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Overrated Rumors of Barack Obama’s political skill have been greatly exaggerated.
The Weekly Standard ^ | Noemie Emery

Posted on 10/02/2011 10:56:58 PM PDT by ventanax5

For a success, Barack Obama is a very bad politician, the worst politician to win the presidency by an electoral landslide, to never lose a major election, or to rise to the presidency from a state legislature in little more than four years. He has gone from sterling campaigner to put-upon leader; from the new FDR to the next Jimmy Carter; from being the orator who could hold millions spellbound to the man who moves no one at all. The man who promised everything is delivering nothing. Journalists who wept when he won the election now grind their teeth in despair. Maureen Dowd admits he isn’t the one for whom even he had been waiting. The gap between sizzle and steak never seemed so large or alarming, and inquiring minds want to know what went wrong.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: democrats; elections; failure; obama; politicians

1 posted on 10/02/2011 10:57:03 PM PDT by ventanax5
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To: ventanax5

This debate as to whether Obama is a good politician or a bad politician is largely beside the point.

Obama is a post turtle. He didn’t get where he is based on his own political skills. Other forces selected him and placed him where he is.

We shouldn’t assume it’s going to be easy to defeat him because the forces that put him on that fence post probably haven’t even decided yet if they are going to run Hillary as the Democrat candidate this time or use Obama again.

Once they decide on that, then we will see the MSM, Hollywood, the unions, the universities, the publishing houses, and all of the other forces crank up again to demonize the Republican candidate and manipulate the public.


2 posted on 10/02/2011 11:05:50 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss (The pain from Cain falls mainly on Hussein)
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To: ventanax5
with no talent for governing. Thanks to a remarkable convergence of historical events, he was able to rise without that talent. And now he isWE are paying the price.
3 posted on 10/02/2011 11:28:51 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: ventanax5

.. don’t forget to add in the debate, of how this media (print as well) never would ask for a background check, his college records to date, question his polices- That was due to his race. Bill O Reilly would never ask a tough question. He seem to be in a daze throughout the Obama/Clinton primaries. They gave us this guy. Peggy, too. They never made a real effort to take away his masquerade. They were so afraid/ so weak in fear of being called a racist vs. questioning his policies/the chicago way/the redestributing wealth ideology/social justice. Standing up for ideas.


4 posted on 10/02/2011 11:41:07 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Meet the New Boss
...and all of the other forces crank up again to demonize the Republican candidate and manipulate the public.

When exactly did they stop doing that? The MSM is fully irrelevant anymore. Check ratings and circulation numbers if you need confirmation. Obummer is collapsing and the meme of his incompetence is in the public dialog. It will be impossible to put the toothpaste back in the tube on this no matter the spin.

5 posted on 10/03/2011 12:10:37 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Okay, I hear Fox News crowing about how they are beating the liberal media and then I look at the ratings and see they are ahead of CNN and MSNBC and the network news and the local nightly news and so forth.

But that’s on an individual basis. If you add them together and divide them into mixed (Fox News) and liberal (the rest), the rest is at 80% and Fox News is at 20%. So the liberal media collectively is still kicking ass over Fox News and dominating the delivery of news to the American people.

And while a growing percentage of people say they get their news from the Internet, you can’t say that is necessarily conservative because even there you have extremely popular sites like Huffington Post which are liberal.


6 posted on 10/03/2011 12:28:16 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss (The pain from Cain falls mainly on Hussein)
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To: Meet the New Boss
On the other hand, when the emperor has no cloths, the emperor has no cloths... Once seen naked, there's no going back...
7 posted on 10/03/2011 12:37:08 AM PDT by DB
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To: ventanax5

Thanks for posting this article; an excellent summary of 0bama’s luck & failure as a politician when the lucky sheen wore off.


8 posted on 10/03/2011 12:41:51 AM PDT by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: Meet the New Boss

(The pain from Cain falls mainly on Hussein)

Cain has the greatest name in the game for running a campaign.......


9 posted on 10/03/2011 3:15:11 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Honkies for Herman......Crackers for Cain)
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To: ventanax5

Want to know what went wrong? HA that is the Best Line yet,You Ass Hats are still in DENIAL! That is your Freakin Problem,to Borrow a Line from a Recent Move,YOU CANT HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!! Its that simple,this guy is a Fraud and any NORMAL person without an Ivy League Degree could spot this Phony a Mile away,you elites forget we in Fly over country have been dealing with Used car salesman for too long. You people should have saved that money you wasted at college and paid more attention to Joe six pack.


10 posted on 10/03/2011 3:26:04 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: ventanax5

Obama is Cameron Diaz without makeup.


11 posted on 10/03/2011 3:30:39 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: ventanax5

Because communism & socialism NEVER WORK. Many libs are thinking he’s not lefty enough. Their Utopianism blinds them to reality.


12 posted on 10/03/2011 3:36:39 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Meet the New Boss

“Once they decide on that, then we will see the MSM, Hollywood, the unions, the universities, the publishing houses, and all of the other forces crank up again to demonize the Republican candidate and manipulate the public.”

Meaning, the minions of the devil will attack those who speak truth. Not that the Republicans have a monopoly on truth.

The devil does not care what you believe, as long as it’s not right.


13 posted on 10/03/2011 3:46:06 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: ventanax5
0bama's own vice president articulated it the best on why 0bama was chosen by the MSM and liberals: "He is the first mainstream African American who is articulate, clean..."

Don't underestimate the power of look. Like it or not, 0bama does have this elite, patrician look. The combination of white mother and black father gives him tall, dark, and handsome look (I'm a guy, so what do I know, but I can see some women would fall for his look). Add to that the way he speaks, the liberals just found the one they were looking for: a clean, articulated African American that they could sell to the American public.

14 posted on 10/03/2011 3:51:17 AM PDT by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car; he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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15 posted on 10/03/2011 3:53:15 AM PDT by newfreep (I am a "terrorist". I am Sarah Palin!)
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To: ventanax5

Sheeeyit. If it weren’t for a compliant media hyping his abilities to a malinformed populace and an opposition party with the spine of a jellyfish, Urkel wouldn’t amount to squat.


16 posted on 10/03/2011 3:54:27 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: ventanax5
...inquiring minds want to know what went wrong.

The media let their feelings in support of a candidate influence reporting [or.. non-reporting.]

This gigantic blunder will solidify some Rs. Hopefully we'll be able to undo his damage AND move in the right direction with majorities in the House, Senate, and Oval ofc. Hopefully.

17 posted on 10/03/2011 3:58:59 AM PDT by Principled
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To: newfreep
Yep! There's something about Barry and it's all packaging.
18 posted on 10/03/2011 4:03:16 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: DB
On the other hand, when the emperor has no cloths, the emperor has no cloths... Once seen naked, there's no going back...

But you haven't seen the truth yet.

Obama is a plant, a fraud set up to be President to do as much damage to America as he can before we get rid of him.

The REPUBS are scared of him, their plan is to wait for 2012 to let Americans do what they will not: Impeach the TRAITOR.

TRAITOR? Naw, you probably just think he is incompetent, an idiot like Jimmy Carter, John Kerry and Al Gore all rolled up into one liberal moron.

But the incompetent liberal model doesn't work. Why did he attack Libya illegally?

Why did Obama give $Billions to Egypt where the Muslim Brotherhood looks to be the victor there?

WHY is little said about Al Qaeda being the likely winner in Libya?

WHY did Obama demand Israel withdraw to pre-1967 borders, something that MUSLIMS have wet dreams over? An indefendable Israel is something Obama wants like every Radical Muslim wants.

OBama wants what RADICAL ISLAM WANTS?

Plug in RADICAL MUSLIM for everything Obama is doing and you have a workable model.

Obama has hurt America in every way possible from economic decisions to provoking a race war.

Obama is NOT stupid, Obama is working to enslave you.

The Black Caucus will not figure it out until hell freezes over.

You won't figure it out until after we are under Sharia law. By then, it will be too late.

19 posted on 10/03/2011 4:32:25 AM PDT by politicianslie (plug in RADICAL MUSLIM into Obama's idiotic actions and you can figure out his next moves)
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To: ventanax5

The money line(s):

“Great presidents (Roosevelt and Reagan) transform their times; good presidents (Eisenhower and Kennedy) understand them almost without trying; bad presidents (Buchanan and Carter) are overwhelmed by them. Obama is the first who has tried to defy them. This cannot, and will not, end well. “

She might have added to the “cannot, and will not” a “has not ended well”. Except of course it hasn’t ended — yet.


20 posted on 10/03/2011 4:37:25 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: aruanan
Obama is Cameron Diaz without makeup. Oh LOL!... That's SKEERY...
21 posted on 10/03/2011 5:37:23 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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