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Stephanopoulos Paves Way For Obama To Use ‘Clenched Fist’ On Congress
FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/06/2009 6:12:48 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Those Republicans are so mean-spirited, the Messiah might just be forced to use the clenched fist on them. Won’t be his fault, of course. The GOP will have brought this on itself. That was George Stephanopoulos’ not-so-subtle warning on GMA this morning, as he discussed with Chris Cuomo the fate of the pork stimulus bill, which in a withering column Charles Krauthammer has called “a legislative abomination.”

CHRIS CUOMO: Can President Obama go to the people? Can he use that as his trump card here?

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: I think it might be what he has to do, Chris. And we’re starting to see elements of that just in the last couple days. The president’s gotten much tougher in his speeches. Now the president’s package has actually been losing public support, but the president remains very popular. And to borrow a metaphor from the president’s inaugural address, he might have to replace his open hand with a clenched fist if this bi-partisan agreement doesn’t come today.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; bho2009; clenchedfist; democrats; georgestephanopoulos; msm; obamedia; porkulus; stephanopoulos; stimulus; stimuluswatch
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1 posted on 02/06/2009 6:12:48 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Stephanopoulos’ “clenched fist” threat ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 02/06/2009 6:13:49 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; All

Is this for real???


3 posted on 02/06/2009 6:14:11 AM PST by KevinDavis (Thomas Jefferson: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So instead of begging for money he’s going to mug us for it. Clinched fist indeed.


4 posted on 02/06/2009 6:14:33 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hilarious. It is becoming obvious. He may be the most incompetent President in history.


5 posted on 02/06/2009 6:14:44 AM PST by screaminsunshine (f)
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To: KevinDavis

View the video: http://finkelblog.com/index.php/2009/02/06/stephanopoulos-obama-might-have-to-use-clenched-fist-on-congress/


6 posted on 02/06/2009 6:15:15 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If Obama tries his clenched fist, we should all call for a nationwide general strike to shut down commerce in this country until some sanity prevails.


7 posted on 02/06/2009 6:15:21 AM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

"Ms. Peter Jenning and I will stake the entire credibility of ABC
on the matter that Obama is not, and never was, Moslem."

8 posted on 02/06/2009 6:15:23 AM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Obama's only bi-partisan effort is his opposition.


9 posted on 02/06/2009 6:17:13 AM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
stuffoneupyourbutticus is a closet member of the obama administration and should resign from abc in disgrace. I say to the muzzie marxist POS Presidential pretender... bring it on monkey-boy (they called Bush chimpy)... BRING IT ON!

LLS

10 posted on 02/06/2009 6:17:13 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Metrosexualopoulos needs a clenched fist upside his quaffed forehead.


11 posted on 02/06/2009 6:19:43 AM PST by TADSLOS (McCain always has a job as Obama's Butt Boy when he loses his seat in 2010)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

12 posted on 02/06/2009 6:19:45 AM PST by maggief
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To: LibLieSlayer

Did Stephie preface (sp?) his interview by letting the audience know he had spoken to Bama this morning in a secret phone call?


13 posted on 02/06/2009 6:19:54 AM PST by GoCards
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Georgie got his marching orders from Rahm Emanuel. God, I am sick of these Clinton flunkies monopolizing the airwaves.


14 posted on 02/06/2009 6:21:26 AM PST by popdonnelly (The problem with Obama is that he believes his own hype.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

We need a “Fairness Doctrine” for TV news shows. Every time a Democrat flunkie politico comes on and spouts nonsense, we need a Republican following who laughs out loud.


15 posted on 02/06/2009 6:23:51 AM PST by popdonnelly (The problem with Obama is that he believes his own hype.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Dictators always bring out the “clenched fist”. Littleshit Georgie is just a punk who is playing his role.


16 posted on 02/06/2009 6:26:29 AM PST by popdonnelly (The problem with Obama is that he believes his own hype.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This Clymer forgets even though ZERO won it wasn’t a mandate and a lot of people that voted for ZERO are having second thoughts.

Time to tell ABC this CLYMER needs to go — probably won’t do any good but you will feel better venting.

Take it to the American people with the details and the support for the package will drop in the 20% range. So now the Chicago thug comes out — that is not going to sell anything and his rhetoric is going to make people like Lindsey Graham get even more stubborn on the package. Knew something had happened when Graham took to the floor and went after the CA Senator.

Republicans need to VOTE NO! Tell Reid it is all yours!


17 posted on 02/06/2009 6:26:56 AM PST by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Sam Bradford Heisman! LetsGetThisRight.com RED STATE Oklahoma Republican)
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To: TADSLOS

Tadslos and Liblieslayer: Your names for Snuffalupagas are just too funny. LOL


18 posted on 02/06/2009 6:26:58 AM PST by Mountain Mary
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I am really looking forward to Monday’s news conference. Since he won’t have his teleprompter am waiting to see if he has the questions before hand, who he calls on, who he doesn’t call on.


19 posted on 02/06/2009 6:29:02 AM PST by shaft29 (Just your typical black woman.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Obey Obama
20 posted on 02/06/2009 6:29:23 AM PST by Eagle Eye (Libs- If you don't have to play the rules then neither do we...THINK ABOUT IT!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
he might have to replace his open hand with a clenched fist if this bi-partisan agreement doesn’t come today.

And the People of America need to greet his 'clenched fist' with a single, upright finger.

He wants to throw a fit and declare "I won!"?...fine.

Let's see him play by himself.

21 posted on 02/06/2009 6:32:43 AM PST by MamaTexan (I am not a political, public, collective, corporate, administrative or legal entity)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It looks like Hussein my be done being “Mr. Guy Nice”!!


22 posted on 02/06/2009 6:33:32 AM PST by stockstrader (Joe Biden is now officially our first "CLASS WARFARE CZAR".)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What has continually intrigued me about the Left is their psychological pathology which transfers existential foreign threats on to their internal domestic rivals.

Put simply, American Christian Conservatives are threat constructed as True Intrinsic Evil while Islamist radicals are reduced to disagreeable colleagues.

Stephie is quoting the portion of Obama’s inaugural directed to foreign enemies. Not surprising is Obama’s move of total capitulation on the international scene and desperate attack mode in the domestic scene.

For the Left, Conservatives are the only true enemy.


23 posted on 02/06/2009 6:35:20 AM PST by lonestar67 (Its time to withdraw from the War on Bush-- your side is hopelessly lost in a quagmire.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Um, do Georgie and The Big Zero really not know that the Dumbocrats are the majority in Congress....that they don't need the Pubbies' vote for this bill to pass?

And does he truly think Americans are too stupid to figure that out?

That means he's either a) a common sociopathic politician, or b) a moronic Mr. Magoo. Neither image is flattering for "The One We Have Been Waiting For."

24 posted on 02/06/2009 6:36:42 AM PST by Prince of Space ("Your weapons have no effect on me!")
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To: freedomlover

It’s a black thing....


25 posted on 02/06/2009 6:37:35 AM PST by odin2008 (EVIL TRIUMPHS WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The skinny little kid from Kenya hasn’t made a fist in his entire life.


26 posted on 02/06/2009 6:39:31 AM PST by CodeToad
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To: Prince of Space

Let’s see....last I read, over 50% of the American people are against this bill. Between tax cheats in the cabinet, closing Gitmo, stopping trials, terror pardoners in the Attorney General’s office, if I were Zero, I’d think twice before trying to sell us a pig in a porkulus. We’re not stupid, although this clown probably thinks we are, since he managed to bluff and fool 52% of the voters.

Good luck there, Zero. You can pass this without the Republicans. Own it. You Dems had no trouble being partisan with Bush. We’re just returning the favor. FINALLY.


27 posted on 02/06/2009 6:41:16 AM PST by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Clear something up for me: is this the same George Stepalloverus who hosts an ABC News program every Sunday who also has regular strategery chats with Rahm The Gun Grabber Emmanuel?


28 posted on 02/06/2009 6:41:43 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Every time I hear this jerks name I am reminded that former Republican Congresswoman Susan Molinari was run out of the media when she tried to do a show after she quit congress. The news media said she could not be objective. I hate those SOBs.


29 posted on 02/06/2009 6:43:00 AM PST by saminfl
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To: SoFloFreeper

I actually speculated at the end of the FinkelBlog column that Carville might have come up with George’s line this morning.


30 posted on 02/06/2009 6:48:26 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
George Steponallofus:

Obama's man at ABC "News".

31 posted on 02/06/2009 6:55:31 AM PST by an amused spectator (Citizen Kenyan: Commander in The Effort Against Culturally-Influenced Misbehavior.)
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To: Prince of Space

“And does he truly think Americans are too stupid to figure that out?”

Strptococcus and Rahm prolly are banking on the sheeple still thinkin’ the Republicans are still in control of Congress!


32 posted on 02/06/2009 7:00:12 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Whoops! left out an “e.”


33 posted on 02/06/2009 7:00:47 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So Obama tells the Muslim world “we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist”....but gives more than half the people of America and duly elected members of congress only his clenched fist.

Thanks, Steffie. By invoking your messiah’s inaugural metaphor, you’re unwittingly useful in the cause of truth. Keep it coming, ya little twink.


34 posted on 02/06/2009 7:01:55 AM PST by Eroteme
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To: TADSLOS

Another guy who did not get his @$$ beat enough when he was a kid.


35 posted on 02/06/2009 7:06:24 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: CodeToad

Maybe to his boy friend.


36 posted on 02/06/2009 7:07:35 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Eroteme

No it is like he is giving America the FINGER!


37 posted on 02/06/2009 7:08:47 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: GoCards
No, he did not... but then EVERYONE working at abc news is a dim operative. I'd like to march every one of them into an internment camp!

LLS

38 posted on 02/06/2009 7:09:20 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Mountain Mary

:-) Thanks!

LLS


39 posted on 02/06/2009 7:10:12 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Anyone recognize the clinched fist approach?

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40 posted on 02/06/2009 7:11:43 AM PST by IrishPennant (Patriotism is strongest when accompanied by bad politics, loyal FRiends and great whiskey)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yeah... the very same little slime-ball fag.

LLS


41 posted on 02/06/2009 7:12:23 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: CodeToad

“The skinny little kid from Kenya hasn’t made a fist in his entire life.”

...you’re right, but I bet his fat-ass wife has and if he continues to screw up this gig up she is going to kick his ass!


42 posted on 02/06/2009 7:19:08 AM PST by Batman11 ("Big ears isn't my President!")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yeah. Go to the people. 47% of them don’t want this spending mess, 42% do, and the other 11% surveyed answered “Barack who? Stimulus what? Edith, get me a beer huh!”


43 posted on 02/06/2009 7:27:59 AM PST by OpeEdMunkey
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To: 70th Division

Of course he’s giving America the finger. That’s my point. It’s out in the open, plain as day, where even the dreamy eyed hope-and-change kumbaya crowd can begin to see this administration for what it is. And that’s a good thing. This country cannot be saved until the scales fall from the eyes of the willfully blind. Steffie is unwittingly helping that along. The more Obama and his minions honestly reveal themeslves, the better.


44 posted on 02/06/2009 7:28:49 AM PST by Eroteme
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

LMAO. Look at Stephy’s face! The Demonrat myth is about to die and they will be forever remembered for having presided over the fall of the United States of America. These people are going to get their justice with the reality setting in on what they actually are as to the stereotype how they are for the poor. They’ll own it no matter what and all Republicans would be smart to stay away from adding their names to this catastrophe. But I love Georgie’s panicked face!


45 posted on 02/06/2009 7:31:16 AM PST by bushfamfan (United States of America: July 4, 1776-November 4, 2008)
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To: Eroteme

You are so right. Even the Hope-A-Dopes will finally see that he is all hat and no cattle. You can only listen to the SOS so many times to see he is NOT a leader. Course we saw it along time ago but maybe just maybe, even the democrats will see that he is just a bafoon. I think Nancy will push him around too. That part will be fun to watch.


46 posted on 02/06/2009 7:32:51 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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48 posted on 02/06/2009 7:51:36 AM PST by knews_hound (I for one welcome our new Insect overlords!)
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To: All

bump


49 posted on 02/06/2009 7:52:29 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

bttt


50 posted on 02/06/2009 7:52:51 AM PST by MinuteGal
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