In 2008, within moments of John McCain announcing Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate, the campaign of Barack Obama immediately mocked the choice by describing Palin as a “small town Mayor” who didn’t have the necessary experience. The response overlooked the fact that Palin was in her second year as a Governor and it ignored all that she had accomplished up to that point. They also neglected to mention that Palin had more executive and real life experience than did Senator Barack Obama. The rest is history. From describing her as a pig wearing lipstick, to claiming that her newborn child with Down syndrome was actually her daughter’s child and not her own and even trying to paint her oldest son as a Nazi sympathizer who joined the white power movement , Palin was mercilessly torn apart by Team Obama and the Obama loving media.
Four years later and the reelection campaign of President Obama can’t wait to make the next Republican vice presidential nominee a victim by “palinizining” them much the same way they did to Sarah Palin four years ago.
Evidence of this deep rooted desire to destroy the reputation of whoever Mitt Romney nominates recently surfaced in my email box, when I received the following from the Obama’s New Jersey State campaign director, Jackie Cornell-Bechelli.
As a loyal Republican operative, I try to make sure that I receive everything that the liberal opposition sends out. Consider it a form of opposition research. And despite the LiberalsRlosers@aol.com email that I use when I sign up on the oppositions contacts lists, the left sends me loads of useful examples of just how they are communicating to their base. In this case, as a resident of New Jersey, the Obama-Biden campaign sent me the email shown above. It is intended to fire up Obama’s liberal base in New Jersey by inviting them to give examples of how terrible a governor they believe Chris Christie is.
Similar emails have been sent out in the home states of several other potential Republican vice presidential picks including Florida’s Senator Marco Rubio, Ohio’s Senator Rob Portman, and Minnesota’s former Governor, Tim Pawlenty.
Of Pawlenty, Obama’s Minnesota state director writes;
“Both Romney and Pawlenty left their states worse than they found them.”
In Ohio, that state’s Obama campaign director writes;
“Rob Portman has been our senator for two years now, but the most damning pieces of his record involve choices he made as a senior member of the Bush-Cheney administration and conservative congressman, the consequences of which still reverberate on a national scale. As one of the architects of the top-down Bush budget, Portman practically invented the policies that punished middle-class families while exploding the deficit, and crashing our economy.”
And in the case of Florida, the Obama camp writes;
“You see, we know Marco Rubio — all the way from his time in the Florida House of Representatives to his election to the U.S. Senate. But most Americans don’t know him — or the extreme, tried-and-failed policies he’d bring with him to a Romney administration. As Floridians, it’s our job to share what we know about Marco Rubio with the rest of Americans.”
It’s a sign that the Obama campaign is trembling with the desire to assassinate the character and reputation of whoever Romney picks as a running mate.
Each email asks for negative testimonials of the potential GOP nominees from voters in their home states and each one the Obama campaign sent out is a sign of just how fearful the President’s team is of the daunting reelection effort before them. They are signs of just how concerned the Obama campaign is about the strength of support they can count on from their own base, a portion of the electorate that should be more than willing to reelect the President but seems to be dwindling in size and losing enthusiasm for the President.
This tactic also signals the desperate atmosphere that surrounds the President’s reelection effort. It is an atmosphere that finds a a helpless Obama campaign having to resort to negative attacks. The lack of meaningful successes in the Obama record is forcing the Obama-Biden ticket to double down on their 3-D strategy —— distract, defame, and distort. It’s a strategy based on the need to distract from the issues and the Obama record, and to defame their opponents and distort their records. In this case they don’t yet quite know which person to apply that 3-D strategy to as it applies to Romneys running mate, but they can’t wait to get started. And the truth is that no matter who Romney picks as his running mate, President Obama will do all he can to destroy them personally and politically. No matter who Romney picks, they will be palinized.
Even if Mitt Romney picked a Mother Teresa-like figure as his running mate, Democrats would set course to burn that person at the stake. I could see the email to voters of the state that running mate came from;
What would you say if I told you Mitt Romney is choosing Mother Teresa for the VP slot on his GOP ticket?
It’s time to start thinking about it.
Mother Teresa is on Romney’s VP short list and she has been for some time. This week her name crept back into the news, and with Romney expected to announce any day now, Catholics have a job to do.
Most Americans don’t know the truth about Mother Teresa. If and when Romney selects her, those who know her best — and that’s us — need to be able to share the truth about Mother Teresa from the get-go.
We must make sure that they understand that Mother Teresa has spent her life exploiting the sick and the ill in an attempt to gain fame and become a candidate for sainthood. We must make sure that all Americans know the true Mother Teresa, the deceptive right wing religious fanatic who refuses to accept the concept of separation of church and state and who uses the underprivileged and the most helpless in our society for personal gain.
Share what you think Americans need to know about Mother Teresa, and why a Romney-Mother Teresa administration would be a giant step back for middle-class families.
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