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Deepak Chopra: Why the Obama strategy may work (Unintentionally hilarious!)
The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Deepak Chopra

Posted on 08/16/2011 7:50:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

When a President is caught in a "damned if he does, damned if he doesn't" vise—as President Obama was during the debt ceiling crisis—it's tempting not to let him go. The right wing certainly feels that way, but the discourse on the left seems to be on the same track.

Maybe it's possible to raise the level of the discussion. One way is to see that the level of the solution isn't found on the same as the level of the problem. Obama has taken that view as his long-term strategy. His position is that acrimonious divisions in government, the problem, can't be solved by being even more acrimonious. His call for compromise, balance and a reasoned approach to our difficult challenges is a sane adult's way of rising above the level of the problem.

His adversaries on the right love this strategy because they have succeeded with distortion and demagoguery for a long time. In their view, acting like an adult is the same as showing weakness and in essence throwing away the game. By contrast, the left resents his strategy because they want to pound back at the right wing, getting in their licks while they have the chance. It seems to be the conventional wisdom at this particularly volatile moment to believe that the only person who is blind to his mistakes is the President himself.

In many ways the facts are on his side, but emotions aren't. We were saved from a second Great Depression; the auto industry was put back on its feet; progressive policies were implemented on many fronts that steadily began the grueling work of undoing thirty years of reactionary indoctrination. Yet there's no doubt that many cherished expectations were dashed. The rich still have their unjust tax cuts....

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: congress; debtceiling; economy; obama
No, I don't think this is satire.
1 posted on 08/16/2011 7:50:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here are terms Deepak Chopra and leftists don't understand.

Bust
Broke
Skint
Spent
Downgrade
Bankruptcy

2 posted on 08/16/2011 7:58:14 PM PDT by deadrock
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Life imitates art...

“President “Bobby”: Mr. Gardner, do you agree with Ben, or do you think that we can stimulate growth through temporary incentives?
[Long pause]
Chance the Gardener: As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden.

Ron Steigler: Mr. Gardner, uh, my editors and I have been wondering if you would consider writing a book for us, something about your um, political philosophy, what do you say?
Chance the Gardener: I can’t write.”


3 posted on 08/16/2011 8:08:31 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: mrsmith
Yes, this regime is a strange mixture of Being There and Idiocracy.
4 posted on 08/16/2011 8:11:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>Yes, this regime is a strange mixture of Being There and Idiocracy.<

Don’t compare this impostor kenyan to president Camacho. At least Camacho listened to the smartest person on the planet.


5 posted on 08/16/2011 8:15:36 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And Bananas...

“Sharon Craig: I think Mr. Mellish is a traitor to this country because his views are different from the views of the President and others of his kind. Differences of opinion should be tolerated, but not when they’re too different. “

Someone should tell the media we’ve all seen these skits already!


6 posted on 08/16/2011 8:23:19 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: max americana

BHO does that when he talks to himself!! (snort!)


7 posted on 08/16/2011 8:24:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This Deepshit Chupacabra guy is nuts.


8 posted on 08/16/2011 9:02:38 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Obama inherited a mild recession from George W. Bush and turned it into a major depression.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Maybe it’s possible to raise the level of the discussion.”

Uh, I don’t think so Deepak. Here’s what he wrote about Palin in June:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deepak-chopra/sarah-palin-my-president_b_878799.html


9 posted on 08/16/2011 9:49:24 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL, Deepak just got lucky conning folks instead of selling them slurpees and beef jerky.

(Go to hell PC folks, it’s a joke)


10 posted on 08/16/2011 9:50:58 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with political parties. The GOP is useless. Anarchy is perferable to this CRAP!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Deepak Chopra is revolting.


11 posted on 08/16/2011 11:02:18 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Deepak Chopra sounds like he’s in love with Obama... he’s crossed over to creepy.


12 posted on 08/17/2011 12:56:51 AM PDT by GOPJ (One ring to rule them/one ring to find them/one ring to tax them/and in indebtedness bind them.)
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To: GOPJ
Deepatch Oprah was always in luv with Obama

Jan 2008

13 posted on 08/17/2011 3:54:34 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: DEADROCK

Chopra is trying to apply an abundance mentality to a government - it won’t work. If he could teach abundance to all those government dependents who keep sucking the blood of the productive, we might have a chance. But he is making the same mistake that a lot of spiritual types (New Age and Christian alike) often do - taking a principle that works for an individual and trying to apply it to a collective. Then blaming some “right wing meanies” because it doesn’t work.


14 posted on 08/17/2011 9:22:28 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What the idiots in Washington and their enablers like Chopra willingly disregard is that doing the same thing to eliminate the results of previous actions is guaranteed to fail. Borrowing more, taxing more, and spending more is the historical path to bankruptcy - right where we are. To avoid bankruptcy, the country must try something else.

Specifically - we must spend much, much less.

Instead, Obama promises to do less with more (taxpayer money).


15 posted on 08/17/2011 9:43:23 AM PDT by MortMan (What disease did cured ham used to have?)
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