Saturday, December 26, 2009

Communications Director Lacks Communication Skills

I refused to post this on Christmas Day, because dammit, this administration has already ruined too many good days and other days that are meant to be joyous occasions.

On Christmas Eve, Dan Pfeiffer, the White House Communications Director, took the opportunity to post a message on the official White House web site, decrying the lack of Republican support for the massive healthcare bill making the rounds of Congress.

Real class act that Mr. Pfeiffer is! Not content with merely taking their liberal victory and showing some class, he decided it would be best to criticize. Instead of extolling all of the great and wonderful things contained in their Utopian vision of what what this legislation, conceived in the fevered minds of the most far-left denizens of the political spectrum and midwived in backrooms filled with smoke and drunken officials, he felt that the only defense of this bill was an attack on its critics.
In the process, they lost sight of the fact that this was never about President Obama – it was about the families struggling to keep up with skyrocketing premiums; the small businesses forced to choose covering employees and staying afloat; the 15,000 Americans who lost insurance every day this year. Today’s vote was a victory for them.
Nothing in this bill will offer any sort of significant help addressing the issues he just outlined. The Democrats in this process, however, did discover just how much they could raise the bidding on their vote. In the past, when folks like Jack Murtha were content were a couple of earmarks for a couple million, the bar has now been raised to getting a lifetime of exemption along with hundreds of millions in kickbacks and bribes.

Hey Dan, having Olympia Snowe over for tea is not a bi-partisan effort. I would equate it more to a bunch of frat boys gang-banging a stripper.

Mr. Pfeiffer states that there were 150 Republican amendments in the bill, but can't seem to name one or two of them.
Contrary to what one Republican Senator said today, Democrats did not “do the HELP Committee bill completely Democrat” without “even ask[ing] one Republican opinion.” In fact, they accepted more than 150 Republican amendments.
No, I refuse to ruin anybody's Christmas, so that is why I delayed posting this.

If the White House can't get past the white hot rage they feel towards everybody and everything who doesn't agree with them, it will consume them. A star burns brightest just before it burns out and dies.

And Mr. Pfeiffer, you might want to work on your communication skills. The way to influence friends and win over enemies isn't always by attacking them, no matter what Saul Alinsky may say. Take a hint from our troops who discovered that often the gift of a teddy bear could get far more traction then a armored vehicle bristling with armament could.

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