With the election near, President Obama and the Democrats are looking for something, anything to gain some momentum. I heard they are desperately searching for a villain or campaign slogan that will deflect criticism of their dismal economic record. They’ve used great villains in the past; Wall Street, corporations, corporate lobbyists, special interests – since we know Democrats take money from all four, these won’t work anymore.
Other villains might work though: President Bush (No. 1 favorite), rich people (old standby), insurance companies and big banks (already used), Big Oil (excellent!). I think they should go back to their No. 1 favorite, but you can’t just pussyfoot around. You really have to go for it – something like – “President Bush drove the economy so deep into the ditch it will take four or even five tow trucks and years before we can dig our way out.”
Hey! That’s good! Get a few laughs and blame Bush again.
Coming up with a dynamite campaign slogan is difficult. “Culture of corruption” worked great in 2006 but with Rangel and Waters up on ethics violations that may not fool anybody today.
How about “Don’t return to the failed policies of the past”? The past? Better not go there. That’s when people had jobs. The Democrats probably need something absolutely outrageous, like “The Republicans think it’s OK to move our jobs to Uzbekistan!”
You have to be politically savvy to create a rock ‘em sock ‘em campaign slogan.