Cheap laughs… 22 March 2010Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, Abortion Rights, DC Politics, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, Sex / Reproductive Health, U.S. House, U.S. Senate.
Walky Porkies: A woman walks a large porker on the Pan-America road, south of Lima, Peru. This big piggy went to market…. [AP via UK Telegraph]
I laughed when I read this a few hours after The Big Vote:
Mush! Salesman-in-Chief! You’re booked, on the hoof and out on the hustings, for months to come….
President Obama is set to begin an immediate public relations blitz aimed at turning around Americans’ opinion of the health-care bill.
Planning inside the West Wing for the post-vote period has proceeded quietly, even as the president and his allies on Capitol Hill were fighting for the measure’s passage.
Reshaping the legislation’s image will take place in three phases, White House aides said:
– the immediate aftermath;
– the seven months until the November midterm elections;
– and the several years that follow, during which many provisions in the measure will gradually take effect. [Good Luck!]
Driving the message during those periods is the belief among Obama’s top advisers that Republicans have boxed themselves into a corner with unanimous opposition to the legislation and talk of a repeal.
“The Republicans have way overshot the runway in their criticism of health reform,” said White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer. snip snap
Well, it should be easy to take down all those R who have OVERSHOT the runway? Right?
Can this get funnier?
Administration officials are also preparing talking points and fact sheets that lawmakers can take home with them on their Easter vacation, Obama advisers said. Those documents are being developed with Democratic leaders in the House and Senate, aides said.
That immediate help — along with efforts by the Democratic National Committee, its Organizing for America project and outside groups that supported the health-care legislation — could be critical to Democrats’ hope of retaining control of Congress in the November elections.
With the DNC and OfA at the ready to save the bacon, there should be no problems.
Homework for Easter break… and hey, speaking of Easter Break! there may be a resolution in Natalee’s Less Than Excellent Adventure to Aruba, some years back, coming up. (Not exactly vacation pics, but … it seems there are photos of bones lying in the sandy depths of the water… could be our lost Southern Miss!)
Then there is Tiger. And the golf balls. Sandra and Jesse James (and other inflagrante delicto to come! Can only expect so much from one pair)…
AND the POPE.
Entertainment for years!! (They’ll all be making speeches! Interviews! Flashbulbs!)
And it could not come soon enough for some nervous House members, many of whom have been disappointed by the weak support they have received from the administration and Democratic groups.
One Democratic lawmaker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he did not want to be considered critical of the president, said such support has been extremely limited. He said opponents of the legislation have run nearly $1 million worth of ads criticizing him, while supporters have spent about a tenth of that. Organizing for America “has been a paper tiger in my district,” he said.
At the Democratic National Committee, officials running the Organizing for America project said they have received pledges of 9 million hours of volunteer work on behalf of candidates who supported health-care reform. snip snappy