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January 19, 2010

What a Pair: DNC Staffer Hits Coakley Even Harder Than They Hit FoxNews and Rasmussen
Update: Coaklely Pollster Celinda Lake Gets Teste

This administration really has a hard time dealing with wrinkly, stinky news, doesn't it?

They're both jockeying for position to see who can come out sounding the leatheriest.

And most ovoid. Or something.

Responding to that Coakley campaign memo blaming the DNC and Obama for her impending herniation...

This memo is a pack full of lies and fantasies — The DNC and the DSCC did everything they were asked and have been involved in the race for several weeks, not just the last one.

The campaign failed to recognize this threat, failed to keep Coakley on the campaign trail, failed to create a negative narrative about Brown, failed to stay on the air in December while he was running a brilliant campaign. It's wishful thinking from a pollster, candidate and campaign team that were caught napping and are going to allow one of the worst debacles in American political history to happen on their watch that they are at the 11th hour are going to blame others.

Before the DNC and DSCC got involved there was barely a single piece of paper on what the narrative is on Brown. The candidate in this race and the campaign have been involved in the worst case of political malpractice in memory and they aren't going to be able to spin themselves out of this with a memo full of lies.

This is truly a seminal election.

Thanks to AHFF Geoff.

Don't Try Hanging This On Us: Nut up or shut up.

(These aren't even making any sense.)

"I think it's a circling squad to protect the White House. I don't think it's very useful," she says.


Lake said that the problem for Democrats is that voters are blaming them for the nation's poor economic conditions. "2010 is fast turning out to be a blame election and I think that either we are going to characterize who deserves the blame - whether that's banks and lobbyists and people who still want to hold on to national Republican economic strategies - or we're going to get the blame. And that's a very different tone than, often, the administration is comfortable with," she said....

"There's a lot of blame to go around, but the point of the matter is there's a wave. And that wave, it hit Virginia; it hit New Jersey; it hit Massachusetts," she said.

Oh god they are pathetic. Spin, spin, spin. They think they are still maintaining the fantasy vision of Obama as messiah. They really think a sizable amount of the public think he's a genuine deity, and they are trying to protect that group from learning otherwise.

Can't he -- or should I write He ? -- ever fail or even stumble?

More! Another memo warned in December that the God Who Walks could drag Coakley down.

The internal campaign poll, conducted Dec. 17-21 showed Coakley with a commanding 19-point lead over Republican Scott Brown, coming out of the hard-fought Democratic primary campaign.

But the memo -- reprinted in full below -- summarizing the poll’s finding identified several potential problem areas. Among those areas: a weakness among independent voters, and the potential for national Democrats and Obama himself to drag Coakley down, in part because of health care.

“On one hand, her strength of support is obviously a positive dynamic. One [sic] the other hand, we are underperforming both our personal popularity and our job performance ratings, even [after] voters hear that Brown is lucifer and Martha is the second coming,” read the memo from Daniel R. Gotoff of Lake Research Partners.

“Over the next weeks, our task is to consolidate Democrats and break even among independents. We do pretty well at that right now, but there are about a quarter of Democrats who aren't yet voting for us. And while we have a marginal lead among independents, they will be a battleground throughout this race.”

“The independents in MA today look pretty conservative, and the national political context is not helping us much. Obama, whose job performance is already just barely net positive, is rated solidly negatively by a majority of independents. What's more, these voters oppose the health care plan, are pro-death penalty, and would like to keep the Bush tax cuts in place when the issue positions are attached to Coakley and Brown (the opposite is true when the candidates' names are not associated).”

I'm actually looking forward to the pure comedy of these jackasses trying to tell us that Obama is so incandescently popular he can't even throw an election in Massachusetts to a Democrat.

I won't have to actually blog for a week. I'll just quote them and say "Look at this weak crap."

Now Coakley's Blaming Her Own Voters: David in San Diego notes this little nugget.

I love this. As Jim points out, the Coakley campaign is blaming Democratic primary voters for forcing her to oppose the war in Afghanistan.
Democrats concerns with Obama's Afghanistan plan forced Coakley to oppose the Afghan war in the primary, which hurt her in the general.

Blaming your voters now? That takes some real huevos.

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