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White House Toughens Tone
WSJ ^ | 01/24/10 | Jonathan Weisman

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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KEYWORDS: 2010; bho44; bhofascism; bhotyranny; braindead; democrats; midterms; obama; sotu; whitehouse
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Exhibit 3407 in my case that these people are not all that bright.
1 posted on 01/24/2010 5:36:46 PM PST by freespirited
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To: freespirited

Barry is gonna keep messing around and REALLY piss people off!


2 posted on 01/24/2010 5:38:55 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: freespirited

Azzes!


3 posted on 01/24/2010 5:39:28 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: freespirited

4 posted on 01/24/2010 5:39:34 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: freespirited

I think your link is bad.


5 posted on 01/24/2010 5:40:15 PM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: freespirited

Why are they now saying that this Plouffle character is the real “messiah”?


6 posted on 01/24/2010 5:40:29 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (J.D. Hayworth for Senate!)
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To: freespirited
Barack Obama has beefed up his political staff and is expected to deliver an uncompromising State of the Union address.

Oh yeah, agitate the angry people, that'll work for sure.
7 posted on 01/24/2010 5:41:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: freespirited

0bambi’s pretending to have a pair? This bodes well for good comedy in the SotU speech.


8 posted on 01/24/2010 5:41:07 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid!)
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To: Tawiskaro; Admin Moderator

Sorry. Correct link:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703415804575023503578243386.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsSecond


9 posted on 01/24/2010 5:41:31 PM PST by freespirited (Congratulations Senator Brown. One down, 59 to go.)
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To: freespirited
White House Toughens Tone

Zero toughens his tone deaf tone.

10 posted on 01/24/2010 5:42:02 PM PST by Rocko
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To: freespirited

Looking forward to it, another so-called academic bullsh!tting the masses. Go community organizer, go, away that is.

Thank you


11 posted on 01/24/2010 5:42:21 PM PST by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The Plouffters know not what they say.


12 posted on 01/24/2010 5:42:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: freespirited
"uncompromizing state of the union address"????

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.

13 posted on 01/24/2010 5:43:03 PM PST by exnavy (God save the republic)
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To: freespirited
"...turn up the heat on Republicans over the deficits incurred in the Bush years"

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!

14 posted on 01/24/2010 5:43:12 PM PST by avacado
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To: freespirited

Not just not bright - stupid!


15 posted on 01/24/2010 5:44:30 PM PST by Deagle
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To: freespirited
is expected to deliver an uncompromising State of the Union address

Oh, don't tease me...

16 posted on 01/24/2010 5:46:22 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: freespirited

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.


17 posted on 01/24/2010 5:46:29 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: freespirited
 Communism Today
18 posted on 01/24/2010 5:46:53 PM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: freespirited
"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."

Who's paying this guy? He's NOT working for free!

Is our tax money paying him?

Maybe this Plouffe guy helped get the kenyan elected, but we have all seen now WHAT was elected, so that makes Plouffe just another obama con-man and any further efforts on obama's or the democrats behalf will just be the continuation of that ruse.

America has GOT to stop falling for this EEO incompetence nightmare called a president.
19 posted on 01/24/2010 5:47:16 PM PST by FrankR (There will be no jobs until it is profitable for employers to hire people....PERIOD.)
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To: cripplecreek

His product might have been nice and shiny clean back in 2008 but this time he’s hawking a used (clunker) model.


20 posted on 01/24/2010 5:47:42 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (J.D. Hayworth for Senate!)
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To: freespirited
Yeah, I think Plouffe is right. What they really need to win the American people over is a big health care plan. Not the one they have now, a really, really, really big one, 10,000 pages or so, Sanskrit is fine since nobody needs to read it first. Draft all the doctors and nurses into the U.S. Medical Corps, model the health care program of the entire country on the internationally praised one of Cuba, levy prohibitive taxes on The Rich - all Republicans are rich, right? - and utilize community organizations such as ACORN to redistribute the money on the basis of social justice. In memory of Ted Kennedy. It's what The People want.

Ever see a moth orbiting a candle flame?

21 posted on 01/24/2010 5:49:10 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: freespirited

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.


22 posted on 01/24/2010 5:49:14 PM PST by Infralutheran
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To: freespirited

Bring it on stupid, bring it on.


23 posted on 01/24/2010 5:49:41 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: freespirited

>> 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.


24 posted on 01/24/2010 5:50:46 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: freespirited

“We’re going to keep doing what we’ve been doing and hope for a different outcome.” Hmm. That sounds familiar.


25 posted on 01/24/2010 5:52:49 PM PST by Rastus
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26 posted on 01/24/2010 5:53:22 PM PST by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


27 posted on 01/24/2010 5:53:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: freespirited

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.


28 posted on 01/24/2010 5:54:05 PM PST by Venturer
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To: freespirited

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.


29 posted on 01/24/2010 5:54:55 PM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: freespirited
White House Toughens Tone

Gonna call Tea Partiers even more vicious names in even louder voices. I'm sure Obama's message will get through then, right?

30 posted on 01/24/2010 5:56:25 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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To: freespirited

"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..."

31 posted on 01/24/2010 5:58:25 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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I won’t be watching it. I’m sure FR will cover it thoroughly

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.

32 posted on 01/24/2010 5:59:44 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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To: freespirited

Idiot Obie Won, it’s not your words, it’s your DEEDS which have pi$$ed off America.


33 posted on 01/24/2010 6:01:15 PM PST by cake_crumb (Can we impeach him NOW??)
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To: freespirited
The arrogant asshole is going to self-destruct.

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.

34 posted on 01/24/2010 6:05:47 PM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority (Tyranny - are we there yet?)
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To: catnipman

Maybe a tuba band will play the intro...


35 posted on 01/24/2010 6:06:00 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Venturer

>> It’s 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.


36 posted on 01/24/2010 6:06:13 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Caipirabob

Preddyfunnie.


37 posted on 01/24/2010 6:06:30 PM PST by Rocko
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To: freespirited

wish i knew how to check on insider trading among his cronies...he seems to like crashing the market everytime it goes up


38 posted on 01/24/2010 6:08:24 PM PST by dalebert
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To: freespirited

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.


39 posted on 01/24/2010 6:12:37 PM PST by GOP_Resurrected
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To: freespirited

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.


40 posted on 01/24/2010 6:15:35 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: freespirited
Of course it won't happen, however, I wish I see Zewoe toughen his tone about shrinking the size of goobermint and also eliminate the wasteful spending by over 50,000 of the 150,000 federal spending programs.

He and his ilk are dead set on destroying America.

41 posted on 01/24/2010 6:20:42 PM PST by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: freespirited
The "uncompromising" term is a hoot, and also shows how bad a case of NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) Obie has.

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:

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.

42 posted on 01/24/2010 6:21:40 PM PST by cake_crumb (Can we impeach him NOW??)
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To: freespirited

Toughens tone?

Did the WOTUS (wimp of the US)

use the TTUS (Tough Toner of the US)

to

PHEGC (Pretend he’s got cojones?)

Obamaloon, you are the dictionary definition of limp d***.


43 posted on 01/24/2010 6:22:18 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: freespirited
Mr. Plouffe said Democrats need to quickly pass a broad health overhaul

I guess Obama, et al didn't hear the voters this time either! Go for it jack*ss!

44 posted on 01/24/2010 6:22:56 PM PST by kcvl
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45 posted on 01/24/2010 6:23:50 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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46 posted on 01/24/2010 6:25:43 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: Caipirabob
Obama can't even talk to CHILDREN without the telepromters! And they called Bush STUPID!

He looks ridiculous not to mentioned that he is obviously unqualified. What a freaking joke the voters were sold. I'm not laughing though.

47 posted on 01/24/2010 6:26:26 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Caipirabob
I find this picture to be truly frightening. How can he be so blind?

This picture is the Greek columns in Denver. Obama is out of his mind.

48 posted on 01/24/2010 6:33:58 PM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: freespirited

What part of NOT do they NOT understand?
Idiots. Unless civil is the goal.


49 posted on 01/24/2010 6:36:00 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012...)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


50 posted on 01/24/2010 6:38:12 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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