World's Worst Political Consultants: Grayson-Uygur
Are you an elected Democrat? Someone who managed to survive the whacking this week, but is still looking forward to early retirement beginning in 2012? We've got the perfect political consulting firm for you: Grayson-Uygur . . .
Sitting in for Ed Schultz this evening, Cenk Uygur embraced Dem loser Alan Grayson's hyper-confrontional campaigning style, while adding a suggestion all his own: Dem arrogance and triumphalism.
Please, Dems, retain this apocryphal firm immediately: we could be headed to the first 435-0 House in history. View video after the jump.
First, here was Cenk
CENK UYGUR : It didn't matter, it didn't matter at all, if you were in Florida, or Ohio or Colorado. If you were a Democrat, you got swept out by the same force. So that leads to the obvious question: was there a failure in the national message of the Democrats? Congressman Grayson thinks so.
ALAN GRAYSON: They've got their strategy intact. What about our strategy? Our strategy for two years has been appeasement, and look where it got us. I think Democrats want to see a fighting leadership, they want to see a fighting president.
UYGUR: That sounds exactly right to me.
Exactly, Cenk! We need more Dem candidates like Grayson: accusing Republicans of wanting people to "die quickly," and calling their opponents members of the Taliban. You go, Ugyur!
For good measure, Cenk added a pearl of wisdom of his own. Uygur was irked by what he saw as Pres. Obama's overly conciliatory response to a question this week as to who was in charge: John Boehner or himself.
UYGUR: Here's how I would have answered: "that's a fair question, since the Republicans just took the House. But let me tell you something: John Boehner represents the 8th District in Ohio. I am the President of the United States. I'm definitely in charge: make no mistake about it. Next question."
Mr. President, you really need to reach out to Grayson-Uygur. They could help you go down [and we do mean down] in history. I mean, George McGovern managed to carry Massachusetts. But with Alan and Cenk behind you, even DC could be in play.
Note: you really have to listen to the video clip to catch the sneering condescension with which Uygur compared Boehner representing the 8th District of Ohio with Obama being President of the United States. Uygur was wrong not only in his tone, but in his facts. In addition to representing the 8th District, Boehner is poised to become the Speaker of the House of Representatives. That is not merely an informal title, but a position established by the Constitution in Article I, Section 2. And of course, as Speaker, by reason of the Constitution and the Presidential Succession Act of 1947, Boehner is also second in line to the presidency. So stop the sneering, Cenk.