Surprise: Negative ad that hits Obama on Fannie and Freddie proves highly effective

posted at 2:10 pm on October 15, 2008 by Allahpundit

How long has the righty blogosphere been screaming at the RNC to go nuclear on this? No ad we’ve posted this year got as much grassroots buzz as that “What Just Happened?” dynamo that leveled the Dems on this same subject. Why McCain’s made Ayers the centerpiece of the attacks instead, I’ll never know, especially with Democratic voters reacting almost as well to this spot as Republicans did. Presumably, Team Maverick’s own focus groups are populated with nuts like these, who acknowledge The One will be a terrible president but long nonetheless for the golden days of Reagan in which, er … the government took over Wall Street? No wonder communists are stoked.

I was going to post McCain’s newest ad here too — it’s okay, albeit no world-beater — but reposting the “What Just Happened?” spot is probably a more productive use of our bandwidth so let’s do that instead.


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Americans are not stupid, they just need INFORMATION. Let’s give it to them.

JustTruth101 on October 15, 2008 at 2:13 PM

How long has the righty blogosphere been screaming at the RNC to go nuclear on this?

Now THIS is what McCain should be going “nuclear” over…not the ol’ Rev. Wright nonsense.

JetBoy on October 15, 2008 at 2:14 PM

JetBoy on October 15, 2008 at 2:14 PM

AND have a good reply ready when they claim that the reason that this mess got started was because of ‘republican deregulation’ BS from democrats.

wise_man on October 15, 2008 at 2:16 PM

How long has the righty blogosphere been screaming at the RNC to go nuclear on this?

We’ve been inciting racism for a month or more now!

lorien1973 on October 15, 2008 at 2:17 PM

JetBoy on October 15, 2008 at 2:14 PM

Yep. Wright/Ayers is the side dish. This is the main attraction.

lorien1973 on October 15, 2008 at 2:17 PM

McCain has one chance left to strike hard on this issue. About 40 million people will be watching and it’d be the perfect time to hit him.

Kronos on October 15, 2008 at 2:17 PM

Americans are not stupid, they just need INFORMATION. Let’s give it to them.

JustTruth101 on October 15, 2008 at 2:13 PM

The media disseminates misinformation. Americans are acting upon it.

jay12 on October 15, 2008 at 2:17 PM

I’ve said it before.

These are the people who want to take over health care?

CUS on October 15, 2008 at 2:18 PM

We need to go nuclear with these ads and run them every 15 minutes around the clock till election day

ConservativePartyNow on October 15, 2008 at 2:18 PM

GO GO GO!!

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 15, 2008 at 2:19 PM

The lefties really need to be challenged on the “Democrats own the economy” bull crap. Liberal policies are worse than cyanide and McCain needs to do whatever he can to wake people up to it.

Grafted on October 15, 2008 at 2:19 PM

Where’s the McCain-Plumber guy that spoke with His Holiness ad?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 15, 2008 at 2:20 PM

Oh but- I’m really an Obama-troll when I bring these things up.

Go McMaverick!

Keep up the…….nap…..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……

FiveWays on October 15, 2008 at 2:20 PM

Problem is that McCain is not standing up for the Free Enterprise system.

Unless he comes out and BLASTS the Bush bailout as Socialistic (forcing even healthy banks to give the government equity), he has no valid line of attack here.

Its just more government intervention when the government was the one who created the problem in the first place…

Romeo13 on October 15, 2008 at 2:20 PM

The clowns are on the verge of taking over the circus.

Bishop on October 15, 2008 at 2:21 PM

I want more more more….

t.ferg on October 15, 2008 at 2:21 PM

I agree this is another thing McCain should hit home on.
He should do many ads in the last two weeks that hit him hard on all the the major things and a follow ad on how he will fix things.
He needs the dual message of why vote for him and the examples of why not to vote for Obama.

theguardianii on October 15, 2008 at 2:21 PM

How long has the righty blogosphere been screaming at the RNC to go nuclear on this?

Well, maybe tonight would be a good start………

Seven Percent Solution on October 15, 2008 at 2:23 PM

Their website is like a showcase of ads Republicans should’ve been running for months.

amerpundit on October 15, 2008 at 2:23 PM

ABSOLUTELY!

It is about fricking time that McCain got the message on this. It is easily the top issue in the minds of voters and he has a very strong position on it. With a well-developed plan and the past records of the two candidates he should not talk about ANYTHING else but this in ads for at least two weeks. Make absolutely sure that the public knows who created this mess from the government side.

Hawthorne on October 15, 2008 at 2:24 PM

They have a bunch of ads on their site. My favorite is “Chicken Button”.

http://neverfindout.org/

mrsmwp on October 15, 2008 at 2:24 PM

Great ads, both. Too bad noone will pay attention.

Americans are not stupid, they just need INFORMATION. Let’s give it to them.

JustTruth101 on October 15, 2008 at 2:13 PM

I disagree. Most Americans are very stupid and those are the ones who are going to decide this election.

Geronimo on October 15, 2008 at 2:24 PM

Well, maybe tonight would be a good start………

Seven Percent Solution on October 15, 2008 at 2:23 PM

Please don’t tease me like that……..I’ve been fooled before…….

FiveWays on October 15, 2008 at 2:24 PM

The media disseminates misinformation. Americans are acting upon it.

jay12 on October 15, 2008 at 2:17 PM

Yup…I had underestimated the power of the MSM.

JustTruth101 on October 15, 2008 at 2:24 PM

Nail it to his forehead, McCain!! Don’t just say it to his face.

AubieJon on October 15, 2008 at 2:24 PM

Notice that we have a huge financial crisis and almost no media as reported as to why?

People are looking for someone to blame but the media refuses to tell the people it was because of Freddie, Fannie, high gas prices and the minimum wage hike.

Why aren’t Republicans running for congress on every news channel pounding that home?

Is there no leadership?

freedomplow on October 15, 2008 at 2:27 PM

DONATE. We don’t need the MSM if we do it ourselves. Help these folks get the word out. DONATE!!!!!

bloggless on October 15, 2008 at 2:29 PM

Why aren’t Republicans running for congress on every news channel pounding that home?

Is there no leadership?

freedomplow on October 15, 2008 at 2:27 PM

This is a mystery. Every day, the RNC baffles me.
What the hell happened to this country?

FiveWays on October 15, 2008 at 2:30 PM

The truth shall set you free.

Hening on October 15, 2008 at 2:30 PM

Donation link for the first ad.

amerpundit on October 15, 2008 at 2:30 PM

Their website is like a showcase of ads Republicans should’ve been running for months.
amerpundit on October 15, 2008 at 2:23 PM

Thank you. I must have missed this when it was posted here on the main page the first time.

wise_man on October 15, 2008 at 2:31 PM

And McCain needs to explain why “tax cuts for the rich” are good for everyone else.
–the money comes home from foreign tax shelters
–the money goes into hiring, expanding businesses, R & D
–people are more likely to work & be productive if they’re taxed less

jgapinoy on October 15, 2008 at 2:31 PM

good ads. love em, keep them coming

spacekicker on October 15, 2008 at 2:31 PM

ABSOLUTELY effective ads, amerpundit. Clear. To the point, and not getting bogged down with issues that some voters already have dismissed as irrelevant.

wise_man on October 15, 2008 at 2:32 PM

Why aren’t Republicans running for congress on every news channel pounding that home?

The news channels would rather talk to Pelosi or Reid.

jgapinoy on October 15, 2008 at 2:32 PM

This is a mystery. Every day, the RNC baffles me.
What the hell happened to this country?

FiveWays on October 15, 2008 at 2:30 PM

Very simple. Conservatives look at what the Press did to Palin, and many decide that they can’t put their families through that.

Romeo13 on October 15, 2008 at 2:33 PM

Two articles on the deregulation lies that Obama keeps spreading about McCain and Republicans. If McCain doesn’t start correcting these lies tonight, I’m afraid he deserves to lose.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives2/print/021750.php

http://article.nationalreview.com/print/?q=ZjY3Y2VmNTZkYjhhYzdjYzNmZTMyN2M0ZDJmZDEyYjA=

BuckeyeSam on October 15, 2008 at 2:34 PM

Was this ad run and tested last week and we only hear of this focus group result now?

Was this due to a humping robot malfunction?

If so, then this explains McCain and us getting screwed.

Mcguyver on October 15, 2008 at 2:36 PM

Try this bomb on 401k’s too. Will make a lot of middle class Dems fear a Dem majority.

DerKrieger on October 15, 2008 at 2:36 PM

DerKrieger on October 15, 2008 at 2:36 PM

Why ads havent been running on this, I have no idea.

lorien1973 on October 15, 2008 at 2:37 PM

REALLY NICE ADS! I liked the 2nd one in particular. To me, it was more direct to the point.
It drove home that DEMOCRATS ARE MAKING ALL THE DECISIONS RIGHT NOW. That’s why everybody’s life SUCKS. The RINOs haven’t made it much better.
I tell my students & family to think about it-The president can only do so much. Congress has the power.(I don’t get into legislating from the bench!)
With the Democratic majority in Congress, the last several years have been disastrous.
So WHY would ANYONE want to vote in a Democrat into the White House, knowing what a democrat congress has done?!
It is unbelievable to me. And to top it off now the Communist party is excited about Obama? I bet Stalin wishes he were alive.
Speaking of him-read a GREAT book called “The Forgotten”. It’s about the naive Americans who traveled to Russia for the 5 year plan. See what it got them.

Badger40 on October 15, 2008 at 2:38 PM

Hey people:

Is it just my thoughts but since the “O” Dumbys associated with the Ayers group and Michell “O” Dumby said only now was she proud of her country???????????????

Hmmm I wonder if she has ben influnced or indoctrinated by the Ayres group over the years???????

Rick007 on October 15, 2008 at 2:41 PM

DerKrieger on October 15, 2008 at 2:36 PM

Yeah…. that one is kinda intersting…

Wasn’t Social Security supposed to be a TRUST FUND that would invest any extra money in bonds and such, so that when large numbers of folks retired, it would be able to afford it?

Problem is they spent it all…

Romeo13 on October 15, 2008 at 2:41 PM

Rep Rangel “I don’t think we should talk about that.”

And their constituents LOOK THE OTHER WAY.

Ignorance and stupidity are our biggest liability in America.

Black Adam on October 15, 2008 at 2:44 PM

http://www.investmentnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081012/REG/310139971

Yep. And if this new plan is implemented will the Feds make everyone contribute or will there be a minimum income below which you make no contributions of your own but get them from the rest of us. This is more socialist BS and I suspect that even a majority of voting Dems will be against it.

DerKrieger on October 15, 2008 at 2:44 PM

The clowns are on the verge of taking over the circus.

Bishop on October 15, 2008 at 2:21 PM

No, they’ve owned the circus for a while now.
The circus is on the verge of taking over the city.

Count to 10 on October 15, 2008 at 2:44 PM

Very simple. Conservatives look at what the Press did to Palin, and many decide that they can’t put their families through that.

Add “Newt, Bork, Limbaugh, Clarence Thomas, DeLay, Bush, Bush, Cheney, & Santorum” after Palin.

jgapinoy on October 15, 2008 at 2:44 PM

Hmmm
It seams all the socialist goverments are now switching to conservitive.
Canada
Germany
France
Italy

Whoda thunk it?
Did you hear about the guy in Canada that was in the emergency waiting room 34 houres and died there sitting in a wheel chair?????
It was in the news a week or two ago.

Rick007 on October 15, 2008 at 2:45 PM

How much money does the RNC have left? Weren’t they sitting on a lot? Can’t they cut the “what just happened” ad down to 60 seconds and spam the daylights out of it?

They need to go directly at this “deregulation” nonsense with the audio and transcripts of this adorable little exchange:

Rep. Frank: Let me ask [George] Gould and [Franklin] Raines on behalf of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, do you feel that over the past years you have been substantially under-regulated? Mr. Raines?

Mr. Raines: No, sir.

Mr. Frank: Mr. Gould?

Mr. Gould: No, sir. . . .

Mr. Frank: OK. Then I am not entirely sure why we are here . . .

Follow it up with detail on how much in FNMA and FHLMC Foundation grants went to Frank’s District, Dodd’s state, Obama’s state…

DrSteve on October 15, 2008 at 2:45 PM

Did you see where “O” Dumby was in Africa on our tax dollars campainging for his cousin??

Rick007 on October 15, 2008 at 2:47 PM

The ads will only run if you donate money!!!!!! SO donate!!! I did!!!!!

bloggless on October 15, 2008 at 2:49 PM

I’m wired,
I am wired,
And wired is a taste of reality…

/The Who

Kevin in Washington State on October 15, 2008 at 2:51 PM

Rev. Wright,Ayers,Obama’s links to ACORN,raising taxes,Obama’s terrible judgment voting against the Surge(According to Obama,taking out Saddam is a huge mistake but somehow sending troops to Darfur is the right thing to do,what complete bull$hit),Obama’s ties to Johnson,Raines and his complicity in the Fannie/Freddie failure.

All of these are relevant,go after all of them.Use surrogates,ads,E-mails,debates..etc..etc..

The problem is that McCain gets weak-kneed instead of going
for the throat on these issues.He will not hammer this day in and day out.

I live in NC and the democrats are running ads about 6-1 against McCain and Dole.

The average voter I talk to will know nothing or very little about the issues I listed above.

Circumventing the MSM and utilizing new ways of information
transfer to people on a daily basis should be one of the main goals of the GOP.If we don’t find a way to beat back the liberal activists that claim to be objective news sources(Internet,Radio,buy ads year round,E-mail to name some) we will be in for a lot more disappointment than we are experiencing now.

Just the fact that liberals are now pushing the “angry right” narrative after 8 yrs. of unmitigated hatred and bigotry hurled at Bush and conservatives shows how confident
the media is in pushing the democrats agenda.

We have to beat the liberal media to win any major political battles in this day and age.

Baxter Greene on October 15, 2008 at 2:52 PM

Speaking of him-read a GREAT book called “The Forgotten”. It’s about the naive Americans who traveled to Russia for the 5 year plan. See what it got them.

Badger40 on October 15, 2008 at 2:38 PM

Do you mean “The Forsaken”?

bloggless on October 15, 2008 at 2:53 PM

What we need is to require every voter to pass both a literacy test and a current events test prior to being allowed to vote. Everybody seems to forget that their is no “guaranteed right to vote”. That little matter was left up to the states to decide.

duff65 on October 15, 2008 at 2:57 PM

Their website is like a showcase of ads Republicans should’ve been running for months.

amerpundit on October 15, 2008 at 2:23 PM

A question on their “Trust” ad: wasn’t it a state office Obama was running for when he launched his campaign at Ayre’s house? Not the Senate?

Count to 10 on October 15, 2008 at 2:58 PM

Everything ties together in the ultimately destructive idea of social engineering. First it did major damage to our judicial system, forcing people to accept obvious falsehoods for the “good” of a specific ruling, and now it is destroying our economy and monetary system. It’s all in one big bowl of social engineering.

progressoverpeace on October 15, 2008 at 2:58 PM

Tonight’s theme, I hope.

Spirit of 1776 on October 15, 2008 at 2:59 PM

They have a bunch of ads on their site. My favorite is “Chicken Button”.

http://neverfindout.org/

mrsmwp on October 15, 2008 at 2:24 PM

The NeverFindOut.org ads from Let Freedom Ring seem to be harder-hitting, on all the right issues, than either the McCain campaign or RNC ads. They’re short and to the point, and their website says they want to spend $5 million running these ads on TV.

Why don’t all HotAir people take advantage of a loophole in the McCain-Feingold law and give them a piece of our wallets? I know I have! Maybe we get more bang for the buck with NeverFindOut.org than with the RNC…

Steve Z on October 15, 2008 at 3:00 PM

Their website is like a showcase of ads Republicans should’ve been running for months.
amerpundit on October 15, 2008 at 2:23 PM

Have just sent them $50. I’ve been looking for a way to contribute as a non-US citizen, so thanks all for flagging this.

It’s up to you now…

EnglishMike on October 15, 2008 at 3:00 PM

Why don’t all HotAir people take advantage of a loophole in the McCain-Feingold law and give them a piece of our wallets? I know I have! Maybe we get more bang for the buck with NeverFindOut.org than with the RNC…

Steve Z on October 15, 2008 at 3:00 PM

Great thought, Steve! We don’t need no stinking MSM, we can make our own!!!!!! Someone needs to get this going.

bloggless on October 15, 2008 at 3:06 PM

Hopefully all this Ayers talk and “will we or won’t we talk about Wright” is a head-fake shrouded by a smokescreen. Johnny Mac needs to come out and hammer BO regarding his and other Dems ownership of this financial mess.

jdpaz on October 15, 2008 at 3:11 PM

While we’re discussing strategy, most of the time I barely tolerate O’Reilly, but he was spot on about something last night. I paraphrase -

McCain needs to play the role of Elliot Ness and say he will bring the villains to justice who have brought all this pain…Obama can’t do it because most of the villains are members of his own party…that leaves McCain the maverick who will take on the people in both parties who have caused all this suffering.

Buy Danish on October 15, 2008 at 3:12 PM

I had been trying to hunt these people down for a week so I can contribute.

Editor on October 15, 2008 at 3:20 PM

It is unbelievable to me. And to top it off now the Communist party is excited about Obama? I bet Stalin wishes he were alive

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Franklyn on October 15, 2008 at 3:22 PM

McCain needs to play the role of Elliot Ness and say he will bring the villains to justice who have brought all this pain…Obama can’t do it because most of the villains are members of his own party…that leaves McCain the maverick who will take on the people in both parties who have caused all this suffering.

Buy Danish on October 15, 2008 at 3:12 PM

I usually can’t stand him either. But I saw that too. That is what McCain should say. I will be watching but I am pretty discouraged being that anything McCain says is mocked and laughed at by the Media. To bad we don’t watch any stations that are doing just that. I don’t.

sheebe on October 15, 2008 at 3:24 PM

Franklyn on October 15, 2008 at 3:22 PM

Thanks. That really highlights why he would go campaign with Odinga now doesn’t it.

Marine_Bio on October 15, 2008 at 3:26 PM

McCain should play role of Eliot Ness, point out the Mortgage fraud and the Dems being the cause of it, then ACORN and Voter Fraud and then say he’d appoint someone like Rudy who knows how to take it to thugs like this as AG

jp on October 15, 2008 at 3:30 PM

I saw this segment on Fox this morning, but the segment that triggered an epiphany moment for me was when they interviewed the CEO of Godfather’s Pizza chain regarding BO’s taxation plan for small businesses making over $250,000.00 Since getting to work, I have been clicking over to HA to read up on the comments on the Plumber thread and OH MY GOD! I AM that Plumber! I have owned a small business for 10 years, and am probably the lowest paid CEO of all time, with long periods in the beginning of not taking a check at all. I run a transportation business that specializes in transporting the elderly and disabled. I have 7 employees that depend on their paychecks to survive. There are no frills around here. We run on a shoe string budget. If I didn’t love what I do so much and feel it to be a worthy service, I would get out and let someone else deal with the headaches of meeting payroll and dealing with the daily fires to be put out. Is Obama so out of touch he doesn’t realize how many small businesses are going to go belly up? Unemployment is going to be off the chart.

Forget the recession, he’s going to take us straight into a deep depression.

silenced majority on October 15, 2008 at 3:36 PM

jp on October 15, 2008 at 3:30 PM

Exactly. And McCain should not say another thing about freaking global warming, ever, ever again.

Buy Danish on October 15, 2008 at 3:38 PM

:Luntz is a Duntz. Bad wig too.

Mercy4Me on October 15, 2008 at 3:40 PM

Reform starts here….Pump this ad nationally now and through November 4.

That way, McCain can at least claim leadership in identifying the problem “name names” and “make them famous”.

Captain America on October 15, 2008 at 3:45 PM

We need to go nuclear with these ads and run them every 15 minutes around the clock till election day

ConservativePartyNow on October 15, 2008 at 2:18 PM

I agree. McCain or the RNC need to be running an ad like this in every battleground state. They’ve been letting the Democrats lie to the American people about how we got into this economic mess we’re dealing with now. It was not caused by “deregulation,” it was caused by idiotic Socialistic regulation (like the Community Reinvestment Act) that was pushed by Democrats, aided and abetted by race-hustling fraudster groups like ACORN and their attorney/trainer/partner-in-crime Obama. And when it became apparent that we were headed for disaster, it was once again Democrats who refused to regulate FM/FM and curb their abuses (and it was also Democrats who tried to stop the gov’t auditors from exposing the massive fraud engaged in at FM/FM by other Democrats like Franklin Raines).

Why McCain and the rest of the Republicans are letting the Democrats hang this debacle around their neck is a mystery. But if McCain wants to win this election, he needs to get busy making clear to the public just what happened and why, and why even more disasters like this are going to happen if we put a big-taxing, big-spending Marxist (with a black radical chip on his shoulder) like Obama in the WH.

AZCoyote on October 15, 2008 at 3:56 PM

Exactly. And McCain should not say another thing about freaking global warming, ever, ever again.

Buy Danish on October 15, 2008 at 3:38 PM

Nobody’s been saying much of ANYTHING about GW lately… maybe because it’s getting to winter and looks to be EXCEPTIONALLY COLD!!

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 15, 2008 at 3:59 PM

Nobody’s been saying much of ANYTHING about GW lately… maybe because it’s getting to winter and looks to be EXCEPTIONALLY COLD!!

Grue in the Attic on October 15, 2008 at 3:59 PM

McCain managed to weave it into the last debate.

progressoverpeace on October 15, 2008 at 4:00 PM

We need to shut Wall Street down and close the exchanges. There is too much chaos in the market now and it’s being manipulated.

eaglesdontflock on October 15, 2008 at 4:02 PM

I thought the ads on Johnson and Raines were a good idea too. This kind of thing can work a lot better than Wright the crazy preacher man.

The Dow lost more than 700 points again today. People are not happy.

If Bernacke can’t say something good I am beginning to wish he would just not say anything. He mentions recession and that sad little rally was a dim memory.

Terrye on October 15, 2008 at 4:09 PM

McCain lost the election when he signed on to the bailout.

Angry Dumbo on October 15, 2008 at 4:51 PM

The proxies could spend ten billion dollars runing a thousand good, effective ads every day, in every market, and it would have less actual effect than if McCain himself would drop his Senate Fraternity Brother approach to 0bama for just five minutes during the debate tonight.

LegendHasIt on October 15, 2008 at 4:53 PM

Now THIS is what McCain should be going “nuclear” over…not the ol’ Rev. Wright nonsense.

Bingo!

rightwingprof on October 15, 2008 at 5:21 PM

Count to 10:

A question on their “Trust” ad: wasn’t it a state office Obama was running for when he launched his campaign at Ayre’s house? Not the Senate?

That’s correct. They say Obama launched his campaign for the “senate” in I think two places, and in one it sounds like they’re saying he made his presidential announcement from Ayers’ house. Instead, his coming out party at Ayers’ was for the State Senate.

These are mostly great ads, but they need to correct that, or it will hurt their credibility.

irishspy on October 15, 2008 at 5:29 PM

“just what happened” video no longer available??

WTF, was it pulled by YouTube?

omnipotent on October 15, 2008 at 5:56 PM

omnipotent on October 15, 2008 at 5:56 PM

Sometimes it is just a bandwidth problem, or a momentary database glitch.

It is not ALWAYS a liberal conspiracy. (although all too often it is)

LegendHasIt on October 15, 2008 at 6:03 PM

I’m sorry but this ad, like all the others, isn’t going to make a bit of difference. Why? Because what McCain desperately needs to accomplish is to 1) FOCUS the voters’ attention with a 2) COMPLETE NARRATIVE of why Obama is so dangerous. And it can’t be done with an ad here and an ad there. The American Right needs to finally accept that we are in a full-blown cultural war with the American Left. And we’re losing…badly. Why? Because the Left is fighting to win and we’re fighting to not lose.

They say that when you find yourself in a hole, the first step is to stop digging. Well, the American Right is in a media pit in this country…it’s time we stop digging our on graves. Engaging with the Leftist-dominated MSM only lends it an air of legitimacy. When the US news media is abjectly hostile to the American Right, there is absolutely no benefit to be gained from engaging with it. What more evidence do we need than what we’ve seen in this election cycle, where the MSM 1) simply refuses to report info that will be harmful to Obama, 2) uses talking points that are clearly being distributed by the Obama campaign, and 3) report completely unsubstantiated slanders and rumors about McCain and Palin that are picked up from Leftist sites? This isn’t some simple matter of “unconscious bias” or “spin”…this is PURPOSEFUL ACTIVITY that has the clear INTENTION and GOAL of getting Barack Obama elected.

The time has come for Republicans to disengage from the MSM completely (w/the exception of Fox News): no interviews, no questions answered, no debates…NOTHING. The Republican party needs to begin focusing on bypassing the MSM completely. Fox News would be the exception for on-air media, but the focus going forward has to be to begin using the internet for it’s public relations and information efforts.

“But then we won’t be able to get our message out at all?” Do any of you see that happening now? What’s the point of trying to do the right thing (repeal CRA, regulate Fannie and Freddie, etc) when the MSM will simply lie through their collective teeth so that the general public doesn’t know about it? And their disinformation campaigns become more and more egregious with each election. What’s the upside of engaging with our mortal enemies on their turf and on their terms?

Right now, McCain needs to steal a page out of Obama’s playbook: a 30-minute block of purchased television airtime that would allow McCain to put all of the disparate pieces together into a coherent NARRATIVE. And he should go down the list:

- teenage years spent under the tutelage of Frank Marshall Davis, life-long member of the Communist Party USA.
- college disciple of communist Saul Alinsky.
- Harvard entrance arranged by terrorist supporter Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour.
- 20 years in the pews of Trinity listening to Wright say that the US created AIDS and that 9/11 was “America’s chickens coming home to roost”.
- 10 years working with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, eventually spending over $100 million in tax payer money on a bald-faced attempt at indocrtinating Chicago-area school children with Leftist ideology.
- his role as a “leadership trainer” for ACORN.
- the “fortuitious” disqualification of all of his opponents in his bid for the Illinois state senate.
- the “fortuitious” leaking of the divorce records of TWO of his opponents for the US Senate.
- his #2 ranking for political donations from Fannie and Freddie, coupled with the “advisor” status of Jim Johnson and Franklin Raines.

This would get the public’s attention. This would get them to see the whole picture. And that’s what it’s going to take. Just like he did with the “Celebrity” ads, McCain needs to replace the MYTH with the STORY.

rvastar on October 15, 2008 at 6:04 PM

rvastar on October 15, 2008 at 6:04 PM

Agree with one minor quibble:

Left is fighting to win and we’re fighting to not lose.

Left is fighting to win and we’re McCain is fighting to not lose offend his Senate Fraternity Brothers.

LegendHasIt on October 15, 2008 at 6:14 PM

The Dow lost more than 700 points again today. People are not happy.

If Bernacke can’t say something good I am beginning to wish he would just not say anything. He mentions recession and that sad little rally was a dim memory.

Terrye on October 15, 2008 at 4:09 PM

Is it just me, or does the stock market now always tank right after some new bailout plan is announced?

Count to 10 on October 15, 2008 at 7:18 PM