Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Media Spending More Time On GOP Tactics To Disrupt The Democratic Convention Than On The Convention Itself


Karl Rove, who is running the McCain campaign's messaging operation through Steve Schmidt, seems to be the only voice in America badmouthing Michelle Obama's speech last night at the convention. And, of course, the GOP's official propaganda network, Fox, was happy to have him on tearing her down. Unlike Rove and Fox, David Gergen isn't part of the McCain campaign. He thought Michelle rescued the night.
The Democrats should be enormously grateful to Michelle Obama: after a very slow start to the convention, punctuated by a moving tribute to Teddy Kennedy and his own rousing speech, the first evening was in danger of becoming an entirely lost opportunity. But Michelle rescued it.

She was extraordinary, talking in ways that were both conversational-- always welcome in people's living room-- but also inspiring. She spoke in ways that reached out to people of all backgrounds. Democrats should be both proud and grateful.

It is impossible to know whether how many people will accept her message. To a significant degree, that is of course because she represents such a departure from the traditional order of things in America. She represents a new future-- of women who are not only devoted mothers and wives but also highly educated, caring people … and, yes, African-Americans, Hispanics, and people of many different backgrounds. One day the country will be there. Is it prepared to be there now? I'm frankly not sure. We are living through one of the most important chapters in the American story.

With the help of the media, the message of the convention and Obama's campaign is getting lost in a constant barrage of McCain flack, much of it in the form of concern trolling over Hillary Clinton.
Whether they knew it or not, the PUMAs who had congregated next to the MSNBC stage were making the night of the man who has done everything in his power to destroy their purported heroine. They held aloft Clinton signs and hand-markered cards reading “Stop Delegate Intimidation!” and “South Jersey PUMA.” At one point, three women and three men holding “McCain” signs started a melodic chorus of “Clintons for McCain, sweetie, Clintons for McCain, sweetie,” in reference to Barack Obama’s bad habit of referring to women by that diminutive. Next to them, a man in an Obama hat shouted, “You’re all irrelevant! Jesus!”

But irrelevant is not how the protesters will be portrayed by a media that has been salivating over the possible disruption of the Democratic convention-- by angry, broom-riding succubi!-- for weeks. Never mind that there were probably no more than 50 shouting PUMAs. Never mind that every national political convention in modern history becomes a locus for vocal agitators. Never mind that over the weekend, antiwar protests had been larger. Never mind that in three days in Denver I had not spotted a single PUMA or Hillary protester until I found where Chris Matthews was broadcasting. Never mind the guy in the toilet outfit. To hear Matthews, and the talking heads at CNN tell it, these demonstrators were “ground zero” in a rift that could potentially destroy the Democratic Party and ruin its national convention.

Instead of letting Karl Rove and Fox News and Republican hacks who hate everything Hillary Clinton has ever stood for, set the agenda for sincere Hillary backers (not counting the racists who just hate Black people and will never vote for Obama no matter what), listen to what Hillary herself has to say:

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At 12:22 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

The relentless coverage of the Clintonista Drama is sickening.

At 2:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be surprised if many of those "complaining" Hillary supporters that the media is fawning over, weren't really shilling for the Repugs. Why doesn't the Obama campaign run an ad showing McFudd laughing when one of his supporters calls Hillary a bitch.......and follow it up with all his anti women voting record. Equal pay and supporting Judges like Roberts and "Milktoast" Alito comes to mind.

At 3:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the rethuglicans are so fond of sound bites, how about this one:

Liar McCain and the Campaign of Shame; Same Desperate Attacks Again and Again!

And we all know, after 2 election cycles with George Bush, how much the rethuglicans really care about experience and judgement.

At 3:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can only hope that every Clinton supporter who delares fealty to McCain will be expelled from the convention, never to return to Democratic politics or the party.

At 5:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe and hope that the American people will be smart enough to notice that Karl Rove is again pulling the strings for the GOP "dummies"!

Instead of McSame providing us some plans/answers to fix the mess
that Bush is leaving us in, he seems content to follow the shameful Rove playbook and lead us
deeper into debt and ineptitude!

Just remember that the Republicans have been in Control of this Nation for 8 years! After 8 years,
me and my friends are barely hanging on financially, losing our homes, making less than a living,
losing our consitutional rights/Freedoms, and America is no longer the beacon of hope and Democracy!

Can you really wheather another
Republican presidential term?

Please, lets make a change and give America back to the Citizens
and toss out this Monarchy, this EVIL EMPIRE!!!!!!!!!!!

At 6:59 PM, Blogger Used2bdemocrat said...

Where were these obamabots when the media was destroying the campaign of clinton during the primaries. Why were they not pushing for balanced media then? My, how the winds of politics can shift like the sands of time. As far as gergen, he is a paid media w***e, up for sale to the highest bidder, as his past will show he has no ideological foundation, he has worked on the sidelines for dems and repugs alike for a long time. As such his opinions matter little to me and/or to millions of other ex-democrats that will never vote for the black supremacist, marxist racist, fraud obama. What we will do is campaign in every quarter to bring obama and the democrat party down by voting republican straight down the ticket. The democrat party is to corrupt to govern, as their past 2 years of achievements will show, while they have controlled the house and senate. McCain makes much more sense for America than obama.


At 8:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After tonight's speech by Hillary, anyone still willing to vote for McCain is an absolute fool. You have also become irrelevant.

If you believed in anything that Hillary stood for, you must vote for Obama. McCain represents the opposite of everything Hillary wants for this country. Stop throwing a tantrum, and vote smartly.

At 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Used2BDem is a moron. Learn how to spell, and then try your immature rant once again.

I want so badly to see your face when you have to say President Obama. You are the racist, and quite ignorant to boot.


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