Obama 2012 after Iowa Caucus: "This is not a joke"

What are non-leftist/statists up against in 2012? This:

Jim Messina, Obama campaign leader writes in a campaign email (there is at least one a day) that the Tea Party is opposed to many things. Not surprisingly, he leaves out big government, burdensome (economy-killing) taxation and ... well, socialistic ideals of American "progress". Oh yeah, and he neglected to mention many Tea Party types are against misleading, sniveling emails such as his. But that's a given.


Who exactly leads the Republican race going forward isn't clear, but we do know two things:

1) The extremist Tea Party agenda won a clear victory. No matter who the Republicans nominate, we'll be running against someone who has embraced that agenda in order to win -- vowing to let Wall Street write its own rules, end Medicare as we know it, roll back gay rights, leave the troops in Iraq indefinitely, restrict a woman's right to choose, and gut Social Security to pay for more tax cuts for millionaires and corporations.

2) We'll be facing an onslaught of unprecedented spending from outside groups funded by corporations and anonymous donors. In Iowa alone, so-called "super PACs" spent $12.9 million on almost exclusively negative ads. These groups will turn their fire even more directly on us in the weeks ahead to prove that their candidate is the most anti-Obama.

"Not a joke," you say? No, it is not a joke, but in November 2012, jokes will be made about a new GOP president, rather than a campaigner-in-chief misleading his way into a second administration. He has a record. No matter how ugly you make it, Messina, Obama has a record now. And it's pretty darned AWFUL. 

- jR

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