Skip to comments.Obama Makes the Case For His Own Defeat
Posted on 03/31/2012 6:56:13 AM PDT by Kaslin
Barack Obama may have just had his etch-a-sketch moment.
Last week, the Romney campaign was rightfully chastised after a top advisor essentially said when theyre done pandering to conservatives to win the Republican presidential nomination, theyll just shake things up like one would an etch-a-sketch and come up with a whole new batch of folks to pander to in the general.
That comment is sure to become very familiar to the American people if indeed Romney is the GOP nominee, sort of like when John Kerry aka Romneys alter ego was branded as the guy who was for it before he was against it in 2004.
Not to be outdone, however, President Obama has also now stepped in itand provided his Republican opponent plenty of ammunition in the process.
According to CNN: In a private conversation about the planned U.S.-led NATO missile defense system in Europe, President Barack Obama asked outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for space on the issue. "This is my last election," Obama told Medvedev. "After my election I have more flexibility."
"I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir," Medvedev said, referring to incoming President Vladimir Putin.
Translation: Obama is essentially saying as soon as hes no longer tied down by that pesky will of the people thing, hell just do what he wants to do when the will of the people cant touch him.
Obama is fortunate he committed this gaffe defined as when a politician or one of his top aides opens his mouth and speaks the unvarnished truth for a change at a time the GOP does not have a nominee going one-on-one with him to make use of this, as well as the fact the media is largely distracted this week by the Obamneycare hearing at the U.S. Supreme Court. Otherwise this could be just as damaging as the etch-a-sketch comment was to the Romney campaign.
The etch-a-sketch comment reinforces the very valid criticism the malleable Romney is a RINO of no real conviction, so he will say anything to anyone to get elected. Similarly, Obamas comments about having more flexibility after the election reinforces a narrative of his candidacy his campaign would rather not see perpetuated.
Many Americans are correctly concerned about the hard left direction Obama has already taken the country over their objections. They are thinking that if this is what Obama is like when he faces re-election, what will he be like after he doesnt? If hes willing to go this far when he faces the scrutiny of the voters, how far will he go when he no longer does?
To these voters, (and there are lots of them if you were paying attention to the last midterm election), Obamas flippant off-mic gaffe with the Russian figurehead is a chilling reminder that no matter how likeable the president seems to be, he is still the hard left ideologue they tried to send a message to in 2010. And this gaffe gives them the impression either that message wasnt received, or was just ignored entirely.
This is the sort of comment that can really help a candidate like Romney in a general election. It takes the focus off the fact that lots of voters (including lots of Republicans) have serious misgivings about Romney, and it puts the focus back on Obama.
For example, if I were running Romneys general election campaign (and I shudder even just typing those words), I would base my entire campaign strategy on the premise of this Obama gaffe. I would first go back to my skeptical conservative base and tell them this:
You may not like me. You may not want me. But look how far left this guy has governed when he had to worry about re-election. Imagine what he and his minions will do when they dont. Imagine agencies like the EPA, and appointments like Eric Holder running even more roughshod over your liberties without the fear of facing the voters ever again?
Even for a Romney critic like me that is a potent argument.
To independents that have doubts about Obama, I would make a similar case but tether the message to their tastes:
Im not a right-winger. Im a businessman who simply believes you do what works. This president, unlike Bill Clinton when he had a Republican Congress, has been unrelenting in advancing his ultra-liberal agenda, even to the point of ignoring your concerns. And hes already making plans for how much further hell go if you give him another four years. Are you willing to take that chance?
Frankly, this may be the only valid basis for a person of sincere moral conviction to justify voting for Romney that I can come up with. Furthermore, since incumbent presidents of have won 69% of the re-election campaigns in American history, this is probably Romneys only shot to win a general election barring the United States becoming Greece in the next eight monthsand the president played right into it. Hes lucky its only March and most of America has yet to pay attention.
Given the lack of voter enthusiasm for either Romney or Obama, and their combined resources, a battle between the two this fall could easily be the most expensive negative campaign in American history. Many media outlets have lost a lot of their advertising revenue in the recession, so a battle between two unpopular politicians with a war chest at their disposal to tear down one another is a media buyers dream.
With that war chest, you can trust Romney to exploit these sorts of gaffes by Obama in ways John McCain was too sanctimonious to do so four years ago. Romney doesnt fancy himself some larger than life maverick that is above the partisan fray. Unlike McCain, he suffers from no delusions of grandeur in that department. He knows hes a pandering, hack opportunist politician who will lie every lie and flip any flop to winand hes made his peace with it. He will put the boot to Obamas throat if he has to, not man-hug him like McCain. Romney has no legacy to protect, only power to acquire.
Romney will do whatever it takes to win, as will Obama.
Boy, howdy! Wont that be an inspiring campaign between two desperate candidates the majority of Americans dont want, no real substantive differences between the two philosophically, and each with enough money to remind us of that in 30-and-60-second increments every commercial break.
He can try this all he wants to, but I believe there’s that pesky congress that I believe has to approve all treaties.
. . . and if the (R)s gain control of the senate, he might want to watch out for impeachment proceedings, as well, if in fact he does (miraculously) win another term (God forbid!)
I agree with this to a point. They're both political whores with an important difference ,as these SCOTUS hearings should be reminding us. Does anyone really think you'll get a Kagen or Sotomeyor appointed by Mitt? You may get a Souter , but you also may get a Thomas with Mitt and a conservative congress. With an unchained B.H.O. you'll almost certainly get something like Justice Bill Ayres.
Out of this world ad from Karl Roves American Crossroads. !! Just watch!
Your mission is simple, Mr. Obama. Win one last election to gain unchecked flexibility, weaken our defenses, and fundamentally transform the world. Dmitri will transmit the information. . .
Etch a Sketch vs. Gumby.
I think you are right; the American people would as Jane Fonda once recommended get down on their knees and pray to become communist if Obama would just follow through on Fonda’s advice. Unspoken in this campaign: I believe ten million Republicans won’t vote in the presidential race in November in large part because of Mormonism.
Unspoken in this campaign: I believe ten million Republicans wont vote in the presidential race in November in large part because of Mormonism.
True and another 10 million people like myself won’t vote for him because he is basically a liberal.
So you’ll get a bigger liberal - Obama.
The country will get what they ask for.
“liberal’ hardly describes obozo!
Obozoo/soebarkah/barry/soetoro... is THE domestic enemy, the biggest hyprocrite, the disgusting liar, the usurper, the commie/marxist, the jihadist, the ultimate racist ...
And 20 millions Americans don’t want to vote against him????????!!!
What is wrong with this picture???????
You don’t just keep obozo! You keep all his commie handlers, commie czars, the commie ‘agencies’, the horrifying extreme-racist Holder, the kagans, the exec orders, the muslims, the union thugs, the chicago thieves, the ‘civilian armies’, the rule of engagement that send soldiers to death, the wife who is ‘ashamed of America’ .....
If anything, just Vote against him to save our soldiers!!!
NO ONE but NO ONE is worse than obozo the usurper/imposter!
Remove obozo no matter what!
Somebody likes the sound of their own voice. Keep it simple, stupid:
"Are you better off than you were 4 years ago? Will you be better off 4 years from now?""incumbent presidents of have won 69% of the re-election campaigns in American history."
Almost every one of those re-elected had a hot war.
I agree with you. Short sighted people aren’t even considering the Supreme Court appointees! And the down judges!
And Willard's plutocratic backer rub their greasy hands together and snigger, "It's worrrkkkinggg .... they're panicking!! Bwaaaahaaahahahahaaaa!!"
Do you think romney will keep or cause gas price to stay high or go higher?
Do you think romney or any ‘Rino’ pres will intentionally cause electricity rate to sky-rocket?
Do you think he will bow to Saudi king?
Do you think he will let terrorists into USA or give them our hard-earn money to kill us?
It is a matter of
Please think of your own children and their children, and think of other people and their children -
***their son/daughter soldiers subject to rules of engagement only obozo the terrorist will set;
***obozo so divides us that the race war will escalate beyond belief and our lives will be in dire danger (look at the Zimmerman incidence)
Holder the dept of INjustice will be stuck in our throats and we will be defenseless because we will have no right to bear arms and no justice for us when we are wronged!
Think of your own empty pockets (and others) due to high gas price and high electric price, and unemployment, and ever-increasing TAXES, AND OUR MONEY GIVEN AWAY TO THE PARASITES, THE POLITICAL CRONIES, THE UNION THUGS, THE ABORTION CLINICS, AND THE TERRORISTS WHO WANT TO KILL US !
OBAMACARE! Yes, Romney will be pressured by congress to repeal it. obozo will install obozocare by whatever means and congress or supreme court can’t stop him!
We wish it is a more perfect world. We wish Gingrich or Palin will be our president. But under no circumstance do we wish to, nor are we willing to, keep obozo in the oval office!
If you can keep the death wish to yourself without inflicting it on your fellow Americans, by all means keep obozo, but you are practically forcing obozo down our throats - how is that better than the left, the GOP E, the lamestream media?
Removing obozo will be the biggest win against the media and the left. Why won’t you want to win that war? Even romney is a win, for the above mentioned reasons!
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