Posted by: thescoundrel | August 28, 2010

Team Philobluster in Stealth Debate Mode


It is generally accepted in political circles that if you wish potentially damaging news to be in stealth mode – you release it on a Friday, since Friday-after-5 PM is considered weekend party time. Early Saturday morning I signed on to Al Gore’s Internet invention and read a Quad City Online article -originally posted at 7:23 PM Friday, by local Democrat Politburo cheerleader Brandy Donaldson– stating that incumbent Congressman Phil Hare would finally accept the open debate challenge from challenger Bobby Schilling. Hmmm, Friday night is prep football night for many families, travel night for families gone fishing and time to embarrass ourselves for us singles. Friday night after 7 PM is not a time to attract readers for prime news. By the time most people see the news it will be buried deep among trivial pursuits. So considering the time release of the article –red-lights started flashing and warning bells started ringing!!! Why would a sitting Democrat Congressman and his squires inside the media, in a district gerrymandered heavily in favor of Democrat candidates; try and slip this important bit of news under the news radar??? It sounds like Team Philobluster is in TGIF News mode!!!

Phil Hare has proven time and time again when confronted by cameras and questions, where Phil can’t sing and dance his normal programmed party puppet routine, Phil comes out looking CLUELESS! We have discussed Philobluster’s floundering camera personality in numerous exchanges over on Quad City Examiners blog. Phil Hare does not do the open-discussion Hope-and-Change speech very well. So why are his handlers and the local Democrat Party Politburo gambling that they can keep Philobluster from coming across like his normal useless toady persona  in a debate. Another interesting factor about the Hare proposed debates, are that they are timed like a desperate Hail Mary Pass, right before the elections. Strange as that leaves little time for spin and clean-up of the fan dispersed bullshit following the debate. I realize that Philobluster’s seat in Congress has steadily slipped from solidly in the Democrat totals until now it is considered at risk to the Republicans – but frankly, I believe taking a ribwich serving Krusty the Clown -like Phil Hare– and placing him in a risky public forum, reeks of desperation and/or a knowledge by the local Politburo that they can preprogram the debate question and answer forum. But then I am just a paisley&plaid wearing, hard-up desperate wild and crazy guy from the sticks, posting a  political rant on a weekend after 5 PM Friday. Sigh!!! Perhaps Team Philobluster will have plenty of time to share some of their cruising-for-chicks tips with us wild and crazy guys, following the election. Or like the local Democrat Politburo hoping for Philobluster to come across as Slick Willy in a debate, maybe that is not such a good idea either.


Responses

  1. So, you’re a wild and crazy guy, eh S?🙂

    Can’t wait to see how this debate thing shakes out; four debates in four cities or two televised debates—or will the Green Party guy get his way with 8 debates?

    I don’t think Davis has ever filed an FEC report because I don’t think he has ever received any campaign contributions, and according to my Quincy Boyz, he doesn’t even have a computer and has to go to the library to do his online business.

    Whaddaya think will happen if Hare doesn’t get his way? Will he stomp his little feet and take his ball home?🙂

  2. Ooops! Forgot to say thanks for the linky-love.

    I’m so used to commenting on my own blog I get a little sloppy commenting elsewhere, thinking all I have to do is hit the edit button and fix/add whatever.🙂

  3. […] Safest Place to Hide In a Friday news dump Phil Hare responded to Bobby Schilling’s request of August 18 for four debates to be held in […]

  4. [Ooops! Forgot to say thanks for the linky-love.
    I’m so used to commenting on my own blog I get a little sloppy commenting elsewhere, thinking all I have to do is hit the edit button and fix/add whatever.]

    I know the feeling, it is easy to forget you can’t edit a post on another blog. I have been making a lot of typos in need of editing of late. I can’t say much for my blogging etiquette of late. My eye has been troubling for so long, I just wait until no one is around to spy on my computer time, then read and write until my eye gives out.😉

    [Whaddaya think will happen if Hare doesn’t get his way? Will he stomp his little feet and take his ball home?]

    I think Team Hare’s suggested Hail Mary timing of the debates speaks for itself. I think unless his reelection starts to look desperate he will rely on zero to two debates at the max. I do not think the people that run the show wants old foot-in-mouth disease in front of the cameras any more than absolutely necessary. If Team Phiobluster thinks they can scoot by without the debates – a reason not to go through with the idea will arise – blaming circumstances or the Schilling camp. Even if they do finally decide to debate – they will be looking for a format where his strings can be pulled from behind the scenes. But then what do I know? I am just another plaid wearing hick posting political posts on Al Gores’s Internet invention instead of recovering from weekend trauma!

    :Oops: See my etiquette still sucks as of late! You are welcome for the links and thanks for the same recognition.

  5. Your mention of the scenario that Hare might find an excuse not to have debates at all by “blaming circumstances or the Schilling camp”
    reminded me of when Zinga was running against Evans and she had the audacity to wonder if all those high-powered drugs Evans was taking for his Parkinsons was having an effect on how he performed his duties as congressman.

    Of course the Democrat Attack Machine lit up and began its “Andrea Zinga Hates The Disabled” campaign, from which she never recovered.

    So when she suggested debates, Evans said he wouldn’t even consider them unless she apologized for telling this inconvenient truth about his problematic health issues. I hoped she would say “what the heck” and do it, just to box Evans in, but she just didn’t have the moxie.

    Hare doesn’t have the obvious health problems Evans does, but he is a Democrat and so he knows how to escape responsibility and play the Lame Blame Game—so he just might be able to pull off an Evans after all.

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    “I just wait until no one is around to spy on my computer time, then read and write until my eye gives out.”

    Sounds like you have a Nurse Ratched on your case!🙂

    But jokes aside, I do hope your vision problems are improving.


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