Politicians are very careful not to use double entendres in their messaging. Too easy to make fun of.
So when the Democrats tried a little rebranding this weekend, they got off on the wrong foot with what they are calling their "rallying cry:"
Trumpeting the American dream-theme "Make it in America," House Democrats gathered for their annual retreat Friday to focus on fulfilling the pledge that Democrats will make it back in 2012.
In a press conference following a meeting of the Democratic issues conference, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi outlined the goals for "Make it in America," which includes the "Drive for 25," designed to gain 25 Democratic seats in the 2012 elections and win back the majority.
Last fall's walloping by the GOP in the 2010 mid-term elections is still clearly on the minds of the members, although Pelosi used the retreat's theme to strike a balance between partisan politics and economic reality.
Recalling Thursday's ceremony recognizing the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's inauguration, Pelosi invoked the former president's charge to get "America moving again."
"We've come out of a decade with a deep, deep, deep recession that would have been a depression without the actions taken by President Obama and the Democratic Congress," she said.
Actually, given the choice I would definitely want to make it in America rather than some other country like Spain, which is much more of a prudish society than the US. So maybe the Dems are on to something.
Really now, maybe I just have a dirty mind but isn't that the first thing that entered your head upon hearing that rallying cry? I actually giggled a bit when I read about. No matter. If "making it in America" means voting for Democrats, I think I'd rather remain celibate.