In Strategy Shift: Obama to Throw "Kitchen Sink" at Himself

Today in an effort to undermine one of his central campaign themes, "a different kind of politics", a key foreign policy aide to Barack Obama, called Hillary Clinton a "monster".

The "kitchen sink" strategy began surfacing last week, when conversations between Canadian officials and Austan Goolsbee, Obama's senior economic advisor, came to light.  It was portrayed by the media as an "unforced error" on NAFTA.  Soon after reports of the conversations, Obama quickly unleashed a series of lies about whether those conversations occurred.

Perhaps the sharpest attack on himself occurred just yesterday, when Susan Rice, a senior Obama foreign policy advisor, said Sen. Obama was not ready for "3 a.m." phone call.  

In an effort to step up the attacks on himself this week, Sen. Obama has publicly called out Lorne Michaels, satirist, and Obama has vowed to have a conversation with Tina Fey.  Sources inside the Obama campaign confirm that he "meant it."

Later today, Michelle Obama is scheduled to host a "Proud to be an American" rally.

More as this story continues to break...  

This is my first diary, I'm trying to be funny.

Tags: clinton, Goolsbee, Michelle Obama, obama, Powers, President 2008, satire, Tina Fey (all tags)




HA HA!  Good one! Great first try!

by cmugirl90 2008-03-07 08:51AM | 0 recs
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His finger on the RED button has a string tied around it.

by gunner 2008-03-07 08:57AM | 0 recs
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Thank you!

by Abe 2008-03-07 08:57AM | 0 recs
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That was awesome!

by americanincanada 2008-03-07 08:55AM | 0 recs
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Thanks for the positive feedback!

by Abe 2008-03-07 08:57AM | 0 recs

omg LOL good work.

by zane 2008-03-07 08:59AM | 0 recs
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Thanks for the encouragement!

by Abe 2008-03-07 09:00AM | 0 recs
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very funny, well done

by Scan 2008-03-07 09:35AM | 0 recs
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Calling someone a racist merely to use it as a weapon against them is wrong.  I hope more and more people see through it.

by Abe 2008-03-07 09:59AM | 0 recs
Re: New Strategy

In his continued "Kitchen Sink" campaign, and following up on his new strategy he calls "Just Kidding," Obama's erstwhile foreign policy advisor lets the BBC in on the secret about his plans to withdraw from Iraq: "He will, of course, not rely on some plan that he's crafted as a presidential candidate or a U.S. Senator."

This follows another comment by Powers launching Obama's  theme of "Insult the voters most devastated by Poverty, and do it using only the most professional language."
   "We f*** up in Ohio.  In Ohio, they are obsessed and Hillary is going to town on it, because she knows Ohio's the only place they can win."  

Elsewhere, his senior intelligence advisor John Brennan gives a major interview supporting immunity for Telecom.

And to highlight his lack of integrity theme, the front page of his website now shows Texas, floating huge in the glow of a celestial white "We Win!!" light.  

by oh puhleeze 2008-03-07 10:17AM | 0 recs
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I would like to see what they say after BO does not bring the troops home in 16 mos.

by gunner 2008-03-07 11:03AM | 0 recs
You kidding?

They won't say anything.  If troops are still thre in 2012 it'll be because President Obama's supreme judgment is telling them that it's necessary.

by DaveOinSF 2008-03-07 04:27PM | 0 recs
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"slow and stupid"?  What are you talking about.  Like all satire, they exaggerate certain habits - in Obama's case, he has a habit of pausing while he's speaking, sometimes after each phrase.  I have noticed this many times, and just assumed it was his manner of speech.  Although I will admit that the actor they have playing Obama does suck, especially when played against Amy Poehler's dead-on Clinton, I don't really see any racial overtones.  (I am assuming you're talking about the debate skits, I usually don't watch the entire show - past my bedtime).

by AnnC 2008-03-07 11:06AM | 0 recs
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Don't try to explain that to this particular Obama supporter. She's just upset because she's "slow and stupid".
by sricki 2008-03-07 03:33PM | 0 recs
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LOL! Very amusing.
by sricki 2008-03-07 03:33PM | 0 recs


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