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The President is 'keeping score' (Chicago thug politics is alive and well in the White House)
The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 2, 2009 | Karl Rove

Posted on 04/01/2009 8:37:16 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative

"Don't think we're not keeping score, brother." That's what President Barack Obama said to Rep. Peter DeFazio in a closed-door meeting of the House Democratic Caucus last week, according to the Associated Press.

A few weeks ago, Mr. DeFazio voted against the administration's stimulus bill. The comment from Mr. Obama was a presidential rebuke and part of a new, hard-nosed push by the White House to pressure Congress to adopt the president's budget. He has mobilized outside groups and enlisted forces still in place from the Obama campaign.

Senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett and her chief of staff, Michael Strautmanis, are in regular contact with MoveOn.Org, Americans United for Change and other liberal interest groups. Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina has collaborated with Americans United for Change on strategy and even ad copy. Ms. Jarrett invited leaders of the liberal interest groups to a White House social event with the president and first lady to kick off the lobbying campaign.

Its targets were initially Republicans, as team Obama ran ads depicting the GOP as the "party of no." But now the fire is being trained on Democrats worried about runaway spending.

Americans United is going after Democrats who are skeptical of Mr. Obama's plans to double the national debt in five years and nearly triple it in 10. The White House is taking aim at lawmakers in 12 states, including Democratic Sens. Kent Conrad, Ben Nelson, Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor. MoveOn.Org is running ads aimed at 10 moderate Senate and House Democrats. And robocalls are urging voters in key districts to pressure their congressman to get in line.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 04/01/2009 8:37:16 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Thug. Bully. Beast.


2 posted on 04/01/2009 8:38:29 PM PDT by madison10
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To: St. Louis Conservative
"Don't think we're not keeping score, brother"

We are ALL keeping score you little punk.

3 posted on 04/01/2009 8:39:12 PM PDT by KoRn (We Need A New Country)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I hope he keeps it up. Congress has always had an uneasy relationship with the Executive, and right now they’re getting along too well. A little bad blood like Clinton had with the Democrats in Congress would be nice.


4 posted on 04/01/2009 8:41:39 PM PDT by ElectronVolt
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Sounds like there are a few Democrats who could use and deserve a thanks for their votes on the stimulus. [Did my hands really type those words?] Divide and conquer, you now.


5 posted on 04/01/2009 8:45:52 PM PDT by callisto (CONGRESS.EXE corrupted... Re-boot Washington D.C? (Y/N))
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To: St. Louis Conservative
He has to spend this energy on dims, while the weaklings in the GOP aren't smart and strong enough to turn up the heat on the right.

Where is the GOP leadership? Obama and the dims are on the ropes...it just hasn't crystallized in the minds of the greater electorate yet.

The train is now moving in OUR direction.

6 posted on 04/01/2009 8:51:20 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I wonder if President Unicorn realizes that the public is keeping score also??


7 posted on 04/01/2009 8:53:04 PM PDT by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned)
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To: KoRn

Bingo. These autocrats have no idea how thin the ice is getting.


8 posted on 04/01/2009 8:53:14 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

What good is power if you’re just a big baby about it?


9 posted on 04/01/2009 8:54:31 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

FU......BO.


10 posted on 04/01/2009 8:55:07 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ("The smallest minority on earth is the 'individual'." ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Mariner
Where is the GOP leadership?

The official Republican Party stance is not to criticize Obama in any way, shape, or form.

No, I'm not making this up.

11 posted on 04/01/2009 8:55:52 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
I think it would be wise to immediately start recalls on every Congressman and Senator in moderate Districts and States. Just think of it. In moderate or right-leaning areas/states, Dems voting for Zero's budget are sitting ducks. Better to get rid of them before 2010. Start the revolution now!
12 posted on 04/01/2009 8:55:58 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: St. Louis Conservative

“Americans United is going after Democrats who are skeptical of Mr. Obama’s plans to double the national debt in five years and nearly triple it in 10. The White House is taking aim at lawmakers in 12 states, including Democratic Sens. Kent Conrad, Ben Nelson, Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor.”

Hmmmmmm could be this will backfire on the WH. Seems to me the reason these targeted Dems would be skeptical is their constituency is. These people want to be reelected.

Bring on the Robo-calls to those constituents Americans United.


13 posted on 04/01/2009 8:56:18 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

That’s nice, Bacrock. I also keep score, and I’m just getting warmed up, punk.


14 posted on 04/01/2009 8:56:22 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Buckley, Brooks, Parker - You supported Obama, so shut up and take your screwing)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Talk about urinating in your own Wheaties. Pete DeFazio is one of the most liberal dudes in Congress and is relatively senior. I don’t know what his motivations were for voting against the stimulus, but DeFazio will definitely be in the TOTUS’ column for the vast majority of votes.


15 posted on 04/01/2009 8:56:29 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: originalbuckeye
DeFazio represents Eugene, one of the most screaming left wing bastions on the west coast. In 1985 they declared themselves a nuclear free zone. They also blocked the placement of a Emergency Broadcasting System antenna site because they didn't want to be part of Reagan's post-apocalyptic world.
16 posted on 04/01/2009 9:00:23 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
"Don't think we're not keeping score, brother."

"Hey, we got your score right here ya figlio di puttana."

17 posted on 04/01/2009 9:01:03 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

DeFazio voted no since he didn’t think it went far enough. Amazing.

Pray for America and Our Troops


18 posted on 04/01/2009 9:02:11 PM PDT by bray (Join the Rebel Republican Movement!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Hmm, sounds like a threat to me, old zeroooo.


19 posted on 04/01/2009 9:02:41 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: RoadKingSE

ROFL


20 posted on 04/01/2009 9:03:07 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Of course. The votes in Nebraska, North Dakota, Arkansas, & Louisiana do not support Obama or his agenda. Every one of those states went for McCain by large margins. These senators, while they may be Dems, will not vote for things like cap and trade or card check just to stay on Chairman Unicorn’s good side.


21 posted on 04/01/2009 9:03:46 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative

What an ugly administration.


22 posted on 04/01/2009 9:04:28 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: USNBandit
Obviously we can't target Dems who vote against Zero's agenda of bankrupting the USA (at least using that argument). But we can target those who are vulnerable and did/do vote for the 0bamunist’s ridiculous spend-o-rama bills.
23 posted on 04/01/2009 9:05:12 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Further proof - you can take the thug out of the ghetto but you can’t get the ghetto out of the thug...

In Obama’s case - it’s in his Kenyan DNA - if in fact Obama of Kenya was the Negro who knocked up his round heeled slut of a mother.


24 posted on 04/01/2009 9:09:03 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Hey, ZERO? Childish and insecure MUCH?


25 posted on 04/01/2009 9:13:17 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ("The smallest minority on earth is the 'individual'." ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: RoadKingSE

Obama is a pizza chit.


26 posted on 04/01/2009 9:14:18 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Someone really needs to inform him that he is NOT a dictator who can threaten those around him or else....


27 posted on 04/01/2009 9:17:05 PM PDT by phatus maximus ( John 6:29. Learn it, love it, live it.)
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To: penelopesire; BulletBobCo; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; ...

“Don’t think we’re not keeping score, brother.” That’s what President Barack Obama said to Rep. Peter DeFazio in a closed-door meeting of the House Democratic Caucus last week, according to the Associated Press.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Evil, lowlife .... PING!


28 posted on 04/01/2009 9:19:55 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Michelle’s man-arms...Barry’s purple lips...I’ve had enough already!


29 posted on 04/01/2009 9:21:14 PM PDT by Motorheadlemmy
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To: phatus maximus
Someone really needs to inform him that he is NOT a dictator who can threaten those around him or else....

Unfortunately, he is. U.S. citizens freely decided that they want a dictator that they can love and who will take care of them. It was a grand experiment while it lasted.

30 posted on 04/01/2009 9:22:46 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: originalbuckeye
I meant Obama was dumb for attacking such a loyal lefty as DeFazio. The guy probably wears Chairman Mao pajamas to bed.

Some of the guys voting against the stimulus may feel vulnerable, but I doubt DeFazio is one of them.

I am all for us targeting those who are vulnerable. We can also target those that got it both ways. I'm sure those that voted against the stimulus still got their pork in there. In the past Ron Paul got money for shrimp research but hasn't voted for a budget in years.

31 posted on 04/01/2009 9:26:12 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
The White House is taking aim at lawmakers in 12 states, including Democratic Sens. Kent Conrad, Ben Nelson, Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor.

Hot dog! This couldn't get interesting since they run as conservatives during elections (and Blanche is up for reelection). Now, let's see them vote for Obama's budget and claim to be conservatives!

32 posted on 04/01/2009 9:27:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I’m keeping score too, and Obambi gets a big ZERO!


33 posted on 04/01/2009 9:28:22 PM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: KoRn
We are ALL keeping score you little punk.

That is exactly what he is, a little Chicago punk!

34 posted on 04/01/2009 9:28:59 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: anniegetyourgun
What an ugly administration.

Succinct and elegant.

35 posted on 04/01/2009 9:29:16 PM PDT by zacharycole
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To: Prokopton

Ugh...you are probably right and that just yanks my chain...I’ve done more sighing and head shaking in the last 60 days than I ever have in my life...

I actually got a peer of mine at work today to admit she made a mistake in voting for presentdent the wrong way...I let her know that our salarys and the small incentive bonus her team got this month might be controlled by Congress and the prez in teh very near future...the only positive is people who have been and probably are reasonable most of hte time are being hit by the smelling salts of this rancid adminstration...I really think 2010 will be a walloping as there are enough p’o’d people and the conseratives are amassing and will find good candidates and 2012 will be the end of this insanity...


36 posted on 04/01/2009 9:32:28 PM PDT by phatus maximus ( John 6:29. Learn it, love it, live it.)
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To: USNBandit

The guy probably wears Chairman Mao pajamas to bed.

LOLROTF! Thats a good one!

37 posted on 04/01/2009 9:41:22 PM PDT by dancusa (The word "racist" is a magic shield word that's supposed to stop any dissent.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

bump for later


38 posted on 04/01/2009 9:41:47 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Vee haf vays of dealing mit dose who do not support us, DeFazio!

Vee vill fix all dese auto problems mit ze perfect auto, the people’s car, the hybrid. Vee can call it the Volkswagen .... ach, dat name is already used.

Call in the storm troopers...uh, uhh, uhhh, I mean call in MoveOn.org and de udder political groups...ja, ja, dat sounds much better than storm troopers.


39 posted on 04/01/2009 9:50:52 PM PDT by Rembrandt
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To: phatus maximus

I don’t think there’s anyone in Washington left to do that, really... Do you? They all seem to be falling all over themselves to help him SECURE a dictatorship — yes, even the Republicans...


40 posted on 04/01/2009 9:53:06 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: phatus maximus

Someone I know who claims to be a Republican and yet voted for Obama “because we needed a change” (whatever the hell that means) told me today that these CEO firings have really started to worry her. I believe she said something like, “I’m actually starting to get a little scared.”


41 posted on 04/01/2009 10:02:18 PM PDT by ponygirl (Scooby Doo Generation: Behind every supernatural mystery is a disgruntled former employee.)
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To: LibertyRocks

unfortunately the answer is probably no...I guess I just am holding out on the country completely dissovling within a year or two into that level...but it’s only been what, 2 months and control of board of directors at GM and other stuff that I never ever in my wildest dreams thought was possible is just marching right along...imagine what a year- two will bring...


42 posted on 04/01/2009 10:11:36 PM PDT by phatus maximus ( John 6:29. Learn it, love it, live it.)
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To: rockinqsranch

BO doesn’t care if they are re elected. He would have already gotten what he wants out of them. ONe day soon, he’s going to threaten and piss off the wrong person.


43 posted on 04/01/2009 10:29:10 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: St. Louis Conservative

He shouldn’t be bullying and alienating people he needs. America isn’t all Chicago.


44 posted on 04/01/2009 10:56:11 PM PDT by LifeComesFirst (Until the unborn are free, nobody is free)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

BTTT


45 posted on 04/01/2009 11:50:12 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: river rat
"..... his round heeled slut of a mother."

You know no matter what we think of Obama and his politics, it's low and rather distasteful to malign someones deceased mother. What proof have you to back up your claim?

46 posted on 04/02/2009 2:31:57 AM PDT by Mila
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Headquarters of Obama's Ministry of Truth

47 posted on 04/02/2009 6:09:36 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: St. Louis Conservative
"Don't think we're not keeping score, brother."

We have a word for things like that 'round these parts.

"Thug"


48 posted on 04/02/2009 6:19:44 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("Never underestimate the hungover side of the Force.")
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To: St. Louis Conservative

The link is unavailable, hmmmm....I wonder why?


49 posted on 04/02/2009 7:22:03 AM PDT by classical artist
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To: Mariner

We need one of those movie moments with the incantation and the drops of blood after which the statue comes to life! The statue in this case is the conservative movement, we need a leader to come forth who will call a...oh, wait, I can’t say that.


50 posted on 04/02/2009 8:39:21 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Change has come to America and all hope is gone.)
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