Three weeks to go. The wave gathers strength and the desperation deepens.
“The president will continue to make the argument that we don’t know where this money comes from and entities like the Chamber have said they get money from overseas,” Gibbs told reporters at the White House.(I see Obama's "buncha" tic has spread to Gibbs. Ugh.)
“The larger discussion is on disclosing who these donors are.” [. . .]
“The president didn’t do a bunch of his stump last night,” Gibbs said. “I expect that the president will continue to bring up the notion that … you’re probably going to see $150-plus million spent on largely negative campaign attack ads where the identity of those funding those attack ads is not known.”
I fear Saul Alinsky would be disappointed in Obama; is the Chamber of Commerce really the best target he can find to demonize? I wonder if he's really trying. Perhaps he's getting bored with the game.
Or perhaps he's really, really desperate. Charles Krauthammer, via Smitty:
“Well, there’s desperation and then there’s reptilian desperation – and this is the reptilian variety,” Krauthammer said. “This thing just oozes of slime and innuendo, and it's McCarthyite.Read the whole thing at Newsbusters.
The desperation is warranted. See James Taranto: Death Panels for Democrats
How bad is it for the Democrats?Disheveled, yes, but not yet defeated. I'm trying not to get my hopes up but this news isn't helping:
So bad that they "began a strategy of triage on Monday to fortify candidates who they believe stand the best chance of survival," the New York Times reports today.
So bad that this is the second "triage" story to appear in the Times. We noted the first Sept. 7.
So bad that the Cook Political Report yesterday downgraded Rep. Barney Frank, the disheveled, fast-talking Democrat from Massachusetts, from "safe" to "likely" Democratic. Four other representatives were dealt the same indignity: Raul Grijalva (Ariz.), Jim Oberstar (Minn.), Ben Ray Lujan (N.M.) and Solomon Ortiz (Texas).
Doug Ross wants to know: Is Barney Frank behind the 8-ball?
*Update: The fedora guys have posted an interview with Sean Bielat that you'll enjoy.
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