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Obama Failed To Communicate?
Creators Syndicate (Yahoo News) ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Brent Bozell III

Posted on 11/03/2010 4:10:20 AM PDT by Colofornian

Creators Syndicate – In one of his latest attempts to get his face on every television network in America before the election, President Obama appeared on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart to plead his case to the hip, young, leftist voters who love that show. Obama claimed he had done so much, "We have done things that some folks don't even know about!"

In a more serious interview, Obama told the Los Angeles Times the economic mess he "inherited" required him to take so many rapid actions that he could not "communicate effectively to the public in any coherent way."

This has to be the most ridiculous spin to emerge to explain the "Why Republicans Massacred Us" question: Obama somehow failed to communicate his "accomplishments." This man has been everywhere from MTV to CNBC to Univision to the entire NBC-Universal slate of channels selling his policies. And when he's not there, the reporters do his bidding regardless. How can a man who was sold to us as an absolutely magic combination of Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt now suggest he was made "incoherent" by the economy?

First of all, in almost everything Obama did, the "inherited" economy always seemed like a lesser priority to other mountains he wanted to climb. That disinterest (also the disinterest in Afghanistan) was telling. But more importantly, perhaps no president in modern times has been granted more forums with more ring-kissing interviewers to explain himself. These people in no way ruined the effectiveness of his communications by asking hardball questions...

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: leftistagenda; media; obama; spin
From the commentary: Obama told the Los Angeles Times the economic mess he "inherited" required him to take so many rapid actions that he could not "communicate effectively to the public in any coherent way." This has to be the most ridiculous spin to emerge to explain the "Why Republicans Massacred Us" question: Obama somehow failed to communicate his "accomplishments." This man has been everywhere from MTV to CNBC to Univision to the entire NBC-Universal slate of channels selling his policies. And when he's not there, the reporters do his bidding regardless...perhaps no president in modern times has been granted more forums with more ring-kissing interviewers to explain himself. These people in no way ruined the effectiveness of his communications by asking hardball questions.

This was also the angle Michael Medved on his radio show was taking yesterday...Here, a sitting president has access to not only the fawning liberal media, but his bully pulpit, and he claims he couldn't get his message of "accomplishments" out?

His very accomplishments were the problem!!!

Medved called this spin "the most pathethic ever."

1 posted on 11/03/2010 4:10:22 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian

Still playing that old inherited BS.

This guy sucks.


2 posted on 11/03/2010 4:13:08 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Colofornian

Obummer is no Ronald Reagan.

There is no great affection for him in this country and there is enormous opposition to his policies.

He won’t learn from adversity and humility is not a quality noted in this President.


3 posted on 11/03/2010 4:13:57 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Colofornian

LOL!

People are on to him.

He “communicated”, all right.

Obama proved that he is an unabashed LIAR!

Obama lives in dream land and still wants to believe you are terminally dumbed down.


4 posted on 11/03/2010 4:15:40 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Colofornian

I keep waiting for Obama or Gibbs or, better yet, Pelosi to say, “That went pretty good, don’t you think?”


5 posted on 11/03/2010 4:15:48 AM PDT by stevem
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To: goldstategop

“We have done things that some folks don’t even know about!”

This scares me.

What don’t we know about?

Hmmm?

What we KNOW is already bad enough.


6 posted on 11/03/2010 4:16:48 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Colofornian

Actually, he did inherent economic problems. Economic problems caused by Barney Frank and his dem-party enablers. Problems caused by the relaxation of banking and loan standards that led directly to the financial meltdown. A relaxation driven by Frank and other dems and ignored by Bush (for God only knows what reasons).

So yeah, Obama inherited that. But he inherited it mainly from the dems (the the repubs could have stopped it if they had had balls, which they didn’t at the time... hopefully do now).


7 posted on 11/03/2010 4:16:59 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Colofornian

I can’t believe Jerry Brown got in.

He’s such a moroon!


8 posted on 11/03/2010 4:17:29 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Colofornian

It’s not Marketing...it’s the Marxism...


9 posted on 11/03/2010 4:21:19 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: nmh

It’s going to be a lot of fun witnessing the coming financial collapse of California under Gov. Moonbeam and the looter labor unions...


10 posted on 11/03/2010 4:23:28 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Colofornian

Last night Marco Rubio did what inmamo could never do. He gave a fantastic extemporaneous speech.

His speech will be given again at the Republican Convention and Rubio’s nebula will outshine the brown dwarf that was Obama


11 posted on 11/03/2010 4:23:36 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: samtheman

A relaxation driven by Frank and other dems and ignored by Bush (for God only knows what reasons).

That ignored by Bush, accusation is not backed by fact IMHO.


12 posted on 11/03/2010 4:23:47 AM PDT by wita
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To: Wyatt's Torch

The election of the moonbeam is the death of California. If California was a corporation, the short selling would begin this morning.

The stock will be worthless within a year.


13 posted on 11/03/2010 4:26:13 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: nmh

I can’t believe Jerry Brown got in.

Unbelievable!

Which only can mean everyone with a brain, has already departed CA. See Boxer win, also.

Or, there are a lot of very short memories residing in CA

Or, medical Marijuana done fried what remains of a brain.

Or, to be continued...


14 posted on 11/03/2010 4:27:32 AM PDT by wita
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To: Colofornian
The Kenyan usurper will have another chance to "communicate" with his scheduled appearance at 1 o'clock today.

My guess is that it will be as much of a flop as his endorsements were in the election.

15 posted on 11/03/2010 4:28:25 AM PDT by snowsislander (In this election year, please ask your candidates if they support repeal of the 1968 GCA.)
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To: nmh
I think we DO know about some of those things ...

I think there's a civilian para-military force already in training .. and I think it is very black,

I think there are hundreds of thousands of embeds in the DMV-type of areas that are designed and trained to continue in the illegal observation and documentation of Americans

( They're not defeated, folks ... just a little recess in the day of the school of destruction )

I think the weaker ones were weeded out and a stronger more insane and tenacious remnant is left ... our true battle is about to begin.

Sorry to be a party pooper ... but I've thought about this strategically and if it was me that had had my hat handed to me, and I was the type to not give up, I would look at my situation and develope a plan that would probably be more effective in defeating my opponant/enemy.

Hell, I've already adopted that attitude as an older man ... I'll never winn a fight again mano a mano .. I'm too old and arthritic ... so I fight dirty (or fair(er), as the case may be ... ) I carry and will shoot you first.

16 posted on 11/03/2010 4:29:18 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Colofornian
Obama, Just Shut Up!

17 posted on 11/03/2010 4:30:45 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: wita

I’ll dig up the facts for you later but here’s the recap I remember: In the early 00s, Bush did try to call attention to what was being done to the home-loan rules in the house and senate and he was dead right to do so. They were relaxing the standards of reserves that lending institutions had to meet to lend out home mortgage money.

Then Barney Frank said it was all BS and fannie and freddie were clearly healthy enough to survive on relaxed standards and BUSH BACKED DOWN, DROPPED HIS OPPOSITION.

I’ll get the details for you, but that’s what happened.

I think Bush decided he needed all the support he could get to prosecute the Iraq war and didn’t want to rock the boat on any other issue.

Talk about an Epic Fail...

Look, when it comes time to investigate the meltdown, it won’t work if the current repubs don’t investigate FAIRLY.

Really find out what really happened. And if that includes finding out that Bush dropped his opposition to those toxic policies, then that should be loudly proclaimed also.


18 posted on 11/03/2010 4:31:45 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: snowsislander

(In this election year, please ask your candidates if they support repeal of the 1968 GCA.)

Nice tag line. Mine would start with the 86 law, followed by 1968, followed by 1934. Followed shortly by a massive amount of Machine gun sales, as the out gunned populace attempts to recover from years of government outgunning the people who allowed government to run over them. Reality says pipe dream, but dreams have kept the dems alive, and MLK’s vision, why not “the people”.


19 posted on 11/03/2010 4:37:23 AM PDT by wita
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To: wita

Major OOOOPS! Apologies to JimRob and CA freepers. How could I forget? Age, that’s it.


20 posted on 11/03/2010 4:39:51 AM PDT by wita
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To: knarf

I carry and will shoot you first.

Wait a minute, you are supposed to ask questions first?


21 posted on 11/03/2010 4:42:44 AM PDT by wita
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To: samtheman

Really find out what really happened. And if that includes finding out that Bush dropped his opposition to those toxic policies, then that should be loudly proclaimed also.

Agree with your assessment and the bottom line as stated.


22 posted on 11/03/2010 4:45:26 AM PDT by wita
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To: Colofornian

The more we saw him the more we despised him and his utter arrogance.


23 posted on 11/03/2010 4:45:49 AM PDT by Carley (VOTE AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, BECAUSE IT DOES)
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To: Colofornian

Please let the Democrats believe this. I heard this Dem talking point all night. The Dems are smoking crack if they believe this.


24 posted on 11/03/2010 4:48:53 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: wita
"Wait a minute, you are supposed to ask questions first?"

Yep ... instantaneously I ask myself a question, make a decision and act on that data.

It's called clear thinking judgement ... or something like that.

25 posted on 11/03/2010 4:51:24 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Carley

Agree completely. Obama’s problem was not that he failed to get his messsage across or that the MSM failed to give him adequate opportunities to speak. His problem WAS his message. Enough people finally woke up and declared their independence from centralized control. Not enough of them did, but enough to swing the House. The question now for the Repulicans is whether they will learn the right lessons from their victory. It’s easy to learn the wrong lessons.


26 posted on 11/03/2010 4:54:00 AM PDT by Pecos (Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: wita

Or maybe there was major CHEATING!

Take a look at Nevada. Reid got in BUT, his entire state, over 50%, loathed him. How did he “win”? Also the others were ALL republicans that won in Reids state? It just doesn’t add up. It makes NO SENSE that Reid, the villian, would win in his own state that hates him.


27 posted on 11/03/2010 4:54:45 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Colofornian
"Obama Failed To Communicate?"

let me fix that headline to the way it really is.....

Obama Failed

There you go!

28 posted on 11/03/2010 4:59:31 AM PDT by SERE_DOC (My Rice Krispies told me to stay home & clean my weapons!)
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To: Colofornian
Obama claimed he had done so much, "We have done things that some folks don't even know about!"

For once, Sheik Obama has told the truth.

29 posted on 11/03/2010 5:00:20 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Good riddance to bad trash-Patrick Murphy is gone!)
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To: Carley
The more we saw him the more we despised him and his utter arrogance.

Yeah, there's one reference in the article to Obama's lack of humility...how he so desperately seemed to receive adulation of expectations of grandeur in what he would "accomplish."

30 posted on 11/03/2010 5:03:33 AM PDT by Colofornian ("So how do LDS deal with the [Adam-God] phenomenon? WE DON'T; WE SIMPLY SET IT ASIDE" - BYU prof)
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To: nmh
I can’t believe Jerry Brown got in. He’s such a moroon!

Yeah, they didn't call him Governor Moonbeam for nothing. He's still running on the fumes from the 70s.

31 posted on 11/03/2010 5:04:22 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Colofornian

Obama’s recent public appearances—especially in Ohio!—just drove American voters nuts. He often sounded like a slightly toned-down version of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and that really didn’t look or sound Presidential.


32 posted on 11/03/2010 5:06:01 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Colofornian

Borrowed this from yahoo post. Never forget America!!

It would be beneficial for the American people if a member of the maninstream media found the courage to ask Barack Obama why he continues to conceal virtually the entire paper trail of his existence.

Unfortunately, such a question is very unlikely to be asked of him The current president’s original typewritten long form birth certificate, school records, SAT and LSAT scores, college and law school admission records and grade transcripts and thesis papers medical records, passport history and other relevant records and documents have all never been released or allowed to be subjected to any sort of scrutiny, despite several years of repeated requests for disclosure by numerous individuals and non-traditional media organizations The Obama 2008 campaign and subsequent administration have to date spent a considerable amount of money on legal fees, estimated in the millions of dollars, to fight Freedom of Information Act filings and other requests to examine this material On his first full day in office, Januray 21, 2009, the current president signed Executive Order 13489, effectively prohibiting the release or disclosure of any of his personal records and papers without his specific authorization

Barack Obama’s true origins, past associations, idealogical convictions, behavioral motivations and ongoing relationships are matters of great importance to a fast growing number of Americans of all political persuasions who just want to know the truth What is being hidden and why are they hiding it


33 posted on 11/03/2010 5:11:09 AM PDT by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: nmh

It makes NO SENSE that Reid, the villian, would win in his own state that hates him

Yep, mystifies me as well. I guess the get out the Union vote was what swung it, unless as you say there was cheating going on.


34 posted on 11/03/2010 5:13:28 AM PDT by wita
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To: Colofornian
Obama’s face has been on TV almost every day for the past three years preaching his socialist swill. I have reached the point where I switch channels whenever he shows.
35 posted on 11/03/2010 6:22:58 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

“It’s going to be a lot of fun witnessing the coming financial collapse of California under Gov. Moonbeam and the looter labor unions...”
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

No fun for me, that gangrenous mass is attached to the body of the same nation I live in. California’s insanity is bad for all of America.


36 posted on 11/03/2010 7:30:47 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Clem Hussein Kadiddlehopper would be a vast improvement.)
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To: Colofornian

37 posted on 11/03/2010 7:47:39 AM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: Colofornian

The part of communication that Obama failed at...is listening.


38 posted on 11/03/2010 12:47:32 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Colofornian

Ha! We had him pegged before he was ever sworn in. Those propagandists must be pretty stupid to think we believe them. I heard the same spin about Comrade Pelosi - “we never got to know her”.


39 posted on 11/03/2010 12:57:45 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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