Cuccinelli Campaign: McAuliffe's Program Is "A Show About Nothing"May. 28, 2013
You can tell when summer begins. No, not the Memorial Day weekend's picnics, fireworks, a long weekend (or longer) trip to the beach, graduations, festivals — not even an autoswitch-like activation to Virginia's notorious heat and humidity. None of that. It's when candidates trot out themes from classic television, movies, commercials, music and other entertainment to caricature their opponents. This week's installment comes from Republican Ken Cuccinelli's gubernatorial campaign. In order to break through the media noise (or make news during a slow cycle) or perhaps to grab voters' awareness when they are paying more attention to picnics, beach trips, graduations and festivals, it has diverted its approach to draw the public's scrutiny to Democrat Terry McAuliffe's lack of substantive policy proposals. From a release distributed today by Cuccinelli press secretary Anna Nix:
The Cuccinelli For Governor Campaign today uncovered brand new, top-secret video of senior McAuliffe campaign officials deliberating campaign strategy. The never-before seen video can be seen in its entirety here:
“After weeks of scratching our heads attempting to understand why Terry McAuliffe has been unwilling to discuss anything of substance or announce actual policy proposals, we finally got some clarity today,” said Chris LaCivita, Senior Strategist for the Cuccinelli for Governor Campaign. “Ken Cuccinelli has been busy traveling the state, talking about his economic plan that will ease tax burdens on families and job creators and his comprehensive energy plan for capitalizing on all of Virginia's resources. Instead of accepting Ken's debate challenge or laying out detailed policies of his own, McAuliffe appears content to run a campaign about nothing.”
Ah, yes. The famous Seinfeld "show about nothing" episode. It won't be long be long before the two campaigns take to the airwaves, digital media and who knows what else to make more serious charges and counter charges. Then we'll know it's fall.
The Left's Warped Sense Of Fair And Balanced: "Left Vs. Center-Left"Mar. 25, 2010
The American left can't get over itself, which is a shame. It truly stifles honest and thorough debate on the issues of the day. But it is more insulated with itself the the Bubble Boy from Seinfeld fame. No better illustration of that, no better admission of that (one might even claim arrogance, in fact), came from MSNBC's Chris Matthews, he of the tingling leg sensation when he hears Barack Obama speak (see YouTube). This time, instead of talking "stimulus," Mr. Matthews espouses his idea of fair and balanced presentation of views. There's no problem with the time he allots various sides. The problem is what he considers the various sides. Apparently, Mr. Matthews thinks the range of political discourse in America should range only from the "left" to the "center-left" (about 1:30 into the video below). Now, there's tolerance for you! Interestingly, he blames President Obama's sinking popularity and the distaste for government-run health care on the Fox News Channel, as if one cable outlet can dominate opinion over three broadcast and two cable networks and a host of major daily papers and weekly magazines.
More astonishing, he can't comprehend that people inherently know that government interference, especially in something as sensitive as health care, is wrong, and the care, inevitably, incompetent. But, that's what happens when you live in a (misguided, liberal) bubble.
Chris Matthews: Fair is fair — liberals vs. extreme liberals, and that's all you need to hear!
Before Visiting Your Doctor, Consult Your Government Run Health Care ChartJul. 25, 2009
Health care charts have come a long way since just last week, when doctors had to go to all the trouble of flipping open a clip board to take a look at your status. The Obama-Reid-Pelosi proposed government run health care scheme gives a radically different meaning to "your chart" (as made famous in a Seinfeld episode, see script dialogue here). Instead, your chart would look more like the one below: It is the chart that Speaker Pelosi is censoring House Republicans from mailing to constituents via Congressional mail. It describes the colossal maze Americans would need to navigate to understand what doctors we see, what type and how much (or how little) insurance we want, how much interference government bureaucrats in Washington will provide, what fines we pay, and how much treatment and medicines we are allowed to get from the rationed supplies. (Why does the president talk about the elderly needing to make "other choices" if medical care isn't going to be rationed?)
Your medical freedom is at stake with ObamaCare, and all this time we thought liberals were for "choice."
Your chart: Not just for doctors anymore under ObamaCare. What will the government know about you that it won't let you know?