It’s not as if this is a partisan line of argument. If this was the story of a political leader of a party I normally supported, I would not support that party or that leader. Is the American electorate going to allow the whole ship to sink to make sure they hang onto the freebies Obama has been distributing? Not just shortsighted but actually fools if they are. But the ad should not be about getting the President to “show up for work”. It should be about why Obama must without any question be defeated at the coming election.
My thanks go Gab for finding this ad.
The gloves come off: Something of a bloggers call to war:
This campaign just got real. From right now until election day, no holds are barred.
The mainstream media has dropped all pretense of impartiality. Their behavior in response to the latest Mideast crisis was blatant, outrageous — and effective. When the world erupted on September 11 and the Obama administration groveled at the feet of our barbarian attackers, the major news outlets — knowing that this was a disastrous turn of events for the Obama campaign which could not be spun in his favor — decided the only solution was to brazenly change the subject to a fabricated peripheral side issue: that Romney had committed some kind of ‘gaffe’ by criticizing the government’s weak-kneed response.
As Obama’s dithering threatened to ignite a world war, a significant percentage of mainstream news outlets blared headlines like ROMNEY GAFFE DERAILS REPUBLICAN HOPES and ROMNEY WON’T BACK DOWN FROM FALSE CLAIM. Of course neither of these headlines (nor countless similar headlines over the past two days) was factually true: The only thing that transformed Romney’s rather mild criticism into a ‘gaffe’ was that the media itself declared it to be so.
So here’s the suggested mantra for the next seven weeks:
Change the Narrative.
Turn it up to 11.
My filter trumps their filter.
Do not self-censor.
Do not play defense, or even offense: just spike the ball, over and over.
Aim to convince strangers, not entertain friends.
This is not a drill.