sitting in their Mercedes, parked inside of government housing projects, ARM agreements in hand, waiting to pounce on unsuspecting "minority families" as they left their apartments and forcing them to buy houses that they could not afford then or now.
As they say down in Texas, ‘The boy is all hat and no cattle.’ Barack Obama is a lazy, affirmative action hire who is not going to work and when challenged, he whines ‘racism’ through his sycophantic beguiled minions. If the people hired to run the White HOuse and the executive branch do not pick up this shiftless fraud’s slack, Pelosi and Reid will exploit this POS to the max, ending capitalism as we have known it.