It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, and I don’t intend to address that in this particular post. Perhaps later.
But last week, MTSU Sidelines Opinions Editor Brandon “Occupy Wall Street” Thomas ran an editorial seeking the “perfect Republican” Presidential candidate in the style of a Craig’s List post. Basically, he took the more extreme elements of the Right and rolled them into a mythical candidate.
Cute. I was inspired to write a Craig’s List-style response from the perspective of the liberal Democrat base… seeking 2008 candidate Obama. I hear it’s in today’s edition, but here is the original, unedited version.
November 9, 2011 2 Comments
This hit my inbox just now:
We’re filing this campaign’s first financial report with the Federal Election Commission on Friday.
You own this campaign, so you deserve to get this news first.
And thanks to you and other supporters all over the country, there’s a lot of good news to share.
I’m not going to steal my own thunder here in the email — you’ve got to watch the video to get the news about what we’ve raised, how we’re spending it, and what’s next:
The Washington chatter around the report we’re releasing has focused on one number: the sum total we’ve raised.
But other numbers that the pundits often ignore — like how many field offices we and the DNC have open, how many one-on-one conversations we’ve had with potential supporters, and how many people have already decided to own a piece of this campaign — tell the real story of our campaign.
All those numbers are in the video, and they’re the ones you should be proud of today. Watch it now:
One more thing: It’s a fact that our opponents won’t have hundreds of thousands of people giving whatever they can afford — so they’ll be relying heavily on money from two sources to fund an unprecedented barrage:
1. Washington lobbyists and special interests whose explicit aim is to influence the federal government in any way they can.
2. Outside groups that don’t have to disclose a word about what they’ve raised or who they’ve raised it from, like one of Karl Rove’s political organizations. His groups have set an astounding $120 million fundraising goal in their campaign to tear down President Obama.
The threat to our success from these determined groups — acting solely in their own interest, not the public interest — is real, and it’s growing. And it’s going to take serious commitment and vigilance from all of us to withstand their attacks while still building the grassroots campaign we’ll need to win.
We’re off to a solid start. But this is just the beginning.
So now, back to work.
Obama for America
July 13, 2011 No Comments
Evan Thomas, a columnist for Newsweek and a professor of journalism at Princeton University, ripped Barack Obama’s partisanship in a recent television appearance. Just days after Time’s Mark Halperin called Obama a “dick” on MSNBC, Thomas assailed Obama for his demagoguery during the debt talks:
“[Obama] has to be two things. He has to make a public case of how bad is this, because he is not doing that. He’s not being honest about just how bad this is going to be — no, he was partisan. He was God [bleep] Democrat! He was just, you know – being a party guy. I applaud the energy but it wasn’t getting me anywhere. He has got to rise above that and then in private, in private – he’s got to make a deal.”
Remember in 2009 when Thomas called Obama “sort of God” in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews?
We’re seeing buyers remorse everywhere we turn. The American people have seen it for months, and now the media elite are experiencing it. Just how long will they keep defending him?…
July 3, 2011 No Comments
Skipping headlines this morning. Take a look at this NRSC ad:
It’s a fairly simple and straightforward ad. No frills or crazy editing or loud music. Hm.
July 1, 2011 No Comments