Last month, the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) sent out a fundraising letter for the Florida 13th Congressional Special Election to support their candidate Alex Sink. This Congressional race, where Democrats outspent Republicans on television by a 4 to 1 margin, centered on the Affordable Care Act. Sink promised to reform Obamacare whereas Tea Party inspired Republican challenger David Jolly (R-FL 13th) advocated outright overturning Obamacare.
After Jolly won the Special Election, the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) had some fun doing red pen edits on this DCCC messaging missive.
Democrats could not stop spinning the Sink hole. DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL 23rd) sounded like Baghdad Bob in her spin control for the loss on the race.
|[L] DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL 23rd) [R] Baghdad Bob|
Undoubtedly, Democrats will follow an Alinskyite approach to campaigning, demonizing an archtypical opponent, be it the Koch Brothers or House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH 8th). But even after ad hominen attacks and class warfare campaigns, Democrats will need a positive message. The minimum wage hike is more of a minor wedge issue which pays off its union support (by raising pay scales for all unionized employees) but it will need an overarching issue.
After the results from the Florida 13 Special Election, it will be interesting if they double down and remain all in by running on Obamacare elsewhere. It could be, as national Democrats are encouraging Ms. Sink to run again against Jolly in the November General Election. Maybe that is a hangover from Sink’s jolly concession speech.
After public hue and outcry about the NSA collecting metadata of Americans without warrants, now President Barack Obama will now demand that private communications companies hold the information for six months (at whose expense? ) and the government will then use secret courts to access the information. But wait, there will be an independent board to rubber stamp the rubber stamps of the FISA court.
What about the $2 billion 100,000 square foot NSA data center that recently opened near Bluffton, Utah (a.k.a. Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative Data Center).
|NSA Data Center, Camp Williams, Bluffdale, Utah|
Is that now a white elephant or will it continue as a black operation? Let me guess, the facility will supposedly be mothballed and the federal government will funnel communications companies money for the privately held data centers.
Time will tell if Mr. Obama’s long winded remarks on domestic spying pans out to any real reforms. The Obama Administration claims that the NSA program has saved lives, but no specifics were cited. But we can point to egregious instances which the government dropped the ball (e.g. the Tsarnaev Brothers who conducted the Boston Marathon bombing). Of course, Attorney General Eric Holder instructed the Department of Justice to expand the definition of “racial profiling” to include religion, even in national security cases. So GIGO–Garbage In, Garbage Out.
It seems like it is just the Audacity of Snoop.
Nobody is supposed to share from the Obama stash unless Dear Leader is given credit.