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Steph: Stimulus ‘Great Success’ For Obama; Only Mistake Was Being Too Bi-Partisan
FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/08/2009 6:10:13 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Looks like George Stephanopolous is single-handedly trying to balance out the criticism of the Obama stimulus plan, noted here and here, that the weekend edition of Good Morning America has recently aired. Appearing this morning, Stephanopoulos proclaimed that Pres. Obama has achieved a “great success” with the plan. His only error? Being too bi-partisan.

Co-anchor Bill Weir seconded Steph’s emotion, lamenting that the president’s achievement has been lost in all the rancor.

BILL WEIR: What could President Obama have done differently in these first 20 days to fulfill those promises on non-partisan nirvana in Washington?

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: I think part of the problem that I think some White House officials I talk to you concede is that he put too much emphasis on “non-partisan nirvana” rather than on getting the job done. They made bi-partisanship the goal rather than the means to the end.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; abcnews; barackobama; bhostimulus; blunders; georgestephanopoulos; gma; stimulus

1 posted on 02/08/2009 6:10:13 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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Stephanopoulos hails Obama’s “great success.”


2 posted on 02/08/2009 6:11:03 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The media has become a caricature of itself. Steph should step down due to his conflict of interest.


3 posted on 02/08/2009 6:12:12 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

Has Steph been smoking Michael Phelp’s bong?


4 posted on 02/08/2009 6:15:07 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Must be the new Emanuel/Carville/Begala talking points.


5 posted on 02/08/2009 6:17:20 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mr. Stephanopolous’ livelyhood doesn’t hinge on dealing with the disappointment of the voters when this “stimulus” doesn’t stimulate. Its easy for him to pontificate.

The fact that Obama was able to make this a “bipartisan” proposal allows him to come back in 6 months and blame the republicans for making it too small and insisting on another trillion.

Obama is playing chess here, thinking a few moves ahead.


6 posted on 02/08/2009 6:17:41 AM PST by I_Like_Spam
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Stephanopoulos hails Obama’s “great success.”

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7 posted on 02/08/2009 6:17:51 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I guess not letting the republicans have any say in the bill is the non partisan part! What a complete idiot this guy is!


8 posted on 02/08/2009 6:18:03 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: I_Like_Spam
We the people are having trouble determining were Obama’s ass ends and people like Stephie's head begins
9 posted on 02/08/2009 6:20:18 AM PST by lakertaker
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Stephycoccus gets his talking points directly from Rahmbo during the daily morning conference-call fagfests between the White House and leftist media figures operating in the NY/DC Beltway loop.

Leni

10 posted on 02/08/2009 6:22:51 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He and his buddies “Skeletar” and “The Forehead” plot strategy with Obama’s Chief of Staff on a daily conference call. So much for non biased journalism.


11 posted on 02/08/2009 6:22:51 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: gussiefinknottle

That would be called picking on a midget.


13 posted on 02/08/2009 6:27:43 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: gussiefinknottle

Steph is a Nancy Boy.


14 posted on 02/08/2009 6:29:08 AM PST by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot child is in charge!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Stephanopoulos proclaimed that Pres. Obama has achieved a “great success,at what? msm on knees.


15 posted on 02/08/2009 6:30:08 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Steph, as usual, completely misses the point of Obama's bi-partisan push for his supposed stimulus bill.

Obama wants bi-partisanship to minimize the political damage that he expects from this giant give-away to his political patrons. You are seeing this damage already as the public's approval of the stimulus package steadily falls. Add to this the likelihood that Obama also realizes that the $Trillion dollars that he is spending won't get the economy going again with resulting additional negative political fallout and you can see his thinking: He wants to make sure that the Republicans get their share of the blame and don't make any political gains that could help them in 2010. It is that simple.

16 posted on 02/08/2009 6:31:27 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: InterceptPoint

Bravo..Point taken!


17 posted on 02/08/2009 6:33:06 AM PST by philly-d-kidder (May God Bless America and ALL Freepers!)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

some midgets need picking on!


18 posted on 02/08/2009 6:41:02 AM PST by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Whats the problem? harry reid and nancy pelosi told us back in ‘06, give us control of congress and we’ll change the direction of America. At that time, GDP was growing strongly, over 4%, and unemployment stood at about 4.5%


19 posted on 02/08/2009 6:47:08 AM PST by weezel
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Metrosexualopolous just laid bare the utter failure of being a GOP bi-partisan moderate. There is no upside to conservatism by engaging in “bi-partisanship” (aka My Way or the Highway) with liberals. Moderates are the disease carrier.


20 posted on 02/08/2009 6:54:02 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

George thinks Obama should have just rammed it through, hard.

bad visuals,sorry


21 posted on 02/08/2009 6:54:04 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Stephanopolous says Pres. Obama's plan is a “great success.”

Boy! talk about step in awful stuff!

22 posted on 02/08/2009 7:09:35 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
ABC-DNC White House Spokesman Stephanopoulos hails Obama’s “great success.”

Fixed it....

When is ABC-DNC filing as a 527? They are WAY overdue.

23 posted on 02/08/2009 7:12:27 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Could you see Rahm’s lips moving when he said those lines??

Pray for America, Our Troops and obama’s Guidance


24 posted on 02/08/2009 7:20:59 AM PST by bray (The District of Corruption fits Obama like a Glove)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Besteuerung Macht Frei


25 posted on 02/08/2009 7:49:07 AM PST by an amused spectator (Obama: Besteuerung Macht Frei)
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To: MinuteGal
He works for rahm and the sharia laden marxist.

LLS

26 posted on 02/08/2009 7:50:52 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: TADSLOS

Where I live we are putting so much heat on local Republican “moderates” that they are dropping out of local politics. I say good riddance. The only thing they have done is weaken the Party.


27 posted on 02/08/2009 8:24:34 AM PST by SkipW
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

George Streptococcus is an infectious little twerp!


28 posted on 02/08/2009 9:00:32 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

More than likely been smoking Zero’s do... err bong.


29 posted on 02/08/2009 9:30:25 AM PST by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Little Georgie needs to go to rehab and get his brain straight.


30 posted on 02/08/2009 10:04:17 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
was George an acknowledged socialist academic before becoming Clintonisto??

I seem to recall that

31 posted on 02/08/2009 1:50:53 PM PST by elpadre (nation)
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