Watching MSNBC today tells me two things:
1. The White House and the MSM are REALLY scared about the Hilary Rosen stuff
2. The attempt to spin it away is failing
Joe Scarborough spent a fair amount of time trying to de-link Hilary Rosen from the white house that she has visited an average of once a month and pivot to Allen West (still ignoring the actual facts in the case).
Strangely enough nobody seems to be buying this spin:
Remember, this is a “smear.” Pointing out the things Democrats have said, when they lie about having said them, is a “smear.” Just like it’s a “smear” to refer to Rosen as an Obama advisor, no matter how many times she’s been to the White House in the last three years. She has absolutely no connection whatsoever to Obama and the Democrats, because such facts are no longer politically inconvenient.
And what’s 35 visits to the White house including 5 meetings with the President that she has nothing to do with.
Bottom line: For the last three years, Hilary Rosen has met nearly three dozen times with top Obama communications and political strategists from Valerie Jarrett to David Axelrod to Anita Dunn to Jim Messina to the president himself.
Any notion that her frontal assault on GOP women was an accident or lone wolf move is contradicted by the long paper trail of her intimate working relationship with the White House campaign/media team. The data also puts the disavowals of Messina/Axelrod last night into much-needed perspective.
They can’t disassociate themselves from one of their most frequent visitors and associates.
Not to mention one of their biggest contributors:
Which reminds us, every time a conservative steps in it, be it on TV or radio, the stormtroopers from Media Matters, along with their partners from the White House and DNC, leap into feigned outrage and begin their tiresome boycotts.
Where are the Soros flying monkeys today? Not a peep about this assault on stay at home mothers and Ann Romney. An off-color remark about a DNC plant whining about contraception costs and there’s weeks of national headlines. The biggest story in America this day? Meh.
It’s been incredibly amusing watching Democrats distance themselves today, pretending they hardly have anything to do with each other. Funny, considering Rosen has contributed at least $189,000 to them. Not to mention another $157,000 to special interests. Oh, she did toss a couple of bucks to a few Republicans over the years. Last one? Mark Foley.
Nope nothing to see here, except of course a grin so huge on Stacy McCain’s face that you can see it on his blog.
Unfortunately it has been the talk of twitter.
Ann Romney was more popular on Twitter than Justin Bieber today.
And even worse instead of the uninspiring Mitt Romney on-screen the very inspiring, very personable Ann Romney is suddenly the face of the campaign.
The White House and the left is scared, VERY SCARED. Ann Althouse nails it
It’s the turning point in the presidential race… strangely, and yet not surprisingly. The trajectory changes right here. Today.
then puts it in perspective:
As we’d talked about earlier: The Democrats don’t really believe anything. They’re just working on various voting blocs. They started this “war on women” theme, but it was a means to an end. Women were out there, so numerous, so richly exploitable. The campaign made its move. And then… the slip.
And as for the president’s line about families being off-limits, Glenn Reynolds puts it well:
Tell it to the people who covered Sarah Palin, some of whom have been invited to dinner with Obama.
On and this is going to be all over the Sunday shows this weekend INCLUDING Meet the Press.
Worst part of this for the left. It makes Ann Romney the face of the GOP campaign and gives her husband empathy with the average voter who doesn’t pay attention every day.
This is disaster for the left, and will be the first thing thrown into their faces when they try to play the “War on Women” card in the future.
Then again the Obama campaign can always talk about the economy instead…
Update: That’ll leave a mark: Dems Attack Breast Cancer Survivor, MS Victim
Update: Whoppi spins for the daytime audience, too little too late?