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Michael Barone : What happened to Obamamania ?
Washington Examiner ^ | November 01, 2009 | Michael Barone

Posted on 11/02/2009 2:10:24 AM PST by RobinMasters

Where have all those Obamenthusiasts who were so visible in 2008 been hiding this year? In this New Republic article Lydia DePillis seems to think that the problem is that Organizing For America has been run as a top-down organization, rather than as a bottom-up movement, giving the folks out there no sense of ownership. She asks, “Can a grassroots organization run in the top-down style of a political machine really accomplish much—let alone change the terms of debate on any given issue?”

I think there’s something more going on here. Many Obamenthusiasts were thrilled by the idea of putting Obama in and getting George W. Bush out. They achieved their goal a year ago. What more is left? Did these people really expend all this energy to reduce the percentage of people without health insurance? “We are the change we are seeking,” Obama said during the campaign. Well, the Obamenthusiasts got that change. Now they can go back to gardening or Sudoku.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barone; fourth100days; obama; obamamania; obamamessiah

1 posted on 11/02/2009 2:10:24 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; traderrob6; OL Hickory; socialismisinsidious; trlambsr; Altera; ...

Ping.


2 posted on 11/02/2009 2:10:45 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Those obamamaniacs are still here—they are in my office and he can do no wrong.


3 posted on 11/02/2009 2:13:43 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: freeangel
Those obamamaniacs are still here—they are in my office and he can do no wrong

Your office must be in the post office building. (I would say you must work for the post office, but very little work goes on there)

4 posted on 11/02/2009 2:25:05 AM PST by MrPiper
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To: freeangel

It’s ok, they were at the office that I worked at earlier this year before we were all laid off. Should have seen their faces when the big guy told us that because of Democratic policies coming down the pike- we were going to be losing our jobs. We were first told of this in January 2009 and the axe finally fell in June. One lady who was a self-described progressive almost exploded on the spot. Hilarious.


5 posted on 11/02/2009 2:58:14 AM PST by republicangel
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To: freeangel

They are in my office too, but I work in the People’s Republic of Maryland. They’ll be the last to figure him out.


6 posted on 11/02/2009 2:59:23 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: freeangel

Many people, most definitely those on the Left are loathe to admit a mistake and will defend any choice they make until the bitter end.

Should ODUMBO be caught having sex with a minor boy the response from the Left would be the same as it was to Clinton’s being nailed, “so what” and “It doesn’t have anything to do with him doing his job”


7 posted on 11/02/2009 2:59:49 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: RobinMasters
Well, the Obamenthusiasts got that change. Now they can go back to gardening or Sudoku turning tricks.

Fixed.

8 posted on 11/02/2009 3:46:40 AM PST by KevinB (Those who love sausage and respect the law should never watch either being made.)
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To: republicangel
The denial from the lefties is somewhat stunning. Their vote helped to wreck our nation. Democrat control of spending through house and senate control the last 2 years of Bush and now more control with the narcissistic fraud in the executive branch.

I have no problem telling my Democrat friends that all this suffering is their fault.

9 posted on 11/02/2009 3:50:41 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (There is no "O" in Transparency.)
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To: 101voodoo
Many people, most definitely those on the Left are loathe to admit a mistake

Reminds me of children. Especially, spoiled ones.

I went round and round with my 7 year old on why, whether he intended to or not, he was responsible for tripping and hurting his little brother and that he owed him an apology.

10 posted on 11/02/2009 3:52:42 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (There is no "O" in Transparency.)
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To: RobinMasters

bookmark


11 posted on 11/02/2009 4:00:21 AM PST by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: RobinMasters

Obamenthusiasts got that change. And that change is now called a pay check.


12 posted on 11/02/2009 4:08:31 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: FreeAtlanta
I have no problem telling my Democrat friends that all this suffering is their fault.

Same here.

My life long Republican and normally sane nephew who lost his mind after marrying a liberal in a liberal family voted for Obama. He gave some convoluted, twisted himself like a pretzel excuse about the Republicans abusing their power and spending. Truth is, I think, he wanted to be like the moonbats in the family and didn't have enough spine to be different.

The he left the country. I told him, he had no right to leave the country. He needed to stay here and suffer the results of what he voted for.

13 posted on 11/02/2009 4:10:31 AM PST by riri (http://rationaljingo.blogspot.com/)
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To: freeangel
Those obamamaniacs are still here—they are in my office and he can do no wrong.

Yes, they are still in my office too. Dyed in the wool socialists who envy Europe for their vacation and "free" healthcare, but funny, I don't see them going to live there. And women in their late fifties who want to stop working but can't pay for health care. Hey, I want to retire also! But not at this cost. Holly

14 posted on 11/02/2009 4:39:59 AM PST by Old_Grouch (62 and AARP-free)
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To: riri
Most of those who voted for Obama where the independents. The Democrats are beyond saving. But the independents have turned against him - therein lies the roots of his present troubles.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

15 posted on 11/02/2009 4:40:52 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: FreeAtlanta
-- The denial from the lefties is somewhat stunning. --

Not if one has been observing them for any length of time. Lefties are not rational.

16 posted on 11/02/2009 4:45:30 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: RobinMasters

What happened to Obamamania? Reality. Unfortunately the ones who still support him have no concept of reality.


17 posted on 11/02/2009 5:36:12 AM PST by Overtaxed Patriot (Lock and load)
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To: 101voodoo
Should ODUMBO be caught having sex with a minor boy goat the response from the Left would be the same as it was to Clinton’s being nailed, “so what” and “It doesn’t have anything to do with him doing his job and besides, it still doesn't mean he's a muslim".

There, fixed it.
18 posted on 11/02/2009 5:39:06 AM PST by Overtaxed Patriot (Lock and load)
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To: RobinMasters

If you think people are disillusioned now, wait until The Great Spreader passes cap and tax er cap and trade and revokes the Bush tax cuts. Plus gasoline prices are rising again...must be that damn Bush calling the oil companies and telling them to raise them. At least that’s what a number of my co-workers thought. Except Bush isn’t the president anymore. It’s very difficult for me not to rag them by asking them: why is Obama telling the oil companies to raise gas prices?


19 posted on 11/02/2009 5:41:46 AM PST by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: RobinMasters
Many Obamenthusiasts were thrilled by the idea of putting Obama in and getting George W. Bush out.

Give the Leftist media credit for both. For eight years they unfairly demonized Bush's every move and then steadfastly refused to examine anything about Obama, his background, his qualifications, his associates, etc.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/crushing_the_media_7BDcPTVkbpbpG3Hc3xaCHM

20 posted on 11/02/2009 6:12:59 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: freeangel

In fact, the obamamaniacs think O is so good he doesn’t need help anymore.


21 posted on 11/02/2009 6:19:34 AM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: RobinMasters
The maniacs in my church are still very much present. I was irked to see that they even put "Yes we can" on the reply card for our annual stewardship campaign. We didn't tear it up, but didn't return it either. I'm still thinking about how to respond. There are many things I like about my church, but when the lefty politics are brought into it, it bothers me a lot.

When I can, I try to educate or challenge their thinking. Some are so far into the indoctrination it's hard to know where to start. I find many of them are expecting the economy to improve soon, as though it's a natural thing like winter following autumn. In those instances I usually express my opinion that the blithering idiots in Washington are destroying the foundations of our economy with excessive debt and spending. Even liberals can somewhat relate to the need to balance a budget.

22 posted on 11/02/2009 9:05:16 AM PST by Think free or die (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money - M.Thatcher)
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To: RobinMasters

Hey! There is nothing wrong with Sudoku!


23 posted on 11/02/2009 9:53:22 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Don't fire unless fired upon, but it they mean to have a war, let it begin here." J Parker, 1775)
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To: RobinMasters

Heh heh.

I work with two women who were ardent Zero supporters during the election. Both of them have been strangely subdued for about the last six months, and one has actually said some things critical of Obama.

I think they’re both starting to come around.


24 posted on 11/02/2009 9:57:43 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Hope....Change...Food Stamps!)
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To: Think free or die
I'm still thinking about how to respond.

Stand up..and tell the whole congregation you are living..and why.

How can you continue to throw pearls at swine?

How can you continue to sow seed in dead ground?

I've made that choice....a time or two.

But for different reasons...other than politics.

25 posted on 11/02/2009 10:05:12 AM PST by Osage Orange (Obama's a self-made man who worships his own creator...............)
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To: Overtaxed Patriot

You think sex with a goat is ok? I dunno, it could be a problem since you have to stop and run around up front to kiss her (him?)

Maybe muzzies aren’t big on that romance stuff, ya know?


26 posted on 11/02/2009 12:26:44 PM PST by 101voodoo
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To: RobinMasters; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP

Hold the Champagne -- Happy Days Aren't Here Again ~ A Commentary By Michael Barone

27 posted on 11/02/2009 2:17:24 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: PhilDragoo; potlatch; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; Jeff Head; Travis McGee; Grampa Dave; ...

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Good zinger Phil

I recall watching a History Channel documentary of “Happy Days Are Here Again” sung in German by NAZIS in the 1930s

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Watch the original 1983 “V” TV show on the SyFy Channel and the new “V” TV series on ABC

New “V” series Trailer/ad - “Visitor woman” very sternly to a male journalist:

“You should not paint us in a negative way!”

(Sorry - paraphrased)

The suddenly incredulous male journalist:

“What did you say?”

(Sorry - paraphrased)

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Seem like Dunn, Obama, Axelrod, Gibbs speaking on live TV news about FOX and FOX News Channel?

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There is so much in “V” that is a template of ObamaNizm today - each step becomes more evil


28 posted on 11/02/2009 3:13:12 PM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Hey - Know what? I*d like a surf & turf!" . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve

You are always so informed on TV and stuff. For some reason I have no recollection of The TV series “V”! Even did a Google. Maybe if I saw one I would recall.

http://vtvseries.com/


29 posted on 11/02/2009 3:26:49 PM PST by potlatch (Actions Speak Louder Than Words)
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To: PhilDragoo; devolve

We can start calling him Bony Maroni, Drudge has pictures of him looking really skinny. Dwindling like his poll numbers.


30 posted on 11/02/2009 3:32:10 PM PST by potlatch (Actions Speak Louder Than Words)
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To: potlatch

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“V” (Victory)

See FReepmail


31 posted on 11/02/2009 4:33:28 PM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Hey - Know what? I*d like a surf & turf!" . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: potlatch

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Runway supermodels use cocaine to keep mucho slim.....

“...sometimes a little blow...” - Brack Hussein Obama

(LOL! - Obama said he quit smoking too!)


32 posted on 11/02/2009 4:36:14 PM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Hey - Know what? I*d like a surf & turf!" . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve

[Obama said he quit smoking too!)]

So did I, a few times!


33 posted on 11/02/2009 6:24:04 PM PST by potlatch (Actions Speak Louder Than Words)
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To: potlatch

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But you just smoke tobacco cigarettes.....


34 posted on 11/02/2009 6:36:11 PM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Hey - Know what? I*d like a surf & turf!" . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve

He smokes tobacco cigarettes too. Maybe some other kind also. Wonder where he does it all.


35 posted on 11/02/2009 6:41:28 PM PST by potlatch (Actions Speak Louder Than Words)
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