Obama's GOP strategy
by moi moi, Wed Jan 02, 2008 at 06:45:29 PM EST
Obama's GOP strategy
After reading the DMR poll, I realized that Obama is campaigning for the Republican vote. His constant attacks on Democratic Party uses the exact same language the GOP. As if Democrats are to blame for a make believe Social Security crisis, our health care crisis, and weak labor laws. This is not triangulation. He is tapping out the GOP code words to the Republican base.
The first two states, Iowa and New Hampshire, allow cross over voting. The GOP race is moribund. If Obama can win Iowa and New Hampshire with the help of Republicans, then he can build momentum for the other Democratic states.
The GOP Code Words:
Attack Ted Kennedy. Obama called him "a little old" and to "get some spine."
Blame Bill Clinton for the 90's partisanship. Obama on Clinton: "It can't be the same kind of partisan battling we had in the '90s,"
Blame Hillary. Michelle Obama: "Our view is that if you can't run your own house, you certainly can't run the White House." A clear reference to Monica Lewinsky.
Blame Al Gore and John Kerry for Roves' nasty 2000 and 2004 elections. Obama said, "I don't want to go into the next election starting off with half the country already not wanting to vote for Democrats -- we've done that in 2004, 2000," Notice the similarity with his comment about the partisan 90's.
Attack Paul Krugman. Check out Obama's own website for his Oppo research on Krugman.
Joe Wilson. Mr Wilson thoughts on Obama: "In fact, Barack Obama's supposed "intuitive sense" is no different from George W. Bush's "instincts" and "gut feeling" describing his own foreign policy decision-making. We have been down this road before."
Attack FDR's Social Security. See Paul Krugman's excellent NYT's article: "Played for a Sucker."
Attack Universal Health Care. Krugman says: "Obama goes Harry and Luise." Obama's add, using the GOP code words against Hillary's health care plan, says: health care mandates "force those who cannot afford health care insurance to buy it, punishing those who don't fall in line."
Attack Unions. (especially the teachers union): As the president of the American Federation of Teachers said: "I'm taken aback that somebody like Obama would think that Oprah Winfrey has a greater right to participate in the political process than the 4 million people I represent," Oprah runs her house without union writers.
Attack Trial Lawyers. Obama attacking Edwards career choice: "That's why I didn't become a trial lawyer,"
Advertise on The Drudge Report. If you are a Republican, visit the friendly TheDrudgeReport.com to see Obama's ad specially prepared for you.
If you combine these actions and words with - his refusal to support a woman's right to choose with his "present votes" as a Illinois state senator, and his opposition to universal health care - you get a picture of a Republican. If you add his recent comment that Edwards is not fit to be the Democratic nominee because he has taken public funds, you see the cynical joke behind his claim to reform the lobbying culture. At what point do we take Obama's words and actions at face value?
Bill Clinton once remarked, that Bush's conservatism was plainly evident in the 2000 election. Bush said all the conservative code words. But he hid these under empty rhetoric of change and ending partisan politics.