It seems conservatives don't even understand why they are losing

(crossposted at: TCDem's Hole in the Wall)

I read a few conservative blogs, I like to use them as a balance, make sure I never fall down the rabbit hole. Now i get the whole us vs. them, its a constant fight, we are cynical of them and they are back in return. But isn't there ever a point that these guys have to realize they don't live in mainstream reality? and by that I mean the reality that a majority of American's live in.

I mean take this below the jump

for example Erick Erickson today. Now I get it things look bad for them, and morale is low, but he expects people to believe that the RNC and McCain have been laying the ground works for this long elaborate "october surprise".


Here's a movie where you have multiple story lines coming together toward the end, all connected to a central character, and when it finally dawns on you what just happened, wow -- it is one heck of a movie. Separate plot elements dramatically merge into one coherent narrative and you realize had you been paying attention all along you would have seen it.

Ok so here we go, this is going to be exciting, what are the plot threads you ask?


For more than two months the Republicans have pushed the ACORN story -- a corrupt, radical organization that operates through voter fraud to disrupt American democracy, destabilize our financial system, agitate against business, etc. Just this week the FBI raided ACORN in Nevada and discovered how prevalent their voter fraud operation is.

hmmmm and?

, the GOP started painting a picture of Obama's campaign donations. He's been extremely secretive.

the plot thickens

the McCain campaign. It has gone zealously after Bill Ayers's connection to Obama.

jeezz, bring it home for now

Bill Ayers, in applying for the Annenberg Challenge grant, said the purpose of the money would be to radicalize students to agitate for change. Who did he put in charge of the program? Barack Obama.

Who did Obama give the money to?

ACORN.

And the separate plots begin to connect. The ACORN narrative, the Ayers narrative, the foreign donor narrative -- they intersect, combine, tangle, and paint a very ugly picture of Barack Obama

What Obama did on the board with the Annenberg money and what he'd do with your money come in to the narrative.

But I'm told there will be a surprise twist in this plot that will make it even neater to watch unfold.

now before anything else, I am astonished, that anyone thinks the McCain campaign is competent enough to actually pull all that off. I mean seriously this campaign is coordinated enough to pull that off?

but here is my question, for Mr. Erickson

"It's a dangerous road, but we have no choice," a top McCain strategist told the Daily News. "If we keep talking about the economic crisis, we're going to lose."


We are looking for a very aggressive last 30 days," said Greg Strimple, one of McCain's top advisers."We are looking forward to turning a page on this financial crisis and getting back to discussing Mr. Obama's aggressively liberal record and how he will be too risky for Americans.


McCain's decision to use Tuesday's debate to roll out a dramatic new housing plan - and to downplay an extended weekend of personal attacks on Obama - appeared to mark a recognition that, after two consecutive days of the Dow plummeting and financial hemorrhaging abroad, the market meltdown is not likely to move from the center of the campaign

What part of "it's the economy, stupid!" do conservatives not get? if you guys can't win talking about the economy, you can't win.

we'll see you guys again in 4 years.

Tags: Barack Obama, Erick Erickson, John McCain (all tags)

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Tear the scab off

Republicans have been running on tax cuts and deregulation, with a side order of family values and race baiting for about thirty years or so.

Now that their positions on all of these things have been exposed or discredited, it's nigh impossible for them to run on the things that their big money people will be happy with.  No wonder McCain has resorted to mere distraction.

by Dracomicron 2008-10-08 07:46AM | 0 recs
Oh, they get it.....

What part of "it's the economy, stupid!" do conservatives not get?

The problem is, they only have ONE answer, the freemarket and cut taxes?

Middle America ain't buying the dog and pony show anymore.

Hey, this clown didn't mention Gay Marriage!

They are in big trouble, eh?

by WashStateBlue 2008-10-08 07:59AM | 0 recs
What conservatives?

The Last Conservative was Eisenhower.

by Paul Goodman 2008-10-08 08:14AM | 0 recs
McCain fractured his Base
when McCain picked Palin he just started to get the conservative base to warm up to him
but he threw it all down the drain last night with his Housing bailout gamble... I was checking out conservatives sites too and they called McCain a marxist/socialist  and would never vote for him ..... he pissed them off with his support of the bailout and he threw them under the bus (I always wanted to say that)
I see his poll #s go down a few pts by next Monday  
by wellinformed 2008-10-08 11:07AM | 0 recs
Re: McCain fractured his Base

I think your correct.

I think you will have a bunch of them write in Palin as President....

That was REALLY a Hail Mary, but he threw it blindly down field with no receivers in sight.

by WashStateBlue 2008-10-08 01:34PM | 0 recs

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