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It's the economy


You know, if Obama hadn't indulged himself by getting snarky in front of a friendly crowd, he could be talking about the economy right now -- and winning P.T.A. moms too, who like those kitchen table issues. But no. Never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Meanwhile, all the Ds are saying Obama needs to go after Palin.


It's the economy.

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Submitted by pie on

Shaken dems fear Obama on downslide?

This ain't the primary any more, Toto.

Looks like some dems have the right idea:

Other Democrats say the focus should remain on McCain and characterizing his future administration as a continuation of the policies of President Bush. Lawmakers such as Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) say Palin is a “red herring” and talking about her would create a distraction from the core Democratic message.

My question is, what is the core democratic message? Let's start there. Some seem to have lost sight of that.

Submitted by jawbone on

Summarize the core Democratic message in, what was it, 10-12 words or less?

But it doesn't get done. Election after election.

We even have FDR's starting point in the Four Freedoms. How many Americans even know what those are are, that they are core Democratic values/objectives?


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Submitted by dupager on

The McCain camp plays Barry like an accordian--wah wah wah... The Progosphere follows the shiney bouncing ball of distraction...

Palin palin palin palin..

Yet they all lament that Obama is not fighting back. Problem is he fights back passive aggressively.. with snarky sarcasm that is widely off the mark.

Oh and Another Reason we lose: some caller on Stephanie Miller Show this morning (Frangela sub hosts) said [paraphrase] 'the Clinton years were a disaster, I mean we had a sex scandal in the white house!'

and the hosts didn't object. At. All. to that characterization of the last Democratic Administration.


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Submitted by BDBlue on

offering Obama advice and expressing worry? And it's the latter that's really bad. The Democrats always do this. They always are only too happy to go to the media and prove how smart they are, always in a way that undermines whoever they claim to be trying to help.

Submitted by lambert on

The press wants a fight with Palin. The Ds listen to the press. They then retail, in the press, what the press wants.

The exact same thing happened right before the IA primary.. The press wanted Obama to go after Hillary, and that's when he went after her on Social Security, to differentiate himself.

[ ] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by amberglow on

telling Obama to fight about everything all the time--they always say that every cycle about every Dem.

I'm telling you--most of them have been trying to talk to the campaign and have been brushed off--literally.

If it's someone who usually isn't a concern troll in the media every cycle--especially people who aren't already media "Democratic strategists"--it's because they've tried to talk to the campaign first.

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Submitted by Damon on

In the oft-parodied words of Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi: It's a trap!

Palin's a trap. Palin knows it. McCain knows it. Hell, Bidens knows it. Most everyone notices it except the Dems and The Campaign. I'm not sure what many Dem strategist see the advantage in taking on Palin.

Let's assume they'd even be able to destroy her (and they won't), McCain's at the top of the ticket. McCain is still there. The only way destroying Palin could be advantageous is if they could somehow get America to question McCain's judgement for picking her, and that ain't gonna' happen.

It's clear that the Dems were taken by complete surprise on her pick. And, if it hasn't become apparent, yet, Palin is an easy transplanet a quick plant. She's already grown and taken root in the ticket. The Dems could have had a chance of uprooting her if they'd attacked her on the issues right out of the gate instead of going trashy tabloid on her from the get-go.