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7 stories Barack Obama doesn't want told
Politico ^ | 11/30/09 | JOHN F. HARRIS

Posted on 11/30/2009 4:57:40 AM PST by kingattax

Presidential politics is about storytelling. Presented with a vivid storyline, voters naturally tend to fit every new event or piece of information into a picture that is already neatly framed in their minds.

No one understands this better than Barack Obama and his team, who won the 2008 election in part because they were better storytellers than the opposition. The pro-Obama narrative featured an almost mystically talented young idealist who stood for change in a disciplined and thoughtful way. This easily outpowered the anti-Obama narrative, featuring an opportunistic Chicago pol with dubious relationships who was more liberal than he was letting on.

A year into his presidency, however, Obama’s gift for controlling his image shows signs of faltering. As Washington returns to work from the Thanksgiving holiday, there are several anti-Obama storylines gaining momentum.

The Obama White House argues that all of these storylines are inaccurate or unfair. In some cases these anti-Obama narratives are fanned by Republicans, in some cases by reporters and commentators.

But they all are serious threats to Obama, if they gain enough currency to become the dominant frame through which people interpret the president’s actions and motives.

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


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1 posted on 11/30/2009 4:57:40 AM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

ping


2 posted on 11/30/2009 5:04:06 AM PST by BruCru (I think, therefore I am conservative!)
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To: kingattax

He thinks he’s playing with Monopoly money
Too much Leonard Nimoy (Spock-ish)
That’s the Chicago Way
He’s a pushover
He sees America as another pleasant country on the U.N. roll call, somewhere between Albania and Zimbabwe
President Pelosi
He’s in love with the man in the mirror

Check, Check and Septuple Check!


3 posted on 11/30/2009 5:11:44 AM PST by P.O.E. (- End road work.)
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To: kingattax

The big story that he doesn’t want told is:
He and his anti-God marxists are fundamentally and systematically destroying America.


4 posted on 11/30/2009 5:18:42 AM PST by two23 (You're paying for that)
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To: P.O.E.

5 posted on 11/30/2009 5:22:34 AM PST by maddog55 (The enemy is domestic and it's the government.)
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To: kingattax
Read the article, it's sickening. It's written by a disillusioned Obama sycophant.
It's several pages of battered-wife-esque rationalization of the Obama administration.
6 posted on 11/30/2009 5:26:42 AM PST by ClaudiusI
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To: two23
I read the entire article and the Marxist angle was definitely missing, but for a lefty writer, it was a beginning of some disenchantment and clear-headed thinking which we should be welcoming, not disparaging.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I was with someone who lived in Chicago for several years while Obama was there and they said that there are a lot of stories of Obama frequenting gay bars while he was there. I would guess that would make just another big story that Obama doesn't want told.
7 posted on 11/30/2009 5:47:13 AM PST by madinmadtown
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To: madinmadtown

Wow this was actually on the Yahoo front page too. Maybe the dimming of the luster is getting worse.


8 posted on 11/30/2009 5:54:18 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: kingattax

BTTT


9 posted on 11/30/2009 6:01:39 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: madinmadtown

My Dad in Florida, a HUGE Obama supporter (both my parents are) mentioned the gay lover thing yesterday on the phone with nervousness in his voice. He heard about it from tabloids but I was very surprised to hear him mention it. If my Dad mentions a story like this it’s really spreading because my father basically gets his news from CNN and that’s it. He didn’t know who Bill Ayers was until the election was pretty much over.


10 posted on 11/30/2009 6:07:56 AM PST by toddausauras
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To: TNCMAXQ

Yahoo? Wow.


11 posted on 11/30/2009 6:11:55 AM PST by madinmadtown
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To: madinmadtown
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I was with someone who lived in Chicago for several years while Obama was there and they said that there are a lot of stories of Obama frequenting gay bars while he was there...

LOL!!

12 posted on 11/30/2009 6:18:27 AM PST by Osage Orange (Obama's a self-made man who worships his own creator...............)
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To: TNCMAXQ

Where is that?


13 posted on 11/30/2009 6:19:21 AM PST by Osage Orange (Obama's a self-made man who worships his own creator...............)
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To: kingattax

Where is the BC and other sealed records???


14 posted on 11/30/2009 6:22:54 AM PST by danamco
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To: P.O.E.
The Carter comparison storyline in the pipeline is going to do some serious damage. You can compare Obama's and Carter's approval ratings by clicking the comparison tab here: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/presidential-approval-tracker.htm

Obama has always tracked lower than Carter. It's very suspicious that Obama's recent ratings seem frozen at 50%. That hasn't happened for any other president. They must be global warming up the data.

15 posted on 11/30/2009 6:31:27 AM PST by Reeses
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To: kingattax
It would be hugely unwelcome for Obama if the perception took root that he is comfortable with a relative decline in U.S. influence or position in the world.

Further proof that Washington, and Politco are way out of touch.

This perception has not only taken root, it's a giant tree in full-blown leaf !!!

16 posted on 11/30/2009 6:52:21 AM PST by Red Boots
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To: P.O.E.

“If you are going to be known as a fighter, you might as well reap the benefits. But some of the same insider circles that are starting to view Obama as a bully are also starting to whisper that he’s a patsy.”

Every community organizer whose mentor is Alinksy, has the same problem. They are the school yard bully that pushes people around using threats, intimidation, ridicule and blackmail. All it takes to make them run and hide behind the skirts of their MSM, and special interest groups is one person standing up to them.

This President might for the short term have total control of his party and the corporations that he has bought, however everyone wants to think that they are making choices willingly and not because they have been threatened, harassed, blackmailed or intimidated. Once the public becomes aware that their vote was bought then you will see them throwing Obama and his chief of staff under the bus.


17 posted on 11/30/2009 6:55:43 AM PST by ODDITHER (HAT)
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To: kingattax

bttt


18 posted on 11/30/2009 7:02:30 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: ODDITHER

I spent time with two leftist friends. One is politically blind, the other seems to be frustrated and disgusted with Obama. It was a welcome surprise.


19 posted on 11/30/2009 7:14:37 AM PST by Chickensoup (We have the government we deserve.)
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To: Reeses

Clinton tacked towards the middle, and was enough of a sociopathic liar to pull it off. I wonder if Obama’s string pullers will let him attempt to “triangulate”, or will he tack further left in desparation?


20 posted on 11/30/2009 7:27:08 AM PST by P.O.E. (- End road work.)
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To: toddausauras
He didn’t know who Bill Ayers was until the election was pretty much over.

He would have if Sarah had her way. In her TV interviews she made the case for bringing up Obama's associations, which are legitimate for the voting populace to know, but was silenced by the McCain campaign.

21 posted on 11/30/2009 7:30:38 AM PST by CedarDave (FOX news:"Fair and balanced (no matter what the White House says) . We report because others won't.")
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To: kingattax

What’s up with the douches at the Politico. Starting the CYA?


22 posted on 11/30/2009 7:39:18 AM PST by Stentor
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To: kingattax
"Economists and business leaders from across the ideological spectrum were urging the new president on last winter when he signed onto more than a trillion in stimulus spending and bank and auto bailouts during his first weeks in office. Many, though far from all, of these same people now agree that these actions helped avert an even worse possibly delay the worst of the financial catastrophe for some of the people who still have jobs."
23 posted on 11/30/2009 8:01:31 AM PST by Fetid Facts (Under Democrats, "The law is a ass--a idiot.")
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To: ClaudiusI

Yup - I quit reading 1/2 down page two. The author still LOVES bammy, but doesn’t understand why the prez is failing.

Idiots both.


24 posted on 11/30/2009 8:01:38 AM PST by ASOC (This space is for Sale or Rent - just like CONgress)
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To: penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; April Lexington; ...

~~~PING!

The fact that John Harris, former WashPost reporter,
would even be whispering such things .. though
nowhere near the core disastrous qualities of anti-
Americanism we all know so well about this cretin ..
shows the veneer may be starting to crack just a bit,
Chicago Way and all.


25 posted on 11/30/2009 9:03:09 AM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: kingattax

He is only a front man and his handlers now appear to be rather stupid....so their front man looks and is stupid.


26 posted on 11/30/2009 10:01:20 AM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: madinmadtown
..."but for a lefty writer, it was a beginning of some disenchantment and clear-headed thinking which we should be welcoming, not disparaging."

Good point!

27 posted on 11/30/2009 10:42:25 AM PST by two23 (You're paying for that)
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To: kingattax

bttt


28 posted on 11/30/2009 10:53:16 AM PST by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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To: kingattax; LucyT; BP2; MHGinTN; Las Vegas Ron; manc; 444Flyer; Candor7; XenaLee
He’s in love with the man in the mirror No one becomes president without a fair share of what the French call amour propre. Does Obama have more than his share of self-regard? It’s a common theme of Washington buzz that Obama is over-exposed. He gives interviews on his sports obsessions to ESPN, cracks wise with Leno and Letterman, discusses his fitness with Men’s Health, discusses his marriage in a joint interview with first lady Michelle Obama for The New York Times. A photo the other day caught him leaving the White House clutching a copy of GQ featuring himself. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29993_Page4.html
29 posted on 12/01/2009 8:45:01 AM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Reeses; manc; Las Vegas Ron; LucyT; BP2; MHGinTN; 444Flyer; Travis McGee; XenaLee
Great link. Thanks you. What is interesting is that it seems from day one he has not been a popular president. I think it will take a miracle for him to be re-elected. Republicans and Independents will crawl over broken glass in a burning building to vote this POS out.
30 posted on 12/01/2009 9:04:25 AM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: mojitojoe; All

A photo the other day caught him leaving the White House clutching a copy of GQ featuring himself. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29993_Page4.html

You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you
You're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you? Don't You? Don't You?


31 posted on 12/01/2009 9:33:31 AM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: BP2

32 posted on 12/01/2009 12:18:48 PM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: BP2

33 posted on 12/01/2009 12:25:58 PM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: toddausauras

sadly many obama voters have no clue who Ayers is or the connection to the terrorist group for bozo.


34 posted on 12/01/2009 1:20:50 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman, end of. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: ASOC

why does this writer say that it is groups growing against bozo?

It is not paid organised groups alone it is the normal guy on the street looking at him and saying what a complete idiot who has no leadership, no clue on the international stage and certainly is trying to get this country into a Marxists one


35 posted on 12/01/2009 1:23:07 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman, end of. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: mojitojoe
Are these photos photoshopped??? Any of them????
36 posted on 12/01/2009 1:26:23 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: manc

Criminal criminal media. I want to see their downfall in my lifetime.


37 posted on 12/01/2009 1:28:52 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: kingattax

There are far more than 7 stories he doesn’t want told.

I bet he doesn’t want told the story about how when a gay guy in a limo came to Chicago to cruise, the Muslim cabbie knew just who to hook him up with, a slim mocha pol who liked a drink and a little crack-smoking before enjoying a round of sex in the limo. And how the pol enjoyed himself so immensely he tracked the gay visitor down the next day at his hotel for a second round.


38 posted on 12/01/2009 1:30:56 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: kingattax; All

Is there any possibility that BarrytheFairy has ever served time in prison? Any rumors to that affect?


39 posted on 12/01/2009 1:34:24 PM PST by uncitizen (I'm mad as hell and i'm not gonna take it anymore!!)
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To: mojitojoe

3 I know are not. The one with the picture of him on the wall, I can’t say for sure. Someone else posted it on FR. The others are not and there are tons more like that. It’s called malignant narcissist.


40 posted on 12/01/2009 2:20:45 PM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: uncitizen
BarrytheFairy ________________ LOL LOL!
41 posted on 12/01/2009 2:27:59 PM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: mojitojoe

Whoa! That picture is very telling. Look at that smile on BtheF’s face. But ugh coulda done without seeing that guy in the brown shorts, and thank God the other black guy is partially blocked by BtheF.

Do you happen to know when and where this picture was taken? Just curious....


42 posted on 12/01/2009 2:31:42 PM PST by uncitizen (I'm mad as hell and i'm not gonna take it anymore!!)
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To: uncitizen

Someone sent it to me in an email. I’m sure it’s photoshopped.


43 posted on 12/01/2009 2:44:15 PM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: mojitojoe

What’s he holding in his hand ?


44 posted on 12/01/2009 3:05:16 PM PST by Popman
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To: mojitojoe; rocco55; thouworm; rxsid; GOPJ; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; ...
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He’s in love with the man in the mirror.

. . . . Check out photos.

45 posted on 12/01/2009 3:20:05 PM PST by LucyT
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To: mojitojoe

Ah darn!


46 posted on 12/01/2009 3:33:34 PM PST by uncitizen (I'm mad as hell and i'm not gonna take it anymore!!)
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