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I love Halloween so, I leave the blood in the streets to Brazile and Jong, and the dead voters – not on my mind today. Here’s a PUMA – as viewed by the B0bots
.and how we see ourselves
Here’s how us PUMAs see the Obama campaign
the 30 minutes infomercial effect on voters
And a guy who made Halloween poetic
.Election Night at Not Your Sweetie residence
.and at MSNBC
Happy Halloween, everyone
I’m doing this because I doubt much of you know the true weaknesses of Obama. Another reason for my doing this is that I am lost faith in this campaign, and feel that this choice has been forced on many people in this country. Put simply, you are being manipulated.
With her so far. here comes the delusion:
That was and is our job – to manipulate you (the electorate) and the media (we already had them months ago).
OK, I don’t buy that the Obama campaign “manipulated” the media. No one is THAT stupid – mass stupidity. The media is own by corporations which obviously have a stake in installing Obama just as they has one in installing Bush before. They don’t ‘think” Obama is Messiah anymore than they thought W was charming or brave.
I do agree with the empty rhetoric keeping the issues at bay
I’ve come to the realization (as the campaign already has) that if this comes to the issues, Barack Obama doesn’t have a chance. His only chance is to foster disorganization, chaos, despair, and a sense of inevitability among the Republicans. It has worked up until now. Joe the Plumber has put the focus on the issues again, and this scares us more than anything.
And here come the goodies:
1 – Hillary voters. Internal polling suggests that at best, we are taking 70-75% of these voters. Other estimates are as low as 60% in some areas – particularly Ohio and western PA
Palin is attacked because
has singlehanded solidified “soft” Republican support, mobilized the McCain ground game, and has even had some appeal to independents and Hillary voters. This is what our internal polling confirms.
The radical associations – they cry “racism” because
Our focus groups found this out: When McCain brings these connections up, voters are turned off to him. They’d rather take this into consideration themselves, and when this happens, our numbers begin to tank.
Then more on psy-ops
A spirited campaign has been made to infiltrate many pro-Hillary sites and discredit them. A more disorganized, but genuine effort has also been made to sow doubts among the unapologetically right wing sites such as redstate.com. Don’t you guys get it? This has been the Obama campaign’s sole strategy from the very beginning!
and the treatment of Palin changed HER vote
I changed my somewhat positive opinion of this campaign during the unfair and sexist campaign against Sarah Palin. I will never agree with her on the issues and will probably never vote for her, but I am embarrassed of what has happened. I can’t ignore our own hand in all of this. What I do know is that I will not be voting for Obama this time around. Treat that as you will.
One of my favorite authors, Fear of Flying Erica Jong has lost it.
She used to support Hillary in the primary, so I know her insanity is recent, but here it is, on display:
It seems that the final days of the presidential campaign have made Erica Jong and her friends more than a little anxious.
A few days ago, Jong, the author and self-described feminist, gave an interview to the Italian daily Corriere della Sera
And the name dropping only makes this more surreal. Reminds me of B0bot who, when told her state was won by Hillary, dismissed it with: ” so what?, none of my friends voted for her!”
Basically, Jong says her fear that Obama might lose the election has developed into an “obsession. A paralyzing terror. An anxious fever that keeps you awake at night.” She also says that her friends Jane Fonda and Naomi Wolf are extremely worried that Obama will be sabotaged by Republican dirty tricks, and that if an Obama loss indeed comes to pass, the result will be a second American Civil War.
Hey, Erica, remember the primaries? Who was sabotaging whom? The people who brought us Bush are supporting whom? Ah, my blind admiration for writers is getting shaken here….
OK, I knew from your books you were neurotic – nothing wrong with that
“My friends Ken Follett and Susan Cheever are extremely worried. Naomi Wolf calls me every day. Yesterday, Jane Fonda sent me an email to tell me that she cried all night and can’t cure her ailing back for all the stress that has reduces her to a bundle of nerves.”
“My back is also suffering from spasms, so much so that I had to see an acupuncturist and get prescriptions for Valium.”
“After having stolen the last two elections, the Republican Mafia…”
It just so happens that those powers financed your candidate, when he was still unknown, to the tune of 100 million dollars…Chuck Hagel of ES&S is also with you poor, civil war raising guy…
And then comes the cooky pat that shows the typical B0botic closed mind:
She also laments that not all of America’s men of letters share her devotion to Obama.
“Tom Wolfe and John Updike are men of the right and Philip Roth is at this point a hermit who leads a monastic life in Connecticut, far from everything and everybody.”
O, noes! How could they? they should get their writing license revoked and lose their job like Joe the Plumber!
Of course, the craziest of all, Erica bought hook line and sinker the Donna Brazile/Obama campaign fear mongering:
“If Obama loses it will spark the second American Civil War. Blood will run in the streets, believe me. And it’s not a coincidence that President Bush recalled soldiers from Iraq for Dick Cheney to lead against American citizens in the streets.”
What can I say, Erica? Had you paid closer attention, beyond your little group of friends you could have been a PUMA.
Yeah, we know Tweety thought the production values of Obama’s infomercial wre the bestest thing ever.
But what do people who really know infomercials think?
“I don’t see enough smiling. Doom and gloom totally,” said Anthony Sullivan, one of the biggest names in infomercial history.
“I feel depressed right now,” added Sullivan, an Englishman famous for his infomercials touting the Swivel Sweeper and Smart Chopper.
I was about to throw myself through a window because it was depressing,”
And somehow they manage to encapsulate the problem of the entire campaign
He and AJ Khubani, who has produced infomercials for 25 years, said Obama also fell short of offering solutions to the dire problems he laid out.
“I didn’t see a payoff. Classic infomercial is you show the before and you show the after. I didn’t see the music or the crashing waves of the Pacific,” Sullivan said.
I have to admit, I never watched infomercials – but this makes sense:
Khubani said: “Every infomercial lays out common problems, whether it’s a flabby belly or acne, and then it gives a solution. In this case the solution is Obama.”
But Obama didn’t pitch the product – himself – convincingly enough, he argued.
Maybe because the product is not really capable of solving our problems