Okay, my turn.
Everyone else in the rightwing blogosphere has had fun taking swipes at the Democrat Hot-head known as Congressman Bob (The Slugger) Etheridge of North Carolina. Can I get a few swings in, too? (I’ve been busy getting ready for my garage sale later this week-oy!)
You’ve probably already seen this, but watch, again:
And there you have it. A free campaign ad for his Republican opponent, Renee Ellmers, who happens to be an attractive, conservative nurse. Drew at AoSHQ has already written the ad, but the thing practically writes itself.
As for the Dems secret plan to hold Congress? According to Newsweak:
The first part of the scheme involves the man at the top, whom readers might remember as the (somewhat successful) manager of Obama’s improbable 2008 campaign: Mr. David Plouffe. A boyish, buzzcut logistical whiz, Plouffe departed Obamaland after the election in order to write books, give speeches, and make money. But after Martha Coakley lost to Republican Scott Brown in January’s Massachusetts Senate special election, Obama asked Plouffe—who was always to supposed to assist with the 2010 midterm effort—to take on an expanded role. Since then, he’s been communicating “daily” with the DNC about campaign strategy. Plouffe isn’t on the DNC’s payroll, nor does he work at the White House. He doesn’t answer to anyone but Obama. As such, he’s the only person on the Democratic side with the power to “make the gears move more efficiently,” as Marc Ambinder has put it—to sharpen the message, to tweak the field operation, to decide where best to deploy the president. All from 35,000 feet.
Plouffe’s main goal, though, is to focus on turning out the 15 million people who voted for the first time in 2008—an effort that Democrats believe could wind up affecting the outcome of many of this year’s 70-odd contested races. After the 2008 election, the Obama field operation, Obama for America, was renamed Organizing for America and folded into the DNC. All of its electoral assets—the 13 million–name e-mail list, the hundreds of thousands of volunteers and “community organizers,” the precision Internet tools—came along with it. Now Plouffe & Co. plan to bring those resources to bear on getting 2008’s newbies back to the polls.
So there you go, Plouffe and Obama’s 13 million mailing list of people who are already getting sick of hearing from him. Oh, and that back-loaded stimulus dealie that doesn’t seem to be working out for them.
That’s all supposed to make people forget about the last 18+ months of hellish leftism, thuggery (see above), corruption and incompetence?
Good luck with that, Dems.
Why can I not shake the feeling that they’ve got another ace in the hole.