Sunday, April 10, 2011

"WTF": Obama's 2012 Campaign

David Plouffe has taken over David Axelrod's (Captain Combover) old position as campaign strategist. The interview with David Plouffe starts about three minutes in. His use of the phrase "Win the Future" (WTF) occurs at 3:23 (roughly twenty seconds into the interview) and 16:44 (roughly twenty seconds before the interview ends ). Any idea which talking point David Plouffe might want you to remember?

Plouffe's insistence that Obama was the driving force behind budget cuts is mildly comical, since the administration's position at the beginning of negotiations was no cuts whatsoever. The description offered by another, that Obama was "dragged kicking and screaming" to the budget cuts is quite apt.

Plouffe's world is spin. The fact that the Obama administration is trying to co-opt the popular American idea of smaller government is merely them tacking to the center to see if they can fool the American voters into re-electing them in 2012. "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!"

We shall see just how successful they are.


  1. I hope everyone knows the real meaning of WTF before 2012....

  2. Randy: A cursory glance ant this president should even have good church going people going "WTF" by 2012.

  3. I don't see how Obama has any chance of re-election unless he reverses Executive Order 13489 (signed the day after he took office), which effectively seals all his pre-presidential records. We're talking about someone who had no public record prior to 2004 and who has reneged on all his campaign promises. Fox News will make mince meat out of him. I blog about this at

  4. Unfortunately, he ought not to have been elected in the first place on the basis of his inexperience and sketchy resume, so that's no guarantee that he won't be re-elected unless the Republicans field a solid candidate.

    We cannot afford to have our opponents pick our candidate again. For starters, we need to do away with "open primaries", where virtually anyone has a say in who your party's candidate is.