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October 19, 2008

Insurrection!: If McCain Won't Do It, We Will

Bumped. Donate to American Issues Group and Let Freedom Ring.

Oh by the way: Tell them to stop running ads on Fox. These ads are not helping; they only encourage donations to them. All ad buys must be on other networks. Anyone who watches Fox does not need to see these ads.

I've been told to stop grousing about McCain's self-defeating refusal to fight back on the main issue this election -- It's the economy, stupid! -- and do something constructive.

Well. That's not half bad advice. So here's a constructive post.

The insurrection has three elements:

1) Donate to 527s hitting this issue with TV ads in swing states. They are carrying this issue as well as their limited funding allows -- let's give them more money to play with.


2) Inform the RNC you want them to begin hitting this issue nonstop themselves, even at the expense of pro-McCain ads, and even against his wishes. I've got news for you: At this point, due to McCain's stubbornness, we face a very real chance of losing 50 House seats and even failing to hold on to forty Senate seats, resulting in a Democratic President with a Democratic filibuster-proof Senate. The RNC must hit the Democrats on this issue with every last dime they can raise.

3) Inform McCain that you have donated all money that may have gone to him to 527s willing to fight on this issue, and you'll donate your free time making calls on behalf of Congressional and Senatorial candidates rather than his ticket.

Will 2 or 3 work? Well, here's some bad news: the RNC is already considering abandoning McCain in favor of trying to save the Senate, and until McCain is comfortable addressing the only issue on voters' minds right now, maybe that's for the best.

Besides, any ad that blames Obama and the Democrats for the subprime disaster helps McCain, whether he understands economics enough to realize that or not.

As for three... doubtful. But maybe a concerted effort can convince him, just once, to listen to Republican voters on a crucial issue.

McCain is now the one dealing in the airy-fairy realm of vague slogans, whereas Barack Obama is the one communicating to the country on specific issues that are paramount to them.

Socialism is making its case while capitalism remains silent, as if ashamed to even speak.

Of course Barack Oama is winning. 90% of success is just showing up, and capitalism isn't showing up. Because McCain is too timid to fix the blame on the socialistic risk-transfer the Fannie and Freddie subprime mortgages represented.

A great harm has been done to the nation. The country is angry. They are looking for people to blame -- and if John McCain is too meek or "honorable" to lay blame where it deserves to be laid, well then, they'll blame him. And the party he represents.

Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and yes, even Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, have no qualms whatsoever about blaming this crisis on McCain and his running mates George Bush and the GOP.

Why is McCain so reluctant to fire back?

Shake him out of his complacency. Tell him that this issue is critical to you.

Here's McCain's contact page, including both email and phone.

Remind him he promised to "fight for us"... and he's breaking that promise.

You might also want to tell him to run this ad on TV. It's called "Rein." Ask for it by name.

And to make these points in interviews and in speeches, rather than hiding them in an internet ad like he's ashamed of it and can't stand behind these words himself. If McCain doesn't seem to believe in this, why should the public?

The RNC's phone number is: (651) 467-2008.

Some other contacts:

Office of the Chairman
Mike Duncan, RNC Chairman
Phone: 202-863-8700
Fax: 202-863-8820

Show some leadership.

Donor Programs
Phone: 202-863-8720
Fax: 202-863-8690

No soup for you.

National Committee Member Relations
Winter Meeting
Summer Meeting
Phone: 202-863-8630
Fax: 202-863-8835

Your relations with me are bad.

Phone: 202-863-8889
Fax: 202-863-8885

You should actually have one.

Here are the 527s who actually seem to understand the key to this election, and their ads on the subprime crisis. They have other ads you might want to check out, but personally, I think this is the only issue this election and really think you should encourage them to run the below ads and no others.

But it's your money; your choice.

If you do donate, and agree with me that this is the Dark Star issue of this campaign around which everything else orbits, make sure they know you're sending money for these (or similar) ads.

First, the rightly famous "What Happened?" ad, from American Issues Project:

And that ad that Frank Luntz said tested the highest of any ad he'd seen this campaign, from Let Freedom Ring. Rather than giving you just the ad, I'll give you the ad plus Luntz's focus-group meters, to see how well it worked:

I don't know if any of this can work. I do know for a fact the Democrats' entire strategy is based upon blaming the Republicans for the subprime catastrophe they themselves caused.

For example. This, from a reader, who will go unidentified, because he is working... for them.

I happen to produce some of the material that crams your mailboxes this time of year and I can tell you that Democrats are making the destruction of the economy their number one priority talking point in this mail from bottom up and it ain't true.

I can also say, first hand, they are going down in the sewer telling voters, Republicans and Bush, have pillaged their life savings and are stealing their homes and it's imperative a Democrat be elected to end it. In short, restraint, measure and FACTS aren't their concern.

And it's working, because McCain has deemed this issue "racist." Yes, racist. If he blames the people who caused the crisis, doesn't that mean he hates poor black home-buyers?

So it's unlikely he's going to blame Barack Obama. Who doesn't look like the other presidents on dollar bills, as you may have heard.

So we go around him, and through him. We go over him.

And maybe if we can get these ads up in swing states, we can actually drag him kicking and screaming over the finish line.

I will blitz the right blogosphere link begging on this.

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posted by Ace at 03:30 PM

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