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Monday, January 28, 2008

Two for the price of one!

If there is a college-level course in how to write snarky press releases for political parties, this piece that floated into our inbox this morning from the Republican National Committee has got to be park of the curriculum:

"Senator Kennedy's endorsement of Barack Obama is a devastating blow to Senator Clinton's campaign. Senators who are most familiar with her record are rejecting her left and right. Even the Democrat establishment has come to the realization that she no longer has credibility with American voters.

“Barack Obama's left-wing credentials are now complete. On every issue facing American voters Senator Obama has a big government tax-and-spend proposal and now he has Ted Kennedy, John Kerry and Patrick Leahy's liberal seal of approval.”

--Blair Latoff, RNC Spokeswoman

Slamming two candidates for the same thing - one for getting the endorsement, the other for not getting the endorsement. Amazing.


at 3:54 PM, January 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...



Maybe the first paragraph is an evaluation of the Democratic Primary, and the second paragraph is slamming Barack.

I think the poster of this entry needs to take a remedial course in reading comprehension.

at 4:57 PM, January 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope... the article author is right. No reading comprehension refresher necessary.

at 6:16 PM, January 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The junk I get from the RPNC makes it very hard to vote Republican - surely they have soemone more sensible than the clowns running it now!
The anti-Wulsin campaign last year was disgusting - slick mailer (or 2) every day saying "Wulsin is bad for us". Only people that respond to this stuff are the same people who'll vote Republican anyway. DUH!

at 6:27 PM, January 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still, and all. If this is "amazing" to Howard, he needs to go back to reporter school.

at 9:44 PM, January 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when did liberty become a dirty word? Isn't (personal and collective) liberty to make choices, pursue our own destinies, and further our happiness a good thing?

Liberal. Liberty.

That is what being a liberal is all about. Tempered by compassion, respect and a responsiblity to our fellow man.

Isn't that America? Isn't that whawt our personal and national liberty represents.

I am a Liberal because I believe in these principles - the bedrock of this country.

Conservative? To conserve. It is about one, not the collective all of Americans. Conserve our values (within restraints of our beliefs and personal morals). Conserve our property - for us, alone. Conserve our money to ourselves. Conserve rights for those who have conserved enough to demand it, expect it and can afford to back it up.

I don't understand when boasting about being a Liberal that promotes the personal and collective liberty of all - became a dirty word - and what that means in this little part of the world.

at 12:39 AM, January 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The piece Wilkinson calls "snarky," whatever that PC term means, is actually a two-edged sword cutting both ways equally well. Barack Hussein Obama is a pro-abortion, cut and run, gun-grabbing socialist, and he's piling up the proof of it in the endorsements he's getting. Monica Lewinsky's boyfriend's wife is getting the battering she so richly deserves from folks in her own beloved Jackass party. But she will still win the nomination and then lose the general. She can fool enough Democrats to head the ticket in November, but she can't fool the nation. Who in their right mind, even among dem/libs, would want Bill Clinton's wife to be Commander-in-Chief of the US Armed Forces in time of war?!

at 12:32 PM, January 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

In any case, wherever, whenever, by whomever: to see the Clintons hit in the chops is just a satisfying thing....

at 6:06 PM, January 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know what you mean anonymous 12:32. It's like when I was watching the debate last night and they kept flashing up pictures (mugshots) of the Bush gang. Then when all the news channels (except FOX)started comparing the votes for Democrats vs Republicans it became clear that the large majority of voters will be handing the Presidency to the Democrats. So yes again, I know what you mean...I've taken great joy in the death of the Republican party and partisan politics.

OBAMA 2008!

at 7:22 PM, January 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just the latest example of blatant Republican hypocrisy. It reminds me of this stunt they pulled last month:

You know, we get, oh, maybe two tons of press releases over the year from the two major political parties. Some are more interesting than others, shall we say?

Definitely in the interesting category were a couple of press releases we got today from the National Republican Congressional Committee, attacking Reps. John Yarmuth, D-3rd District and Baron Hill D-9th District, Indiana. The GOP blasted the pair FOR TWO DIFFERENT REASONS ON EXACTLY OPPOSITE VOTES.

at 12:18 AM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah Howard is right. His point is that the way political hacks construe things into what would normally be seen as a paradox is always amusing.

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