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Carville: Blaming Bush Hurting Democrats

Democrats Next Campaign Strategy?

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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DemCorps Poll: Majority of Voters See Obama as “Socialist” and “Too Liberal”

"I just want to spread the wealth around." -- Senator Barack Obama

If you read about a poll that found most American voters think President Obama is a “socialist” and “too liberal”, you’d assume it came from the Republican National Committee, some neo-con think tank or even Rassmussen Reports, right?

Well, think again.  These results were found by Democracy Corps, the partnership of liberal pollsters and Clintonistas James Carville and Stan Greenberg.  The survey asked likely voters to respond to the terms as they apply to the president.

Fox News, among many news outlets, are reporting the sad facts.  It seems 55% of Americans think the term “socialist” applies “very well” or “well” to Mr. Obama.  And, 56% agree the phrase “too liberal” applies “very well” or “well”.

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