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Dems' message: All about the gaffes
politico ^ | 7/4/10 | JONATHAN MARTIN

Posted on 07/04/2010 9:42:06 AM PDT by Nachum

The dust-up this week between President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), ostensibly about Wall Street regulation, revealed more about the two parties’ midterm campaign strategies than anything else.

With polls showing voters deeply concerned about the economy and government spending and souring on Democrats, Obama and his party are seizing on gaffe after GOP gaffe, intent on making the election anything but a referendum on the majority.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dems; gaffes; message

1 posted on 07/04/2010 9:42:09 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
The supposed gaffes (sp?) are too sophisticated for the Democrats, and most Republicans, to properly ridicule or criticize.

In fact, the Democrats, and Senator DeMint are pretty much reduced to the "Hey, he said sh*t" school of thought on the matter (when he really said "Shi'ite" and didn't mean "sh*t" at all).

We have a lot of Senator DeMint fans here so maybe you can answer this ~ why does he imagine he gets some political advantage from devolving into hillbilly thinking every now and then? Isn't he supposed to be of above average intelligence?

Best get him straight on that stuff or his opponent will be pulling down beau coup bucks from outside agitators.

2 posted on 07/04/2010 9:48:39 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Nachum

Where is the 4th of July, Independence Day Message from POTUS Barack Hussein Obama??? Does he hate American and Americans so much he cannot rejoice in our freedom or, does he wish to take all of our freedoms away and destroy our great country in the process. Wake up America and wake up “all” Americans!!! Come November 2, 2010, we the people, we the voters, we the Americans need to destroy the Democrat Party at the voting polls and with it broom POTUS Obama and all who support this America hater!!!

3 posted on 07/04/2010 9:49:37 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Nachum

GOP gaffe after gaffe? Such as, Johnathan?

4 posted on 07/04/2010 9:49:58 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: Nachum
See the Leftist clown posse at Politco have given up even pretending to be serious journalists.

Perhaps instead of desperatly spinning for team Obama, these supposed “journalists” might go ask Craig Deeds and the Virginal Democrat party how well this standard Democrat campaign play book of lies, demagoguery and shrill hysteric ranting works with voters this election cycle.

5 posted on 07/04/2010 9:52:14 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: MNJohnnie
Virginal Democrat part

Ah that should be Virgina nor Virginal.

6 posted on 07/04/2010 9:54:46 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: Nachum
Obama the Nazi
7 posted on 07/04/2010 9:55:25 AM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: Nachum
Gaffes don't matter...

Exhibit A


8 posted on 07/04/2010 10:06:19 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: skimbell

9 posted on 07/04/2010 10:10:13 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at
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To: Nachum

Since Dems figure that gaffes are so importasnt, how about thesse?

Obamaisms, Dumb Quotes and Gaffes by Barack Obama


“We’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money. But, you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it if you’re providing a good product or providing good service. We don’t want people to stop, ah, fulfilling the core responsibilities of the financial system to help grow our economy.” —on Wall Street reform, Quincy, Ill., April 29, 2010

“One such translator was an American of Haitian descent, representative of the extraordinary work that our men and women in uniform do all around the world — Navy Corpse-Man Christian Brossard.” –mispronouncing “Corpsman” (the “ps” is silent) during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 2010 (The Corpsman’s name is also Christopher, not Christian)

“The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.” —Tampa, Fla., Jan. 28, 2010

“UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.” –attempting to make the case for government-run healthcare, while simultaneously undercutting his own argument, Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009

“The Cambridge police acted stupidly.” —commenting on a white police officer’s arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home in Cambridge, Mass., at a news conference, July 22, 2009

“The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.” —in remarks after a health care roundtable with physicians, nurses and health care providers, Washington, D.C., July 20, 2009

“It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There’s a lot of — I don’t know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing.” —confusing German for “Austrian,” a language which does not exist, Strasbourg, France, April 6, 2009

“No, no. I have been practicing...I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something.” —making an off-hand joke during an appearance on “The Tonight Show”, March 19, 2009 (Obama later called the head of the Special Olympics to apologize)

“I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any seances.” —after saying he had spoken with all the living presidents as he prepared to take office, Washington, D.C., Nov. 7, 2008 (Obama later called Nancy Reagan to apologize)

“I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” — defending his tax plan to Joe the Plumber, who argued that Obama’s policy hurts small-business owners like himself, Toledo, Ohio, Oct. 12, 2008

“What I was suggesting — you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith...” —in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, who jumped in to correct Obama by saying “your Christian faith,” which Obama quickly clarified (Watch video clip)

“I’m here with the Girardo family here in St. Louis.” —speaking via satellite to the Democratic National Convention, while in Kansas City, Missouri, Aug. 25, 2008

“Let me introduce to you the next President — the next Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden.” —slipping up while introducing Joe Biden at their first joint campaign rally, Springfield, Illinois, Aug. 23, 2008

“Just this past week, we passed out of the out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee — which is my committee — a bill to call for divestment from Iran as way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don’t obtain a nuclear weapon.” —referring to a committee he is not on, Sderot, Israel, July 23, 2008

“Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under a McCain...administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change.” —Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2008

“How’s it going, Sunshine?” —campaigning in Sunrise, Florida

“On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.”

“Hold on one second, sweetie, we’re going to do — we’ll do a press avail.” —to a female reporter for ABC’s Detroit affiliate who asked about his plan to help American autoworkers (Watch video clip)

“I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to go.” —at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon (Watch video clip)

“Why can’t I just eat my waffle?” —after being asked a foreign policy question by a reporter while visiting a diner in Pennsylvania

“It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” —explaining his troubles winning over some working-class voters

“The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t. But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know, you know, there’s a reaction that’s been bred in our experiences that don’t go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way, and that’s just the nature of race in our society.”

“Come on! I just answered, like, eight questions.” —exasperated by reporters after a news conference

“You’re likeable enough, Hillary.” —during a Democratic debate

“In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.” —on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people

~Compiled by Daniel Kurtzman

10 posted on 07/04/2010 10:20:07 AM PDT by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Nachum
In other words, the media and democrats plan a campaign based upon childish mischaracterizations and quotes out of context because they've got NOTHING ELSE.

I hate these people.

11 posted on 07/04/2010 10:30:21 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

agreed. They can use the gaffes all they want. It want negate the issue, that Obama’s policies are hurting the country and destroying jobs.

12 posted on 07/04/2010 10:47:53 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: preacher

Remember, not all Zero’s gaffes are verbal.


13 posted on 07/04/2010 12:35:05 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Nachum

Fail by Backfire

14 posted on 07/04/2010 12:41:53 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (George W. Bush was the last conservative democrat)
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To: muawiyah

Newsbusters had a story, by Norah ODonnel, about Boehner - “that he likes his drinks and likes his butts” later she came back and said it was about smoking. If he is drinking all night and chasing anything but his wife, we know why he does a crap job as minority leader - he is a drunk. The media let the cat out of the bag - time to let him go. We need workers not drunks...with a phoney tan.

15 posted on 07/04/2010 1:14:18 PM PDT by q_an_a (a)
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To: Nachum
For Republicans, the strategy is the opposite—a macro-approach in which they brush off the excesses of individual candidates or isolated blunders by reiterating a big-picture mantra that Americans are sick of the spending and job losses that haven’t taken place on the majority party’s watch.

Nice proofreading they do at Politico.

16 posted on 07/04/2010 2:32:24 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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