Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Didier's Supporters Keeping It Classy

The picture below was taken from the "Clint Didier for Senate" Facebook page this afternoon.  It's an obvious takeoff of the various pictures of Obama as Joker that circulated last summer


The picture wasn't posted by an admin and was later deleted.  But it shows the mindset of many of Didier's more rabid supporters, who forget that Didier is supposedly running against Patty Murray, not Dino Rossi.

You can hardly blame them for acting that way when Didier's chief campaign consultant Kathryn Serkes recently said "I find it particularly odd that somebody who lost his last two statewide elections wants to pretend he is the frontrunnner" or when Didier himself stated "If people want more of the same, the McCain or Bush type of governing, then they can support Dino."  When asked by the National Journal's Hotline OnCall about Didier, Dino responded, "I'm running against Patty Murray."

The problem with all this silliness is that it is now being noticed nationally, with the narrative being falsely reported as "Tea Party vs. Establishment."   Nothing could be further from the truth.  Rossi told RealClearPolitics when asked about the Tea Party:
It's given great energy to this election cycle. Through the tea parties, I've encountered people from bookkeepers to school principals who have never been active at all in anything political, and they just felt moved that they had to participate. Which is great, because less than 5 percent of the American public contribute to a campaign or actually get really involved in a campaign. It's wonderful that more people are getting involved.
It's getting harder to see how we come together after August 18 to defeat Patty Murray.


Paul E. Zimmerman, M.A. said...

"It's getting harder to see how we come together after August 18 to defeat Patty Murray. "

I think when the reality sinks in that it will be her again if not Dino, attitudes will change.

conservativeguy said...

Will the Didier supporters please wise up and focus on the real enemy!? As Reagan said, someone who agrees with you 80% of the time is an 80% ally and not a 20% traitor. I would guess Clint's supporters agree with Dino 80% of the time. I would guess Clint's supporters agree with Patty Murray 8% of the time. Focus, people!

Neo said...

That Didier FB note photo is indicative of the amateurs who are running his campaign.

Go to his .NING site (linked from his campaign site) http://clintdidier.ning.com/ Note the last entry under "Blogs is in Dec and notice the ads for Blood Pressure meds and for Canadian Healthcare. Google ads for Murray routinely show up in the right frame.