Posts Tagged ‘Blame Bush’
Yes, you read the headline correctly. It is not opinion, it is fact. So says Democracy Corps — or is that corpse? — the polling arm of uber-Democrat operative James Carville.
Democracy Corps reports that in their tests of various campaign themes, the “Blame Bush” strategy caused a net 2% shift… to Republicans.
Here are two quotes from focus group respondents:
“I was doing a heckavah lot better under Bush.”
“Who wouldn’t want to go back to 6 or 8 years ago? There was less unemployment back then. I’d rather go back. I’d go back to 8 years ago. I would rather go backwards than forwards right now.”
It appears the “go forward, not backward” message is interpreted as “we Democrats will deliver more of the same”. With unemployment at 9.6% and underemployment at 17.4% , Obamanomics is not exactly selling like iPads.
What to do if you are the party promoting to stay the course in bad economic times?
Blame the Chamber of Commerce, of course.
Everyone knows that all those small-town shopowners are just greedy Satanists plotting to screw their fellow man out of his job, home and last dollar. Yeah, that’s great for business!
Why didn’t the White House “Brain Trust” think of that sooner? Good move, Mr. Axlerod. You are a political genius.
As Bob Schieffer said to Axelrod on CBS News “Face the Nation”: “Is that the best you can do?”
Not really, Bob. The next move is to unleash the South Park Strategy… and “Blame Canada”.
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