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Obama gains foothold; GOP autumn surge behind him
Yahoo ^ | 5/31/11 | Jim Kuhnhenn - ap

Posted on 05/31/2011 9:48:01 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – Six months after Republicans alarmed Democrats with a midterm election wave, President Barack Obama has shaken off the jitters and found his political footing despite sluggish economic growth and deep public anxiety about the direction of the country.

The White House now displays an air of confidence, bolstered in part by achievements such as the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. commandos and the financial success of an auto industry that Obama bailed out over the objections of many.

Obama is also benefiting from the absence of negatives. The economy, while lethargic, is growing. The private sector is creating jobs. Natural disasters, while deadly and plentiful, have not developed into governmental crises. Skyrocketing gas prices, which fed the public's economic fears, are now subsiding. And the GOP's signature budget plan, ambitious in its spending reductions, has lost its luster with the public.

"It is likely he will be re-elected, in my opinion," veteran Republican pollster Wes Anderson says.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: foothold; gop; obama; surge
another puff piece from ap.. uhh,, Bootlickers R US ,,

meanwhile the hot air balloon has a massive tear in it and the passenger basket is burning...

1 posted on 05/31/2011 9:48:02 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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I’m still looking for shots of him playing golf yesterday to popup somewhere.. his 70th round or such.


2 posted on 05/31/2011 9:49:50 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Author is not acquainted with reality...


3 posted on 05/31/2011 9:51:09 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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The Beast's cousin?

.. or emblematic of his first term.. a wreck.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon walk past a wrecked car as they inspect tornado damage in Joplin, Missouri, May 29, 2011. Obama travelled to Joplin, scene of last week's disaster, to inspect the damage and participate in a memorial service. REUTERS/Jason Reed


4 posted on 05/31/2011 9:51:44 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: subterfuge

Author is not acquainted with reality...

Psychotropic drugs most likely. ;-)


5 posted on 05/31/2011 9:52:26 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

WTH is this? Certainly not reporting. It makes me want to hurl.


6 posted on 05/31/2011 9:52:32 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: NormsRevenge

Rush just read this-—it’s a total parroting of the AP story.


7 posted on 05/31/2011 9:52:42 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS
parroting?


8 posted on 05/31/2011 9:55:00 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: KansasGirl
WTH is this?

It's "WTF" = win the future. Barry's slogan: WTF. Fitting.

9 posted on 05/31/2011 9:55:21 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: subterfuge

He quotes a “former” Republican chairman from a blue state. Also, a supposedly Republican pollster who says Obama will probably be reelected. The defeatism within the Republican Party’s left wing is stunning. If good conservatives don’t disassociate themselves from this Party of naysayers then we deserve all we get...


10 posted on 05/31/2011 9:56:50 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: NormsRevenge

Check your blue dress mister kuhnhenn... obama left a stain on it.

LLS


11 posted on 05/31/2011 9:57:13 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: NormsRevenge

“President Barack Obama has shaken off the jitters and found his political footing despite sluggish economic growth and deep public anxiety about the direction of the country.”.....

Bullcrap!


12 posted on 05/31/2011 10:01:49 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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Home prices: ‘Double-dip’ confirmed- CNNMoney
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Home-prices-Doubledip-cnnm-516185177.html

Home prices hit another new low in the first quarter, down 5.1% from a year ago to levels not reached since 2002.

It was the third straight quarterly drop for the S&P/Case-Shiller national home price index, which was released Tuesday. Prices are now down 32.7% from their peak set five years ago.

“Home prices continue on their downward spiral with no relief in sight,” said David Blitzer, spokesman for Standard and Poor’s.

The index covers 80% of the housing market, and this month’s report confirmed “a double-dip in home prices across much of the nation,” said Blitzer.


13 posted on 05/31/2011 10:02:27 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Obama is also benefiting from the absence of negatives”....

What in hell are these idiots smoking?


14 posted on 05/31/2011 10:02:50 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: NormsRevenge
wes anderson is just another liberal dim lying about who and what he is. kristol, krauthammer... they are all the same. They would rather have obama be reelected than see a true Conservative come in and actually change DC and cut these guys out of the fat dollars that they cheat and steal from all of us.

LLS

15 posted on 05/31/2011 10:03:05 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: NormsRevenge

go check out some newspaper archives, it is so totally like the leadup to Carter-Reagan


16 posted on 05/31/2011 10:03:11 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: NormsRevenge

The level of delusion in this piece is stratospheric.


17 posted on 05/31/2011 10:05:27 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: NormsRevenge

Is Jim Kuhnhenn having an acid flashback? He’s crazy.


18 posted on 05/31/2011 10:17:06 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: NormsRevenge

Missed this. We’re on the same wavelength, eh?


19 posted on 05/31/2011 10:17:52 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: NormsRevenge

Gains foothold? Maybe a boot up his butt.


20 posted on 05/31/2011 10:22:01 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: subterfuge

I hope the ‘rats keep convincing themselves everything is okeydokey and keep encouraging Barky to act like the America hating commie putz he normally is. Barky continuing to act true to form is the best argument against re-electing him.


21 posted on 05/31/2011 10:24:38 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: NormsRevenge

The AP is even predicting that Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker of the House again in 2013!


22 posted on 05/31/2011 10:24:46 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: NormsRevenge
Hey when did Obama hire the former Iraqi minister of Information to work in the White House Propaganda Office???
23 posted on 05/31/2011 10:28:48 AM PDT by apillar
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To: WashingtonSource

Indeed they require treatment asap.


24 posted on 05/31/2011 10:30:24 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: NormsRevenge

In your acid destroyed mind Jim, your boy is going down.


25 posted on 05/31/2011 10:35:08 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The MSM method of journalism...just wish it to be so, write up your wishful thinking with a few of corroborating quotes by supposed Republicans no one has ever heard of and of course lots of Democrats who agree with you and it will become true!


26 posted on 05/31/2011 10:37:50 AM PDT by MissesBush
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To: NormsRevenge

These libs are delusional!


27 posted on 05/31/2011 10:39:29 AM PDT by cblue55 (Envisioning when all that is left is the right.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Already the storm wrecked cars are being tagged by taggers?


28 posted on 05/31/2011 10:40:10 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: NormsRevenge

The double-dip news is trickling out...perhaps he won’t be in a second honeymoon long.


29 posted on 05/31/2011 10:40:55 AM PDT by RockinRight (Herman Cain stopped for gas in South Carolina and inadvertently won a Primary debate.)
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To: Thunder90

“The AP is even predicting that Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker of the House again in 2013.”

Why would anyone want that? (or wish it on their worst enemy?)

Congress, through it’s legislative agenda has a huge effect on the US economy (the president just gets the credit or blame for their acts). The economic conditions we are experiencing are a direct result of the 4 years of Democrat dominance under Pelosi/Reid. 2006 - 2010

Think the economy is bad now? Try Pelosi/Reid redux II.


30 posted on 05/31/2011 10:44:22 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (Palin/West 2012)
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To: subterfuge
Author is not acquainted with reality...

...another one of those geniuses who finds everything "unexpected".

31 posted on 05/31/2011 10:45:56 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: NormsRevenge

LOL...gotta laugh at the BS from the lib media...if there was a GOP autumn surge what’s going to happen this autumn with the price of gas and home heating oil higher than ever, unemployment still near 9% and the economy in the sh!tter??? i’m sure the liars in the media will come up with something else to give obozo a “foothold”....


32 posted on 05/31/2011 10:47:53 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama gains foothold?..... "Crapola!".....
33 posted on 05/31/2011 10:50:52 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: NormsRevenge

Apparently Mr. Jim Kuhnhenn is a blithering idiot.


34 posted on 05/31/2011 10:53:42 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Ah, but even his .... smells good!


35 posted on 05/31/2011 10:55:01 AM PDT by no_go_lie
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To: LibLieSlayer

That’s possible. I looked up his photo. He has a 60’s haircut... one of those girl cuts. LOL


36 posted on 05/31/2011 10:55:37 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Obama is also benefiting from the absence of negatives"....
37 posted on 05/31/2011 11:05:25 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: HiTech RedNeck

No, I’m not sure what the SE means, but the orange X’s indicate the vehicle was checked and cleared for remains or survivors.


38 posted on 05/31/2011 11:23:03 AM PDT by old3030 (I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look.)
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To: WashingtonSource

39 posted on 05/31/2011 11:39:37 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: NormsRevenge

Another AP campaign press release for President Super Fly.


40 posted on 05/31/2011 11:54:02 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
"What in hell are these idiots smoking?

I don't know, but it's something that completely relieves the smoker of any association with reality.

41 posted on 05/31/2011 12:04:39 PM PDT by greatplains
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To: Gator113

He is a hippy-poofter!

LLS


42 posted on 05/31/2011 1:20:02 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Ass. Press must buy kneepads by the gross.


43 posted on 05/31/2011 3:12:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: NormsRevenge

If you put your ear up to your screen when reading this story, you can actually hear its author whistling past the graveyard!


44 posted on 05/31/2011 3:38:09 PM PDT by philled (Lay on, Macduff! And damned be him that first cries “Hold, enough!”)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is this from The Onion?


45 posted on 05/31/2011 5:20:20 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
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To: NormsRevenge

“Obama is also benefiting from the absence of negatives. The economy, while lethargic, is growing. The private sector is creating jobs.”
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The farmers won’t need to buy fertilizer if they can get enough of this kind of BS.


46 posted on 06/01/2011 2:58:29 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The economy, while lethargic, is growing

A couple weeks ago on the morning local ABC news, the teleprompter reader said this about the rising unemployment rate:

"The unemployment rate rose "X %" due to the economy now offering new jobs which is resulting in more people looking for jobs again.........."

WTF????

47 posted on 06/01/2011 3:07:07 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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