Team Donkey: led by an epic failure; becoming an epic failure

“As Democrats head for what promises to be a midterm election fiasco of historic proportions, a pre-emptive excuse has begun to circulate: It’s all because of Citizens United. Team Donkey fans claim the Jan. 21 decision, in which the Supreme Court overturned restrictions on the political speech of corporations, triggered a flood of negative advertising by what President Obama calls ‘shadowy groups with harmless-sounding names.’ … In his weekly radio address [last] Saturday, President Obama complained about ‘special interests using front groups with misleading names’ who are saying mean things about Democrats on TV, a development he attributed to Citizens United. Yet similar complaints have been heard from both major parties in every recent election cycle. … Toward the end of his speech on Saturday, Obama accidentally told the truth. ‘You can make sure that the tens of millions of dollars spent on misleading ads do not drown out your voice,’ he said. ‘Because no matter how many ads they run — no matter how many elections they try to buy — the power to determine the fate of this country doesn’t lie in their hands. It lies in yours.’ Exactly right, Mr. President. No matter how shadowy or flush with corporate dollars an interest group is, the only thing Citizens United allowed it to do is speak. Advocacy has no impact unless it persuades people. So why not talk about the issues instead of impugning the motives of people who take a different position on them than you do?” –columnist Jacob Sullum

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4 Responses to “Team Donkey: led by an epic failure; becoming an epic failure”

  1. TexasFred Says:

    Failure is such a harsh word, but damn, it fits SO well… :twisted:

  2. mainenowandthen Says:

    “Team Donkey” ……. love that one!

    Even a congenital liar like the Impostor-in-Chief, if he runs his mouth long enough, will stumble on a truism. He may soon find out just how many Americans are sick of his blame game and endless distortions and obfuscations.

  3. PanAm Says:

    The buck stops with him altho’ he seems to believe he can finesse things so that no one notices… People do not like those who are always looking for scapegoats in order to avoid accepting responsibility — we’ll see how it all plays out.

  4. Patrick Sperry Says:

    Now today he’s having some strategy meeting with the communists. All they need to do is follow him, and the nation just might be saved. He is such a loser that they might all get voted out.

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