The Obama campaign leadership: well-versed in veiled race-baiting. To those who expect no better of it, it seems cliche, but even then, it will mystify even us now and then, just how vain and cynical the Obama campaign will be.
Obama 2012 is entirely prepared for the most sycophantic, race-obsessed, deceptive, race-tinged, mocking reelection effort the United States might ever see. At least until retiring US Rep, Barney Frank, or perhaps Cynthia McKinney, becomes president. (So, the worst ever.)
An example of the depths of absurdity they will go is the suggestion that, literally, the GOP presidential election effort consists of one goal and ONE GOAL ONLY: removing Barack Obama and his family from the White House.
No big deal? Makes sense? Republicans would agree. Yeah, until you read the whole email that was produced by his 2012 campaign and sent out after Romney's win of the Florida primary.
The GOP reasons for wanting the Obamas out, according to the Democrats? No reasons. Rich Mitt Romney and the "far-right Tea Party" merely want to evict the poor black family from the White House. That is THE reason. They don't put it that way, exactly, of course. But they tell the drooling masses that there are no other true reasons that the Republicans want to remove Obama, but to remove him.
No... other... reasons. Clear?
You don't believe that such lowest common denominator insult campaigning is going to rule the day for his campaign leaders? What have you been doing since 2007? Not paying attention?Don't expect better. Just accept that a street fight-style of campaign is going to be done by this, uh, Twix bar (smooth on top, but crummy on the inside), Chicago-style president. Conservatives, moderates and Tea Partiers of every stripe need to let the cynical vitriol implode on itself.
The right should avoid the energy-wasting endeavor of correcting this label-obsessed drivel, and just point it out for what it is and come back with examples of the wishy-washy, contrary, self-adoring rhetoric that Obama's legion has, time and again, handed us. The type that will, during the reelection attempt, drape Obama in the color of his skin, and paint him the hugging, inviting underdog who only wants what is best for everyone... and is willing to enforce it. (Not ironic at all, the last bit.)
Forget being offended by the left's constant stream of marginalizing accusations against all who they see as ideological foes. It is the gun powder only. The cannonballs are what we are going to gave to be concerned with. The hypocrisy of his pre-2008 words versus his presidential actions is going to turn him into the big-eared, self-admiring, ideological operative that he is. As in 2008, he will do anything, claim anything, and attack in any way that keeps his foes busy responding to feckless accusations, and not bringing up his gross hypocrisy, failed efforts, and politically desperate maneuvers. Such as his laundry list of empty populist words in the 2012 SOTU Address.
All those who want to see a better president must realize that Obama has had his chance, and spent most of it blaming, golfing, gloating, campaigning for 2012, and vacationing. His are not the activities of a leader-like, humble and servile POTUS during especially trying economic and societal times. Which we ARE IN, by the way. Lip service isn't leadership or service to us.
Focus not on angering the least informed masses as Obama's campaign leaders are intent on, but the FACTS of his pre-2008 statements, his 2008 campaign, his presidency, and his low-brow, racially suggestive, sneering campaign.
I'm not going to try to convince you that his campaign is already being despicable. Read the entire email, from his campaign chief, below.
You decide for yourself just how reasoned Obama 2012 is going to be. This is from February:
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From: "Jim Messina, BarackObama.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: February 1, 2012
Subject: One-term president?
Here's what Mitt Romney said after he won the Florida Republican primary last night: "While we celebrate this victory, we must not forget what this election is really about ..." ... What do you think he said? Not getting the economy moving. Not keeping America safe. Not improving people's lives. "While we celebrate this victory, we must not forget what this election is really about: defeating Barack Obama." Then he launched a "One-Term Fund" drive to get his backers to contribute $1 million to make Barack Obama a one-term president. That's not how it's going to be. So I just had the team create a "Two-Term Fund" page on BarackObama.com that's going to track our progress to a $2 million goal. Most importantly, we're going to show the number of people giving to make it happen.Please donate $3 or more to our Two-Term Fund now. It may not take the Romney camp very long to get to a million -- they announced today that just 9 percent of their money comes from donors giving less than $200. It's also clear that there's lots of money to be raised from far-right Tea Party types appealing to a very personal dislike of Barack Obama. When Romney tells a reporter that we need a president "who believes in American principles" or that President Obama will be just a "footnote in history," that's who he's talking to. Last night Romney summed it up in one line -- for them, it's all about beating one man and sending his family packing from the White House. Everything else the Republicans say or do is just means to that end. Our campaign is different. It's about bringing people together to protect the progress we've made and make a lot more in a second term. And 98 percent of the donations people like you make to this campaign are $250 or less.You can make a second term a lot more likely right now by giving to our two-term fund -- you'll even get to see exactly how many others are joining you:https://donate.barackobama.com/Two-Term-Fund Thanks -- we'll keep you posted. Messina Jim Messina
Obama for America