Sunday, May 4, 2008

Obama 'running scared'?

Clinton campaign deputy communications director Phil Singer:
I think it’s clear that the Obama campaign is running scared right now. They’ve outspent our campaign by significant margins in both North Carolina and Indiana, they’ve predicated victories in both North Carolina and Indiana, and they’re currently watching our candidate catch fire on the stump and generate a significant amount of momentum going into Election Day.
That's pretty bold talk (MP3 audio here) and Hillary backer Taylor Marsh ties it to Obama's response to Hillary's proposed gas-tax holiday:
I think “running scared” is a good description of the Obama campaign right now. He is simply failing to connect with the working-class voters that are the backbone of the party, and I just don’t see how sticking up for a gas tax is going to help him at all.
Economists can say whatever they want, but people who are hurting appreciate someone who at least tries to help their situation, instead of arguing such relief can’t we accomplished. That’s what Obama just doesn’t get, and why Tuesday is looking better and better for Hillary.
Ex-Clintonista Robert Reich mocks Hillary's anti-economist rhetoric. As someone who cares a lot about economics, I hesitate to endorse attacks on practicioners of the "dismal science."

On the other hand, it's right in line with the populist tactics the Clinton campaign's been using recently. Rank-and-file Democrats love that kind of stuff. If only Hillary had called those economists "pointy-headed intellectuals who can't even park their bicycles straight," she'd have been tapping into a timeless Democratic tradition.

At least for once in her life, Hillary's on the right side of a tax issue.


    by Publius II

    There once was a man named Obama
    His life began with drama
    An African Muslim father
    And an eccentric white mama

    Obama’s white grandparents
    They gave him a charmed life
    Raised on the beaches of Hawaii
    Far from ghetto strife

    He went to private schools
    Fourteen thousand dollars a year
    Working-class white folks
    They were nowhere near

    He attended Columbia
    Then Harvard Law
    A very soft and liberal upbringing
    Something Americans eventually saw

    He then went to Chicago
    Nation of Islam, Farrakhan, Black Panthers and Jackson
    The only friends he made
    All from the extreme left-wing faction

    He joined a radical church
    His Pastor downright insane
    Blacks and whites, he said
    Think with different parts of their brain

    His church praised a man named Cone
    With hateful opinions he was filled
    He said white people were “the devil”
    And Gods who love whites must be killed

    Obama first ran for State Senate
    With permission from Chicago’s Marxist King
    A domestic terrorist named Ayers
    Obama kissed his ring

    When he was a mere State Legislator
    He gave a speech against the War
    As such, he wasn’t responsible for voting
    A typical political whore

    He wrote a book called “Dreams From My Father”
    From start to finish a racist rant
    After people finally read it
    They later said: “Obama, no we can’t”

    He wrote how he rejected his mother’s race
    And that Malcolm X was a hero
    People had a clear warning
    Obama was a dangerous zero

    He was then elected to the U.S. Senate
    Obama’s ego grew very bold
    He barely served a year
    I will run for President was the story he told

    He said he’d end the War
    But in Congress his party already had control
    He had about as much success
    As when he tried to bowl

    He spent millions to stage rallies
    The crowds would yell and cheer
    But then it all fizzled after he said
    Typical white folks cling to religion, guns and beer

    His wife said America was mean
    She was never really proud
    Her Black Separatist thesis at Princeton
    Became a campaign cloud

    People said he was a Muslim
    His supporters scoffed and jeered
    Then his Black Liberation Church was exposed
    And Obama’s ugly head was reared

    He tried to recover in a speech on race
    The radical left-wing media offered raves
    But he said white folks had an “untrained ear”
    And abolitionists in Pennsylvania turned over in their graves

    He claimed to be a uniter
    He would bring people together all at once
    But after his speech in Philadelphia
    He proved to be a demographic dunce

    He tried once more to persuade whites
    But his bowling was a mess
    He rolled a 37
    Like a 5-year-old girl in a dress

    He then played basketball
    He drove the ball to the rack
    But when all was said and done
    He looked like an old man having a heart attack

    He said damn those white voters
    Their Mutual Funds I will tax
    I’ll double the capital gains rate
    And deliver yet another smack

    He wouldn’t cover his heart
    As the National Anthem played
    It’s a meaningless gesture he said
    But Americans felt betrayed

    He wouldn’t wear a flag pin
    It was against his One World view
    It doesn’t matter he said
    And the American people stewed

    He first called terrorist Ayers his friend
    Then said this man he didn’t really know
    More deceit and cover-ups
    Obama’s lies began to grow

    Farrakhan, Jackson and Sharpton
    Three of Obama’s greatest fans
    He tried hiding them in the closet
    So not to further offend the white man

    Then came his anti-American Pastor
    Obama’s mentor for 20 years
    He preened, shucked and jived
    White people rose up and sneered

    He opposed cutting the gas tax
    He said it wasn’t a winner
    $40 is all it would save, he said
    A weekly budget for a working family’s dinner

    NBC and the New York Times
    They tried each day to save Obama’s campaign
    But real Americans said “FU”
    And Obama spiraled down the drain

    His name was Barrack Hussein Obama
    Running for a second Jimmy Carter term
    Weak on National Security
    A little, pacifist worm

    The radical left-wing Democrats
    A Presidential race lost once again
    Is it really a surprise
    They’ve lost 7 of the last 10?

  2. Of course, HRC is counting on the people of NC and IN to actually BELIEVE that "the Oil Companies" will pay that tax.

    Talk about being supercilious...