Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Democrats Losing the Battle for the "Warm Fuzzies"
GOPUSA ^ | June 2, 2003 | Bobby Eberle

Posted on 06/02/2003 12:17:47 PM PDT by Columbine

James Carville and company announced in a recent memo to the Democrat faithful that the political season is now open and it is "time to go hunting." A review of the memo shows that not only are the Democrats betting their fortunes on either the utter collapse of the economy or a major homeland security fiasco, but their analysis of current trends and public opinion is completely off the mark.

The latest memo from "Democracy Corps," the organization led by Carville, Stan Greenburg, and Bob Shrum, acknowledges that the "perception of success and strong leadership is helping the Republicans." Yet, in the very same sentence, the memo states that there has been "no shift to the Republicans, even at the high point of the President's popularity." Who are these guys kidding? Perhaps the number of people identifying themselves as Republicans has not changed, but that point is irrelevant. The only political point worth anything is how public perception translates into election results.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bobshrum; carville; democracycorps; democrats; election; greenberg; jamescarville; shrum; stangreenburg; stanleygreenberg

1 posted on 06/02/2003 12:17:48 PM PDT by Columbine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Columbine
Perhaps the number of people identifying themselves as Republicans has not changed

That is incorrect. As of now more people are self-identifying as REPS than any time in recent years anyway. I heard this on cable just last week.

2 posted on 06/02/2003 12:24:48 PM PDT by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Columbine
Democracy Corps ranks Democrats ahead of Republicans on the economy by 45-39 percent.

This is mind boggling. The only reason for this is due to the number of naive people that think the economy IS the federal government. And that somehow because RATS understand social programs better that they are better economists.

3 posted on 06/02/2003 12:28:01 PM PDT by w_over_w (I'll still luv ya if yer covered in mud . . . just like I luv muh pick up truk!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Columbine
The NBA has a bunch of coaching slots open because they figure losing teams are the coach's problem

The Dems never seem to fire their losers like Carville et al

And I hope they never learn to.

4 posted on 06/02/2003 12:34:13 PM PDT by JimVT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Columbine
What does Mary Matalin see in this serpent-headed boob?
5 posted on 06/02/2003 12:35:11 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
What does Mary Matalin see in this serpent-headed boob?

Really! She calls him the "most bitter partison" on "Meet The Press". The guy must pull a 180 when he comes home . . . or maybe she just feels sorry for him.

6 posted on 06/02/2003 12:39:35 PM PDT by w_over_w (I'll still luv ya if yer covered in mud . . . just like I luv muh pick up truk!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Columbine

7 posted on 06/02/2003 12:41:27 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Columbine
"perception of success and strong leadership is helping the Republicans."

Perception is reality.

8 posted on 06/02/2003 12:44:15 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Tax & Spend Democrats HARM the economy; Buchananite Protectionists would DESTROY it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Columbine
LOL. Were they ever fuzzy and warm? TheBentOne did a good pied piper job as appearing as a caring guy. In the end, though, he was and is exposed as a true fraud.
9 posted on 06/02/2003 12:45:33 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mister Baredog
As of now more people are self-identifying as REPS than any time in recent years anyway.

Probably just pubbies coming out of the closet.

10 posted on 06/02/2003 12:46:04 PM PDT by js1138
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Columbine
Dems just need to move even further to the left. That's the ticket!
11 posted on 06/02/2003 12:46:28 PM PDT by Mark (Treason doth never prosper, for if it prosper, NONE DARE CALL IT TREASON.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: w_over_w
As much as I loathe the snake-eyed serpent, the man has a very few admirable traits.

He is loyal beyond anything else. The man will dance with who brung him no matter how ugly.

The man has a sense of humor. When he placed that garbage can on his head in shame in front of the country during the last elections, that was classy in a real sort of way for a talking head. A man who can laugh at himself is a good thing.

He does the best he can with what he has to work with. Can you imagine being on a steering committee for the DNC? My God!!!! Talk about trying to whip people up with the same o'l crap?, and kissing up to looney whacko tree huggers for pocket change?, and then getting death threats from the teachers unions? Not an easy job IMHO.

12 posted on 06/02/2003 12:48:48 PM PDT by blackdog (Following this tagline too closely will get you a $200 fine in New York City)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: blackdog
Not an easy job IMHO.

Maybe this explains why he didn't marry a fellow DEMONRAT, at least when he gets home his wife will still be there.LOL LOL LOL

13 posted on 06/02/2003 12:57:18 PM PDT by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: blackdog
Hey bd ~

He does the best he can with what he has to work with. Can you imagine being on a steering committee for the DNC? My God!!!! Talk about trying to whip people up with the same o'l crap?, and kissing up to looney whacko tree huggers for pocket change?, and then getting death threats from the teachers unions?

Great summary as to why they also "demonize" (with the leftest media's support) the other candidates/party rather than run on anything worth it's salt. They ain't got no salt!

14 posted on 06/02/2003 1:01:11 PM PDT by w_over_w (I'll still luv ya if yer covered in mud . . . just like I luv muh pick up truk!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Columbine
On the issue of "homeland security," the difference is 57-17 percent for the Republicans. Even another attack on American soil is not enough to change the numbers in favor of the Democrats, for in addition to the actual attack, the Democrats would have to show that somehow they could have prevented it.

The dems are paying for their weak/non-existent support of the Iraq War in specific and the WOT in general.

15 posted on 06/02/2003 1:08:49 PM PDT by randog (Everything works great 'til the current flows.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sweetliberty
Did anybody else get the soccer ball lamp and the Clinton nightlight? What a mind! This is beyond funny.
16 posted on 06/02/2003 1:17:29 PM PDT by whereasandsoforth
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

Comment #17 Removed by Moderator

To: w_over_w
In summary, the idiot factories called public schools that have been under liberal control for fifty years have provided the democrats with morons for a constituancy, only being able to think with emotions, respond to primative fears over predation, and now guilt haunted women who are hiding from their abortions.

Talk about reaping what you've sown? Their shtick made for selling papers, building government payrolls, filling news chanels, and buying votes with social spending.

BBButtt now what? Time for professional liberals to become honest or look for a new line of employment.

18 posted on 06/02/2003 1:21:44 PM PDT by blackdog (Following this tagline too closely will get you a $200 fine in New York City)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: w_over_w
And for those of you who don't know the "Warm Fuzzy" phenomenon, when faced with choices in our schools, you are supposed to favor those which give you warm fuzzies.

Equally important is the identification of those who would do you harm in thought or deed. Those are called "Cold Pricklies"

They give you a special 1-800 number to contact some governmental agency to rid your life of cold pricklies. The sad reality is that when going thru life, it's better to champion those cold pricklies yourself and to have abandoned finding comfort in warm fuzzies, that is unless the warm and fuzzy is an anatomical part. Then it's OK......

19 posted on 06/02/2003 1:31:11 PM PDT by blackdog (Following this tagline too closely will get you a $200 fine in New York City)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: whereasandsoforth
>>"Clinton nightlight?"

Is it sticky? a Clinton nightlight, that's really discusting.

Imagine that mentioning James Carvelle and "warm and fuzzy" int he same phrase.

I'll bet he has a Clinton nightlight!
20 posted on 06/02/2003 1:33:59 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (If somebody has to tell you, it's already too late.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: blackdog
He is loyal beyond anything else.

Not quite, this whole thing with the memo, is part of a power struggle, he has been trying to get Terry boy's job, and has been hammering him, though not using his name, alot, on CNN, in memo's, talking at fundraisers, and in advice to canidates.

Carville is a real snake, who is more obsessed with his own power then he is even with ideology. His partisianship is a cover for his own greed and lust for himself, even Clinton saw that after awhile, and it scared him.

Carville, if he gets his way, will take control of the democratic party, something that I'm sure bill and hillary do not want now, with all there puppets in place. They got rid of him at the white house because of how he ws getting, and they were carefull not to bring him back in, in any way, shape or form, when Clinton was leaving office. That tells you something.

21 posted on 06/02/2003 1:41:14 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: whereasandsoforth
The Clinton nightlight is a hoot.
22 posted on 06/02/2003 1:41:33 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Mister Baredog
My co-workers of spanish speaking heritage are regristrating as republicans because of the Estrada nomination and filibuster.
23 posted on 06/02/2003 1:41:47 PM PDT by stumpy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: blackdog
Their shtick made for selling papers

And papers, major networks and Public funded broadcasts biasly reported the "shtick" in a way that made it the "yellow brick road" all the while demonizing as "racist" or "radical" anyone who dared question or bring to light to their scam. Damn them all!

24 posted on 06/02/2003 1:51:42 PM PDT by w_over_w (I'll still luv ya if yer covered in mud . . . just like I luv muh pick up truk!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: stumpy
Hey Stumpy,

You didn't think I'd forgotton my ex-cop, VietVet hero? Did you?

Has it reached 150 degrees in the Antelop Valley?

25 posted on 06/02/2003 1:54:34 PM PDT by w_over_w (I'll still luv ya if yer covered in mud . . . just like I luv muh pick up truk!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
What does Mary Matalin see in this serpent-headed boob? He calls her Mistress Mary. She must be obeyed.
26 posted on 06/02/2003 1:59:00 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (If somebody has to tell you, it's already too late.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Sonny M
Carville has no loyalty to those he never expressed to behold to. Terry the Terrible is the prime example of who Carville has no time for. You are right about the struggle issue.

Terry wants to stick with the diseased party tactics that provide cover for himself. Carville would be a better throwback to the democrat party of old, where it's constituants were hard working blue collar principled people. Today they are just skilless unemployable dolts who work in government jobs, teach, or survive a pathetic life off of social programs, child support, and social security checks.

Carville sees no future in Terry's pawns and Terry see's a certain death in Carville's democrats.

27 posted on 06/02/2003 2:00:43 PM PDT by blackdog (Following this tagline too closely will get you a $200 fine in New York City)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Only1choice____Freedom
Touching it might give one a SinkKing feeling.
28 posted on 06/02/2003 2:01:06 PM PDT by Ed_in_NJ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Columbine
Sounds like Screwball and the gang have been telling so many lies for so long that they've lost all sense of what "is" and what "isn't" -- and that's good for us!
29 posted on 06/02/2003 2:04:55 PM PDT by Ed_in_NJ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JimVT
Don't leave out McAwful - his "leadership" lost the 2000 and the 2002 elections for the dems. As long as he's in charge, he will continue to lead them in the wrong direction ... which leads right over the cliff and into oblivion.

McAwful only does the bidding of x42 and Hitlery!! You connect the dots ...!!
30 posted on 06/02/2003 2:09:39 PM PDT by The Final Harvest ( America - You Are The Greatest!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: stumpy
My co-workers of spanish speaking heritage are regristrating as republicans because of the Estrada nomination and filibuster.

Thank you, I needed that!!!

31 posted on 06/02/2003 2:12:24 PM PDT by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: sweetliberty
Check the nite light; I bet the nose glows red!
32 posted on 06/02/2003 9:47:37 PM PDT by Atchafalaya
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson