My friends, brace yourselves for the typical liberal progressive onslaught in the upcoming 2014 midterm elections. Will the GOP midterm strategy effectively combat the lies?
According to an Associated Press report, The White House political office, shuttered by Obama three years ago, is back and in full swing. The six-person team set up shop last month, ahead of midterm elections in November in which Democratic losses could render Obama’s final years in office an exercise in futility. Working out of the same building that houses Vice President Joe Biden’s staff, the office provides real-time, constant communication between the White House and the myriad political groups working to elect Democrats this year.
Sounds to me like we’re going to see a full throttle push between the White House and on-the-ground leftist groups such as Organizing for America, as well as Planned Parenthood, SEIU, the AFL-CIO, and the NEA/AFT teachers unions.
Interestingly, AP reports that while Obama is still his party’s top fundraiser, polling suggests that he might be more of a liability than an asset in areas where Democrats face tough races. Some have even said they’d prefer Obama stay away. Can’t you just hear the introduction at the events: “Ladies and gentlemen, the Liar of the Year, oops, I mean the President of the United States.”
Democrats know fewer voters turns up for midterm elections – and it will be primarily Democrats who don’t show up because Obama isn’t at head of the ticket. Obama and his minions fear a repeat of the “woodshed” whupping he took in 2010. The message will be simple, “Get out and vote and save my sorry arse.”
Look for fear tactics such as “if Republicans control the House and Senate they’ll impeach the first black president” and everything will be rooted in racism — aimed directly towards the constitutional grassroots movement, the Tea Party. The liberals will go for issues they believe will demonize conservatives as mean, angry, and hateful (income inequality, minimum wage…) They will do everything possible to disseminate lies about Obamacare, the economic situation, and employment failures. Not a thing about policy – all politics.
The GOP must be on offense and not allow the merry band of liars and data manipulators to gain the initiative. We need a “Red Cell” to predict moves and deny them maneuverability. At the same time, the GOP needs to be promoting legislative solutions and cast Obama as the “No President” who only wants his way, not the American way.
The first thing I’d do is launch a school choice and charter school campaign in our inner cities. I would remind blacks it was President Obama who cancelled the DC school voucher program in 2009, while sending his daughters to Sidwell Friends. I would remind the folks in Louisiana it was President Obama who unleashed Eric Holder and the DOJ against the voucher program in their state. The bottom line is President Obama and Al Sharpton stand with the teachers’ unions, not your children. And all the while, I’d remind folks who Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is not supporting floor time for Republican Senator Tim Scott’s school choice legislation.
That’s what I’d do for starters.
Every decision in Washington DC is guided by one of two things, either politics or policy. The latter requires the ability to lead and govern using the legislative process of this Constitutional Republic. The former simply utilizes poll-tested marketing sound bites to manipulate the electorate. As President Obama and the Democrats confront the impending challenges of the 2014 midterms, how do you think they’ll be guided?