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HOW OBAMA BLEW IT (PAYS PRICE IN POLLS FOR BUNGLED ATTACKS ON SARAH)
New York Post ^ | September 9, 2008 | Kirsten Powers

Posted on 09/09/2008 9:03:15 AM PDT by bobsunshine

YESTERDAY'S Gallup poll had John McCain ahead of Barack Obama by an astonishing 10 points among likely voters. A Washington Post poll had that lead at only two points, but clearly showed a McCain surge - especially among women. This wasn't what Democrats were expecting when they left Denver - yet they have nobody to blame but themselves.

Obama's toughest challenge has always been to connect with working-class swing voters. So attacking the poster child for small-town values, Sarah Palin, was a bad strategy.

No, Obama didn't engage in the mass sneering at Palin - but he did fall into the trap of disrespecting her. When McCain chose her, the Obama campaign's first response was to ridicule the size of her town. Then the candidate himself began referring to her as a "former mayor" when she is in fact a sitting governor.

When she retaliated (justifiably) by mocking his stint as a organizer, the Obama camp was clearly rattled. Obama himself actually began arguing about the importance of community organizing. His supporters amplified this cry - claiming Palin's attack was a racist slur and passing around e-mails titled "Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor."

Meanwhile, the rest of the country was probably wondering what being a community organizer has to do with being president.

Lured by the McCain camp, Obama supporters engaged in an argument about who had more overall experience - the top of the Democratic ticket or the bottom of the GOP ticket. This diminished Obama.

Meanwhile, the media lit up in all their cultural-elite splendor.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008polls; 2008rncconvention; bitter; bounce; communityorganizer; democrats; elections; kirstenpowers; mccainpalin; mediabias; msm; nobama08; obama; obamabiden; obamatruthfile; palin
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1 posted on 09/09/2008 9:03:15 AM PDT by bobsunshine
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To: bobsunshine

Kirsten Powers is a lib, but not one of the loonies.


2 posted on 09/09/2008 9:06:20 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: bobsunshine

But Rasmussen has a tie, we are lost whaahahahahahahah! Well, at least thats what the other posters were saying yawn.....


3 posted on 09/09/2008 9:06:20 AM PDT by redstateconfidential ("Go to the mattresses")
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To: bobsunshine

Baraq Hussein Abdal-Majid al-Tikriti Obama’s faux presidential term ends the same day as George W Bush’s.


4 posted on 09/09/2008 9:06:24 AM PDT by libh8er (The govt -- the first enemy of the people.)
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To: bobsunshine

Kirsten giving big hints to her pals. They’re too blinded by hate to listen.


5 posted on 09/09/2008 9:06:31 AM PDT by Stentor (I'm voting for the white lady.)
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To: bobsunshine

6 posted on 09/09/2008 9:06:37 AM PDT by Libertarian4Bush (HEY OBAMBI - SARAH PALIN IS MORE OF A MAN THAN YOU ARE, AND MORE WOMAN THAN MICHELLE!)
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To: bobsunshine

“Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor.”

Thereby repeating the “Barack is the Messiah” meme. These folks can’t help themselves.


7 posted on 09/09/2008 9:08:02 AM PDT by popdonnelly (I'll tell you a little secret: We're smarter and more competent than the Left.)
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To: bobsunshine

A little early to be writing Obits in the past tense but not altogether off the mark, is it?


8 posted on 09/09/2008 9:09:25 AM PDT by johnnycap
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To: bobsunshine

Thanks for posting this. Kirsten nails with this!! I must say that I have watched her “mature” over the last several years into a very level headed person, albeit as a democrat.

Any democrat who can see what I see and state it so well, cannot be totally bad. JMO


9 posted on 09/09/2008 9:09:25 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (What came first? Ignorance or Dems)
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To: bobsunshine

well now obama is back to being terror expert and knows more than generals. trying to look presidential. lol!
so far he is running against Bush and Palin. niether are running for president.


10 posted on 09/09/2008 9:09:25 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: bobsunshine
Keep flapping your jaws Obama/Biden/MSM/ Obama supporters.
The Gaffe that keep on giving.
11 posted on 09/09/2008 9:10:19 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: bobsunshine

Great points.

Kirsten Powers has been fair to Sarah. She may be in the 1% on the left that have decency and class.


12 posted on 09/09/2008 9:10:22 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Sarah never did give em hell, she just told the truth and they thought it was hell !)
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To: bobsunshine

“Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor.”

They really need to stop the Jesus/Obama comparison, but they just can’t help themselves.


13 posted on 09/09/2008 9:10:50 AM PDT by keepitreal ("I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message. . . until I don't.")
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To: libh8er

Nov. 4 would be better!


14 posted on 09/09/2008 9:11:15 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: bobsunshine

Rush just mentioned this article.


15 posted on 09/09/2008 9:11:34 AM PDT by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: bobsunshine; RedRover
"Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor."

Red, can you post that pic on this thread please?

16 posted on 09/09/2008 9:11:36 AM PDT by lilycicero
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To: bobsunshine

Rush on this now...Hi Rush! ;)


17 posted on 09/09/2008 9:11:43 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: bobsunshine

BLOWBACK!


18 posted on 09/09/2008 9:12:32 AM PDT by icwhatudo (If my brother-n-law threatened to kill my father-I'd tell his boss too (Just like Palin did))
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To: bobsunshine
"Since it's national reporters job to cover American politics, their ignorance of her is distressing."

They've made their sloppy ignorance plain for the world to see.

19 posted on 09/09/2008 9:12:42 AM PDT by GVnana ("The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery.")
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To: Red_Devil 232
Nov. 4 would be better!

Ooops.. that's what I meant. Thanks for pointing it out. :)

20 posted on 09/09/2008 9:13:37 AM PDT by libh8er (The govt -- the first enemy of the people.)
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To: All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2077822/posts?page=46#46

Pics on thread of moonbat holding “Jesus community organizer” sign at Lee Summit Rally.


21 posted on 09/09/2008 9:14:16 AM PDT by lilycicero
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To: bobsunshine
Obama may be suffering from the same condition Clinton had -- Inevitable-itis.

Since 2004, Hillary thought she was inevitable. She apparently wasn't.

Since Hillary ceased her 2008 campaign, Obama thought he was inevitable.

The problem with their mis-perceived inevitableness is that it made them appear haughty, and the general populace doesn't not like haughtiness.


22 posted on 09/09/2008 9:15:17 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: keepitreal

Jesus was a community organizer. Che Guevara was one too!


23 posted on 09/09/2008 9:16:23 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (OBAMA, = Jimmah's big chance to get out of last place.)
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To: bobsunshine

Kirsten Powers is one of the few on the left who “gets it”.

However, the left will never acknowledge this.


24 posted on 09/09/2008 9:18:41 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Now you know why the needles on compasses point north - Sarah Palin.)
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To: Bobkk47
In my mind Obama blew it with a deft one-two punch, not the single missed punch of attacking Sarah. Punch one of the deadly one-two combo was not only not selecting Hillary as his running mate, but dis-ing her too boot. And then, just to make sure his run for roses would be a real challenge he took on Sarah, and not only Sarah but her precious little baby boy and her 17-year-old daughter. Gotta hand it to this guy. He's not asking for an afternoon stroll into the White House. No sir, he's going to make it as difficult as possible. Maybe he's impressed by Rush tying one hand behind his back “just to make it fair!”

And he's not expected to take it to the Republicans on his own. Nope, he gets his running mate to take on no less an authority than the Roman Catholic Church and its beliefs and teachings on the beginning of life.

Hillary was in Tampa yesterday carrying the Obama banner at a meeting where she spoke to about 2,000 supporters. I haven't seen any video, but the audio sounded like something from the Stepford Wives, and the audience response was really subdued, in fact less than lukewarm.

25 posted on 09/09/2008 9:18:41 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: keepitreal

Wow. I didn’t know that Jesus signed up voters who didn’t exist. Learn something new every day.


26 posted on 09/09/2008 9:18:41 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Bobkk47

And a fine lookin lib at that!


27 posted on 09/09/2008 9:19:15 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: bobsunshine

Those on the left who still have some sense of responsibility and decency will criticize Governor Palin on issues. But they are so few that they are completely drowned out by the rabid partisans who attack her family, her faith and her morals while frantically tossing out charges about “scandals” which vanish to irrelevance upon even a cursory examination. With supporters like these Barack Hussein Obama is headed for a solid defeat in November.


28 posted on 09/09/2008 9:19:51 AM PDT by scory
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To: bobsunshine; All
"When she (Palin) retaliated (justifiably) by mocking his stint as a organizer, the Obama camp was clearly rattled. Obama himself actually began arguing about the importance of community organizing. His supporters amplified this cry - claiming Palin's attack was a racist slur and passing around e-mails titled "Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor." "

Che Commnity Organizer

29 posted on 09/09/2008 9:21:08 AM PDT by musicman (Sarah Palin Runs A STATE - Barack Obama Runs His MOUTH)
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To: Bobkk47
Strange, she looks like a Conservative Republican:

...give her time.

30 posted on 09/09/2008 9:23:26 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: bobsunshine

The entire article is a must read.....she really nails it.

Alaska? they sneered. It has the population of Las Vegas! Funny how the coastal elite only sneers at red states with small populations. Howard Dean hailed from a blue state with almost the same population as Alaska and was a national phenomenon and front-runner for the presidency. Joe Biden’s Delaware has a similarly small population - but no mocking was forthcoming there.


31 posted on 09/09/2008 9:24:53 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Now you know why the needles on compasses point north - Sarah Palin.)
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To: bobsunshine
They DO hold us in contempt! As they see it, how dare we - small town Americans, challenge them, our big city betters. As far as they are concerned, Sarah Palin got "too uppity" and it was time to put her back in her place. We'll never vote for them so they took it as license to abuse us, trash our values and make fun of a candidate whose background is from our world. No - they don't understand Red America!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

32 posted on 09/09/2008 9:25:01 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Mashood
She is at that and defies undeniable truth #24. However, at times when she has guest hosted on Hannity & Colmes, she is unable to hold her own, especially against Rove or Gingerich. But admittedly, she is eye candy....
33 posted on 09/09/2008 9:25:07 AM PDT by Born In America (Affirmative action is no way to elect a President, now or ever....)
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To: TexasCajun

She has beauty and brains.


34 posted on 09/09/2008 9:26:15 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Now you know why the needles on compasses point north - Sarah Palin.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Obama landed himself in Chicago, the site of the big Democratic Criminal Political Corruption machine, and he does have disrespect for small town or rural people. He needs to be taught a lesson. Big cities are the more wicked places in the USA.


35 posted on 09/09/2008 9:26:20 AM PDT by tessalu
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To: TomGuy
That's the problem with the word inevitable.....it sounds too much like unsinkable.


36 posted on 09/09/2008 9:26:37 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.")
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To: popdonnelly
“Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor.”

Dems seem to be "bitterly clinging" to this belief.

37 posted on 09/09/2008 9:27:20 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - but they know what's best.)
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To: bobsunshine
Most Americans think that the media are cheerleading for Obama, so they'll punish him for the reporters' and editors' sins.
Live by the media, die by the media.
38 posted on 09/09/2008 9:30:56 AM PDT by eastsider
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To: Born In America

Powers is better than most on the Left and comports herself just fine when substituting for Alan Colmes.

It is my understanding that Powers is from Alaska, and that she is none too pleased with the snobbery toward her home state.


39 posted on 09/09/2008 9:32:02 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Bobkk47
Kirsten Powers is a lib, but not one of the loonies.

Perhaps the close contact she is having with those who work at Fox News is rubbing off. When you don't need to impress the folks gathered around the liberal water cooler,perhaps...just perhaps...the brain becomes reengaged.

40 posted on 09/09/2008 9:32:03 AM PDT by mort56
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To: TomGuy
The problem with their mis-perceived inevitableness is that it made them appear haughty, and the general populace doesn't not like haughtiness.

They all sound a tad worried, too. Rush just played a montage of the Drive-Bys in unison warning viewers to "take a deep breath...polls go up, polls go down...not to worry." During Barry's presser today (to copy President Bush), he was asked about the polls and he repeated the same talking points.
41 posted on 09/09/2008 9:34:39 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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42 posted on 09/09/2008 9:34:46 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: All

More evidence of “liberal” women, who possibly aren’t quite as liberal as they thought.

Political watchers will be jumping on a demographic realignment possibility if McCain / Palin gets elected. This could be a huge shift, over time, of women switching to the Republican Party.


43 posted on 09/09/2008 9:35:03 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Democrats fear Sarah Palin like they feared Clarence Thomas)
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To: Born In America

She’s still young and very attractive. I forgive her!


44 posted on 09/09/2008 9:35:54 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: bobsunshine
"Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor."

An innacurate representation. The only thing Jesus organized was his campaign to save souls and institute a church which was of an entirely different sort. The closest he came to organizing a "community" I can think of is when he ordered his disciples to have the people orderly seated in companies of 10 when he performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes. He was for the most part, apolitical, except when he called Pilate? a sly old fox.

Pilate, another innacurate representation. Pilate may have been a governor, but he was appointed. He never won that position in a democratic (now some would say that I am saying that the Democrats ran the process, no I meant the other definition of democratic) election. Big difference.

45 posted on 09/09/2008 9:36:34 AM PDT by Aliska
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To: bobsunshine


Penetrating Insights into the Obvious
46 posted on 09/09/2008 9:42:12 AM PDT by MichaelAsher54
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To: TexasCajun

give her time. ....................... I say guilty by association only.


47 posted on 09/09/2008 9:42:33 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (OBAMA, = Jimmah's big chance to get out of last place.)
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To: Aliska
"Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor."

An inaccurate representation.

What? Of course it is. Are you actually trying to insinuate that Sarah Palin isn't a governor? Or that Barack Obama isn't Jesus?

You're playing with heresy, friend. Now say 20 Hail Barrys and ask the lOrd for forgiveness. Open your wallet, er, heart, yes, heart, to the lOrd, and be saved.

48 posted on 09/09/2008 9:44:42 AM PDT by Steel Wolf (The diamonds in Sarah Palin's earrings were crushed with her very hands.)
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To: Mashood

NOT JEALOUS

49 posted on 09/09/2008 9:48:14 AM PDT by LikeLight (http://www.believersguidetolegalissues.com)
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To: bobsunshine
NEWSFLASH: Rush just reported that the Drive-Bys cut away from Barry's speech to cover Sarah Palin!
50 posted on 09/09/2008 9:54:44 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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