Diary

No Spin Zone

There are no more spin doctors in the Democratic Party. They are simply dissemblers. They are deliberately making up stories out of thin air to create a firewall protecting their “Dear Leader”. Gone are the days when strategists and party pundits tried to twist the facts to make their side look blameless and righteous, though misunderstood. The race in Virginia is a prime example. From the Washington Compost,

“Sensing that victory in the race for Virginia governor is slipping away, Democrats at the national level are laying the groundwork to blame a loss in a key swing state on a weak candidate who ran a poor campaign that failed to fully embrace President Obama until days before the election.” – Rosalind S. Helderman and Anne E. Kornblut

The dissemblers, posing as journalists, are now claiming Deeds didn’t include Obama in his campaign in spite of mountains of evidence to the contrary. The Compost doesn’t have Google, apparently, because a simple search with the words ‘Obama’, ‘Deeds’, and ‘Virginia’ yielded multiple stories of Obama stumping in Virginia for this hapless candidate.

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch on August 7th, “Creigh will continue the progress that has been made in the commonwealth — he will continue to make that progress especially when it comes to education,” said Obama, who spoke after Deeds and Gov. Timothy M. Kaine. There are multiple photos of Deeds standing behind Obama as he makes those remarks in support of the Democratic candidate. Is that ‘failing to embrace’ Obama? I don’t think so.

From Bloomberg on September 2nd, Deeds Campaign manager says, “It’s rough,” Abbey said. “The White House has been very engaged since the second he became the nominee,” Abbey said. “Clearly they understand how to win in Virginia, but it’s a little different” this year because of the shift in independent support.” In spite of this claim, the Compost article reports, “A senior administration official said Deeds badly erred on several fronts, including not doing a better job of coordinating with the White House.” Let’s see, if the Deed’s campaign manager believes the White House was deeply involved, and the White House is claiming there was incomplete coordination, what is the truth? The person in September who was actually running the campaign or a spooked White House dissembler. Umm

Doug Heye of U.S. News and World Report wrote, “Mo Elleithee, a Deeds campaign spokesman and highly regarded Democratic campaign veteran, told the Post the campaign “enjoyed a tremendous relationship with the White House,” as well as the DNC and Democratic Governors Association, in addition to receiving significant help with specific requests.” Heye then goes on to back up that assertion with personal evidence of the administration’s close involvement in the campaign through email and appearance evidence.

Yet, the dissemblers at the White House blithely throw Deeds under the bus and dismiss their own involvement in this debacle.

ABC News reports on October 21st, “the Creigh Deeds gubernatorial campaign today released a new TV ad entitled “Fired Up” which features President Obama – and only President Obama.” Huh? Does that sound like stubborn distancing? Is ‘failing to use the president’? Has Deeds’ dissed the president and overlooked the “Dear Leader’s” gracious offer of help?

Of course not. The referendum on the ‘Anointed One’ is in full swing. Dissemblers unite!