Christine O’Donnell Tries to Revive Clinton V Obama Narrative for 2012

Christine O'Donnell Pushes PUMA meme and thinks no one will know
Christine O'Donnell Pushes PUMA meme and thinks no one will know

Christine O’Donnell Tries to Revive Clinton V Obama PUMA Narrative for 2012

Christine O’Donnell showed up this morning on Good Morning America to talk about how weak our President has been on the current Wikileaks cable dump. She managed to be a good puppet Grizzly for her Mama Bear, suggesting that President Obama was incompetent and that she would vote for Hillary Clinton in 2012 primaries because “anybody is better than Obama.”

This little narrative of the failed President Obama on Wikileaks got its best shout out yesterday on Sarah Palin’s Facebook Page, and here’s O’Donnell to carry the water for her Mama Grizzly courtesy of ABC News:

““I would love to see her take out Obama in the primary. You know, I would even be tempted to change my registration so that I could vote for her in the Democratic primary,” she told me during “GMA’s” Morning Mix.
O’Donnell praised Clinton via Twitter yesterday for her handling of the WikiLeak situation.
“You Go Girl!!” she wrote. “She’s no Reagan yet her verbal lashing against wikileak is tough- watch out Obama!”
So is the former Delaware GOP senate candidate pushing a Clinton candidacy because she thinks Clinton would be easier to beat in the general election?
“No. It’s because right now I think that anybody is better than Obama,” O’Donnell told me.”

In an effort to seem bi-partisan and pro-woman, Christine claimed to be impressed by Hillary Clinton’s handling of the situation over the President’s and said she would vote for Clinton in a 2012 primary. Note that she didn’t say general election.

I can only assume O’Donnell thinks the rest of America is as naïve as she is, because these tired narratives from 2008 and the desperate Right wing strategy to pit Obama against Clinton in a replay of 2008 are not only old, but transparent. Obviously O’Donnell has been told that the best hope for a Palin win (or any Republican for that matter) in 2012 is a divided Democratic Party, but she must not appear to be pushing for that — so stealth-like, she’s taken to tweeting out support for Hillary Clinton, suggesting Clinton’s stronger than Obama.

Maybe O’Donnell was sleeping during the failed 2008 PUMA meme or perhaps Ms Palin still believes she can siphon off those bitter Clinton voters in 2012, in spite of the fact that a) she failed to do so in 2008 and b) her approval ratings with women are much lower than her approval ratings with men, whom studies have proven are more likely to vote for attractive female candidates.

Palin launched this lame attack against the President yesterday regarding Wikileaks and has been made a laughing stock (read: nervous, unbelieving laughter) the world over for her assumption that the President has sovereignty over Sweden and her suggestion that she would treat Assange as a terrorist. For O’Donnell to keep pushing this meme is simply the act of someone who either doesn’t know the reality or who has a stake in pretending it’s not true. Both discredit her.

And it should be noted that O’Donnell is praising Clinton for her “verbal lashing out”, which is apparently a highly regarded trait in the Mama Grizzly camp. It ought to be, as it’s what Ms Palin does best. Yet, lashing out is not exactly the number one trait the country looks for in their President.

And it seems to escape O’Donnell that the job of Secretary of State and the job of President have different functions. Perhaps she missed this while she was plugging her ears during Obama’s strong statements against Wikileaks and calls for investigations and criminal charges if applicable. Oh, I know, in Palin/O’Donnell world, the constraints of the laws are nothing but blue-blood distractions from the common sense conservative approach to problems. Lash out! Show ‘em who’s boss!

If you wondered what Christine O’Donnell was going to do now that she’s been defeated mightily in her Senatorial bid and is being investigated for campaign finance malfeasance, you need wonder no longer. She’s gonna beat that Mama Grizzly drum of media fame, hawking the values of a regular person (read: don’t blame me for not knowing anything, that’s my qualification, you fool!) and gearing up to be Palin’s sidekick in 2012.

This will include a non-stop attempt to revive the failed narratives from 2008, as it’s clear Palin has no new strategy in mind for 2012. For heaven’s sake, she and O’Donnell are even dusting off the charge that Palin had more executive experience than President Obama in 2008. I guess they’re going to ignore the fact that he’s been President for two years during some of the largest challenges this country has faced in a long time, because, you know, denial of reality has always been an effective political strategy.

Palin/O’Donnell can keep pushing their delusions onto the American people, but most Americans are simply not so far gone as to fall for such blatant revisionism. If Palin plans to bring nothing new to 2012, and is instead going to rely upon hate and division to stir up the base, she’s no threat to President Obama. She may, however, be a threat to our country’s international standing and domestic well-being.

12 Replies to “Christine O’Donnell Tries to Revive Clinton V Obama Narrative for 2012”

  1. Christine O’Donnell is so far below Sarah Palen in the qualification area to even make a comment on anything that’s unbelievable. it’s unbelievable because Palen is not qualified to make a statement on any type of foreign policy or even domestic policy. Christine O’Donnell’s following Ms. Palin on this Wikileaks thing is just absolutely stupid.

    but it doesn’t matter, they both know that they can lie through their teeth and get away with it everyday because it doesn’t matter who knows the difference.

  2. A constant underlying theme (or maybe better described as a “vibe”) I detect in Palin, O’Donnell and others who are similar in their approach to issues (e.g. “birthers”)is the ability to believe in magic. There appears to be the sense that if they think a thing true and say a thing is true then 1) it will be true and 2) others, many others will accept the thing as also being true. I know that there are others who believe what these folks have to say, perhaps they also believe in magic?

    I get this mental image of them plugging their ears, repeating, “la, la, la, la, la” in an attempt to change what they are witnessing or hearing.

    I think that there’s a research paper waiting to happen here; “Magical Thinking in Politics.”

  3. It doesn’t say much for Good Morning America. Is it impossible for them to get an A or B list persona for their show?

    Of course O’Donnell is going to play the media card. Failure has been shown to be a winning business model.

  4. That’s a great idea. The Republicans have long banked on this, of course, and their media insulation only furthers their ability to get away with this among their own; however, when they step out into the real world, where the internet remembers and fact-checks if you know where to look, this “strategy” isn’t necessarily a one as far as a national campaign.

  5. “don’t blame me for not knowing anything, that’s my qualification, you fool!”

    ROFL I want a Palin 2012 bumper sticker with that slogan!!

  6. A good friend of mine who is a graphic designer used to make our slogans into bumper stickers for fun. A year ago she made “Palin/Bachmann 2012-2013.5” and then “Palin/Bachmann: Because Ideas Don’t Matter”, a personal fav.

  7. Well, well!! If it isn’t Palin’s sidekick, echoing Palin’s monumental ignorance on this issue. I am so glad that the good people of Delaware “refudiated” this idiot, who is nothing more than Palin’s mini-me. I see this as another attempt to be relevant, and to ingratiate herself with Hillary Clinton. Apparently, it doesn’t seem to occur to her that Secretary Clinton’s political views and intelligence are polar opposites to hers and Palin’s.

    In addition, even if the charge that Palin has more “executive experience” than Obama were true, her monumental ignorance and intellectual incuriosity on so many levels would have negated the value of that experience. Here it is, only 32 days until 2011, and they are still trying to resurrect that red herring. The fact that they seem to think nearly 2 years of a tumultuous presidency are not valid “experience” only shows how clueless they are about presidential responsibilities. Even one year of his presidency dwarfed the gubernatorial obligations Palin dealt with as half-governor of Alaska.

  8. Oh good grief! Are we going to have to put up with nutjob Christine tweeting and such also too now? I want my country back!

  9. We don’t need another Palin drone who has pathetic experience and a simple minded view of everything. How is Obama being weak? What do you expect him to do? Arrest the WikiLeaks founder and send him to Guantanamo publicly? He’s an Australian citizen and its the fault of the US military private who stole the data. Any action taken against him will have to happen in guess what SECRECY because that’s what covert affairs are about. Part of Obama’s job has been to repair the damaged credibility of the US after the Bush administration. Diplomacy is something that doesn’t register with these rabid conservatives who probably don’t understand how dependent the US is on the rest of the world. Its not 1910, we are not an isolationist country anymore. Ah, the state of the GOP is sad. How funny would it be though if Joe the Plumber announced his candidacy for President.

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