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Analysis: Obama's moves pack political rather than economic heft
Yahoo ^ | 10/25/11 | Alister Bull - Reuters

Posted on 10/25/2011 7:59:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is bombarding Americans with job initiatives that may lack economic heft but show him as an activist leader compared to a 'do-nothing' Congress as he campaigns for re-election in 2012.

Obama will have rolled out three separate measures in three days when he wraps up a tour of electorally vital western states on Wednesday, and more moves are coming.

White House Communications Director Dan Pfieffer said the Democratic president will use executive orders and other tools to deliver initiatives "on a consistent basis for months to come."

"While the policy benefits of this new proposal are at best small, this is unquestionably a useful political weapon for the president," noted Keith Hennessey, who worked in Republican former president George W Bush's White House.

With 14 million Americans out of work, the economy is struggling to gain momentum amid fears that an intractable European debt crisis may tip the United States back into recession.

Opinion polls showed Obama's approval ratings stuck near record lows, although a new survey by Gallup detected a tiny improvement in confidence.

Ron Bonjean, a Republican party analyst and political strategist, said the president may be smart with his messaging but would still face a day of reckoning with voters.

"Obama's strategy is to make it look like he is at least trying to get something done," he said. "But his problem is that he has a record now showing how his policies have hurt job creation."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: analysis; economic; heft; moves; obama; political

1 posted on 10/25/2011 7:59:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh, no ... not ‘back into recession’ /sarc

2 posted on 10/25/2011 8:04:38 PM PDT by dk88 (Occupy=Liberalism: No solutions, no responsibility and demanding free stuff from someone else)
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To: NormsRevenge

In The Messiah’s mind, voters are really stupid and very easily fooled.

3 posted on 10/25/2011 8:15:11 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: dk88

Alister Bull’s $25,000 “in kind service campaign contribution” to the Obama campaign duly offered through Reuters and carried by Yahoo is duly noted. But will it be recorded ?

4 posted on 10/25/2011 8:15:11 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (To punish a province let it be ruled by a professor Fredrick The Great paraphrased)
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To: Rembrandt

My daughter in law, a three figure employee who at 40 has voted Democrat all life, told me she likes Gindrich. My point is the public has caught up to this charlatan HUSSEIN OBAMA.

5 posted on 10/25/2011 8:30:14 PM PDT by Thors2000
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