Some of you might recall my "28 Attacks in 28 Days" campaign initiative back in October. (To those who are unfamiliar, a helpful summary can be found here.) Basically, I would make up a fresh new attack on Barack Obama every day until the Election. I was heavily criticized for my approach, which eschewed verifiable facts in favor of Fear-based Invented Truths.TM
The initiative's goal-- to ensure a Republican electoral victory-- was a failure, but I'm happy to report that my FBITTM methods have inspired a new wave of political activism on the right. My former dentist has been using my patented FBITTM techniques to rally the Birther movement, and The Lewin Group has been producing several "nonpartisan studies" about Health Care, using FBITTM to maximize results. (For regular updates from The Lewin Group, follow me on Twitter.)
I'll admit-- many if not all of my 28 ATTACKS have yet to be verified by Obama's actions during the first 6+ months of the his Administration. The press has yet to obtain a photo of him eating a little pumpkin as if it was an apple, he has not hijacked a space shuttle to go live on the moon, and he apparently does not sleep 22 hours a day. If I were capable of experiencing shame, this could be an uncomfortable moment for me. Thankfully, my friend and mentor Bill Kristol taught me that there is no shame in always being wrong-- the trick is genuinely not caring.
However: I'm delighted to discover that one aspect of ATTACK #20 has found new life in the Republican Anti-Health Care Reform movement:
DATE: August 4, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ObamaCare Likely to Mandate Free "Sex-Change" Surgeries
I thought this charge sounded familiar, and then I realized that I had made up the whole "Mandatory Sex Change" thing when I was suggesting that he would force us all to get "Gay Married." I'm tremendously pleased to find part of my FBITTM from 10/28/2008 returning to the public discourse only nine months after I thought of it.
Now, if the Birthers will only follow up on my charge that Obama is only 29 years old... Okay, so now he's 30. It's still too young to be POTUS!