Saturday, March 14, 2009

The attack on Rush did not work, next up?

Obama's continuous campaign continues on. Team Obama is getting whooped up on in the polls and now it is time to change strategies. Is this the change you guys voted for? Ooops, beating up on Rush is not working, time to move on to something else.

Beginning Sunday, the White House will harness every part of the Democratic Party’s machinery to defend President Obama’s budget and portray Republicans as reflexively political, according to party strategists.

A participant in the planning meetings described the push as a successor to Democrats’ message that Rush Limbaugh is the Republican Party leader. “We have exhausted the use of Rush as an attention-getter,” the official said.

Now Team Obama has decided to move on to calling Republicans the party of "no".

And officials throughout the party plan to hammer the idea that Republicans are just saying “no” to the president’s budget plans without offering their own alternative.

Problem is, the Republicans did offer their own alternative plan for the stimulus and after seeing the ridiculous budget, the Republicans are working on their own plan right now. (On a side note, I saw Congressman Ryan this morning at the First Congressional District Caucus and he was telling us about the alternate plan for the budget and then I come home an read this tonight)

House Republicans, who released an alternative to the stimulus bill, say they’ll issue their own budget proposal in the next few weeks.

They actually released their stimulus plan just 3 days after Obama became President:

Smith said both Boehner and the No. 2 House Republican—Whip Eric Cantor (Va.)—“presented alternative economic stimulus ideas at the White House directly to the President on the third day of his presidency.”

For some odd reason, Sarah Palin is once again targeted by the left and featured in one of the ads.

In an ad called “Crickets” that begins Sunday, Americans United for Change, a labor-funded ally of the White House, says: “President Obama has proposed a budget plan to turn the page on the failed economic policies of the past – creating jobs and changing the way things are done in Washington. The Republican response?”

Then the viewer sees Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) each saying, “No!”

Seriously? I know that Sarah Palin is still the governor of Alaska and it really is not her job to offer alternative plans to the FEDERAL stimulus or the FEDERAL budget.

Clearly, the Republicans are getting to the Democrats and the Dems are in constant campaign mode attempting to deflect criticism.

Instead of leading this country out of its financial crisis, the Dems and Barack Obama are just trying to get re-elected. It is going to be a long three and half years, if the Democrats are already in spin mode trying to protect the "ONE".

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