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Bonkers: CNNís Spitzer Theorizes Obama Intentionally 'Wants to Lose the House'(Video)
Newsbusters ^ | October 9, 2010 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 10/08/2010 9:17:32 PM PDT by Rufus2007

With insightful backwards logic like this, the new CNN show “Parker Spitzer” is certain to be a runaway hit – if just for the comedic value alone.

On CNN’s Oct. 8 broadcast of “Parker Spitzer,” disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, the co-host of this program, trotted out a theory that seems so peculiar one might think he was pre-excusing what many feel is the eventual Republican takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives. (h/t Greg Pollowitz)

“Let's switch gears for a second,” Spitzer said. “Earlier today or a couple days ago, Newt Gingrich said 60 seats would be the Republican pick-up. I've got a crazy theory for you. I think the White House wants to lose the House. It needs a foil. It needs an enemy. Agree or disagree?”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; cnn; eliotspitzer; midtermelections
Apologize early, apologize often.
1 posted on 10/08/2010 9:17:34 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

I almost agree with this slimeball.


2 posted on 10/08/2010 9:20:29 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: Rufus2007
Spitzer has a crazy theory for you. He thinks the White House wants to lose the House. It needs a foil. It needs an enemy.

Is he ignorant, crazy, or a crazed baked-in-the-pie schizophrenic combination of retarded Liberalism and rabid Marxism?

Or BOTH?

Agree or disagree?

Cripes. How long will it be like this before we can just proceed to Third Manassas?

STFU. Stop The Federal Usurpation.

3 posted on 10/08/2010 9:25:04 PM PDT by jessduntno (9/24/10, FBI raids home of appropriately named AAAN leader Hatem Abudayyeh, a friend of Obama.)
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To: Rufus2007
As if this dope needs more enemies . Socks on,and most of the geezers are using old timmey political models . The times they are a changin . If that is big O’s plan , he is worse than we thought . That's what America wants , an insane has been ranting against the T party and other straw men .
4 posted on 10/08/2010 9:25:43 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: Rufus2007

That is one goal I would wish the Bummer success in achieving.


5 posted on 10/08/2010 9:27:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Rufus2007

In theory, if the Republicans take back the House, and Obama moves to the political middle, the Democrats would be able to place some blame on the Republicans if the country continues to suffer for the next two years. That could be just enough for Obama to be re-elected.

This was the same strategy used after the Republican victory in 1994. Bill Clinton was re-elected in 1996.

Historically, the electorate likes political balance in Washington. When one party begins to dominate and fail, people start to swing the other way. And this goes back and forth. After 2000 and 2004, the wave went towards the Republicans. In 2006 and 2008, it moved back to the Democrats. Now in 2010 it is moving back the other way. The electorate seems to want balance. And at the moment, there is no balance. But if the GOP takes over the House and the Speaker seat, that starts to look more balanced. And the GOP will begin to share blame for the federal government’s failings.


6 posted on 10/08/2010 9:29:50 PM PDT by jerry557
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To: Rufus2007

I agree with him. I hope the Rhinos don’t win big at all, sorry. Because Obama needs to go. And if the GOP take over in a massive way (which they won’t in the senate) you can say hello to Obama’s 2nd term.


7 posted on 10/08/2010 9:32:12 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: Inyo-Mono

It is part of Obamas master plan. Lose the House..Get investigated, then Ipeached and jailed.


8 posted on 10/08/2010 9:33:26 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: Rufus2007

they’re throwing in the towel.


9 posted on 10/08/2010 9:33:37 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I noticed a lot of “concern trolls” posting on this thread. They would love to see the GOP lose this election, supposedly to keep Obama from winning re-election. Load of happy horsesh!t.


10 posted on 10/08/2010 9:39:40 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: jerry557

And it’s successes .


11 posted on 10/08/2010 10:00:27 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: Rufus2007

He’s just “riding dirty” again...


12 posted on 10/08/2010 10:00:58 PM PDT by MortMan (To Obama "Kill them all and let [God] sort them out" is an abortion slogan.)
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To: Rufus2007
I think the White House wants to lose the House. It needs a foil. It needs an enemy.

Is it Spitzer's role at CNN to play 'the idiot', or is he doing that gratuitously?

Anybody who is paying even minimal attention certainly understands that Obama's modus operandi has always been the Alinski-inspired tactic of attacking his designated enemy. All tyrants (actual or would-be) follow that same pattern.

He does not need a Republican majority in the House in order to attack Republicans. He does not need a Republican majority in the House in order to designate Republicans as "The Enemy".

13 posted on 10/08/2010 10:15:30 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: jerry557

Disagree!

Obama has pushed through most everything he wanted and he is not done yet. There is no way he wants to LOSE control. He is desperate and it shows in what he is saying on the campaign trail. He’s in meltdown mode.


14 posted on 10/08/2010 10:38:24 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: jerry557

I’m with you. Obama doesn’t give a darn about his “allies”. He’s having fun golfing and running around with people kowtowing to him - all except heads of other countries, to whom he is bowing to prove to them we are no better than anyone else.

He’s delibrately setting it up so he can have his best chance to win in 2012. He forgets, of course, that Clinton stopped the far left stuff when he saw it wasn’t going to fly. I don’t credit Obama with being that sharp.


15 posted on 10/08/2010 10:38:42 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Deport him in shark infested waters.


16 posted on 10/08/2010 10:39:19 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: antceecee
I noticed a lot of “concern trolls” posting on this thread...

uh, yup... Lots of trolls will be posting between now and November 4th.
Don't let anyone discourage you from voting. Flush as many of the Socialist scum as we can this November. Rinse and repeat in 2012 ... if not sooner.

17 posted on 10/08/2010 10:42:57 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Inyo-Mono

I do, too. I think he may think he can replicate Clinton’s re-election after he lost the house.


18 posted on 10/08/2010 10:47:40 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Rufus2007

Sounds like Spitzer has been listening to Rush. Rush spent the better part of this past week saying this very thing.

Speaking of which, I’m seriously having a hard time figuring Rush out lately. After Obama began inflicting his misery on the country, Rush said almost daily: “The only way we can turn this back is by winning the next (mid-term) election cycle.”

But for the past several weeks, Rush has been concluding, even if we win, we lose. That is, even if we win, Obama will use the GOP as the bad guy, and therefore slide into a 2nd term.

I’ve frankly had my fill of Rush’s negativity on this. I’m not saying he has to blow sunshine in our faces, but no matter happens, Rush has been concluding that it will be a net plus for Obama.

Rush can say all day long that he’s just trying to show us that Obama is different than the conventional politician, and that the fight will just begin after we win in the mid-terms...blah...blah, but his negativity is NOT inspring people to go out and vote. It’s simply helping to foster a hopeless attitude. And that is something we DO NOT need right now.

Maybe he should stick to talking about his upcoming appearances on the Family Guy, and Hanney Gulf stuff.


19 posted on 10/08/2010 10:50:41 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Rufus2007

Spitzer may be right here. Obama doesn’t give a crap about anything but himself. He might win back the left if he has a rep house for 2 years


20 posted on 10/08/2010 11:01:09 PM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: Figment

Spitzer may be right here. Obama doesn’t give a crap about anything but himself. He might win back the left if he has a rep house for 2 years
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And this was exactly what Rush was saying!

I need somebody to explain to me how this hopeless attitude motivates and inspires people to go out and vote Nov 2nd?

Rush spent almost the entire week pounding this negativity into the ground. If we give up hope because of what “might happen”, we’re doomed!


21 posted on 10/08/2010 11:07:02 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: El Cid

“uh, yup... Lots of trolls will be posting between now and November 4th”

That’s the ticket. Keep telling them election is Nov 4th. Meanwhile we’ll have shorter lines on the 2nd


22 posted on 10/09/2010 12:03:56 AM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: jerry557
Clinton was reelected because Dole ran against him.

Perot popped up again.

And no one knew about Monica yet.

Obama is incapable of going to the middle.

Obama's agenda will end on Nov.2.

I wish conservatives will stop looking for defeat in victory.

23 posted on 10/09/2010 12:25:10 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: toddausauras

Well then we should just let the Democrats keep both Houses and show them we are onto their clever tactics.


24 posted on 10/09/2010 12:26:32 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: Rufus2007

“Apologize early, apologize often.”

As well you should for posting this drivel.

I’m just teasing you. ;o)


25 posted on 10/09/2010 12:30:07 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: jerry557
In theory, if the Republicans take back the House, and Obama moves to the political middle, the Democrats would be able to place some blame on the Republicans if the country continues to suffer for the next two years. That could be just enough for Obama to be re-elected.

This was the same strategy used after the Republican victory in 1994. Bill Clinton was re-elected in 1996.


The only problem with that theory is that the country did NOT continue to "suffer" after the GOP won Congress in 1994. It benefitted. Clinton adopted many of the GOP ideas and claimed them as his own. THAT is why he won in 1996.

Now, then. Do you think Obama will do the same?
26 posted on 10/09/2010 12:30:23 AM PDT by GLDNGUN
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To: Artcore

I listened to the same programs as you. Heard Rush say the same things but I got a different take.

I got that no matter what - the press and the prez are going to use the Republicans as the whipping boys. Get used to it, its coming.

He was saying “Don’t try and be nice because they ain’t gonna’ like you anyway.” “Don’t get lost on the power trip like you did last time.”


27 posted on 10/09/2010 4:53:11 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Islam is the sea in which the terrorist shark swims. It aids & comforts the shark on it's journey.)
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To: Artcore

Here is the right analysis:

Obama does not WANT to lose the House, but he may see the polling as inevitable.

Obama loves campaigning, not working.

Obama will embrace his loss and turn the next two years into a continuous campaign against the GOP.

Whether Obama wins or loses in 2012 will depend on who runs againt him more than anything else.


28 posted on 10/09/2010 4:55:37 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: PeteB570
I got that no matter what - the press and the prez are going to use the Republicans as the whipping boys. Get used to it, its coming.

I guess we could always rip the whip outta their hands and do a political Mapplethorpe on them.
29 posted on 10/09/2010 5:28:03 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Rufus2007

klinton lost both houses and it saved his presidency.


30 posted on 10/09/2010 6:42:21 AM PDT by weezel
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To: fortheDeclaration

Im just saying dont count your chickens before they hatch especially for an election more than 2 years away. A lot of tricks to be played yet. A lot of things to play out. And there is still a good 40-45% that support Obama.


31 posted on 10/09/2010 1:30:28 PM PDT by jerry557
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To: Figment
That’s the ticket. Keep telling them election is Nov 4th. Meanwhile we’ll have shorter lines on the 2nd

Hah! That's right...I was thinking November 4th, 2008 - America's Day of Infamy - and 'seared' in my mind...

I muffed the 2010 election date. Just tell your conservative friends: Vote the first Tuesday in November, and your liberal associates ... the 2nd Tuesday in November.

32 posted on 10/09/2010 2:06:16 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: weezel
Clinton is a politician and was smart to take credit for the changes Repubs passed.

Obama is all about power and his agenda...and NOT real smart.

33 posted on 10/09/2010 3:09:09 PM PDT by lonestar
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