Skip to comments.Democrats Face Reality: Obama in Trouble
Posted on 06/12/2012 11:59:04 AM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: James Carville and Stan Greenberg have a polling company. It's called Democracy Now or some such thing. It's Democracy Corps. Or, as Obama would say, Democracy "Corpse." And they've just issued a new report, James Carville and Stan Greenberg -- and, actually, Erica Seifert. They've got a third member of the group now. They've gone out and done a bunch of focus groups.
A focus group is a little bit different than a poll. You actually assemble the people and you chat with 'em for hours sometimes. And you videotape it. And you run all kinds of ideas by 'em. This is the stuff Frank Luntz does sometimes on Fox that you see. Those are miniature focus groups. And Carville and his gang have been out there doing a bunch of them. And they say that the data from the focus groups shows that Barack Kardashian "is taking the wrong approach to the campaign by focusing on economic issues."
In fact, Carville says that Obama, quote "will fail," unquote if he talks about economic growth. They "claim that the Obama campaign must 'move to a new narrative' in order to be successful in November. ... The current campaign is focused on success in the economic recovery, but Carvilles group says the strategy is 'wrong' and 'will fail.' The only reason Obama is keeping up in the campaign is because voters perceive Romney as 'out of touch with ordinary people.'"
That's the only thing, they say, that's keeping Obama alive. If Romney's able to bridge that gap and become more like a regular guy to people, it's over for Obama. And I don't care what... Dana Milbank has a column in the Washington Post today, "Pileup at the White House," and it's devastating. It's just more of the same. People in the media and on the Democrat side of the aisle are coming right up against the reality here that this guy can lose.
They have been under the impression that his reelection was a slam dunk. It didn't matter what any economic details were. It didn't matter what polling data said. It was automatic. Obama was gonna be reelected, for all the various reasons and obvious ones. First black president. History continues! Smartest guy in the room. History continues! Just a fait accompli. And you and I, living in Realville, have known since the stimulus and then health care, that if this country is the same country we grew up in, he's toast.
We've known this. Everything being equal (no cheating, no fraud, no implosions on our side or this kind of thing), we've known this. There was still some concern about the Republican primary race. We needed the best candidate we can get. But there was still this realization... Well, maybe I shouldn't speak for you. I'll just speak for me. I have always been confident that Obama could lose this reelection because of facts, because of reality.
The economy is horrible.
People are losing everything they've ever had! They're in debt like they've never been before. The country's in debt like it's never been before. This is not the way this country has always operated, and this is not the way things have gotten done. This is not what the people of this country thought that they were electing. The health care? Nobody wants that. The numbers opposing it continue to rise. The economic destruction taking place is real.
But the Democrats and the media, they're just now realizing it!
Last week was the first time it really hit them that Obama could lose. And you can see it in the way they're talking on television and the way they're writing. Milbank: "Job growth has stalled, the Democrats have been humiliated in Wisconsin, the attorney general is facing a contempt-of-Congress citation, talks with Pakistan have broken down, Bill Clinton is contradicting Obama, Mitt Romney is outraising him, Democrats and Republicans alike are complaining about a 'cascade' of national-security leaks from his administration, and he is now on record as saying that the 'private sector is doing fine.'
"Could it get any worse?"
Well, depends on your point of view. If the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare, I'd say things are much better. But for Obama, they would be much worse. For Obama, it can get a lot worse. For Obama, you could argue that last week was not really that bad, as I attempted to illustrate yesterday. Back to Milbank. "Early Monday morning, Obama learned that it could. His aides delivered the news to him that his commerce secretary had been cited for a felony hit-and-run after allegedly crashing his car three times over the weekend.
"In one incident, the previously obscure Cabinet officer apparently rear-ended a Buick, spoke to the car's occupants, then hit the vehicle again as he" drove away. Now, it's interesting Milbank would include the commerce secretary's misadventures in his car as somehow a blow to the president. How's that? The most noteworthy thing about this story is: "We got a commerce secretary? Who knew!" I never heard of this guy. We got a commerce secretary. The guy gets drunk, drives his car around, and bashes into people. (interruption) Epilepsy? He may have been epilepsy? Okay. So he wasn't drunk. We don't know yet. They'll come up with something.
Anyway, the Milbank column goes on. It's not pretty.
RUSH: Folks, I am kidding you not about this newly discovered commerce secretary. Whatever the reason, the guy runs into a car, and runs into it again when driving away from the accident. On the Today Show just today, they had correspondent Kristen Welker. She said the commerce secretary's accidents over the weekend were "a sign of how contentious the campaign season has gotten." No, I kid you not. We don't yet know, but there was no alcohol in the commerce secretary's blood. We don't know what caused the accident. Don't know. It might have been mini-stroke. Nobody knows. But an NBC infobabe actually said that it was "a sign of how contentious the campaign season has gotten."
Now, continuing here with Dana Milbank's column in the Washington Post. Again, it's representative of the media and the left. They're shell-shocked. This last week... You have to understand. They think (they've always thought) that Barack Obama is a 200-IQ genius. They just believe it. They don't question it. They have assigned that super-genius intelligence level to him, and that's it. They don't consider any other possibility. Despite all the gaffes and all the evidence to the contrary, they just don't even consider it.
Then this last week happens before the bottom falls out and they are stunned. They do not know how to explain it. They're talking amongst themselves. They're on television talking about it. They're writing columns about it. And here's Milbank in his column today: "Pileup at the White House." He focuses a lot on the commerce secretary accident, but later in the piece, says, "The AP asked about the president's unfortunate private-sector-is-fine remark. The Reuters correspondent asked about the economic 'head winds' from Europe.
"Ed Henry of Fox News Channel asked about the looming contempt-of-Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder. Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News asked about the Supreme Court striking down Obamacare. Norah O'Donnell of CBS News asked about calls for a special prosecutor to probe leaks. Victoria Jones of Talk Radio News asked about the stalled talks with Pakistan. Carney sought relief by calling on TV correspondents from swing states, but the one from Wisconsin asked about the failed attempt to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker and the one from Nevada asked about her state's unemployment rate, the nation's highest."
The spokeskid got beat up yesterday!
The press corps actually did some journalism yesterday!
They had no choice. Their own credibility's on the line. There was no way they could prop up what happened last week. There was no way they could recast it and there was no way they could excuse it. So everybody's shocked: They're asking these questions about the smartest president ever? "AP Radio's Mark Smith asked whether [Commerce Secretary] Bryson 'is now on medical leave," and Carney just kept saying, "Can I refer you to the Commerce Department?"
If this were a football game.. we are playing on their side of the 50 right now. but theres a lot of time left.
I guess he could run on his accomplishments since elected. Or better yet, he could run on what he accomplished before he was elected. He could talk about his experience in business. He could talk about all he accomplished as a Senator. He could talk about his experience as a lecturer in college.....since he wasn’t a professor. I think he should do that. Open up his college records and show us what he accomplished.
surprised that Rush did not talk about the Issa investigation closing in on Bryson
that’s the reason for the “incident”
They had to make him “unavailable”
Thanks Kaslin for the Rush transcripts, I am in the Alaska bush and cant get streaming content.
Not if Holder can keep 12,000,000 illegals on the voting rolls.
You are welcome
And Team GOP has a penchant for turning the ball over.
Obama cannot show his records; if he could; he would have and their secrecy would not be still be an issue. We KNOW; Obama has much to hide.
As for his 'lecturing'; 'Community Activisim' and How to Thwart our Constitution are not typically appreciated as 'accomplishments'. Short on 'details' as well; when it comes to Obama's experience in business. His only business activity was in Real Estate; and his 'partner'; Syrian-born, Tony Rezko; still in jail and 'not talking'. .
We know too; it is Bill Ayers craftsmanship - and creativity - that bind a life of questionable 'biographical' details that Obama's references as his childhood.
As for Obama's future; we have only to remember; that these people, who claim 'Leadership' WILL DO ANYthing. . .to keep the power. We can be amazed, maybe; 'when push cones to shove'; just not surprised, however; should the 'stops' be pulled. . .
History warns us; that those who justify 'any' means to serve and perpetuate their agenda; are capable of using the most distressing - and heinous - of means; and will; should they feel compelled.
Well, apparently there are still a lot of koolaid drinkers out there who will never believe anything that doesn’t paint their Leader as a brilliant and successful politician -
The funniest excuse one of them made for Barry is that Newt held a secret meeting with ‘all the Republicans’ (whever the hell that might be) and they decided to stop every attempt by Barry to fix the economy.
So it’s Newt Gringich’s and THE REPUBLICANS’ fault.
There is so much wrong with this it isn’t worth going into. Suffice to say, there are still a lot of screwed up and very stupid people out there. Maybe it will rain on election day.
Maybe the Commerce Secretary did have a seizure, an assassin induced dose that was too weak to kill.
But it seems to me that there are far fewer suspicious deaths of people involved with Obama than there were under Clinton.
Which is surprising given his membership in the Chicago political mob.
Or maybe my impression is not correct.
Watch out for the griz.
The Marxists are starting to sweat? Hey, we must be doing something right!
He's from out of town.
He hasn't been on scene for nearly as long as Ms and Mr Cankels.
For all intents he has a near 100% fascist control over the ENEMAMEDIA.
I still say he's just Hills dirty mop boy. He makes the mess she wants to make. She gets what she wants without the blame.
Remember the Clintons didn’t have whiff of Wash DC yet when the people started dying mysteriously. That’s why the term Arkancide was invented.
Democrats facing reality. That is crackable. Obama is toast and has been since the american people caught wind of who this fraud is. It’s all over politically for obama and for his socialist democrat party. The only question is how many of the top rating frauds will see jail time.
1) Eligibililty Scam
2) Leak gate
3) Fast and Furious
4) Climate change scam
“History warns us; that those who justify ‘any’ means to serve and perpetuate their agenda; are capable of using the most distressing - and heinous - of means; and will; should they feel compelled.” You are right no doubt about it. If we were in Europe where they claim no right to travel and no right to your money (ATM), that tyrany shite can and has worked, here our strong desire for freedom and independence while being very well armed will thwart even nobama. Not to mention who would enforce his tyrany?
I say, Bring it on. America is great because of her patriot citizens, not because of our government or even our beloved Constitution.