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The Obama Heyday Is Over
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09-10-10 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL

Posted on 09/09/2010 5:58:57 PM PDT by GOP_Lady

Edited on 09/10/2010 7:39:10 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

Barack Obama hit the campaign trail this week to resurrect some of that hopey-changey stuff and to complain that his critics talk about him "like a dog." Turns out the president wasn't, in fact, referring to his own party.

Voters might be forgiven the confusion. It isn't as if Democrats have been showing Mr. Obama much love. Quite the opposite. Seven weeks from Election Day, the vulnerable wing of the majority has finally found itself a campaign issue: blunt opposition to Mr. Obama and his agenda.

Has it only been 20 months? Candidate Obama swelled into office with an ambitiously liberal plab. He promised his party that his legislative items would be more than policy triumphs; they'd be political triumphs. Stick with me, he said, and we'll get credit for leadership. Voters will come to love this stuff. Polls will improve. I'll campaign in your district.


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1 posted on 09/09/2010 5:58:59 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: 506Lake; AdvisorB; afraidfortherepublic; antivenom; angry elephant; Bernard; Blonde; ...


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GOP_Lady.

2 posted on 09/09/2010 5:59:35 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Not a moment in too soon. In fact it may already be too late.


3 posted on 09/09/2010 6:00:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: GOP_Lady

There was a heyday?


4 posted on 09/09/2010 6:00:45 PM PDT by oldleft
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To: GOP_Lady
I am looking forward to telling all the Obama supporters “Conservatives won. Get over it!” Payback is sweet.
5 posted on 09/09/2010 6:02:05 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: GOP_Lady
"Candidate Obama swelled into office with an ambitiously liberal plab."

Funny how those plabs can cause problems in teh long run.

6 posted on 09/09/2010 6:02:32 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GAB-1955

I know what you mean, but I think they already realize that it’s coming, big time. :-)


7 posted on 09/09/2010 6:03:15 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Baraq needs to campaign more.

I want to see him coast to coast and border to border.

More Obama!

Get him off the golf course and onto the stage!


8 posted on 09/09/2010 6:04:15 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: BenLurkin

Obastard can still do plenty of damage to the US with regulations and moratoriums on offshore drilling.


9 posted on 09/09/2010 6:05:00 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: GOP_Lady

In general, we are a country of dumbasses, led by a cabal of egomaniacs, cushioned only by bare majority of realists held in check by a shadow of conscience.


10 posted on 09/09/2010 6:05:14 PM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: GOP_Lady

Hay is for horses but not jackazzes! Makes for good scarecrows however and halloween is already here for the economy. Lots of tricks but no treats!


11 posted on 09/09/2010 6:06:29 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: GOP_Lady
Candidate Obama swelled into office with an ambitiously liberal plab.

Plab? Not in my 1950 Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary.

12 posted on 09/09/2010 6:06:35 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: GOP_Lady
"Roy Herron, running in Tennessee, ran an ad describing himself as a "truck-driving, shotgun-shooting, Bible-reading, crime-fighting, family loving country boy." This is not a joke."

I'm a cracker, like you." LOL

13 posted on 09/09/2010 6:08:24 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GOP_Lady

Democrats will run against Obama’s agenda and say whatever it takes to win. If they somehow win, everything changes on January 21, 2011 when they will develop amnesia and follow Madame Pelosi’s orders once again.


14 posted on 09/09/2010 6:09:34 PM PDT by Friend of the Friendless (R-Illinois)
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To: sionnsar

Plab —> typo for plan. Good editors are hard to find.


15 posted on 09/09/2010 6:09:34 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GOP_Lady
Frankly, I don't think that almost none of the Democrats running away from Obama are sincere. They are just going to say anything to gain or keep power.

Fargin' Bastages.

16 posted on 09/09/2010 6:09:35 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: workerbee

May I steal that nugget of brilliance for a tagline?


17 posted on 09/09/2010 6:09:35 PM PDT by dk88 (Keep your laws off my body)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“Obastard can still do plenty of damage to the US”
*************

And he will. Getting the reigns back is the first step, but undoing the damage is going to be a complex and difficult task.


18 posted on 09/09/2010 6:09:50 PM PDT by Canedawg (...still not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: sionnsar

PLAB: Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board


19 posted on 09/09/2010 6:10:13 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: workerbee

Sad but true.


20 posted on 09/09/2010 6:10:16 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: GOP_Lady

I love your title.


21 posted on 09/09/2010 6:10:39 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: sionnsar

Mr. Webster was a narrow-minded racist bigot and lacked the ‘Progressive’ mentality dontchyaknow. ‘Plab’ is too brilliant a word for Mr. Webster to have ever imagined nor defined! (:


22 posted on 09/09/2010 6:10:39 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: freekitty
Kimberly Strassel is an outstanding editorialist, that's for sure.
23 posted on 09/09/2010 6:12:29 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Canedawg

And is why RINOs have to be excised from the party. So far it seems that all the GOP has done since 1995 is to manage the ever-more-socialist state that the Rats have created and have done practically nothing to reverse it.


24 posted on 09/09/2010 6:13:04 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: GOP_Lady
PLAB: Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board

Say it ain't so! My wife speaks 13 languages, most quite fluently... but "professional assessments" sounds like a liberal trump card uber alles.

25 posted on 09/09/2010 6:13:05 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Short term...yes...damage would prevail...long term constituents of a truly free republic would win...dive into the Twin Towers or bomb Pearl Harbor and we come together...Stupidity only votes once in favor of stupidity...remorse fights back with earnest to a point until we are overwhelmed by others...it’s fair to say we need to keep a sharp eye over our Christian shoulder...Islamic attacks on our freedom are coming and it will slap us into “next week” before the majority knows what happen...then it will be too late for those of non Christian Faith


26 posted on 09/09/2010 6:18:26 PM PDT by Hotdog
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To: Paladin2
"I'm a cracker, you one too,
gonna take good care a' you."
27 posted on 09/09/2010 6:22:10 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: sionnsar

Good grief is right! LOL.


28 posted on 09/09/2010 6:24:51 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

yep


29 posted on 09/09/2010 6:26:49 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Lysandru
"Fargin' Bastages."

Iceholes!

LMAO!!

Great movie!

8^)

30 posted on 09/09/2010 6:27:19 PM PDT by Gargantua (Palin-Bachman 2012... just call it "Pa-Bach" :-)
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To: Hotdog
Stupidity only votes once in favor of stupidityM/i>

If that were only true. Stupid people will ALWAYS act and vote stupidly.

31 posted on 09/09/2010 6:27:31 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Canedawg
"reins"

;-/

32 posted on 09/09/2010 6:28:26 PM PDT by Gargantua (Palin-Bachman 2012... just call it "Pa-Bach" :-)
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To: Gargantua

Thanks. I had that feeling I was using the wrong spelling, but I drew a blank so I went with what I had, LOL!


33 posted on 09/09/2010 6:34:23 PM PDT by Canedawg (...still not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: Paladin2

Plab is a plan made up of flab and blab - a perfect 4-letter description of Obama’s oeuvre.


34 posted on 09/09/2010 6:35:16 PM PDT by karnage
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To: Paladin2
"Roy Herron, running in Tennessee, ran an ad describing himself as a "truck-driving, shotgun-shooting, Bible-reading, crime-fighting, family loving country boy." This is not a joke."

Harry Reid is running ads like that in rural Nevada too; "named best friend of the NRA, loves hunting, shotguns, built best gun range in the country," blah, blah, blah.

35 posted on 09/09/2010 6:41:43 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: muleskinner

LOL, I apparently didn’t live long enough in the South to hear that one.


36 posted on 09/09/2010 6:43:20 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GOP_Lady

Barry is like a television child star. The Nation was fascinated with him for a brief time as they were with Gary Coleman, Danny Bonaduce etc., but then quickly grew tired of him. He simply does not know what he’s doing. He just keeps rubberstamping big ticket thousand page bills that he doesn’t even bother to read. He will not age well and history will look on him as a very expensive dud of a President.


37 posted on 09/09/2010 6:44:16 PM PDT by purplelobster
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To: purplelobster

That speech he gave in Ohio was disgusting.
That was nothing more than a campaign speech -
This guy is a total empty suit.


38 posted on 09/09/2010 6:45:46 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: GOP_Lady

I agree.


39 posted on 09/09/2010 6:49:44 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Paladin2
Give me all your money. Abt natural. I have a plab.
40 posted on 09/09/2010 6:54:29 PM PDT by JPG (How much taxpayer $ did Mookie blow today?)
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To: Mr. Wright

For the heck of it I watched RSO on netflix. It’s truly frightening/discouraging to see who has the power to vote in this country.


41 posted on 09/09/2010 6:55:04 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (toodamtall1@yahoo.com. From Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
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To: JPG

Give it up dude, I have a gub and I’m ready to use it.


42 posted on 09/09/2010 6:56:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Canedawg
"...reigns..."

Zer0 rulz, he's the teller. ;-)

43 posted on 09/09/2010 6:59:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GOP_Lady

Was there EVER an Obama heyday?

Must have missed it among all the socialist takeovers of businesses, the inflated rhetoric, the absurd spending, the chatter of an army of “czars,” the declining position in world affairs, the weeping of our allies, and the laughter of our enemies.


44 posted on 09/09/2010 7:04:39 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: karnage
"Plab is a plan made up of flab and blab - a perfect 4-letter description of Obama’s oeuvre."

Actually, it's a different way of saying "pablum".

45 posted on 09/09/2010 7:26:44 PM PDT by Batrachian (America electing Barack Obama is the moral equivalent of Palestinians electing Hamas.)
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To: GOP_Lady

This ought to be good come November, watching Dems turn themselves inside out saying they didn’t vote for Obama care. None of them did, it happened by magic.


46 posted on 09/09/2010 7:27:19 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Agreed.....Both Congress and dirty diapers need changing for the same reasons...


47 posted on 09/09/2010 7:35:30 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Friend of the Friendless
If they somehow win, everything changes on January 21, 2011 when they will develop amnesia and follow Madame Pelosi’s orders once again.

Exactly. If the GOP candidates let them get away with this, they deserve to lose. All they need to remind their districts is that the first vote these Dems will make when they get back is for Speaker, and the Dem WILL vote for Pelosi. The only way to prevent more disastrous bills like Stimulus and Obamacare is to vote out their local Dem incumbent. The key is ousting the leftist leadership and the only way to help due this is to vote out the local Dem. Make the race national, but give the district voters that they can do their part with a single local vote.

48 posted on 09/09/2010 9:17:37 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Jack Hammer
Was there EVER an Obama heyday?

I think it was the few weeks between the Greek columns and telling Joe the Plumber he was going to give his wealth to the parasites.

49 posted on 09/09/2010 9:21:17 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Lysandru
Fargin' Bastages.

Indeed.

50 posted on 09/09/2010 11:19:13 PM PDT by SuziQ
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