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"Obamamania" on the Wane
Pajamas Media ^ | December 1 | Eric Scheie

Posted on 12/01/2008 10:55:10 AM PST by AJKauf

The more time I spend in Berkeley, California (where I am on an extended visit), the more I find myself wondering about something.

Is the left-wing phenomenon known as “Obamamania” on the wane?

It might be too early to tell, but from what I’ve been reading and hearing, I see clear signs that it is. A number of leftist commentators have worked themselves into quite a lather over Barack Obama’s apparent “centrism” — especially his failure to appoint “progressives” (code language for far leftists)...

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2008; brokenpromises; obamamania; obamamessiah

1 posted on 12/01/2008 10:55:11 AM PST by AJKauf
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To: AJKauf

It is to laugh...


2 posted on 12/01/2008 10:56:09 AM PST by null and void (Hey 0bama? There will be a pop quiz every day for the next four years...miss a question, people die.)
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To: AJKauf

Pet Rocks, Mood Rings, Obama...


3 posted on 12/01/2008 10:56:28 AM PST by eureka!
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4 posted on 12/01/2008 10:56:33 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: AJKauf
As well it should be.

Going to be a LOT of buyer's remosre in the next four years.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS

5 posted on 12/01/2008 10:56:47 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: AJKauf

The oceans are STILL not receding. I checked.


6 posted on 12/01/2008 10:59:52 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: AJKauf

If everything is peaceful, they can’t stand it. The get on the fight for no reason at all just to stir things up. They’ll eat their own given half a chance.


7 posted on 12/01/2008 11:00:31 AM PST by RC2 (Where is Obama's Birth Certifacte?)
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To: AJKauf

They disown their own rather quickly. But if Obama calls off the anti-marijuana brigade in Justice, that would neutralize the far-left’s criticism and give Obama room to move to the center-slightly-right.


8 posted on 12/01/2008 11:00:37 AM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: AJKauf

The electoral version of “I went to bed a two with a ten, and woke up at ten with a two.”...............


9 posted on 12/01/2008 11:01:06 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: Jeff Head

He was telling the voters that McCain will make a Bush III term, but he is working hard to make this a Clinton III term. So much for the change. He brings change to the change itself.


10 posted on 12/01/2008 11:02:22 AM PST by MooseChic
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11 posted on 12/01/2008 11:04:37 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: AJKauf

It’s pretty bad when buyer’s remorse sets in before you even get what you wanted.


12 posted on 12/01/2008 11:05:09 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: AJKauf

Obama is lying low with periodic forays into the public arena. Once the throng of 4 million turnout for his coronation on January 20 and the WH PR machine [Axelrod and Co.} goes into overdrive with all Obama, all the time, Obamamania will be in full swing. We are just in a lull before the full storm of Obamamania hits.


13 posted on 12/01/2008 11:05:42 AM PST by kabar
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To: MooseChic
“Is the left-wing phenomenon known as “Obamamania” on the wane? “
With coins and collector plates, schools and streets commemorating him, kind of doubt it.
14 posted on 12/01/2008 11:06:14 AM PST by duckman (Jesus I trust in You. Mary take over)
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To: kabar

I hope you’re right.
I have a house to sell and hope that the “Camelot II” period will let me accomplish that.


15 posted on 12/01/2008 11:07:38 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation
I have a house to sell and hope that the “Camelot II” period will let me accomplish that.

Exactly, there's a "silver lining" to all of this as long as you can time it right.

16 posted on 12/01/2008 11:09:07 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: kabar; duckman
I agree. While the lefties may be temporarily disappointed with 'the one' - he will implement their agenda until it destroys the nation. And, he'll have no problem doing it with his auxilliary organizations such as the MSM, Congress, and Hollywood.

I fear the great experiment called America is soon coming to an end.

17 posted on 12/01/2008 11:10:12 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: kabar

I think about 50% of those who voted for him know nothing about governing. They enjoyed the rock concerts. When the rent & mortgage payment checks don’t arrive by mail they are going to be really mad.


18 posted on 12/01/2008 11:11:16 AM PST by lonestar
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To: AJKauf
especially his failure to appoint "progressives" (code language for far leftists marxists)

There, fixed it.

19 posted on 12/01/2008 11:14:47 AM PST by ssaftler (Imagine January 20, 2013)
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To: AJKauf

That Obamamania is on the wane in a city like Berkeley is beyond belief. I thought the Deity-elect was One they’ve all been waiting for.

If what you say is true, then maybe I should move there. I’m tired of looking at all of the BHO bumper stickers and multi-colored posters in my own city.


20 posted on 12/01/2008 11:17:30 AM PST by Welcome2thejungle
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To: Red Badger
“I went to bed a two with a ten, and woke up at ten with a two.”...............

"I never [had] a ten, but one night I [had] five twos." -- George Carlin

21 posted on 12/01/2008 11:19:19 AM PST by Maceman (If you're not getting a tax cut, you're getting a pay cut.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

I totally agree.

Democracy is a sad joke in this country.


22 posted on 12/01/2008 11:19:30 AM PST by Welcome2thejungle
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To: AJKauf

Oh good..now they can go back to being the miserable haters that they are.


23 posted on 12/01/2008 11:24:05 AM PST by Hildy
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To: anniegetyourgun

I share your pessimism. The propaganda coming out of the WH in the next four years will dwarf what the Soviets had during their zenith. Obama will be painted as the greatest leader this country has ever had no matter what he does.


24 posted on 12/01/2008 11:24:18 AM PST by kabar
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To: Maceman

LOL!!!....may he rest in peace..................


25 posted on 12/01/2008 11:24:51 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: lonestar

They will blame it on Bush just like everything else that might go wrong.


26 posted on 12/01/2008 11:25:14 AM PST by kabar
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To: AJKauf

The shuck and jive act gets old quick.

Character is a word you will never come to associate with Obama. Don’t worry, there are plenty of other words.


27 posted on 12/01/2008 11:36:05 AM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: AJKauf
To them, the election of Obama is a 'happily ever after' ending.

It has not yet occured to them there will be elections in the future which won't end as favorably.

28 posted on 12/01/2008 11:36:35 AM PST by skeeter (Its Barry's fault)
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To: Dallas59

Good pic, it really is a change I can believe in. [/sarc]


29 posted on 12/01/2008 11:52:01 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: kabar

Yep - I don’t think people will wake up until his second term. By then, it will be too late.


30 posted on 12/01/2008 12:01:58 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Tarpon

Completely lacking in character for sure.

I don’t know what more we could have done to educate people about the man they ultimately decided to elect. Before Hillary was desperately scrambling to retain some power for herself she was telling far more truth about Obama than even McCain got around to. Palin tried, but the media had already painted her in the unflattering light it seems to reserve for all female Pres/Veep candidates. How will people react when eventually they find out that every last word was true?

Watching Obama’s house of cards collapse will be entertaining indeed. But with the media still on his side... who knows how long it will take?


31 posted on 12/01/2008 12:02:50 PM PST by COgamer
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To: MooseChic
Interesting point that BHO is beginning to look like a Clinton III term. However, I am not so optimistic, as I think his handlers are purposely positioning him in this way in the minds of the public. It reassures the Southern moderates of his party and gives Republicans a false sense of security. All-the-while, BHO works behind the scenes with his radically loyal core to implement a far left agenda.

MooseChic, I love your screen name ;-)

32 posted on 12/01/2008 12:12:07 PM PST by Vassar1989 (Feeling alone in New York; My professors lied; Sarah Palin equals Wonder Woman)
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To: AJKauf

Sure, it’s easy to paint whatever you want on an empty canvas.

Reality, on the other hand, is not so pretty. And reality is not what the Left wants.


33 posted on 12/01/2008 12:14:10 PM PST by PGR88
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To: AJKauf
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34 posted on 12/01/2008 2:55:15 PM PST by Jackknife ( "The Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco, and Firearms should be a department store, not a gov't agency.")
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