Video: New RNC ad hammers Obama over Blagojevich

posted at 4:10 pm on December 14, 2008 by Allahpundit

Too much too soon? McCain’s other killer centrist soundbite this morning on ABC was to scold the RNC for releasing this at a time when “we should try to be working constructively together.” Althouse, meanwhile, deems it a “Blagosmear,” which is a bit further than I’d go given that Emanuel evidently did chat with Blago about the seat and has been suspiciously quiet thus far regarding what he did — and didn’t — say about it. Like the ad says, questions remain.

Even so, Fitzgerald gave The One a clean bill of health and other sources claim Emanuel isn’t a target of the probe, so while questions remain, I’m not sure any really important questions do. Plus, Team Barry walked back the Axelrod quote shown here about Obama and Blago having met to discuss the seat, and as far as I know, there’s been no hard evidence produced to prove that they ever did. Exit question: Should the RNC have waited on this? No benefit of the doubt during the interregnum, at least?


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John McCain is not going to be happy about this ad. I look forward to his condemnation of such an attack.

Mormon Doc on December 14, 2008 at 9:10 PM

Keeeeeep wasting your money RNC keeeeeeeeeeeeeep wasting it. More please.

Dave Rywall on December 14, 2008 at 9:14 PM

I’m not sure any really important questions do

No benefit of the doubt during the interregnum, at least?

After throwning Michelle Bachmann under the bus, WHO was it you voted for anyway Ed?

peacenprosperity on December 14, 2008 at 9:18 PM

Senator McCain, I firmly believe you are a sincere Patriot. I also believe you are a sincere, Patriotic FOOL when it comes to politics. And you should put a sock in it and represent the people of Arizona and leave the handling of National Republican Politics to people who know how to win. Thanks for your service and please say good-bye as soon as possible.

BTW Senator, what did you, Obambi, “The Fixer”(Rahm) and your co-hort in Republican back stabbing, Graham, talk about in your post-election meeting? Could it have been how you and Limpsay are going to undermine conservative Republican principles and keep them informed about Republican strategy in the Sentate?

Senator McCain, the best thing you can do for The Party is retire to your multiple homes and enjoy your pension checks and wife’s millions. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

devolvingtowardsidiocracy on December 14, 2008 at 9:19 PM

WHO was it you voted for anyway Ed?

I apologize, Ed. I’ve never doubted how Allah voted so I don’t have to ask.

peacenprosperity on December 14, 2008 at 9:19 PM

Chicago politics is dirty. It would not surprise me to discover that this kind of things goes on all the time in the Chicago Democrat machine. The exceptional thing here is that it came to light.

More Democrats need to start singing. I for one would like to pay for voice lessons.

The Rock on December 14, 2008 at 9:28 PM

Why are they running that, on the net, now? Election is over. The effect on any dealmaking in the next month will be nil.

Why don’t the Reps in Congress man up and start talking about this stuff, and the growth in government, and the spending? It’s never too late to start living up to your principles.

PattyJ on December 14, 2008 at 9:49 PM

Not sure if that ad will help anything. Might. I have been very bummed with McCain. I knew from the beginning that he always has been a Rhino. Guess I was hoping he was waking up. Palin was the best thing for him. Is why I voted for them. Didn’t want Obami. He hasn’t changed one bit. Was false and knew he was going to throw the election. The first two debates proved that. The third one was better, but he wasn’t serious. What a mess it is right now. But, they need to keep hammering The One for answers. Although, I do believe that someone will start singing some sh*t. We need a strong GOP again.

sheebe on December 14, 2008 at 9:51 PM

Too much too soon? McCain’s other killer centrist soundbite this morning on ABC was to scold the RNC for releasing this at a time when “we should try to be working constructively together.”

What? McCain want’s to do his job and participate in government by working constructively with the president and arguing for the conservative republican side of the issue and not acting like a code pink whacko for the 4 to 8 years that Obama is president???? That traitor McCain, wanting to be constructive like that.

Amirite?

wise_man on December 14, 2008 at 9:56 PM

Should the RNC have waited on this? No benefit of the doubt during the interregnum, at least?

Duuuuh….I don’t know….maybe we should just ignore The Messiahs continued associations with people who feel that it is a good bet to approach ObaMcCarthy to suggest illegal backroom deals.

Good gravy NO! It isn’t too early!!! For cripes sake, this is just the tip of the frappin iceberg with this Marxist liar! ObaMcCarthy gets no leeway! Not one single iota of trust until he starts acting like the most ethical president EVAH!

First off, the next person who approaches him OR his staff with ANY suggestion of illegal or unethical deals, ObaMcCarthy should IMMEDIATELY report that person to the justice department AND make a public announcement of such.

Until that assclown takes that action, he is tacitly giving others the go ahead as long as they are more careful than Blogo was.

I don’t get it……everyone wants to find out if ObaMcCarthy is guilty instead of focusing on the fact that there is a long line of people who think ObaMcCarthy is open to these kinds of deals. I mean really Allah, even you seem to be falling for this “is he guilty” head fake. Do criminals approach you to make shady deals? And if they did, wouldn’t your first reaction be to punch them square in the ear for even THINKING you were willing to get involved in criminal acts?

Look, people like Blago DO NOT go out on a limb to suggest a criminal act to an unknown quantity in the person he seeks to conspire with. Blago KNOWS ObaMcCarhty and his scumbag staff are totally up for this kind of crap. If he wasn’t sure, he would have never been so brazen about it.

And Blago isn’t the first…..we have Ayres, Wright, Flager, Rezko, and of course his militant whitey hating wife.

csdeven on December 14, 2008 at 10:04 PM

I’m with the “pour-it-on” crowd. Keep it up, RNC. Keep this smug, corrupt Leftist parvenu on the defensive.

As for McCain: I’m beginning to see this guy as a more self-serving version of the daftly obsessive British Colonel in Bridge on the River Kwai. Somehow his sense of moral alliance got scrambled. This “bipartisanship” thing has become his holy, defining narrative. It masks, I think, a deeper need to be admired by his enemy, whom he can’t even see as an enemy.

Anyway — no one is listening to you, Senator. Or is it “my friend.” You had your shot. You lost. Goodbye.

By the way, don’t count on Fitzpatrick to take this case to the bitter end if the end leads to Obama. He doesn’t want to be the man who took down the Sun King in his first year. That kind of courage won’t be found.

rrpjr on December 14, 2008 at 10:06 PM

Should the RNC have waited on this? No benefit of the doubt during the interregnum, at least?

Given that the liberals always give the benefit of the doubt to all the Republicans in wee bits of trouble, and the liberal media is always magnanimous, and waits for the final results before they chastize the conservatives, yes, I think the RNC should have waited.

“Do we always have to stoop to their abyss?” ~ ~ HA’s muyoso

Entelechy on December 14, 2008 at 10:11 PM

Nichevo on December 14, 2008 at 8:23 PM

Well done. Your analysis suggests AP is simultaneously blogging and playing the 50-cent tables at Pokerstars.

fossten on December 14, 2008 at 10:24 PM

You Betcha!

An Era of Hate on December 14, 2008 at 4:43 PM

Yeah, loved that part! How fitting! LOL

Elektra on December 14, 2008 at 10:24 PM

RNC…going after Obama 6 weeks late and a dollar short…THANKS for nothin’

jwp1964 on December 14, 2008 at 10:30 PM

Keeeeeep wasting your money RNC keeeeeeeeeeeeeep wasting it. More please.

Dave Rywall on December 14, 2008 at 9:14 PM

Wasting it? Nonsense. This is gold.
Gold in that it hits many dems.
Gold that it hits obama.
A serious scandal and not even in office. Hits his main talking points of ‘hope n change’, in the shorts as the silliness it is.

And now we get to see his people scurry about…in the face of all his promises of a ‘different type of leadership’.

Now we get to see anything but.

I love it.
As you say…more please.

Handel on December 14, 2008 at 10:31 PM

They are just “asking questions”. Picked that one up from their Democrat bretheren, I guess.

Dissent, after all, IS the highest form of patriotism.

docob on December 14, 2008 at 10:42 PM

Dave Rywall on December 14, 2008 at 9:14 PM

Cochroaches and dirty politicians fear the light.

Jamson64 on December 14, 2008 at 10:46 PM

McCain’s other killer centrist soundbite this morning on ABC was to scold the RNC for releasing this at a time when “we should try to be working constructively together.”

Sounds like McCain learned some tough lessons about spending your whole life trying to get on your enemy’s good side. Har.

He’ll never learn.

OneGyT on December 14, 2008 at 10:55 PM

… yes, I think the RNC should have waited.

Entelechy on December 14, 2008 at 10:11 PM

Disagreed, Ent. All I can think is – wait for what? Us Chicago types have been pointing out throughout the election that Obama is a corrupt Chicago scumbag, mentored by, surrounded by, supported by, and now staffing his administration with – other corrupt Chicago scumbags.

This Blago crap not only isn’t a shocker, it’s a yawner and well overdue. If the hilariously liberal and biased USA Today sees fit to point out the corruption of a Democrat during the 2006 Dem/Lib orgy, then the stench must be unbearable.

The lib comedy Chicago Tribune hates Blago, yet couldn’t be bothered to bat an eye at Obama for his support of the rat in ’06.

No, the RNC is well within the boundaries of polite society to ask why Obama gets a pass while supporting and palling around with this mental health disaster, and bravo for not being cowed by ObaMessiahMania. Obama needs to explain himself, as if…

Jaibones on December 14, 2008 at 11:21 PM

Dave Rywall on December 14, 2008 at 9:14 PM

Speaking of wasting money, how are things going up in your neck of the woods, Drywall? Seems I heard your buddy Dion had tough go. What gives, ay?

Jaibones on December 14, 2008 at 11:30 PM

If the RNC has half-a-brain they would not participate in this mess except to make sure that the Illinois Republicans have a ready candidate at hand just incase a special election is called.

Apologetic California on December 15, 2008 at 12:33 AM

Jaibones on December 14, 2008 at 11:21 PM

J, you didn’t read sarcasm into my comment? After all this time…go re-read.

Entelechy on December 15, 2008 at 12:46 AM

It’s wasted on you, that’s for sure, but the add isn’t for the blind.
You would defend a liberal if he was caught selling a senate seat…

right2bright on December 15, 2008 at 12:50 AM

I like it, it’s about time the RNC went on the offensive for a change.

Joe Pyne on December 15, 2008 at 1:38 AM

Someone summed it up perfect for me- I voted against Obama before I voted for John McCain.

You sir are a fool who needs to retire.

No.More.RINOS.

gdonovan on December 15, 2008 at 5:52 AM

people like Blago DO NOT go out on a limb to suggest a criminal act to an unknown quantity in the person he seeks to conspire with. Blago KNOWS ObaMcCarhty and his scumbag staff are totally up for this kind of crap. If he wasn’t sure, he would have never been so brazen about it.

csdeven on December 14, 2008 at 10:04 PM

Indeed.

AZCoyote on December 15, 2008 at 7:02 AM

J, you didn’t read sarcasm into my comment? After all this time…go re-read.

Entelechy on December 15, 2008 at 12:46 AM

Heh. Re-reading would only make me feel stupid. It’s too early for me to read understand sarcasm.

Now I get it.

Jaibones on December 15, 2008 at 7:51 AM

people like Blago DO NOT go out on a limb to suggest a

criminal act to an unknown quantity in the person he seeks to conspire with. Blago KNOWS ObaMcCarhty and his scumbag staff are totally up for this kind of crap. If he wasn’t sure, he would have never been so brazen about it.

csdeven on December 14, 2008 at 10:04 PM

Indeed.

AZCoyote on December 15, 2008 at 7:02 AM

+11

This is the unspoken obvious truth.

Jaibones on December 15, 2008 at 7:54 AM

McCain should just go away.

tarpon on December 15, 2008 at 8:27 AM

As usual the RNC (and their hack media allies) have over played their hand. The RNC should have run this ad last week when the scandal first broke. They may have confused people enough to link Obama with the crisis. But it’s the xmas season. People are shopping. And as they shop their economic situation is particularly acute. I think most Americans were amused by Blago’s story last week. If the Republicans harp on it to the exclusion of the auto bailout and economic issues they will continue to seem “out of touch” to many working class voters. Seriously? Y’all don’t get it.

DeathToMediaHacks on December 15, 2008 at 8:34 AM

Hey, Allah… I posted a benign comment here yesterday, and now it’s gone. Any clue for me why it was removed?

Feel free to email me. Thanks!

Abby Adams on December 15, 2008 at 9:38 AM

Maybe this will wake up the sheep. OBAMA IS A CROOKED, LYING CHICAGO POLITICAL HACK – period.

marklmail on December 15, 2008 at 10:04 AM

DeathToMediaHacks on December 15, 2008 at 8:34 AM

You’re babbling. Try not to panic.

Jim Treacher on December 15, 2008 at 10:05 AM

But…but… They’re JUST ASKING QUESTIONS. maaaaannn…

mojo on December 15, 2008 at 10:42 AM

We have figured out, by now, that we are no longer listening to McCain about these issues…

Haven’t we?

Please?

ttime500 on December 15, 2008 at 4:18 PM

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