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The Republicanphobia Drive

Posted By Christine Williams On August 10, 2010 @ 12:07 am In FrontPage | 10 Comments

The “Palin-Fox-Beck-Breitbart bomb throwers,” that’s how a New York Times columnist described the scary ranks of republican ‘radicalism’ in an attempt to build Republicanphobia before midterm elections.

[T]he conservative establishment in both Washington and the press has been relentless in its effort to separate the G.O.P. from the excesses of the Palin-Fox-Beck-Breitbart bomb throwers and from wacky Tea Party senatorial candidates …..

….what we can discern of the Republican “ideas” lying in wait almost makes Bush’s conservatism actually seem compassionate. N.Y. Times

While it was pointed out that Obama is unstrategically using the passé anti-Bush smear campaign against Republicans by asserting that nothing has changed in the Republican camp since Bush, one logical piece of advice emerged:  that Obama will do well to pay attention to the staggering unemployement rate.  Now throw in the suggestion of creating a ruthless Republicanphobia drive, Democrats may shore up their chances on November 2nd, at least in the eyes of Leftist strategists.

It’s no secret that Obama is sliding in the polls, so formulating a viable election platform necessitates doing more than appearing on The View and berating Bush.  Even Rosie O’Donnell slammed his appearance, insisting the show is too “fluffy” for a world leader, while commending her former co-hosts for a “good booking”.

America is still awaiting the hope of positive change, which was, after all, the mantra of Obama’s 2008 election campaign.  Looking back at  a speech he made in Denver, he attacked Bush philosophies while promising change. Obama said of his predecessor’s administration:

“Born into poverty? Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps – even if you don’t have boots. You’re on your own….. Well it’s time for them to own their failure.  It’s time for us to change America.”

Two years later, here’s the change: the unemployment rate has increased from 6.1 in 2008 to 9.5% today with the long-term unemployed (27 weeks or more) making up 44.9 percent of that total. 131-thousand job losses were reported in July alone, according to the Department of Labor.  So now that more Americans are left to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps” under the Obama administration, no wonder left-wing chronies are trying to strike up an updated version of Bushophobia:  Republicanophobia.

Judging from Obama’s overall approval ratings based on his performance as leader, it will be a tough challenge to devise any platform of substance for midterm elections, with at least 36of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested.  One thing is for certain: the smiling, pop-star image is wearing out fast for Obama and it is the hardly the fault of the “Palin-Fox-Beck-Breitbart bomb-throwers”, nor of the Tea Party movement. Obama has no one to blame but himself.


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