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A divisive Obama undercuts the presidency (WP admits Traditional Democrat Liberalism!)
Patrick H Caddell and Douglas E Schoen ^ | October 30 2010 | Patrick H Caddell and Douglas E Schoen

Posted on 10/30/2010 6:42:08 AM PDT by sr4402

In its article "A Divisive Obama undercuts the Presidency" by Patrick H Caddell and Douglas E Schoen one sentence stands out. "We write in sadness as traditional liberal Democrats who believe in inclusion."

Isn't it nice when the Main Stream Media uncovers itself as being the Traditional Liberal arm of the Democratic Party?


(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dbm; liberalmedia; liberals; wp

1 posted on 10/30/2010 6:42:11 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: sr4402

Pravda speaks.


2 posted on 10/30/2010 6:43:58 AM PDT by ripley
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To: ripley
Democrats who believe in inclusion?

Yes, if by "inclusion" they mean strict party loyalty.

3 posted on 10/30/2010 6:46:40 AM 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: sr4402

Do Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen work for the Washington Post?


4 posted on 10/30/2010 6:46:46 AM PDT by Wissa (Gone Galt)
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To: sr4402

This is an article by two Dems, Patrick H. Caddell and Douglas E. Schoen. It is not a WP editorial.


5 posted on 10/30/2010 6:49:03 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

I have found that Pat Caddell has become disillusioned with his party of the last couple of years. He hasn’t left the Democrat party. The Commurats have left him.


6 posted on 10/30/2010 6:51:24 AM PDT by animal172 (Where are you America?)
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To: Wissa

They our both Democrat consultants and pollsters. I don’t believe either has ever tried to hide that fact.

As far as liberals go, they are reasonably fair.


7 posted on 10/30/2010 6:51:40 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: sr4402
whoa... that article was scathing! and spot on.

He is even losing the left now... soon he will be standing in a small crowd filled with nothing but racist blacks.

8 posted on 10/30/2010 6:56:59 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: sr4402

Not to burst your bubble, but the authors are Dem pollsters writing as guests for the Post.


9 posted on 10/30/2010 7:02:18 AM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: sr4402

This is an op-ed not a Washington Post editorial. It’s the opinion of the authors not of the newspaper.


10 posted on 10/30/2010 7:04:10 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: sr4402

It’s an opinion piece, not a news article. While I’d love for a WP NEWS article to overtly note it unabashedly supports left policies and seeks to undermine anything remotely right of center, this is NOT it. Sorry.

To make the connection using this opinion piece is no better than how the Move-On dummies use Hannity’s show to prove Fox News is an organ of the RNC. Of course Hannity’s show, is also billed as an opinion show, not a hard news show. You can’t mix and match the two categories.


11 posted on 10/30/2010 7:05:40 AM PDT by The Hound Passer
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To: sr4402

This is a guest editorial by Schoen and Caddell. Not a WaPo op-ed.

And FWIW: Neither is what I’d call a liberal Dem (maybe at one time). Caddell has been on our side for a while (playing the part as ‘Dem strategist’ while he trashes Dems). Schoen is slowing moving to our side, even standing up for the Tea Party.


12 posted on 10/30/2010 7:07:28 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Wissa

I liked this article. It gives an encouraging glimpse into disillusioned Obama-voting Dems, who seem to be demoralized and waking up to the graft and corruption that is the Obama White House.

Truth trumps delusion. Sweet.


13 posted on 10/30/2010 7:09:13 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: BenLurkin

“Yes, if by ‘inclusion’ they mean strict party loyalty.”

With Democrats, there is no telling what inclusion, or any of their other buzz words mean.

Democrats say they are brilliant geniuses so it has to be that those who don’t understand their brilliantly nuanced speech must be knuckle-dragging, gun-loving,
bible-thumping, stupid, ignorant dolts.


14 posted on 10/30/2010 7:14:09 AM PDT by ripley
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To: sr4402
Just the fact this critique of Obama is in the print edition of the WaPo is a milestone event. It's akin to watching the Russians pull down the giant statue of Lenin.

Of course the authors and the WaPo are not yet able to bring themselves to the point where they can openly criticize Obama without the obligatory comparison to a republican ogre.

("Yeah, we admit our guy may be bad, but he's not as bad as your guy")

In this case they drag out good old reliable Dick Nixon, the perpetual motion democrat nemesis.

Nevertheless, now that the WaPo is openly criticizing THE WON, how long before we see mobs pulling down Obama statues and ripping up street signs for "Obama Highway" and "Mount Obama"? hopefully not long at all.


15 posted on 10/30/2010 7:15:28 AM PDT by Iron Munro (This is our culture; fight for it. This is our flag; pick it up. This is our country; take it back.)
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To: Iron Munro

Someone with photoshop skills really needs to pub BHO’s head on that statue.


16 posted on 10/30/2010 7:22:32 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: sr4402

This was penned by two Dem advisors disgusted with the radical takeover of their party, not a mea culpa by the Washington Post. The Washington Post is flat out liberal. They have a so-called ombudsman but his job is really just a meaningless and deceptive title.


17 posted on 10/30/2010 7:24:42 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: sr4402

More importantly, as committed liberals, they take Obama to task and are appropriately critical of him and his tactics.

Fine, fine, statement.


18 posted on 10/30/2010 7:33:08 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: jazminerose
Someone with photoshop skills really needs to pub BHO’s head on that statue.

Or this one:


19 posted on 10/30/2010 7:35:08 AM PDT by Iron Munro (This is our culture; fight for it. This is our flag; pick it up. This is our country; take it back.)
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To: ripley

Pat Caddell was Jimmy Carter’s pollster. This is an op-ed.

Caddell is my favorite Democrat. He is almost sane.


20 posted on 10/30/2010 7:35:32 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: sr4402

Don’t change the headline from the original.

Especially if you aren’t going to get the facts straight.


21 posted on 10/30/2010 7:37:27 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: sr4402

This is a guest editorial..Alwats post the correct title first.


22 posted on 10/30/2010 7:51:07 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: sr4402
Pat & Doug are the last vestige of ANY COMMON SENSE whatsoever on the left;

They have been frequent guests on Hannity and Greta--and their appraisals of the upcoming purge have been refreshingly candid.

I have no empathy/sympathy for their liberal views-- but they have been the only civil and respectful voices in the debate from the left.

Schoen's polling has been laser-shot accurate--
...But of course-- the DIMS hate him for that...

23 posted on 10/30/2010 8:02:29 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Luke21

“Caddell is my favorite Democrat. He is almost sane.”

It seems that the Democrat party has attracted people with the insanity gene deeply embedded in their makeup.

Mr. Caddell is sometimes refreshing but he is still a Democrat who is clinging to a party which seems to have abandoned him. .

If you want to see a redneck in action, watch a Democrat move his lips and spew his venomous, hateful rhetoric that is camouflaged with the “for the children” phrase. They have been, and always will be the closet psychotic totalitarians they always have been. All they need is absolute power to expose themselves for the morons they are.

IMHO


24 posted on 10/30/2010 8:06:54 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Wissa

No they do not. And the OP changed the title. Iy is A divisive Obama undercuts the presidency.

It’s a mess.


25 posted on 10/30/2010 8:11:18 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: sr4402

Pat “Driplip” Caddell was Carter’s press secretary and perhaps Clinton harshest critic from the Democrat Party back in the 1990s. He’s not speaking for the Washington Post but he does seem to represent a dwindling few Democrats who hate the leftward lurch of the party and, in particular, their often hypocritical and deceitful tactics when confronted with their own ethical lapses.

(”Driplip” has always been my nickname for him since the Carter years when he sported a beard with a streak of white hair that resembled a baby who spits up milk from a corner of his mouth)


26 posted on 10/30/2010 8:22:59 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: Iron Munro

I wouldn’t get all excited about it. If the Democrats lose as badly as predicted on Tue., they may throw Obama under the bus to save the Party. This article is an early step to do just that.


27 posted on 10/30/2010 8:48:47 AM PDT by sportutegrl (Why are they called Musketeers if they fight with swords?)
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To: sr4402

ComPost bump for later......


28 posted on 10/30/2010 9:02:13 AM PDT by indthkr
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To: sr4402

Oops. They must have written this before the new book came out explaining how Bama is the great pragmatic philospher.


29 posted on 10/30/2010 9:29:13 AM PDT by bkepley
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