If Democrats thought a few weeks ago that blaming the Republicans for anything said on the radio was a good strategy, after recent comments by Democrat surrogates they are probably rethinking that strategy.
First it was DNC advisor and Obama State Dinner attendee Hilary Rosen disparaging Ann Romney as having "never worked a day in her life." That hurt because Rosen was found to have visited the White House 35 times since March 2010, making it mighty hard to declare distance from Rosen. It also played into the narrative of Democrats being the party of elite, coastal liberals who look down their nose at stay-at-home mothers.
Then on Saturday, $1 million Obama Super PAC donor Bill Maher doubled down on that sentiment saying "But what she meant to say, I think, was that Ann Romney has never gotten her ass out of the house to work."
No way Obama's campaign, whose Super PAC is headed by his former deputy White House press secretary, was going to be able to create distance with Maher.
Considering the condescending and misogynistic statements Maher has made about Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, Democrats couldn't claim it was an off-hand remark not indicative of Maher's wider beliefs.
While we're playing the loose link blame game, how about a quote from a Kennedy calling Obama corrupt?
In a New York Times article detailing the access big dollar Obama donors have been given to the White House, former Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) had this to say:
“If you want to call it ‘quid pro quo,’ fine,” he said. “At the end of the day, I want to make sure I do my part.”
What does the Obama White House have to say about their allies calling Obama corrupt? Was Kennedy making a tacit acknowledgment on behalf of the Obama campaign?
If Democrats want to play the surrogate/conservative = Romney card, then they better be prepared to accept that every surrogate/liberal = Obama.
With the blowback they're already facing from that strategy, we're guessing they're regretting going down that road.