Other Voices | Tom Callaghan: I Know I’m not the only one

Posted on October 9, 2018
I know I’m not the only one who likes and has supported Barack Obama and ended up supporting Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Justice of the Supreme Court.

How could that be you ask. Easy. In politics, hate (or dislike) is a far stronger motivator than love (or like). That’s not my bright idea, it’s the observation of a couple of very savvy political operators, Kevin Phillips and Ed Rendell.

Phillips was a strategist in Richard Nixon’s 1968 successful Presidential run. He helped develop and implement Nixon’s southern strategy. According to Phillips, “the secret to politics is understanding who hates who.” Ed Rendell, a two term Governor of Pennsylvania and Chairman of the Democratic National Committee has said, “In politics hate is a far stronger motivator than love.”

Applying Phillips ideas, say you’re running in a part of the country that is suspicious of the New York Times, the Faculty at Harvard, and Wall Street. The strategy would be to tie your opponent to those so-called “enemies of the people” and tell the world you believe they represent the essence of evil. In case you haven’t noticed, Trump is pretty good at implementing the strategy. And, by the way, none of us is immune from being pulled in one direction or another by what we literally can’t stand. Talk to the people in those three PA counties that gave Hillary less than 20% of the vote. Obama never got blitzed like that anywhere. He even got the votes of people who “knew” he was a Muslim, born in Kenya. Continue Reading……..

6 thoughts on “Other Voices | Tom Callaghan: I Know I’m not the only one”

  1. Tom,
    Thanks for the background on Sheldon. I am way too busy to look up all that, and you put it so well. I’m still laughing.
    You know, I remember when the Bush’s twin daughters got caught under age drinking when their Dad was President. In fact, I think they may have just started college the year he got elected.
    It was all over the news. Laura Bush jumped right in with those maternal instincts ( I have a lot of those) and said, “they are good girls, just college freshmen.”
    I told my husband, “thank goodness you weren’t President when ours were in college!!!!!” Parents of college Freshmen have to have good dispositions, and never lose their sense of humor. And prayer helps too, lots of it!!

    1. Tom Callahan watching Fox News………..?

      You mean Jimmity Cricket is really watching Fox News……..?

      Tom , I always knew you where not deep down a cricket but the real Tom Terrific that hated lies and injustice and helped impeach Nixon…….

      Next test Tom is will you finally believe that Obama politically weaponized the FBI and DO J to get Hillary off the hook with her emails and collusion with Russians to pay for the false Dossier against Trump and then to deny and /or later as “ insurance policy” impeach Trump and his early administrators on false Russian collusion charges….

      When you get to believing the truth against your hero ,Barack Hussein Obama , much like I did for the Bushes after reading the book,”The Bush Crime Family” I will gladly have a drink with you one day to celebrate your conversion to the TRUTH

      XOXOXOXOs

    2. Sen. Whitehouse’s questioning was petty and reeked of condescension. I think Lindsey Graham saved the day for Kavanaugh. His emotional intervention on Kavanaugh’s behalf was a message to the base…
      “make your voices heard!”

      The people actually do run the country…but only when they speak loud and clear.

      1. Jimmity you seem to be chirping again…..🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗.

        Can’t accept your beloved Hussein weaponized the DOJ and FBI huh..? …good thing you were not living when Christ walked the earth cause you placing your finger in his wounds would have said you still don’t believe….

        Old man Bush escaped the fact that he was part of the CIA and the Kennedy Assassination but Obama is due to have his library full of true facts proving he was an evil leader who abused the Constitution as no other President in history of America ever did……..

        Instead of “ blessed are those who believe and have not seen” as to you “damn are those who will not open their eyes to see for they are pure in heart true hypocrites”…….

        xOXOXOXOXs 💋💋💋💋💋💋

  2. I guess we should all still believe in ” innocent until proven guilty”. They never proved guilt. This man is a Federal Judge and now after all these years this woman comes forward with accusations. Did the FBI ever investigate her? Will the Politics in this country ever get better. Democrat or Republican, we cant keep dividing this country apart. What happened to supporting the person or issue for the right reason and not political side. You can’t even watch a late night talk show without them bashing the president. It really gets old. It doesn’t seem to get better only worst.

  3. Anyone who is as disgusted as I am with Trump’s handling, so far, of the events in Saudi Arabia should let their Senators and Representatives know your opinion. I just left a message with Senator Lindsey
    Graham’s office congratulating him for speaking out vigorously against the obscene assassination of an
    American resident in the Saudi Consulate in Turkey.

    I’ve spoken out many times in favor of Ronald Reagan’s ability to identify moral wrong when he saw it and speak out against it…twice against Israel…by the way. Reagan would be ashamed of how Trump is
    equivocating at a moment of truth.

    It stinks.

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