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Is Obama Awakening His Base?
Mother Jones ^ | 3/9/09 | David Corn

Posted on 03/09/2009 5:33:43 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun

Weeks ago, I obsessed on a political point: would President Barack Obama mobilize his millions of voters to apply political pressure on Washington to pass his policy initiatives. At that time, the stimulus package was the top item on his agenda, and the White House was not doing much to activate the Obama millions to boost support for the legislation in Congress. As the stimulus fight proceeded, Organizing for America, the spin-off of the Obama presidential campaign, did zap out an email to its list of 13 million and asked those supporters to hold house parties to discuss the recovery package. But discussing something is not quite the same as fighting for it.

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1 posted on 03/09/2009 5:33:43 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

Only way to get these Obama voters fired up would be a massive bailout for them to pay their cable bill and get dad out of jail.


2 posted on 03/09/2009 5:35:26 PM PDT by Patrick1
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To: anniegetyourgun
Yaaaaa...I see them...


3 posted on 03/09/2009 5:36:28 PM PDT by evad (YES!! I WANT Obama TO FAIL!!!)
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To: Patrick1
"get dad out of jail"

Most of them don't know who dad is.

4 posted on 03/09/2009 5:38:08 PM PDT by ChicagahAl (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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To: Patrick1

Don’t forget vouchers for ciggs...

Of course he will probably create an Obama brand...


5 posted on 03/09/2009 5:38:39 PM PDT by surfer
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To: anniegetyourgun

Oh my God...seriously...his base.

They were convinced they were getting big screens and bigger free money checks;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI

Seriously, his base — all this politics stuff is just putting them to sleep — they are ready for the money and bling from the Gub-ment;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jukQX2pl2Q


6 posted on 03/09/2009 5:40:45 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Now why would this be necessary? Aren’t we all told daily how much he is loved and revered?

His bas awakening can only mean ACORN types. This could get really ugly quick. They are all about freebies for their loyalty.


7 posted on 03/09/2009 5:40:49 PM PDT by dforest
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To: anniegetyourgun
Goebbels didn't have it this good, and look what he accomplished.

We are looking at a nasty uphill fight.

8 posted on 03/09/2009 5:42:54 PM PDT by cayuga (Not all morons voted for 0bama, but all 0bama voters are morons.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Awakening. Perfect word. They’ve been sound asleep from the beginning. I do not think he wants them to wake up.


9 posted on 03/09/2009 5:44:27 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Patrick1
I wouldn't lie awake nights worrying about the "Obama millions." They think they have done their part, now it is up to wonder-boy to spoon-feed them. Besides, "Dancing with the Stars" is on.

Only a "community organizer" could believe he can rub raw the resentments of the privileged class...dumb shitz.

10 posted on 03/09/2009 5:46:15 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: surfer
Catch up. The Feds raised cigarette taxes. A favourite of yours is next.
13 posted on 03/09/2009 5:52:04 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: potlatch

I was getting ready to prepare a really good dinner.

Now I’m borderline past nausea.


14 posted on 03/09/2009 5:55:37 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: evad
Indeed.

As shown here

15 posted on 03/09/2009 5:55:57 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: Grampa Dave; devolve
Truth is stranger than fiction Dave. Especially when it pertains to Zero, lol!
16 posted on 03/09/2009 5:58:56 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: indylindy
Now why would this be necessary?

This is indeed the question. And the answer is because he does not have enough votes to pass the legislation. Harry&Nancy are calling for help.

The Blue Dog Demos realize that they are hitched to the Obambi wagon and it is spiraling out of control down a steep hill. They are concluding that Obambi has ruined his Presidency in 7 short weeks and they want off the ride.

But it is too late IMO, the confidence lost since November cannot be easily restored. What we need of course are massive tax holidays and cuts, but this will never happen. The producers are hunkering down, we are seriously spooked and there is not much Obambi can do to unspook the small businessman right now.

I went to a dinner party Saturday night with some friends who were die hard Obambi supporters, they just could not wait for the inauguration. They never mentioned his name ...

There will be another 2.5 million jobs lost by the end of the year. In June when they know the 2nd quarter GDP is tanked they will write every household a check for $5,000 and saddle our kids with another trillion in debt. Watch him rally these losers, the damage is done and little can change it now.

schu

17 posted on 03/09/2009 6:02:52 PM PDT by schu
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To: anniegetyourgun

I don’t know what Commie Corn is complaining about. Hasn’t Obama got everything he has hoped for from the Politburo?


18 posted on 03/09/2009 6:02:59 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Does his base have a 401k, business, job, illness or eat food? If so, they may soon be next to you and me at the Tea Party!!


19 posted on 03/09/2009 6:04:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("To insist on strength is not war-mongering. It is peace-mongering." Barry Goldwater)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Oh, the MSM will run video of those protests 24/7 to hope to boost the appearance of support for the Obamamessiah and the Corruptocrats. Hmmmm...I wonder if they will have giant papier-mache puppets of Rush at them....

Unfortunately for them it will have quite the opposite effect. There is nothing like video of a bunch of hippies, “professional students”, “community activists”, race/ethnic warriors and the other dregs from the fever swamps of the “reality-based community” ralllying for their gubmint handouts to really pi** people off. It will be the equivalent of tossing a supertanker full of gasoline on a fire.

The Corruptocrats, the 0bamamesiah and the rest of the ‘reality-based community” are so clueless. It is probably because they know nothing about the people of this country. In fact they are quite afraid of us. They think they are in control, but they are not.


20 posted on 03/09/2009 6:04:31 PM PDT by Nahanni
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To: anniegetyourgun
The cost of Obama’s social and energy policies, the tax hikes, his cavalier attitude toward Wall Street and the U.S. economy, and his rhetorical stoking of class warfare should begin alienating the affluent liberal class—big advocates for “change” until it affects their material comfort. These monied “progressives” may discover too late that when the mob is at your gate they won't ask who you voted for but how much you will pay them not to ransack your house before burning it down.
21 posted on 03/09/2009 6:07:48 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: anniegetyourgun

This is what Biden was calling for when he said that Obama would be tested


22 posted on 03/09/2009 6:09:23 PM PDT by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: anniegetyourgun

After the 1st 100 days, I question whether he or the other RATS even have a large base anymore.


23 posted on 03/09/2009 6:16:11 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: potlatch

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Government cheese is not Wagya steak!

Lots of Hussein II’s voters are now collecting unemployment and on food stamps.

- CHANGE -

They got it!


24 posted on 03/09/2009 6:18:40 PM PDT by devolve (-- When Hussein II goes to the john - It is a "summit" --)
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To: DJ MacWoW
The Feds raised cigarette taxes

Yep, the Obama tobacco tax starts April Fools Day. Something to point out to the poor people addicted to nicotine.

25 posted on 03/09/2009 6:19:53 PM PDT by Need4Truth
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To: devolve

Whoops, they removed my post! Guess the next time the guys post a bikini babe I’ll have to push abuse!


26 posted on 03/09/2009 6:23:42 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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I’m calling the FBI!


27 posted on 03/09/2009 6:28:03 PM PDT by devolve (-- When Hussein II goes to the john - It is a "summit" --)
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To: devolve

Combine racial politics, illegals, vote fraud, and wealth transfers and Baraq is scary close to a permanent majority I’m afraid.


28 posted on 03/09/2009 6:30:59 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: devolve

LOL, yeah, it’s a serious issue!
I can recall when it happened to you.......snicker


29 posted on 03/09/2009 6:31:38 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: anniegetyourgun

David Corn is an idiot, IMO!


30 posted on 03/09/2009 6:33:45 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama has turned a crisis into a catastrophe.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Wait until these idots who voted for him feel the painnnnnn, because they will feel the pain. At this time he will not be the first black president but the half white president. Spike Lee’s comment that if you have one drop of black blood in your viens that makes you black will not hold true. PREPARE TO RUN THESE GUYS OUT OF TOWN BFORE IT’S TO LATE!


31 posted on 03/09/2009 6:41:15 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Government is the problem!)
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To: anniegetyourgun

You cant wake up zombies. They are mindless, they have no will of their own, they . . . Here let me let someone you all know and love, Bob Hope explain it better than I can..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWpU8sX10_4

True in 1940 - - and much more so today...


32 posted on 03/09/2009 6:46:30 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Need4Truth
Yup. And that's only the start.

Thomas Jefferson warned about taxing our meat in our drink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labors and in our amusements and that the bulk of society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering... And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in it's train wretchedness and oppression

33 posted on 03/09/2009 6:51:32 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: cayuga
We are looking at a nasty uphill fight.

8 posted on Monday, March 09, 2009 8:42:54 PM by cayuga

You got that right! Actually, we are a fight for our lives. If we want to win we have to fight to win.

34 posted on 03/09/2009 6:53:48 PM PDT by sport
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To: devolve

2,700 of them that worked for Gulfstream in Savannah , GA voted themselves right out of a job. Actually all2,700 of them probably did not vote for obama but a good porporation of them probably did.


35 posted on 03/09/2009 6:58:17 PM PDT by sport
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To: Patrick1
I wouldn't lie awake nights worrying about the "Obama millions." They think they have done their part, now it is up to wonder-boy to spoon-feed them. Besides, "Dancing with the Stars" is on.

Only a "community organizer" could believe he can rub raw the resentments of the privileged class...dumb shitz.

36 posted on 03/09/2009 6:59:04 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His supporters will never be next to me. I despise them more than I despise obama.


37 posted on 03/09/2009 7:00:46 PM PDT by sport
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To: Patrick1

How do you awaken something that spends most of its time in a coma ? You could reanimate it i suppose ?


38 posted on 03/09/2009 7:05:11 PM PDT by dbrew2u
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To: sport
If we want to win we have to fight to win.

The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility.--Admiral Sir John Arbuthnot Fisher

That pretty much sums it up.

39 posted on 03/09/2009 7:06:22 PM PDT by cayuga (Not all morons voted for 0bama, but all 0bama voters are morons.)
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To: Patrick1
Only way to get these Obama voters fired up would be a massive bailout for them to pay their cable bill and get dad out of jail. FREE DRUGS!
40 posted on 03/09/2009 7:06:54 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: anniegetyourgun

Oh yes, Hussein is about to call his army of Zombie Zero Worshipers out to the streets.

They better not get in my way. I’m not interested in their Cult.


41 posted on 03/09/2009 7:13:47 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: sport
2,700 of them that worked for Gulfstream in Savannah , GA voted themselves right out of a job.

Just like the morons with 0bama and UAW stickers next to their NRA sticker.

Union stupidity has no limits.

42 posted on 03/09/2009 7:16:06 PM PDT by cayuga (Not all morons voted for 0bama, but all 0bama voters are morons.)
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To: potlatch; sport

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Wait until card-check and union wages and mega bennies hit - and corporate and SS and Medicare taxes skyrocket

Layoffs and closings and bankruptcies galore as companies either go abroad or shut down forever

All while Hussein II imports more illegal aliens to pump up democrat voter rolls and bankrupt hospitals

- CHANGE - It changed Germany and Cuba


43 posted on 03/09/2009 7:22:55 PM PDT by devolve (-- When Hussein II goes to the john - It is a "summit" --)
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To: anniegetyourgun

“And there are no indications how Obama and his political strategists intend to use the reactivated millions. But there surely are fights ahead. And it certainly won’t hurt Obama if several million troops are ready when he decides it’s time to call them up.”

Very Hitler like.


44 posted on 03/09/2009 7:25:29 PM PDT by 1035rep ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Does his base have a 401k, business, job, illness or eat food? Let's see... NO, NO, NO, healthcare is FREE!, FOODSTAMPS!
48 posted on 03/09/2009 7:38:56 PM PDT by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: anniegetyourgun

I think you are all thinking of the wrong base he motivated his base big time and continues to do so!

http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/2008/09/21/baracks-wall-street-problem-is-now-americas/


49 posted on 03/09/2009 7:52:37 PM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: SonOfPyrodex
I blame the US education system in general, and my idiot compatriots in the philosophy departments across the land in particular. If we had taught the importance of thinking, thinking clearly, thinking precisely, and thinking coherently no matter how uncomfortable the conclusions reached would be, we would not have this mass of unthinking, voting protein to deal with.

It is not the fault of philosophy departments. High school graduates not able to think clearly are probably too old to help. The education system that passes this dead weight on to you is to blame. Thank you, NEA.

When I started college in 1968, Logic (Phl 101?)was a requirement for graduation, for all majors. I enjoyed that class, and couldn't understand why so many classmates had such a hard time with it.

50 posted on 03/09/2009 8:16:22 PM PDT by cayuga (Not all morons voted for 0bama, but all 0bama voters are morons.)
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