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O's 'blank screen'Why he's losing credibility
NY Post ^ | October 17, 2009 | LYNN FORESTER DE ROTHSCHILD

Posted on 10/17/2009 3:14:53 AM PDT by Scanian

IN "The Audacity of Hope," Barack Obama described himself as "a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views." This is a powerful tool in elections and explains why liberals, moderates, Democrats, Independents and Republicans joined together to give him 53 percent of the vote last November.

Since his election, this "blank screen" has been an asset, allowing the new president to maintain an illusion of progress, even as he has avoided the hard choices necessary for progress. But, as Americans ponder the unavoidable consequences of the president's policies -- particularly health-care reform -- the illusion is wearing thin.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bailouts; bho44; blankscreen; illusion; partypolitics

1 posted on 10/17/2009 3:14:53 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

It’s all about the empty suits voting “present”, isn’t it?


2 posted on 10/17/2009 3:43:26 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: Scanian
That was assuming he had credibility. How can you lose something you don't have?

Inquiring minds want to know.

3 posted on 10/17/2009 3:46:29 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Scanian

If totus has a blank screen.. Obama would be at a loss for words.


4 posted on 10/17/2009 3:47:36 AM PDT by pnut22
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To: Scanian

BLANK would be an improvement. We have MINUS BLANK.


5 posted on 10/17/2009 3:51:42 AM PDT by MrDem (And this is a loyal lifelong Democrat saying this... Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: pnut22

It’s happened before. And it was not a pretty picture.


6 posted on 10/17/2009 4:14:03 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: pnut22

It’s happened before. And it was not a pretty picture.


7 posted on 10/17/2009 4:14:51 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: 101voodoo
We've already had one President "TR" (Teddy Roosevelt), why not another "TR" (tabula rasa).

CC

8 posted on 10/17/2009 4:58:49 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Calling illegal aliens "undocumented workers" is like calling drug dealers "unlicensed pharmacists")
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To: Scanian

But isn’t Lady de Rothschild an ex-pat? What is her beef, exactly? I know she was a big Hillary supporter.


9 posted on 10/17/2009 5:26:24 AM PDT by browniexyz
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To: Scanian

BLANK SCREEN= EMPTY SUIT.


10 posted on 10/17/2009 5:27:40 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: browniexyz

From what I can tell, she is a old-style, strong defense but socially liberal Dem.

I guess she finds the Obamanoisd distasteful.


11 posted on 10/17/2009 5:41:18 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: browniexyz

She was on our team after her gal Hill lost to Barry...perhaps she is helping to prepare Hill’s path of return.


12 posted on 10/17/2009 6:15:09 AM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Scanian; stephenjohnbanker; M. Espinola; GOPJ; FromLori; Liz; Quix; All
Obama is losing credibility because Democrats in Congress run the Party like the Nazis did in 1933. People know they are lying. Congress now has the lowest ratings in history. The last I saw, only about 16% of the voters believe anything they say. Everyday Americans know that Rep. Joe Wilson was right. O was lying to Congress and the American people.

Obama is mouthing platitudes, garbage and lies most of the time. He is only a shill for New World Order Fascist controllers and greedy Wall Street profiteers.


Zero is also losing credibility because most people know or suspect he is not 'a natural born citizen.' He not born in Hawaii as the Democratic Party contends. When the truth finally comes out it will destroy the Democrats. That is why 0 has spent over $ 1.5 Million defending lawsuit that he could win by producing a real $ 25 birth certificate.

13 posted on 10/17/2009 6:20:55 AM PDT by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: ex-Texan

Regardless of where he was born, which will be a damn hard thing to prove one way or another, the guy spent most of his formative years in a Muslim country in a Muslim school. He was never a Boy Scout. He never played Little League baseball or Pop Warner football. His life experience seems odd and even alien to the majority of Americans. That accounts for a large part of the suspicion. Naked lying and radicalism account for the rest.


14 posted on 10/17/2009 8:27:02 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

‘Barack Obama described himself as “a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.’

In other words, he’s a spineless intellectual cipher with no properly informed views on anything and nothing to say that hasn’t been recycled from Marx/Engels/Trotsky/Lenin.

Congratulations, America; you really picked a winner!


15 posted on 10/17/2009 9:08:53 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Miss Didi

I know she was born here, in New Jersey, but I believe she lives overseas. I find it curious she is taking such an interest in American politics.


16 posted on 10/17/2009 9:40:41 AM PDT by browniexyz
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To: browniexyz
I know she was born here, in New Jersey, but I believe she lives overseas. I find it curious she is taking such an interest in American politics.

She openly and unabashedly supported McCain/Palin in 2008 and appeared on stage with Palin on the stump on more than one occasion. She was a far better defender of Sarah than any of the yahoos on the McCain campaign team.

17 posted on 10/18/2009 8:54:30 AM PDT by Al B. (Sarah Palin: Government "can't make you happy or healthy or wealthy or wise".)
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To: Al B.

You must be mistaken. I clearly saw her supporting HIllary, vociferously. She is a socially liberal Dem


18 posted on 10/18/2009 10:01:20 AM PDT by browniexyz
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To: browniexyz

I’m not mistaken. She was a Hillary supporter who went over to McCain/Palin in 2008. She even raised money for the campaign.


19 posted on 10/18/2009 10:12:16 AM PDT by Al B. (Sarah Palin: Government "can't make you happy or healthy or wealthy or wise".)
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To: browniexyz
BTW, here's the original news piece from the NYT on Lynn Rothschild's endorsement of McCain/Palin:

A Democratic Baroness Endorses McCain-Palin Ticket

20 posted on 10/18/2009 10:20:15 AM PDT by Al B. (Sarah Palin: Government "can't make you happy or healthy or wealthy or wise".)
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To: Al B.

Thanks for sending this along.


21 posted on 10/18/2009 11:21:25 AM PDT by browniexyz
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