Skip to comments.Dem pollster: What Obama really needs is an Oklahoma City moment
Posted on 01/13/2011 10:26:31 AM PST by Marty62
Occasionally, political pundits get so wrapped up in their analysis that they dont think through all of the implications of their commentary. That happened to Mark Penn, longtime Democratic pollster, in his appearance on Hardball last night, in the most charitable explanation possible. Eyeblasts Joe Schoffstall clips this magic moment from the discussion with Chris Matthews on how disconnected Barack Obama has become from the American electorate, and what it will take for him to reconnect, using Bill Clinton as an example:(video of Chris Matthews show)
President Clinton reconnected with Oklahoma. And the President right now he seems removed. And it wasnt until that speech that he really clicked with the American people. Obama needs a similar kind of, yeah. So it will take a terrorist attack for people to like Obama, or perhaps a natural disaster? Thats what Penn says here, and its worth noting that Matthews doesnt bat an eyelash at the suggestion. Had a Republican pollster suggested in 2004 or 2006 that George Bush could really use an Oklahoma to reconnect to the American people, the media would have run endless stories about wag the dog notions.
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He was just practicing ‘civility’ Democrat style.
The fact that a Dum polster would even think like that is digusting and characteristic of the Party of hate.
In your opinion, how far do you think they might go?
Evil. There is no other word to describe the ‘Rats.
Obama’s really gotten shortchanged here. First he gets a jihadi (can’t make anything of that) and now a politically ambiguous paranoid schizophrenic where, try as the left might, they really can’t pin the blame on Tea Partiers or the right in general. Seems like his minions need to mount a serious effort to create something here. Of course, they wouldn’t be so brazen. /s
They are hoping for a Reichstag fire.
It’s according to how well this tragedy works out for them.
Apparently Zero’s speech last night has given them renewed energies in their attacks. frankly, I am sencerely concerned for the lives of Palin etc. I would not be surprised to see attacks on Tea Party Members.
I think the original Blowback set them back on their heels.
But today has shown they are coming back for more.
when Congress comes back and takes on HC Repeal, I hope that Repubs notify the LEOs of EVERY threat they will get.
You may be on to something there. The Dums are complaining loudly that Congress should stop all work because of the tagedy.
walking on the graves of the dead in Tucson is tantamout to a Reichstag Fire.
Democrat style: Stand in pool of baby blood and hand out free T-shirts and reminds people to vote for him but tells the folks in the back of the bus you keep hush now.
There is no low to which the left is unwilling to go to secure power. They gladly pile up the bodies of the dead to use as a soapbox in order to spout their malevolence. Sick, twisted bunch.
As long as there is nobody in the building with him......mmm mmm mmm
And what the rally provide us was a view to level of ignorance in the youth that worship the ONE.
He just said this in November too.
History proves you to be correct.
It’s not just that power, to them, is “worth” killing millions of people,
they actually seek power IN ORDER TO kill millions of their ideological enemies.
Wishful thinking of the rabid lefties. No one is bothering to question their WORDS.
Why isn’t this being construed as incitement for the left to bring back their guy?
Most Americans won’t “go there” , the American people are not ready to accept that the possibility of some sort of monsterous event would be used to promote a political career. Ofcourse the Left constantly WARNED Bush not to do such a thing. For me I think the Dummies had the template for a tragedy (odds were in their favor), just waiting for the right tragedy to implement. Plug in the villians, plug in the grand speech (missed on that one), and hope for a spike in the pool numbers. Rabid lefties are in fact very predictable.
The problem is reading their Bulls**t manifesto’s.
Once you clear out all that you get down to it. Get people poor and angry and they will riot for you.
There’s been a lot of talk by newcasters and others about how they get “tingles” and “chills when they hear Obama speak. When I heard the Congressman make this comment, I got an absolute chill of horror! How much more blatant information could be expressed about the agenda they intend to follow? I first felt horror and then pure disgust! They’re a bunch of vultures sitting in their trees waiting for the next horrible event!
I wonder what the next “Celebrate Catastrophe” will look like and what the slogan on the T-Shirt will be.
Were there free T-shirts at the Wellston Memorial or is that a practice to which they have recently devolved?
Vultures waiting for more dead carcasses.
Our Fearless Leader has already assured us that we can “absorb” another attack, just like we have “absorbed” 9/11. We’re all better and ready for the next one, right?
They sure tried to make this the equivalent of Oklahoma City, didn't they?
Actually think the Dems whole purpose in this was to divert the Health Care repeal vote.
Oh yeah, they ran that trial balloon up but Boehner so far is holding the line.
I heard Nasty Nan say this evening, that being civilil doean’t mean they have any intention of changing their positions. So there ya go.
Nothing has changed.
Yes, it seems they are so transparent and arrogant that they tell us what they are going to do, expect us to fall for it.
I thought Beck covered the subject of the Radical Lefts attitude that anyone other than THEM are stupid cattle that need to be hearded to the stated goal ( cattle are usually heared to the slaughter)
Bernays was some kind of insanity ravaged anarchist.
“Had a Republican pollster suggested in 2004 or 2006 that George Bush could really use an Oklahoma to reconnect to the American people, the media would have run endless stories about wag the dog notions”
oh yeah! - they would have accused W of wild things like staging a terrorist attack to win over americans.
Funny you should mention the back of the bus.
I was just thinking about the various funerals and memorials that the dems have befouled with their bizarro behavior.
Rosa Parks was one of the them.
Coretta Scott King
I know there’s gotta be more.
It would be nice to see a reporter compile them into one column to demonstrate their inability to behave with respect.
And Chris Matthews regretted Clinton was not POTUS for 9-11.
You know the ramblings of the Lefties this past week makes me sick to my stomach. The sheer volume and flood of hate is something I don’t think America has experience, at least in my lifetime. And that includes the late 60’s and 70’s.
>> You know the ramblings of the Lefties this past week makes me sick to my stomach.
I recall my reaction concerning the 9 year old getting shot. That was the worst aspect of the massacre. Thereafter, the Left’s campaign to falsely incriminate Conservatives became another layer of hatred that overshadowed the initial violence of the massacre.
If you think back the initial reports were only that the deaths included a child. It wasn’t until the blowback on the smears that they moved the Little Girl to the forefront. sort of like a human shield. And ofcourse its as if the Federal Judge (a Republican) didn’t exist.
All were innocents, murdered at the hands of a mad man.