Friday, October 23, 2009

White House Throws Mr. Deeds Under the Bus

Two weeks away from imminent defeat in Virginia and the White House thugs throw a sure loser under the bus. Let's forget the fact Obama's about as popular as jock itch right now. Let's assign blame to this hapless candidate and pretend this has nothing to do with the whiny baby in the White House.
Sensing that victory in the race for Virginia governor is slipping away, Democrats at the national level are laying the groundwork to blame a loss in a key swing state on a weak candidate who ran a poor campaign that failed to fully embrace President Obama until days before the election.

Senior administration officials have expressed frustration with how Democrat R. Creigh Deeds has handled his campaign for governor, refusing early offers of strategic advice and failing to reach out to several key constituencies that helped Obama win Virginia in 2008, they say.

Democratic strategists said that over the summer, Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) offered Deeds advice on winning a statewide election. Among other things, Kaine, who is also chairman of the Democratic National Committee, told Deeds that he should lay out more of his own vision and stop attacking Republican Robert F. McDonnell so ferociously. But Deeds did not embrace the advice, according to a national Democratic strategist.
Stop attacking Republicans? So this is their advice? Uh, what has the Obama and his Chicago mob been doing other than attacking Republicans 24/7? What, the War on Fox News and Rush Limbaugh isn't attacking Republicans?
A senior administration official said Deeds badly erred on several fronts, including not doing a better job of coordinating with the White House. "I understood in the beginning why there was some reluctance to run all around the state with Barack Obama," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to speak candidly about the race. "You don't do that in Virginia. But when you consider the African American turnout that they need, and then when you consider as well they've got a huge problem with surge voters, younger voters, we were just a natural for them."
Obama has enough problems with the party base right now. He expects to just snap his fingers and the minions will come out?

This is just meant to give his stenographers in the press and his favorite media types their talking points when Deeds gets waxed on November 3. Now they have a couple of weeks to work on how a humiliating defeat was raaaaacist.

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