We're going back to 2008. Chicago Cubs owner Dave Ricketts may spend $10 million ot trash Presdient Obama with Reverend Wright ads. Hell, maybe Larry Johnson will be back with his lies about a "whitey" videotape. It. Ain/t Gonna. Work.
The plan, which is awaiting approval, calls for running commercials linking Mr. Obama to incendiary comments by his former spiritual adviser, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., whose race-related sermons made him a highly charged figure in the 2008 campaign.NY Times
“The world is about to see Jeremiah Wright and understand his influence on Barack Obama for the first time in a big, attention-arresting way,” says the proposal, which was overseen by Fred Davis and commissioned by Joe Ricketts, the founder of the brokerage firm TD Ameritrade. Mr. Ricketts is increasingly putting his fortune to work in conservative politics.
The group suggested hiring as a spokesman an “extremely literate conservative African-American” who can argue that Mr. Obama misled the nation by presenting himself as what the proposal calls a “metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln.”
The proposal was presented last week in Chicago to associates and family members of Mr. Ricketts, who is also the patriarch of the family that owns the Chicago Cubs.
Spend money seeing the Cubs and you will see losing baseball and support an extremist right winger, Mr. Ricketts.
As a Cardinals fan, I feel sorry for the decent Cubs fans. President Obama is a White Sox fan. Maybe other Chicagoans should consider that or a boycott of bad baseball on the North Side.
Update I: Greg Sargent at The Plum Line's take on it:
This is yet another version of the fantasy that won’t die, which is that Obama was elected president because he somehow wasn’t thoroughly vetted, and that one of these days the American people will finally have a grand revelatory moment about Obama’s secret black radicalism and the elaborate ruse he has been perpetrating for literally years now to keep his true nature and agenda cleverly disguised.Update II: From Scarce in the comments:
It isn’t going to happen. This version of Obama is dramatically at odds with mainstream voter perceptions of the man, and only appeals to a very small minority that would never have accepted Obama’s persona at face value no matter what he did. Most Americans have formed their perceptions of Obama’s character, values and story — he’s been in the White House for more than three years — and whether or not they reelect him, those perceptions aren’t going to change.
Daughter Laura Ricketts runs the Cubs (2+ / 0-)Maybe she'll donate more to combat her father? Fair is fair. Don't have to boycott the Cubs, but her father is a real bigoted asshole.
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She's also co-owner of the Chicago Cubs, along with her father. She's also openly gay and a board member of Lambda Legal.
She's also a bundler for Barack Obama, and is listed as raising $100,000-200,000 for his re-election.