Skip to comments.White House Toughens Tone
Posted on 01/24/2010 5:36:45 PM PST by freespirited
Coming off one of the most difficult weeks of his presidency, Barack Obama has beefed up his political staff and is expected to deliver an uncompromising State of the Union address. Aides said Sunday that the White House wasn't making any abrupt policy shifts, even as the message was retooled to focus more sharply on job creation.
If anything, an unfinished agenda from 2009 will grow larger as, in addition to tackling health care and unemployment, the president presses for a bipartisan commission to tackle the budget deficit against resistance from Republicans. ...
The re-emergence of David Plouffe took some Democratic officials by surprise, though officials said he won't have a title and won't be working from the White House. Mr. Axelrod, in emails to The Wall Street Journal, dismissed as "overblown" the speculation that an enhanced role for Mr. Plouffe is a prelude to a shake-up of the political staff or a change of course by the White House. ...
The message Mr. Plouffe is bringing was a collaborative effort by him, White House officials and the leadership of the Democratic National Committee. That message is one of no retreat in the face of polling that shows opposition to the president's push to overhaul health care and discontent with his economic efforts.
Writing in Sunday's Washington Post, Mr. Plouffe said Democrats need to quickly pass a broad health overhaul, get serious about job creation even as they tout the impact of last year's stimulus package, turn up the heat on Republicans over the deficits incurred in the Bush years, and stop grousing about the political climate.
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Barry is gonna keep messing around and REALLY piss people off!
I think your link is bad.
Why are they now saying that this Plouffle character is the real “messiah”?
0bambi’s pretending to have a pair? This bodes well for good comedy in the SotU speech.
Sorry. Correct link:
Zero toughens his tone deaf tone.
Looking forward to it, another so-called academic bullsh!tting the masses. Go community organizer, go, away that is.
The Plouffters know not what they say.
What do these people think they are doing here, playing with a half of a deck. Or as my great grandma used to say, a coupla cans shy of a sixpack.
Bush averaged about $200 billion/year. The last Republican Congress for FY2007 had a $160 billion dollar budget deficit. The Democrats and Obama have just run up a $1.4 TRILLION dollar budget deficit.
If the Republicans let the Democrat hang upon their necks an average $200 billion dollar budget deficit compared to the Democrats TRILLION dollar budget deficits, then the Republicans deserve to frikin' lose. Morons!
Not just not bright - stupid!
Oh, don't tease me...
I find it very amusing how these politicians just throw around the term “job creation” and “jobs created” as if a job is something they can just wish into existence.
Jobs are created when people that own businesses and employ other people find it necessary to do so because of economic condition. The only thing a politician can do for “job creation” is to help create those economic conditions, and get the hell out of the way. On the other hand, while a politician can’t do much to create jobs, they can sure as hell easily make sure jobs are lost. Just raise taxes and see what happens.
His product might have been nice and shiny clean back in 2008 but this time he’s hawking a used (clunker) model.
Ever see a moth orbiting a candle flame?
Mr. T did an awesome job of providing the voice of the tough cop in the animated feature ‘Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs’. Perhaps President Obama could get him to read the State of the Union address while Obama lip syncs it. That would make obama look tough.
Bring it on stupid, bring it on.
>> expected to deliver an uncompromising State of the Union address
I won’t be watching it. I’m sure FR will cover it thoroughly.
The moron does NOT get it. After all that has happened, the idiot still hasn’t a clue.
Nov. 2010 should be big fun.
“We’re going to keep doing what we’ve been doing and hope for a different outcome.” Hmm. That sounds familiar.
Giving David Plouffe control over democrat campaigns nation wide is going to be a disaster for democrats. Most likely they’ll want to get rid of guys like Stupak but they’re fools if they think that district will accept one of Obama’s far left contemporaries. That will all but hand the seat to any republican who mounts a moderate challenge.
Geeat News. I was afraid he would start making sense and gain a few points in popularity.
It’s great watching an idiot shoot himself in the foot.
So I guess they are saying we communists do not give up.
And we say back we Americans don’t give up. Who won last time? Get ready for it again.
Gonna call Tea Partiers even more vicious names in even louder voices. I'm sure Obama's message will get through then, right?
"As soon as the American people get out of our way, we're really going to get something done!"
"Mr. President, the children are at recess..."
Me neither. I would get almost physically ill watching more than a 15 second clip of this sanctimonious Communist phony. I'll settle for the short clips where he makes the biggest fool of himself during the speech.
Idiot Obie Won, it’s not your words, it’s your DEEDS which have pi$$ed off America.
There's nothing worse than a sociopath to whom you cannot say "No," and who NEVER accepts blame for anything.
Obama will be the most hated president in U.S. history before this is finished.
Maybe a tuba band will play the intro...
>> Its great watching an idiot shoot himself in the foot.
I think Obama has a somewhat HIGHER opinion of himself than you do.
So I claim he’s shooting himself in the HEAD.
wish i knew how to check on insider trading among his cronies...he seems to like crashing the market everytime it goes up
Remember, if history is any guide, he’ll get a polling bump out of this. SOTU shows always have that effect, but if the Prez is fundamentally weak, it melts faster than a Life Saver.
Barack Obama has “beefed up” ... the message was “retooled” to “focus more sharply” on job creation.
“tackling” health care and unemployment, the president “presses” to tackle the budget deficit ...
No more arugala, `Mom jeans’ or limpwristing basketballs for this 21st century metroprez.
Meet the new model 2010 `Butch’ Obama: now with amoral fiber and real ingredients.
He and his ilk are dead set on destroying America.
Definition of Narcissistic Personality Disorder [italics theirs; I don't have the energy to go through and reformat all that text]:
An all-pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behaviour), need for admiration or adulation and lack of empathy, usually beginning by early adulthood and present in various contexts. Five (or more) of the following criteria must be met:
Feels grandiose and self-important (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents to the point of lying, demands to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
Is obsessed with fantasies of unlimited success, fame, fearsome power or omnipotence, unequalled brilliance (the cerebral narcissist), bodily beauty or sexual performance (the somatic narcissist), or ideal, everlasting, all-conquering love or passion
Firmly convinced that he or she is unique and, being special, can only be understood by, should only be treated by, or associate with, other special or unique, or high-status people (or institutions)
Requires excessive admiration, adulation, attention and affirmation - or, failing that, wishes to be feared and to be notorious (narcissistic supply)
Feels entitled. Expects unreasonable or special and favorable priority treatment. Demands automatic and full compliance with his or her expectations
Is "interpersonally exploitative", i.e., uses others to achieve his or her own ends
Devoid of empathy. Is unable or unwilling to identify with or acknowledge the feelings and needs of others
Constantly envious of others or believes that they feel the same about him or her
Arrogant, haughty behaviours or attitudes coupled with rage when frustrated, contradicted, or confronted
It's the State of the Union. It's ABOUT the state of the Union, not about political compromise. Obie Won will make it all about Themselves, which "isn't a bad gig" according to Obie, at least until all those ignorant right wingnuts smeared Their grandiose healthcare bill and Bush stole Kennedy's seat for Scott Brown in MA.
Obie has put us ungrateful, ignorant peasants on notice that we are wrong and They are right. He will give us a Stern Talking To and teach us the error of our ways.
America will laugh in scorn. Unfortunately, all the world will laugh with us.
Did the WOTUS (wimp of the US)
use the TTUS (Tough Toner of the US)
PHEGC (Pretend he’s got cojones?)
Obamaloon, you are the dictionary definition of limp d***.
I guess Obama, et al didn't hear the voters this time either! Go for it jack*ss!
He looks ridiculous not to mentioned that he is obviously unqualified. What a freaking joke the voters were sold. I'm not laughing though.
This picture is the Greek columns in Denver. Obama is out of his mind.
What part of NOT do they NOT understand?
Idiots. Unless civil is the goal.
So the media crucified Bush for staying the course on the war on terrorism but OKs Obama war on the American people and his push for the Liberals taking control of 1/6 of the American economy in the name of healthcare.