This has the be the oldest trick in the book Barack Obama.
You want people from your side to watch the GOP Presidential debates based on what you tell them to look out for? There’s a word to call you for doing that — Snake Oil Salesman.
Obama is urging Democratic Party members — and donors — to watch Thursday’s debate among the Republican presidential candidates, and to take good notes, but if you read what he said, he’s already put them in a room where they won’t hear anything else.
“Listen carefully to what the Republican candidates for president say, and then hold them accountable for trying to undo all of the hard work we’ve done to move this country forward,” Obama said in a email to fellow Democrats on Tuesday. “I can’t overstate what an important difference you can make by doing this.”
Republicans are counting on Democrats to ignore their 2016 nomination battle, Obama said. But party members need to know what their GOP rivals are saying in order to counter their arguments.
In his email, Obama also offered a preview of Thursday’s Republican debate in Cleveland.
“I’m gonna bet that they’ll all promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They’ll all tell us that even though they aren’t scientists, we shouldn’t believe in the science behind climate change. They’ll all want to reverse course on immigration reform and marriage equality. They’re going to deny all of the progress we’ve made together over these past six years.”
Obama is a fool but he’s a smart fool. He wants to direct his followers how to break down the debates so afterwards these are the only thing democratic voters will talk about. They won’t hear anything else and that’s where the problem lies.
What do you think about this Obama Jedi mind trick? Do you think it will work this time? Will some democrats listen intently as a way to become more informed on the GOP candidates?
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