Union shill-in-chief: The empire of right-wing special interests is striking back

posted at 7:05 pm on October 18, 2010 by Allahpundit

From yesterday’s mega-rally in Ohio, the clip doesn’t capture it but this tool is now warning about Republican fearmongering in virtually the same breath as he’s doing his heavy-breathing routine about shadowy money flowing in from conservative PACs. I wonder if the hypocrisy of that is something he’s aware of and happy to wallow in or if his own messianic ego blinds him to it.

Obama said the election on Nov. 2 was “a contest between our deepest hopes and our deepest fears.”

“And the other side is playing on fear. That’s what they do.”

Obama, turning again to his attacks on millions of dollars in campaign ads run by independent groups that do not under law have to disclose their donors, referred to special interests as an “empire.”…

The president did not mention the prospect of foreign money being used by the outside groups, however, but rather used a new tact of casting the anonymous donors as cowardly.

“They don’t have the courage, they don’t have the gumption to stand up and disclose their identity,” Obama said.

Gee, I wonder why he left foreign money out of it this time. Meanwhile, E.J. Dionne uncovers the devious three-tiered Republican strategy that’s going to win big next month:

At the first level are the party’s candidates, who can be as reasonable or as angry, as moderate or as conservative, as their circumstances require.

Next come the outside groups that refuse to disclose their donor lists. They are doing the dirty work of pounding their Democratic opponents in commercials for which no one is accountable. The Republican candidates can shrug an innocent “Who, me?” Deniability is a wonderful thing.

And then, on the far right, Glenn Beck and his allies cast President Obama as the central figure in a conspiracy against America itself, fueling participation by the most extreme 10 percent or 15 percent of the electorate.

Ingenious. More or less mainstream establishment party on top; fantastically well-funded special interests propping them up; and underneath it all a base that’s worked itself into a lather demonizing the president from the opposing party. It’s … exactly what the Democrats did the last two cycles, isn’t it? A little “Bush = Hitler” here, a little MoveOn and union money there, a little Obama studiously remaining civil and “above the fray” while his surrogates smear everyone in sight (until now, that is). Well done, GOP. You’ve learned from the best.

The one bit of good news here? He’s starting to vary the Slurpee joke. A little. Click the image to watch.


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by the way…….is anyone sure that EJ Dionne and David Brooks are not the same person?

Obama may be energizing a few beer swilling college students but one thing for sure he is make certain anyone who he has targeted with that type of language will show up to vote. There is little doubt there. Thanks Prez.

I am thinking about mating a weasel and a lapdog and naming it
E.J. Dionne .

CWforFreedom on October 18, 2010 at 7:15 PM

Doesn’t Dionne have that special glow when he talks about the DOTUS like David Brooks does and Evan Thomas of Newsweek?

PappyD61 on October 18, 2010 at 8:18 PM

his own messianic ego blinds him

It blinds me too..like looking at oncoming bright lights from a car in the middle of the night.

scalleywag on October 18, 2010 at 8:19 PM

“And the other side is playing on fear. That’s what they do.”

Didn’t Adolph say this when he was elected Chancellor?

NNtrancer on October 18, 2010 at 7:46 PM

No.

I’m pretty sure what he said was: “The difference this time is you have me.”

JohnGalt23 on October 18, 2010 at 8:19 PM

OK, I don’t know about this one, but what the heck.

justltl on October 18, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Must. Not. Make. W**kie. Joke.

bitsy on October 18, 2010 at 7:16 PM

My thoughts exactly…

M-14 2go on October 18, 2010 at 8:27 PM

I wonder if it would be physically possible for Obama to throw himself under the bus?

Mutnodjmet on October 18, 2010 at 8:39 PM

Click the image to watch.

The ears and the eyes can’t withstand the damage.

Schadenfreude on October 18, 2010 at 8:40 PM

He really oughta lay off the Star Wars stuff. Palpatine was a senator before he became emperor…

dogsoldier on October 18, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Bwah ha ha ha. You’re right! I didn’t catch that.

Up next: botched Lord of the Rings references.

bitsy on October 18, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Rush nailed it. Obama’s pictures are looking more demonic by the day.

mobydutch on October 18, 2010 at 8:54 PM

“They don’t have the courage, they don’t have the gumption to stand up and disclose their identity,” Obama said.

Another “precedent” set by obastalin. Never before has a sitting president threatened the citizenry openly, from Rush to Fox to every person in the nation who opposes his destruction.

The fact that the man at the levers of the most powerful government on earth is openly telling us that he is on a citizen’s search and destroy mission is such an abuse of Constitutional parameters on executive power, First Amendment Free Speech and Freedom of Association protections as well as an attempt to violate the Fourth Amendments guaranteeing privacy, that we should be responding to his little “stump speech” with articles of impeachment, all “fired up and ready to go”.

tigerlily on October 18, 2010 at 8:57 PM

Obama, you are setting the bar so high, and we are so tired.

After decades of burning black churches, starving children, keeping them from being educated, starving seniors and denying them health coverage, harassing all minorities, being racists 24/7, taking families off welfare and kicking them to the streets, denying sick people hospitalization, hunting down illegal immigrants, bashing gays, bashing transvestites, trashing lesbians, killing citizens around the world…he doesn’t get it.
We are just plain tired of being evil…it’s exhausting…I don’t think we can keep it up, but we will try. After all we have a bunch of animals to make extinct, and we haven’t finished polluting the world yet…you may be afraid, but we are exhausted.

right2bright on October 18, 2010 at 9:03 PM

p.s. I’m so glad Rush has pointed out what so many of us at HA have seen and been saying from the get go.

hussein has consistently displayed the most demonic expressions I have ever seen on anyone’s face, and as Rush said, these expressions have NEVER been captured on the face of any previous president – Rush also said that he didn’t use the term “demonic” lightly to describe obama’s face; pointed out “the eyes” and said that he found it “very, very, very, strange”.

Buckle up and pray, because little berri’s real handlers sport horns and hooves, and I’m not talking about the Chicago Bulls.

tigerlily on October 18, 2010 at 9:07 PM

I suspect there are many democratic candidates across the country that are hoping Bammie loses his voice and it stays lost until after the election.

slickwillie2001 on October 18, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Funny, I commented to a friend today that the pics on Drudge’s home page made Mr. President look insane. I truly think he may be.

scalleywag on October 18, 2010 at 9:25 PM

scalleywag on October 18, 2010 at 9:25 PM

As Rush said, I don’t recall ever seeing a sitting POTUS look like this.

kingsjester on October 18, 2010 at 9:28 PM

I think I have run out of steam, I just cannot take anymore of the ONE. I do hope and Pray that the republican house impeaches OHB and convicts him. Yea I know that leaves us with Biden, but at least he is only a fool and clown. He would be a lame duck (Daffy Duck) from day one.

Teleycoman on October 18, 2010 at 9:29 PM

It’s time for the big boy toys :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZM4Hkw5CPk

Don’t forget to put on your helmet 0bama.

nwpammy on October 18, 2010 at 9:42 PM

“They’re fighting back. The empire is striking back. To win this election, they are plowing tens of millions of dollars into front groups Slurpee production!”

FIFH

karl9000 on October 18, 2010 at 9:46 PM

This is a defining moment in Hotair history. Allahpundit just referred to Obama as a tool.

keep the change on October 18, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Pitch perfect, Ap. Keep it comin’.

tigerlily on October 18, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Obama, you are setting the bar so high, and we are so tired.

After decades of burning black churches, starving children, keeping them from being educated, starving seniors and denying them health coverage, harassing all minorities, being racists 24/7, taking families off welfare and kicking them to the streets, denying sick people hospitalization, hunting down illegal immigrants, bashing gays, bashing transvestites, trashing lesbians, killing citizens around the world…he doesn’t get it.
We are just plain tired of being evil…it’s exhausting…I don’t think we can keep it up, but we will try. After all we have a bunch of animals to make extinct, and we haven’t finished polluting the world yet…you may be afraid, but we are exhausted.

right2bright on October 18, 2010 at 9:03 PM

+ 100 Nothing so refreshing and truly entertaining as the conservative imagination at work.

tigerlily on October 18, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Speaking of special interests, seen this? The UAW: The Curse that Just Keeps on Giving

Their greed knows no bounds. They made out like gangbusters during Bammie’s sham ‘bankruptcy’, and what little they left on the table they are now determined to get back. Damn them to hell.

slickwillie2001 on October 18, 2010 at 11:01 PM

obama’s running the economy into an astroid belt
and his stimulus won’t go into hyperdrive

in November he will be looking for a dark hole to hide in

audiotom on October 18, 2010 at 11:51 PM

Ah yes, the liberal-progressive “babies” are unable to take any responsibility for their own failings. They should grow up and act like adults.

{^_^}

herself on October 19, 2010 at 4:55 AM

When seeing these pictures, I really think Obama is becoming unhinged. This man is sick or just has an incredible amount of rage built up.

gatorfanatic on October 19, 2010 at 7:16 AM

O’Dumb@$$ looks like he’s about ready to join Mark Dayton at the funny farm.

MNHawk on October 19, 2010 at 7:51 AM

Rush is right. Obama has come to divide us. He even looks like he’s taking great pleasure in dividing us. I’ve heard presidents back to Nixon campaign, and I’ve never heard a president (apart from Clinton, and then even he wasn’t so bad) employ rhetoric like this on the campaign trail. Obama is not the POTUS; instead, he’s POTDP. He’s the BPOTD. If you’re a Republican, a TP Conservative, a Libertarian, Obama is not your president. The guy’s despicable.

SilentWatcher on October 19, 2010 at 8:03 AM

Dum-dum-dum-daa-dee-dum-daa-dee-dum…

ncborn on October 19, 2010 at 8:23 AM

Yes – disclose your donors so that we can bring the full force of the Federal Government to bear on them!

Examples include 1) the gay “boycott” of Target for contributing to a pro-business group, and 2) the serial boycotts of Glenn Beck sponsors.

I don’t remember Bill Clinton being this thuggish and thin-skinned. He would at least engage his ideological opponents and try to win them over. Obama prefers coercion – it’s much easier.

johnboy on October 19, 2010 at 8:26 AM

Unions are a threat to our Republic!

lilium on October 19, 2010 at 8:47 AM

It would be pathetic but worth it if o had a complete meltdown live on TV. Maybe some question will trip his emotional trigger and o will just rant off .A good three hour answer that wanders into all his sick thoughts.This boy has fear and fatigue written all over him.

Col.John Wm. Reed on October 19, 2010 at 9:06 AM

Democracy is a threat to democracy? Sorry, you lost me there, B’rack.

Tres Angelas on October 19, 2010 at 9:11 AM

More of the world class oratory for which he is renowned. ah, hahahahaha! Who is the idjit who started the Maobama as great orater meme?

james23 on October 19, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Can’t wait to hear the tune he’ll be singing on the morning of NO-vember 3rd!!

Khun Joe on October 19, 2010 at 9:27 AM

He won’t be able to handle the election results. I mean he literally will not be able to handle it.

He obviously takes advice from no one, and doubles down on stupid.

He thinks we’re “hard wired” not to think clearly when in fear. We irrationally cling to religion and weapons. We are incapable of self-government. How should an armed crazy person be dealt with?

On Nov. 3 he will feel justified doing whatever he thinks is necessary to govern a nation that is non compos mentis. And when the horrified nation reacts to his despotism, he will double down on it.

Akzed on October 19, 2010 at 9:35 AM

When seeing these pictures, I really think Obama is becoming unhinged. This man is sick or just has an incredible amount of rage built up.

gatorfanatic on October 19, 2010 at 7:16 AM

Jeepers, you might be right.

justltl on October 19, 2010 at 9:36 AM

I’m praying for our Troops. Their Commander-in-Chief has lost it. While they continue to offer their lives for our freedom, he is busy making it abundantly clear that he despises The UNITED States of America. Monster!

redwhiteblue on October 19, 2010 at 9:56 AM

“They don’t have the courage, they don’t have the gumption to stand up and disclose their identity,” Obama said.

He actually has a pretty good point here. Doodad Pro and Good Will were very forthright in identifying their many donations to Obama’s campaign.

BlueCollarAstronaut on October 19, 2010 at 10:07 AM

I’m wondering if he’s even seen the movie.

The Empire was the group in charge of the government at the time. The rebellion was trying to restore democracy.
White Armor = Purple Shirts
Bounty Hunters = Media Pundits
Death Star = AF1 Buzzing NYZ (ok, that was a stretch…)

Wearing my geek hat proudly!

NCJeff on October 19, 2010 at 10:08 AM

It would be pathetic but worth it if o had a complete meltdown live on TV. Maybe some question will trip his emotional trigger and o will just rant off .A good three hour answer that wanders into all his sick thoughts.This boy has fear and fatigue written all over him.

Col.John Wm. Reed on October 19, 2010 at 9:06 AM

I’m waiting for this to happen too! Unfortunately, when it happens only 1 network (FOX) won’t have “technical difficulties” right after it starts.

BobMbx on October 19, 2010 at 10:25 AM

Buckle up and pray, because little berri’s real handlers sport horns and hooves, and I’m not talking about the Chicago Bulls.

My thoughts exactly, Tigerlily.

Battlecruiser-operational on October 19, 2010 at 10:44 AM

Obama, you are setting the bar so high, and we are so tired.

After decades of burning black churches, starving children, keeping them from being educated, starving seniors and denying them health coverage, harassing all minorities, being racists 24/7, taking families off welfare and kicking them to the streets, denying sick people hospitalization, hunting down illegal immigrants, bashing gays, bashing transvestites, trashing lesbians, killing citizens around the world…he doesn’t get it.
We are just plain tired of being evil…it’s exhausting…I don’t think we can keep it up, but we will try. After all we have a bunch of animals to make extinct, and we haven’t finished polluting the world yet…you may be afraid, but we are exhausted.

right2bright on October 18, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Better grab a double-shot espresso instead of a latte’, catch a power nap, and get out there and quit your whining.

Those Ewoks aren’t going to kill themselves.

Lily on October 19, 2010 at 10:49 AM

Pundon’t is waiting for peak net time to post the Bristol in the ape suit video.

long_cat on October 19, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Republicans are the Empire. Obama is a Jedi.

So…Does that make libertarians ewoks?

bitsy on October 18, 2010 at 7:18 PM

No.

And Obama’s not a Jedi, he’s a Sith. A very droll Sith.

Lourdes on October 19, 2010 at 11:16 AM

Buckle up and pray, because little berri’s real handlers sport horns and hooves, and I’m not talking about the Chicago Bulls.

Exactly right, and I’m pretty sure a vast majority of Americans of all faiths and political beliefs are absolutely aware of this. Scary stuff…

Keemo on October 19, 2010 at 11:18 AM

Funny, I commented to a friend today that the pics on Drudge’s home page made Mr. President look insane. I truly think he may be.

scalleywag on October 18, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Insane, demonic…those are what I’d call rather synonymous (in this context, anyway).

I agree with both takes: he looks insane, he looks demonic, and I think he is both. I’ve long maintained that he was…both.

Lourdes on October 19, 2010 at 11:32 AM

“FIRE IN THE BELLY”

Had enough, America?

maverick muse on October 19, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Lourdes on October 19, 2010 at 11:32 AM

He said in one of ‘his’ books that he has had to work hard to suppress the rage that he feels. I agree that it may come out after he is rejected in November.

slickwillie2001 on October 19, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Viva la VRWC!

connertown on October 19, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Slurpee joke? Oh, I thought he was going to tell a Monica Lewinski joke to get back at the real first black president

sgtstogie on October 19, 2010 at 1:22 PM

I’m with Ann Coulter on this one. “You can always tell what liberals are doing by what they are accusing you of.”

JannyMae on October 19, 2010 at 1:58 PM

No Ducking Fuh, Obama bin Lyin.

So what do you intend to do about it that won’t give them even more ammunition for the proverbial storming of the gates in the coming elections?

Dark-Star on October 19, 2010 at 7:53 PM

Amazing when he is campaigning he sounds like a black southern baptist minister.

workingforpigs on October 20, 2010 at 10:31 AM

The more you tighten your grip, the more states will slip through your fingers.

ZK on October 20, 2010 at 7:47 PM

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