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Post-Rush: Obama's message war
The Politico ^

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 Party’s machinery to defend President Obama’s 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 Obama’s presidential race, helped design the strategy, which includes the most extensive activation since November of the campaign’s grassroots network. The database—which includes information for at least 10 million donors, supporters and volunteers—will now be used as a unique tool for governing, with former canvassers now being enlisted to mobilize support for the president’s 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 nation’s economy, and make the case that the budget is an important part of the president’s overall recovery plan.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhobudget; davidplouffe; dncstrategy; kenya; muslim; plouffe; socialistblitzkrieg; waronrush

1 posted on 03/14/2009 4:40:29 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
charges of big spending could stick to the president

Naaaa! cant happen

2 posted on 03/14/2009 4:42:51 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Sub-Driver

Their strategy will fail on empty wallets.


3 posted on 03/14/2009 4:42:55 PM PDT by Old Mountain man (Blessed be the Peacemaker.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“We have exhausted the use of Rush as an attention-getter,”

Translation: They got burned and are moving to easier targets. ;-)

4 posted on 03/14/2009 4:45:50 PM PDT by doc1019 (and a child shall lead them)
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To: Sub-Driver
Wouldn't one think that the GOP or Governor Sarah Palin would have a database of supporters and/or contributors that they might access in a similar fashion?
5 posted on 03/14/2009 4:47:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("To insist on strength is not war-mongering. It is peace-mongering." Barry Goldwater)
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To: Sub-Driver

So basically they are admiting that this adminstration is engaging in a propaganda campaign?


6 posted on 03/14/2009 4:48:41 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Sub-Driver
SCORE:

Rush Limbaugh 1

CommieBama 0
7 posted on 03/14/2009 4:50:53 PM PDT by FrankR (We are only enslaved to the extent of charity (bailout) we receive...think about it.)
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To: Sub-Driver
They're panicking because Zero IS a big spender, wants to raise people's taxes and throttle the economy. He's an ultra-leftist and the perception is beginning to stick. His approval ratings are going to start coming down as people realize he is in way over his head and is losing the war to turn the country around!

"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

8 posted on 03/14/2009 4:51:20 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Sub-Driver
On Sunday morning, three top White House officials will appear on network interview shows

You can bet that Joe "Plugs" Biden won't be one of them....unless they are even more stupid than I thought.

9 posted on 03/14/2009 4:52:10 PM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Sub-Driver
which includes information for at least 10 million donors, supporters and volunteers

so that's, where those (tens) billions for ACORN went...

"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators." - P. J. O'Rourke
"Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money" Margaret Thatcher
"There are two sets of rules. One set for the rulers and another for the rest of us." —Richard Yancey, former IRS tax collector

10 posted on 03/14/2009 4:52:42 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c you're paranoid, doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you.. :^)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

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.


11 posted on 03/14/2009 4:53:25 PM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s too bad our guys are unarmed.


12 posted on 03/14/2009 4:53:38 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Sub-Driver
On Sunday morning, three top White House officials will appear on network interview shows to describe brighter days ahead for the nation’s economy, and make the case that the budget is an important part of the president’s overall recovery plan.

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.

13 posted on 03/14/2009 4:53:46 PM PDT by torchthemummy (If You Still Have A TV Subscription You Are Funding The Socialist Takeover!)
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To: Old Mountain man
“Their strategy will fail on empty wallets.”

Yup, their strategy will fail on the empty wallets of the Chinese, the Japanese and the Tax the Taxpayers to Death Americans.

14 posted on 03/14/2009 4:56:39 PM PDT by Chgogal (Don't look at me, Comrade. You elected them! Hail to our very own President Mugabe!)
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To: Sub-Driver
On Sunday morning, three top White House officials will appear on network interview shows to describe brighter days ahead for the nation’s economy

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...

15 posted on 03/14/2009 4:59:02 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Sub-Driver

Rush is kicking their butts.


16 posted on 03/14/2009 5:04:09 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Sub-Driver
Look, you have to credit the enemy his strengths.

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.

17 posted on 03/14/2009 5:06:37 PM PDT by bill1952 (Power is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: capt. norm

“On Sunday morning, three top White House officials will appear on network interview shows”

The hosts of the shows?


18 posted on 03/14/2009 5:14:08 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (Conservatives see untapped potential. Liberals see Tapped-out hopelessness.)
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To: Sub-Driver
On the plus side, they convinced all the MoveOn bunch not to like Rush and Republicans. ‘Course, they really could have saved their money to accomplish that. :-))
19 posted on 03/14/2009 5:15:29 PM PDT by colorado tanker (Oh my God, am I hoping for change.)
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To: Sub-Driver

20 posted on 03/14/2009 5:16:08 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Sub-Driver
Their internal polling must be terrifying them. I wasn't sure I completely believed Rasmussen's poll last week about Obama in a minor free-fall. But now, it has to be true or the Dummies wouldn't be mounting such a powerful campaign.

Steele had better use this as an opportunity to squelch criticism of him and produce an effective counter-strategy.

21 posted on 03/14/2009 5:17:51 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: goldstategop
They're panicking because Zero IS a big spender, wants to raise people's taxes and throttle the economy.

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.

22 posted on 03/14/2009 5:18:46 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Big_Monkey
Steele had better use this as an opportunity to squelch criticism of him and produce an effective counter-strategy.

Har!

Thats a good one!!.

The RNC couldn't find its ass with both hands.

Putting that idiot in charge instead of Blackwell is proof.

23 posted on 03/14/2009 5:20:59 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: bill1952

You mean you don't trust these guys on the economy?

They look so experienced and confidence inspiring.

24 posted on 03/14/2009 5:24:28 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Rome2000
"The RNC couldn't find its ass with both hands.

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.

25 posted on 03/14/2009 5:25:59 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, this is gonna be good...


26 posted on 03/14/2009 5:26:09 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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..


27 posted on 03/14/2009 5:28:41 PM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: Big_Monkey

yeah...get the guy who KNOWS HOW TO WIN ELECTIONS


28 posted on 03/14/2009 5:29:44 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Hail to the Dork!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Rush wins, 0bama cuts and runs


29 posted on 03/14/2009 5:32:20 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Big_Monkey
I like Blackwell because he successfully fought the socialists in Ohio and kept them from stealing it for Kerry in 2004.

He knows how to counter their moves, maybe not run a great campaign, but at least he is a fighter.

30 posted on 03/14/2009 5:33:47 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Sub-Driver

ping for blog post


31 posted on 03/14/2009 5:39:10 PM PDT by StatenIsland
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


32 posted on 03/14/2009 5:47:39 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Sub-Driver

so how many on the vast Obama database are actual U.S. taxpayers?


33 posted on 03/14/2009 6:08:48 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Sub-Driver
“We have exhausted the use of Rush as an attention-getter,”

Translation: That kinda backfired on us.

34 posted on 03/14/2009 6:09:09 PM PDT by webschooner
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To: Sub-Driver

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:

http://my.barackobama.com/pledgeproject

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:

http://my.barackobama.com/pledgeproject

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.

Thanks,

David Plouffe


Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee — 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee


35 posted on 03/14/2009 6:25:50 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Sub-Driver

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?


36 posted on 03/14/2009 6:30:00 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: webschooner

Ida no. I think these clowns attracted plenty of attention to themselves... as buffoons!


37 posted on 03/14/2009 6:30:37 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Sub-Driver; LucyT; Allegra; Beckwith; SatinDoll; ExTexasRedhead; george76; Polarik
Obama campaign Restarted Ping!

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.

38 posted on 03/14/2009 8:35:29 PM PDT by Candor7 (The weapons of choice against fascism are ridicule, and derision. (member NRA)
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To: Sub-Driver; LucyT; Fred Nerks; MHGinTN

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.


39 posted on 03/14/2009 9:22:13 PM PDT by Polarik ("A forgery created to prove a claim repudiates that claim")
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To: Sub-Driver; LucyT; Calpernia; Fred Nerks; Iowan; MHGinTN
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.

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.

41 posted on 03/15/2009 6:56:39 AM PDT by Polarik ("A forgery created to prove a claim repudiates that claim")
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To: Polarik

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.


42 posted on 03/15/2009 7:28:57 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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