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  • Dems 'bash Bush' strategy backfiring

       July 25, 2004

    Drudge reports:

    Democrat party officials are struggling to contain the amount of anti-Bush and anti-war comments to be delivered this week during the convention in Boston, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

    DNC chair Terry McAuliffe has expressed concern that nonstop Bush bashing from the podium could quickly spiral out of control and backfire.
    "We are not Michael Moore," McAuliffe has told his top staffers, according to a well-placed source. "Let's tell the voters what we stand for, not only what we stand against."

    Oh, look at that, it looks as if the previous strategy of bashing Bush 24/7 is backfiring on the Dems! Don't think that this "toning down" of the Bush bashing is for any other reason - these loons were content to ride the Bush-bashing wave as long as they thought it brought them supporters. The Dems were at the forefront of the "anti-Iraq" movement, the Dems were leading the pack on the "Bush lied, people died" movement.

    It's especially hilarious that Terry McAuliffe admonishes the rest of the party by saying "We are not Michael Moore." What? Back up for a minute here!

    First, this might be the first time that any Democrat has ever admitted that Moore's ridiculous "documentary" was actually a fact-deficient Bush bash-fest.

    Next, as everyone well knows, the Dems were ALL OVER the Michael Moore movie until it started getting debunked all over the blogosphere. Looking back on it, I think that this might be a great example of how blogs are starting to make a real difference in influencing public opinion. The liberal-leaning brick-and-mortar media establishments were hailing F-9/11 as a "masterpiece," as "an important piece of investigative journalism" before it was even released. And the "buzz" might have stayed that way, if not for modern technology. Weblogs and ubitiquous internet access allowed common people, regular people, people with real jobs to call the media onto the carpet for their endorsement of this largely "fictional" piece.

    When the movie started getting debunked, the media didn't apologize, they just dropped it. And now it looks like the DNC is trying to do the same.

    Have you any idea how many prominent Democrats were at the Washington premeire of Fahrenhet 9/11? This Washington Post picture is worth a thousand words:

    Yep, that's right, that is Top Dem himself, Terry McAuliffe, with Bush-basher Michael Moore at the Uptown Theatre in NW Washington. Then, he was desperate for a photo-op that would show the public that the DNC was closely associated with the movie. But now, McAuliffe tries to distance the party from the movie, by saying : "We are not Michael Moore."

    Talk about flip-flopping.

    Make no mistake about it, this ticket, indeed, the whole DNC platform may be falling apart before your eyes. Have you seen the news coverage of the "protesters" in Boston? They aren't the same old anti-abortion types that you would expect. Instead, the DNC is being plagued with socialistic anti-war protesters. And they are SHOCKED. Said one protester:

    Like others in the march, Piette said she sees little difference between Sen. John Kerry and President George W. Bush.

    "We really need an independent voice," she said. "They have identical positions."

    Terry McAuliffe is scared as hell - he thought that they would win because they had the pacifist, anti-war, socialist nut-job, and A.N.S.W.E.R. vote locked up. Turns out they don't.


    Posted by jkhat at July 25, 2004 08:43 PM

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