Friday, March 21, 2008

Closing The Deal

When it comes to customer satisfaction the rule of thumb is that every satisfied customer will influence five others and every dissatisfied customer will influence ten. You had better keep your customers happy.

So how has Mr. Happy, the glorious Barry O, been doing with his customers? Not well. Not well at all.

I'm going to quote a few comments from the above link. They contain a world of information about Democrat customer satisfaction.

Bill Richardson could not get any votes for himself what good is he going to do for Obama. Mr. Obama needs to face it, His 20 year relationship with his mentor/Rev.Wright is hurting the democratic party in the worst way. How could he expect people to vote for him after he sat in that church for 20 years. He didn't walk away from that hate. I think his and his wifes true feeling show from time to time "First time in my adult life time I am proud of my country" "typical white person".

Posted by: 30 yrdem | Mar 21, 2008 1:53:28 PM
I will work with other Clinton supporters towards a write-in movement. I WILL NOT vote for Obama or Mccain, but I will vote. I think the buyers-remorse is starting to set in, and by the time November rolls around the democrats will have squandered away the general election by nominating someone that has not been properly vetted and has no experience. Aside from this major blunder, they have also looked incredibly incompetent during this primary by not fixing the MI &FL votes, using super-delegates, not having a winner-take all in primary states, and having no strong leadership to make anything happen. I will never be a republican, but I think I have to remove myself from the Democratic Party as well.

PS. I thought 4 years ago America had made one of their biggest mistakes by reelecting Bush, but now after having 8 years of an incompetent president, Americans, with the help of the media, have pushed through a candidate that they are taking a big chance on vs. one that has proven time and again to get things done and work diligently for the people. I don't believe that Obama will win the general election, so essentially Americans are asking for 4 more years of the republican party controlling our country.

Posted by: Andrea | Mar 21, 2008 10:52:12 AM
Buyers remorse. Yep. Plus we have the desperation setting in syndrome.
SEE! This is THE problem. Black people think that just because all White people aren't voting for Obama, they're racists! NOTHING could be further from the truth! This "typical white person" worked for Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. I donated money to his Senate campaign. I attended Illinois Obama rallies AND I voted for the man in his Senate bid.

I am NOT voting for Mr. Hope because he used the race card against Hillary and Bill Clinton in NH and SC and they have always worked to help the AA community! Now you have the NERVE to call ME and the Clintons and anyone else who doesn't vote for Mr. Hope, RACISTS just because we don't like him? This "typical white person" doesn't like him because he's a typical slimy politician who's as tainted as they come.

Posted by: Vickie | Mar 21, 2008 2:06:11 PM
Well, I voted for Obama too, in '04. I can't abide theocons. I called it the communist vs. theocon race. I voted for the communist. Probably a Rovian plot on my part.
John McCain has been in the senate for years. He's been called a "maverick" by the liberal press. They have praised him to the hilt for years. Nothing can be "exposed" that will be of any concern.

However, more to come on Obama. It will just drip, drip, drip out till the election. If you think people want to see Obama's church people at the Inaugural, you're insane. Obama is toast in the general. TOAST!

Posted by: Jo | Mar 21, 2008 12:04:46 PM
And what about Obama's church people? Well that is a story in itself.

It seems Mr. Popularity's minister has some strange ideas. For an American.
JERUSALEM – Sen. Barack Obama's Chicago church reprinted a manifesto by Hamas that defended terrorism as legitimate resistance, refused to recognize the right of Israel to exist and compared the terror group's official charter – which calls for the murder of Jews – to America's Declaration of Independence.

The Hamas piece was published on the "Pastor's Page" of the Trinity United Church of Christ newsletter reserved for Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., whose anti-American, anti-Israel remarks landed Obama in hot water, prompting the presidential candidate to deliver a major race speech earlier this week.

Hamas, responsible for scores of shootings, suicide bombings and rocket launchings against civilian population centers, is listed as a terrorist group by the U.S. State Department.
Obama's Pastor is turning out to be a real gem. A gift that keeps on giving.

I'm Jewish and have my ear to the ground in that community. Obama has already lost a major portion of the Jewish vote. A friend called me the other day to cry about what Obama has done to the country. Another friend told me that some Jews in liberal circles are coming out openly in favor of McCain. This is something that never happened in '04 re: liberal Jews (read Reform Congregations). Back then if you were going to defect you had to keep quiet to preserve your social standing.

This has not just cost Obama. Hillary's numbers are falling too.

Obama has ruined the brand. It will be interesting to see if the Democrats can survive as a party let alone this election.

H/T Instapundit

Cross Posted at Classical Values

8 comments: said...

Barack Obama called his Grandmother a 'Typical White Person'. Now you can get it on Shirts, Stickers, Hats, Buttons, Mugs and More from

M Miller said...

I believe it will happen and I will be thrilled..she will be elected and good for us..particularly if the media would put a little focus on Rezko instead of Obamas vile re: his passport...Obama's long connection to Rezko and the 12 different versions of the story he suddenly remembers..his claim of authorship of 63 bills in his last year as a Legislator in Illinois when many, many people believe Emil Jones and his other associates worked long and hard on them, put Obama's name on the bills to 'make me a Senator'. (Please read Barak Obama & Me;;February 20, 2008; Todd Spivac) Emil Jones' comment when asked about favors from Obama for putting his name on the bills..refers to the many favors,and his entire record of the time he was a Legislator, for which the paper trail has seemingly disappeared (Barak Obama has said "they are lost", "I was to busy to keep a record", "I left them for the new guy"..the new guy says "there was nothing here when I arrived".."oh, I threw out everything") as 'steak' not pork.
David Axelrods skillful manipulation of the media..Wright on page 6 after Obama decries Bush and his 'attempt to vilify him by uncovering ammunition from his passport file'. Whoa! The best yet.
Demand Condaleeza Rices resignation? Unreal..nothing like using the African American community for publicity and discing them when the Jenna 6 needed him.
Anyway, if the mainstream media ever does its job and follows the money from Rezko wife's sale of the Obama lot to their mutual acquaintance..back to the donation from the buyer( the same acquaintance), to Obamas campaign, an interesting trail will begin to emerge. By the way, the Obama campaign released additional donor lists the same day they set of the Wright fracas and the additional 127,000 dollars of donations to his campaign from Rezko and his associates and their acquaintance. Which event garnered more attention? Of course the cursing minister..
This was another classic get rid of 'Muslim label Friday'..what better way to do it? Announce a 'major' speech on race set for 4 days later..let the country see Obama is not a Muslim..but a consciously aware Christian concerned with the 'race' issue and how it divides us! All the while keeping it forefront by comparing his white grandmother and Mrs Ferraro to 'stereotypical white racists'..What foolish 'folks' we all are to listen..and how far did he pull the wool over our eyes about the new revelations regarding Rezko?
I am sorry if the tone of this post seems angry. I am angry-I admit it- I am angry because Barak Obama preys on young, malleable people, it angers me that he is willing to disenfranchise 2 million 'folks' using foul play in order to maintain a delegate lead which would assure him a better chance at winning and says publicly 'Hillary Clinton will stoop to anything to win'..again another example of his verbal hypocrisy.
Barak Obama campaigned in Florida with TV ads, Hillary Clinton did not. Barak Obama instructed his 'followers' to vote 'uncommitted' in Michigan-they did-now he negates his own words and actions? He never was elected in Illinois-he used his constitutional background to have his single opponent disqualified-for 5 years in Illinois before Emil Jones, no one even knew his name. Yes I am angry because he and his all 'white' top tier campaign staff insult all of us, every way they can by using the oldest ploys in politics..say it over and over and eventually the idiots believe it.
I am not an idiot and will never vote for him or anyone associated with him as his history in the graft politics on trial in Chicago, obviously has influenced him more than his grandparents who loved him and pastor who counseled him.

M. Simon said...

m miller,

I understand your anger.

However, IMO you are not seeing the big picture. He is tarnishing the brand. Not as badly as himself, but it is there. He is taking the whole party down with him. Guilt by association.

Also - Hillary can't win without the Black vote. Expectations are so high in the black community now that if Hillary takes the nomination it will be attributed to dirty tricks. She would then be lucky to get 10% of the black vote. When people feel abandoned they get vindictive. So some of those black votes will go for McCain.

It is my opinion that the Democrats have screwed the pooch this year. And the pooch is a St. Bernard. I saw a comment somewhere that said there is a 1/5 chance the Democrat Party will never recover. I can't say what the odds are but it is not insignificant.

As to Chicago politics - dirty as they come. I lived there for 10+years, I am familiar with it.

M. Simon said...

Let me add that he never pulled the wool over my eyes. My decision to vote for him in '04 was that I really didn't like Keyes. And I'm a sort of Republican.

If you look at the voting pattern in '04 you will see that there was a lot of undervoting in the Senate race and a significant number of Rs went for Obama.

M Miller said...

Hi Mr. Simon, I believe HRC can get enough 'African Americans' behind her if she wins the nomination...the reason I feel this way is the older solid dems who have been voting for a long time understand the need to stick with Dems. That block of voters who are black, according to polls, was very torn when it came to a decision at the onset of this primary race, to vote for HRC who they know and a 'young hope candidate'.
I believe that time and time again Obama has shown his blackness is as deep as the next vote. His promises to transcend race, transparent politics and honesty have been underscored by his non stands on issues that are very important to all races. His older 'followers' are already leaving the 'planet' according to exit polls. He is aware and campaigns extensively in college areas and very heavily where he can sign voters who are not as educated on the issues as can be and still follow the hype of whatever he is spewing that day.
His core of upper-educated whites started abandoning him in Ohio and Texas, The Mississippi primary exit polls also showed HRC picking up white men and women of all races in addition to the above.
Older, wiser blacks know in their hearts that the prior Clinton administration was very good for all of us. They also know Mrs. Clintons commitment to us never wavered, regardless of color or religion.
There are so many contradictions to Mr Obama's public image coming forward now. His long standing claim to 'accept no funds from lobbyists' is a major albatross on his transparency theme as he is now #1 in bundled and lobbyists cash donations, his legislative records are an issue..not because of transparency..but because he has given 4 different versions of where they are and why he hasn't produced them. The changing story with Rezko is unbelievable and African Americans can see and hear just as well as whites..they know he is not as he would like us to believe.
So, I am not worried about real Democrats..ultimately they will go with HRC and like the last Bush/Gore episode, will talk about it alot for years to come. Its just too bad that dignity is so expensive to all of us.
Mr Obama, with his lies and racial politics, led by his white advisors Plouffe and Axelrod, will have destroyed much of our progress to live as one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all..
too bad for our dreams, however, a real opportunity exists for us and for Mrs Clinton, to help us through many of the issues the entire country faces which include economic, environmental and the redefinition of true patriotism-not GB version.

M. Simon said...

m miller,

Very thoughtful. Thank you.

M. Simon said...

I kind of like GB's version of patriotism.

I think it is good to have a successful Arab democracy - it is already influencing other countries in the region.

Functional self government is good for everyone. In fact it is Congressional Policy to end tyranny in the world (pretty ambitious huh?). Bush is implementing that policy. I'm sure others could do that better, but no one on the D side seems interested.

The Democrats have lost their idealism. Compare that with this Democrat:

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty. - John F. Kennedy

Could any Democrat stand up and say that today? Which is why I'm a libertarian oriented Republican.

LarryD said...

It would be a Good Thing if the Demcrats had to rebuild thier brand.

We need at least two sane, major political parties in this country.