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Politico's Vandehei: Obama Campaign 'Insanely Political', Buffett Rule 'Total Gimmickry'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 04/12/2012 5:32:27 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Va-va-va-VandeHei! NewsBusters has frequently documented Politico's Dem-friendly tilt. But a pronounced flying pig moment for Politico this morning as its executive editor Jim VandeHei: ripped the Obama campaign as "insanely political;" described the Buffett Rule as "total gimmickry;" and opined that President Obama has given up on promoting any big ideas in favor of targeting various demographic groups.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; buffettrule; jimvandeheir; politico

1 posted on 04/12/2012 5:32:36 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Politico flying-pig moment! Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 04/12/2012 5:33:42 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hmmm... could be a number of things, but hopefully it’s a sign that elements of the MSM and their wannabe lackeys are starting to realize that Obama is too dangerous to be allowed a free pass on everything.


3 posted on 04/12/2012 5:37:32 AM PDT by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Hey Vandehei, you could be a Great Journalist!

Just investigate and report truthfully on the forgeries and fraud within:

Eternal Journalistic fame and honor are waiting for you, Vandehei. The Story of the Century is there waiting for you to pick it up and run with it.
4 posted on 04/12/2012 5:48:31 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He doesn’t need gravitas or statesmanship. He has the race card.

The same logic that keeps blacks voting for Dems at 95%, no matter if they are crooks (Marion Barry) lechers (Bill Clinton) murderers (Ted Kennedy) or D. all of the above will keep them voting for the most incompetent man ever to enter the office, no matter what he does, no matter what destruction he unleashes.

And now he has Treyvon. By election time the MSM will have every black convinced that this country is just one big lynch mob. And if they don’t vote for the ONE, it will be Jim Crow all over again.

These people have the blood of our country on their hands.


5 posted on 04/12/2012 5:48:37 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Ronin

VandeHei spoke at an event I was attending a couple years ago. I was expecting to hear him spew a bunch of leftist crap, but he actually gave about 45 minutes of excellent observations. Fair to both sides. Although is he probably just as much of a Dem cheerleader as the rest of Polutico....he seems to be fair in his political commentary. Rare in today’s journaList world.


6 posted on 04/12/2012 5:49:31 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How much would the federal government recover if it got rid of public employee unions, kept what was going to dues, and made all employees salaried with no overtime? I remember all those hours I worked late w/no overtime to make sure something got done on time - a concept foreign to government employees. I would add the ablilty of the government to fire employees who didn’t perform or were abusive to the public they were hired to serve.


7 posted on 04/12/2012 6:01:51 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Read carefully between the lines, and you will find many Dems and Dem sympathizers frantically trying to warn the party off of Barry before his present course takes them all over the cliff.


8 posted on 04/12/2012 6:10:21 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Ronin

“Hmmm... could be a number of things, but hopefully it’s a sign that elements of the MSM and their wannabe lackeys are starting to realize that Obama is too dangerous to be allowed a free pass on everything.”

That’s optimistic, and optimism isn’t part of my program. I’ve evaluated the media as being insanely political, insanely biased, and insanely anti-American.

If Obama continues to tack towards his community organizer roots, and operates in favor of division, most media outlets will cheer. The media will hail Obama’s renewed strength and leadership.


9 posted on 04/12/2012 6:33:01 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I agree with you!!! The Democrat party is terrified of Obama. They are going to take a political beating and defeat they have never dreamed of. The guy is unbalanced at the least and crazy from head to toe!!! Any sane, objective American, and I mean “any & all” that votes for Obama is certainly, far from the sharpest knife in the draw. It’s quick simple, really! “There is no such thing as a free lunch!!!” That statement says it all!!!


10 posted on 04/12/2012 6:58:13 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy POTUS Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Jim VandeHei got his start working for Dem Senator Herb Kohl of Wisconsin, before turning to “nonpartisan journalism.”


11 posted on 04/12/2012 7:08:24 AM PDT by CivilWarguy
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To: Buckeye McFrog

There are far too many dems that are not “astute” enough to understand that. Being on the wrong end of the Bell curve is what got them into going with the donks in the first place.

It might be that the “smart” (VERY relative) dems are overwhelmed by the roar of the herd of jackazzes and can not stop them.

In any case there are so many negatives regarding little bammy that getting to November and then getting past Inauguration Day, January 20, 2013, is going to be tricky. January 20 falls on a Sunday.

Therefore, the next succeeding day selected for the public observance of the inauguration of the President will be the very next day after all of “little bammy’s people” have gotten themselves whipped into a frenzy at church, knowing that tomorrow, their anointed boy king is getting kicked to the curb.

Not good.

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12 posted on 04/12/2012 7:19:03 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Or, they are just trying to distance themselves to help down ballot candidates.


13 posted on 04/12/2012 7:28:14 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama is afraid if he needs to start a fight with Catholics. He's losing the women's vote!!!)
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Thanks governsleastgovernsbest.
NewsBusters has frequently documented Politico's Dem-friendly tilt. But a pronounced flying pig moment for Politico this morning as its executive editor Jim VandeHei: ripped the Obama campaign as "insanely political;" described the Buffett Rule as "total gimmickry;" and opined that President Obama has given up on promoting any big ideas in favor of targeting various demographic groups.
George Stuffeduphisass and his panel of partisan shills regurgitated Demwit talking points about the pro-unemployment for women stance of the Obama administration. My idiot family was watching it, so I left for a different room and different TV.


14 posted on 04/15/2012 9:07:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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