Ed Driscoll

'The Dirtiest Campaign You Have Ever Seen' Begins

Now is the time at Ed Driscoll.com when we juxtapose!

Charles Krauthammer argues that President Obama’s campaign money will have “no effect” on getting him “out of the box on explaining high unemployment.” Instead, he says it will “be used on negative advertising. It’s going to be the dirtiest campaign you have ever seen. It’s going to be almost a billion dollars of sheer attacks because it’s essentially a referendum on Obama. Unless the Democrats can make the personality or the baggage or the history of the Republican the issue, and that’s what you do if you’re an incumbent. You have a lot of money, it’s going to be an incredibly negative campaign.”

Real Clear Politics on Thursday night.

“Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Friday strongly suggested that members of Congress are making it difficult for President Obama to raise the debt ceiling because of his race.”

The Hill, yesterday.

“Bill Maher Panel Hits New Low With Talk Of Angry F**king Michele Bachmann And Rick Santorum.”

Headline at Mediaite, describing a show that aired 24 hours after Krauthammer’s prediction.

Get used to it — as we saw in 2008, 2009, 2010 and at the start of the year, this will be tone from the president’s self-described “non-official campaign” surrogates in the MSM and the Professional Left (but I repeat myself) for the next year and a half.

Related: “‘Obama has put the ‘bully’ back in the bully pulpit,’ Gingrich told reporters Friday afternoon,” Stacy McCain writes at the American Spectator. He’ll have plenty of additional muscle — rhetorical, and possibly otherwise — from his supporters in the coming months.

(Concept via SDA.)