DJ, spin that stuff!

Paul Ryan interview:

QUESTION: Should abortions to be available to women who are raped?

RYAN: Well, look, I’m proud of my pro-life record. And I stand by my pro-life record in Congress. It’s something I’m proud of. But Mitt Romney is the top of the ticket and Mitt Romney will be president and he will set the policy of the Romney administration.

Think Progress headline:

Ryan Refuses To Say Abortions Should Be Available To Women Who Are Raped

I’m surprised they didn’t ask him if he stopped beating his wife.

Obviously the Democrats hope to make this election about abortion. They would rather talk about anything but the economy.

But is that a good strategy?

Are the Democrats Delusional On Abortion?

The Democrats apparently think they have hit the jackpot with Todd Akin’s moment of stupidity, but I’m not so sure. How, exactly, are they going to take advantage of Akin’s blunder? By talking ceaselessly about abortion. At the Washington Examiner, Paul Bedard headlines: “Dem Convention becomes anti-Akin affair.” That is a serious mistake. The Democratic convention should be an anti-Romney affair.


We can only pray that this report is true, and that the Democrats devote all three days in Charlotte to discussions of abortion rights, rape and contraception. If there is one thing we can say with certainty this year, it is that the overwhelming majority of voters don’t want to hear about the social issues. They want to know how we are going to climb out of the four-year economic funk that has been the Obama administration. If undecided viewers tune into the Democratic convention and hear all about abortion, and tune into the Republican convention and hear all about the economy, Romney will win in a landslide.

And, by the way, Republicans should help drive this contrast by saying nothing–and I mean, absolutely nothing–about any social issue. They should talk the economy non-stop, with occasional digressions into foreign policy. If they are asked about abortion, they should chide the reporter for asking about a topic that is of little interest to voters and that, by the way, the president, vice president, senators and congressmen have no ability to do anything about, and give an answer about the economy. If the Democrats want to define themselves to voters as the party of abortion and gay marriage, please, God, let them do so!

This is where message discipline and sticking to your game plan become important. The Obama campaign and the media (but I repeat myself) are trying desperately to change the subject. They are grossly exaggerating Ryan’s record, trying to force him to defend himself.

But there is an old axiom – “If you are explaining, you’re losing.”

R&R need to hang tough, stick with their strategy and keep their eyes on the prize.

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64 Responses to DJ, spin that stuff!

  1. Lulu says:

    Not only are they trying to change the subject, they are going to crash the convention to try to make Republicans change the subject. I don’t think I have ever seen a more obnoxious group of six year old children. I am not sure I would be surprised if nationally prominent surrogate Dems laid on the ground outside of the Republican convention door, rolled around on the ground, and screamed. No one is allowed to speak but them.

  2. gxm17 says:

    I have two words for Dems who are pulling this shit: Stupak Amendment. (And another two words that begin with F and U.) Because health care, including reproductive health care, is important to me, I’m voting for Jill Stein.

    I’m not gonna sit on my hands and shut up this time around. So put away the abortion stick progbots cuz I’ll shove that freakin’ thing up your ass sideways.

    • YES, gxm! They will have Stupak Amendment thrown up in their faces and Obama will have to explain why he signed that EO. It would be delicious if he was forced to do this in a debate. He really believes that he has taken the high road (with abortion & women’s rights), so he’d be caught flat-footed.

      • leslie says:

        I only hope they have the Stupak Amendment thrown back at them. But it doesn’t seem like much is being thrown their way that could make a real difference.
        I’d love to see billboards lining the roads on the way to the DNC with “You didn’t build that” and “Stupak Amendment”, and “African American Unemployment = 14%”, “It’s the Economy “, Highest Foreclosures in US History”, etc

        • gxm17 says:

          Honk! I’m throwing it back anytime some progbot is stupid enough to try to use the abortion stick on me. Fuckers.

      • gxm17 says:

        Amen, fembots. When someone on FB posts that Dem propaganda BS listing all the Republican anti-choice legislation, I post right back at ’em what I wrote above. “Two words: Stupak Amendment. Obama signed Hyde into law! Some folks may have selective memory but I don’t. And I’m voting for Jill Stein in November.” Hypocritical asshats.

    • Karma says:


      Maddow had a chart of the increase in attempts against abortion and somehow failed to notice the same thing. That it all started around the same time the Dems were throwing women under the bus for that Stupak Amendment/Obamacare.

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    • DeniseVB says:

      Andrew Malcolm had a good piece on this event mentioning the gall of Obama not being the center of attention in a room full of people who have actually accomplished something.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Ain’t that special Bless their little hearts! 🙂

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  7. yttik says:

    Something else that pisses me off about the Dems trying to make abortion the issue, is that it’s turning people off. We now have more people identifying as pro-life than pro-choice. Public support is waning. So ultimately the Dems feed off this issue for their own benefit and pro-choice support declines.

    • DeniseVB says:

      As State Senator Obama voted for that late term botched abortion (baby’s still alive) where the doctor can kill it. Even most hardcore Pro-Choicers find that icky.

      • WMCB says:

        Choice/Life is one of the few areas in American politics where the majority of the country really is solidly in the uneasy and squishy middle. By leagues and leagues, voters don’t like abortion at all, but see it as, at least in some cases, a necessary evil. Any party that makes it their BIG trumpeting cry on either end in a national election is going to lose.

        I’m not sure if the Dems are really that stupid, or if they are leaking female votes like a sieve in their internal polling, or if they are just trying to bait the R’s into making it the big effing deal.

        No one is shocked that R’s are generally more in the pro-life spectrum, and D’s generally more pro-choice. A range of views exists in either camp. People know that – this is not news. Either side making it the huge rallying cry is asking for trouble.

  8. tommy says:

    O/T. According to Project Twitter Heatmap, the rudest americans reside in NYC, New Jersey and Los Angeles. Politeness shines through the Southern and Midwestern parts of the US, particularly near Lubbock, Texas and middle Tennessee. Bless their hearts indeed. Lol

    • yttik says:

      LOL, I’m depressed my area didn’t at least get an honorable mention. People answer their phones by snapping, “what?” Clerks look you up and down, roll their eyes and hiss. We blame the weather. All the rain and cloudy days make people cranky.

    • Isn’t that Buddy Holly land? And Midwestern parts with one big exception — Chicago.

    • Lulu says:

      That is peanuts for a Senate race even in a smallish state like Missouri. Nice spin they are trying there. If he hadn’t screwed up they would be making fun of him for such poor numbers.

    • Lulu says:

      Well she sure does not believe in choice when it comes to what we eat. Did she serve cabbage again?

      • HELENK says:

        when i read what she fed those kids at the luncheon, I laughed. I know would of had to promise my kids that I would take them to McDonalds just to make them look like they were eating that stuff

  9. HELENK says:

    Iowa Hawk

    David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog

    Instead of talking about the economy, the press is talking about how the press isn’t talking about the economy.

  10. HELENK says:

    Tampa mayor and obot might cancel Republican National Convention over weather

  11. HELENK says:

    backtrack to start accepting campaign money by text

  12. votermom says:


    Full of privileged doods unable to see anything wrong with Gauthier’s behavior.

  13. HELENK says:

    check out the changes, and read the last paragraph

  14. HELENK says:

    rassmussen poll
    mccaskill 48 – akin 38

    heck of a job todd

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