Democrats Launch The Conan O’Brien Strategy

“When all else fails, there’s always delusion.”  —  Conan O’Brien

While it can’t be confirmed, it would appear that the President and his Progressive buddies running for reelection across the country have chosen the Conan O’Brien strategy as their way of dealing with the probable landslide by Republicans in November.

For instance, when Obama’s socialist marxist communist progressive policies of excessive spending and bigger government caused the well-respected Chamber of Commerce to support candidates who are likely to oppose such policies – candidates who tend to be conservative – the messiah heeded the advice of Conan by spreading the lie, thus the delusion, that they are doing something illegal.

Of course, to be a true delusion, the lie needs to be presented without any supporting evidence, and this one is no exception. Take a look at Obama’s Chief political advisor and head of his reelection campaign, David Axelrod, when challenged on CBS’s Face the Nation to provide evidence to prove their accusation:

BOB SCHIEFFER: Let’s switch to politics. Last week, of course, the President’s on the campaign trail. He’s on the campaign trail just virtually all the time now. While he was out there, the Democrats put out a– an ad that’s released this morning that blames the Republicans and specifically the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for injecting foreign money into campaigns.

The President’s words on the trail last week were, “groups that received foreign money are spending huge sums to influence American elections.” Well, let’s just look at this ad that the Democrats put out today.

(Excerpt from Democratic National Committee Ad)

BOB SCHIEFFER: Now I want to ask you about that because the New York Times looked into the Chamber specifically and said the Chamber really isn’t putting foreign money into the campaign. That it does charge foreign affiliates dues that bring in less than a hundred thousand dollars a year.

A lot of organizations including Labor Unions doing– do that. But the Chamber has an annual budget of two hundred million dollars and it says, along with that, it keeps these foreign dues separate. They do spend heavily in politics, twenty-five million so far. They expect to spend fifty million. But this part about foreign money, that appears to be peanuts, Mister Axelrod, I mean, do you have any evidence that it’s anything other than peanuts?

DAVID AXELROD: Well, do you have any evidence that it’s not, Bob?

Make a bogus accusation, then fault the person you are accusing for not providing evidence that the accusation is incorrect. The ultimate display of delusion. 

Talk about irony.

The “transparency” President faults the Chamber of Commerce for not providing proof about foreign donations, but he never provided proof that everyone who contributed to his Presidential campaign was legally permitted to do so.

And a question comes to mind. If “foreign” contributions will allow the Chamber to “steal” an election, does that mean that Obama stole his?

As my friends over at RedState.com have reported:

Back in 2008, the Washington Post documented the ease by which foreigners and others could give the Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign. The campaign, in fact, boasted of it.

In addition to accepting pre-paid credit cards, the Obama campaign turned off the processing mechanism that verified only United States citizens were giving to his campaign.

I would say something here about the pot calling the kettle black, but I’d probably be accused of making a racist statement for using the word “black” when discussing our half-white President.

Another example of the Conan O’Brien strategy comes to us from Representative Maxine Walters (D-CA), who recently accused the lending industry of “massive collusion and fraud.” 

“This is massive collusion and fraud,” she said during an appearance on CNBC.

“It’s proven by the fact that you have millions of people in foreclosure who should have never been in foreclosure,” she added. “This just didn’t happen because there were a lot of irresponsible people. Think about it, this is unprecedented that this many people, all of a sudden, would be in foreclosure.”

Once again, no proof of the accusation. Just put it out there and leave it up to the accused to prove it wrong.

For a Representative that sits on the Financial Services Committee (and is one of its subchairs) to make such an accusation, either she is totally ignorant of how finance works or she has resorted to the Conan O’Brien strategy.

And, as with the messiah, there’s an interesting twist of irony when it comes to Ms. Walters, as she is currently under investigation for some shady bank dealings involving T.A.R.P. funds and a bank where her husband is a stockholder. Of course, she denies any wrongdoing and feels she should be given the benefit of the doubt.

I wonder if she would be willing to do the same for the mortgage industry dealing with foreclosures. Yeah, right.

It’s nothing new for Progressives to resort to Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals approach when it comes to dealing with their agenda. Rule #11 says you must pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it.

Conan says it a little simpler – When all else fails, there’s always delusion.

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