Originally posted by intrepid
reply to post by Kellter
Interesting questions. Also, are there GOP emails that you are getting similar to this? Basically, is this odd?
I found a site that accumulated all the campaign emails.
And I just went through the McCain emails. In spite of the truly unprecedented rumors and attacks against Gov. Palin, there was not ONE email talking
about the attacks or trying to use them as an excuse to raise money.
On the other hand, Obama has been using this strategy for a LONG time.
Here's an excerpt from April:
"But it's clear the attacks are going to continue, and we're going to continue fighting a two-front battle against John McCain and Hillary
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Here's how he used the "bitter" comments and turned them around to ask for money:
"There's nothing elitist about the largest grassroots campaign in the history of our country -- and you can prove that right now.
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"You've probably heard about the latest dust-up in the Democratic race.
A few days ago, Barack spoke about the frustrations that working people in this country are feeling and said what we all know is true: that many
people are bitter and angry because they believe their government isn't listening to them.
You and I both know that the hope of changing that reality is what drives the unprecedented support for this campaign from ordinary people in every
part of the country.
But our opponents have been spinning the media and peddling fake outrage around the clock. "
He even used the same "fake outrage" line he used today.
Here's Obama using the "they're attacking YOU" in regards to Clinton back in March:
"But just turn on the news and you'll see that Senator Clinton continues to run an expensive, negative campaign against us. Each day her campaign
launches a new set of desperate attacks.
They're not just attacking me; they're attacking you."
This is from March and it's about being a victim of Clinton's "kitchen sink" attacks:
"This morning, the New York Times reported that Senator Clinton is launching what even her aides admit is a "kitchen sink" bombardment of negative
attacks against Barack.
This is the same stale, Washington playbook that has driven so many Americans away from the political process."
And this is how the Obama campaign began all the way back in January with an email from John Kerry already painting Obama as a victim:
"This year, the attacks are already starting. "
So yes, it has been documented that Obama has been playing the "victim" card from the beginning. And when you see the same phrase like "fake
outrage" being used months ago, and again today, it becomes obvious that this is a contrived strategy.