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On Sundays, Tight Obama Circle Sizes Up Election
New York Times ^ | May 4, 2012 | by Jeff Zeleny

Posted on 05/06/2012 4:42:22 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

WASHINGTON — President Obama walks into the Roosevelt Room of the White House and takes his seat around a table. The West Wing, as on most Sunday evenings, is quiet except for the tight circle of advisers who gather for a confidential briefing on his re-election.

The gathering often takes place after Mr. Obama’s regular Sunday round of golf, and while the atmosphere is casual, the agenda is anything but: keeping the president immersed in what it will take to win a second term. He receives an update on how his operation is expanding in battleground states, he watches previews of television ads and he studies a presentation on his various paths to victory.

These previously undisclosed sessions, which take place nearly every other week just across the hall from the Oval Office, are designed to bridge a divide between his campaign headquarters in Chicago and his aides in Washington.

Neither Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. nor any other cabinet members are on hand. Instead, the room is filled with a group of trusted confidants who were at Mr. Obama’s side during the last campaign.

The Sunday meeting, which participants have sworn to keep secret, was devised by his advisers to help Mr. Obama begin focusing on his re-election bid. The time is intentionally carved out to discuss big-picture themes that the president will use to challenge Mr. Romney.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; failure; forward; golf; obamacampaign; obamacampaignmeet; obamacampaignmtg

1 posted on 05/06/2012 4:42:35 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

FUBO


2 posted on 05/06/2012 4:44:13 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Kind of like their own Burning Man festival - they create the next straw men to beat up on until the alternative media ridicules more of their stupid ideas.


3 posted on 05/06/2012 4:45:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I wonder if they serve up a mess of hot dog?


4 posted on 05/06/2012 4:47:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Neither Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. nor any other cabinet members are on hand. Instead, the room is filled with a group of trusted confidants who were at Mr. Obama’s side during the last campaign

Fellow travellers.

5 posted on 05/06/2012 4:48:36 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The Sunday meeting, which participants have sworn to keep secret, was devised by his advisers to help Mr. Obama begin focusing on his re-election bid.

...his advisers devised a meeting..?????....the clown doctor can't even sharpen a pencil without trying to smoke it....so much for laser focus....he needs help to focus....a team to focus?.....couldn't lead a Kindergarten assault on a bag of M&M's

6 posted on 05/06/2012 4:50:08 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Perhaps because of Joe Plugs’s recent comment about Osama carrying a big stick I misread the headline for a second.
7 posted on 05/06/2012 4:51:52 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: a casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

all communist...


8 posted on 05/06/2012 4:51:55 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle
"so much for laser focus"

Zer0's focus is that of a fun house mirror.

9 posted on 05/06/2012 4:55:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ecomcon

The NYT.....ever faithful lapdog of this administration

I read the entire article and not one negative word about Obama or his chances in 2012

I’ m sure Mittens can expect the same fluff and flattering NYT articles about his campaign / s


10 posted on 05/06/2012 5:00:02 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
No need for these strategy sessions, I could sum it up in 3 words:

1. Lie

2. Cheat

3. Steal

11 posted on 05/06/2012 5:03:14 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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“The gathering often takes place after Mr. Obama’s regular Sunday round of golf,.....”

When is this jerk doing the President's work? Hey Jerk, people are unemployed here! The deficit/debt ratio is above 100%, greater than France's, Germany's or Spain's. By the end of the year latest, the national debt ceiling will have to be raised or your effing government will shut down. Under your dismal leadership the US has been downgraded. You Jerk, stop worrying about your job and start being a leader, you feckless, shallow, selfish, divisive Marxist idiot.

12 posted on 05/06/2012 5:06:44 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Neither Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. nor any other cabinet members are on hand. Instead, the room is filled with a group of trusted confidants

paranoia.....one of those traits of a narcissism..

13 posted on 05/06/2012 5:17:11 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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14 posted on 05/06/2012 5:25:38 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So absurd to say this group meets to keep Obama focused on re-election. God Gawd. He’s campaigning every minute of every day except when he’s golfing.


15 posted on 05/06/2012 5:28:37 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Chgogal
They think none of the conditions in the country matter. As long as they can blame all the problems on Bush and on the evil Republican Party, people will vote for Obama to complete what he has started.

When they talk about a "tight" circle of advisors, how many drinks does that mean they've had?

16 posted on 05/06/2012 5:30:14 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“The Sunday meeting, which participants have sworn to keep secret...”

Right off the bat I think you’d have to question the participants competence.


17 posted on 05/06/2012 5:32:40 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Verginius Rufus

“drinks”?

How about lines?


18 posted on 05/06/2012 5:33:01 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
His class-warfare tour of 2012 is under way. It's all the Rats have. Saul Alinsky would be so proud.

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Countdown until Jackwagon leaves Office: 259 days as of May 6, 2012.

19 posted on 05/06/2012 5:37:38 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: BobP

Have they indoctrinated the 2 alleged daughters to communism or will they one day be ashamed of him?


20 posted on 05/06/2012 5:57:02 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: Doogle

in Z bunker


21 posted on 05/06/2012 6:02:13 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He receives an update on how his operation is shrinking in battleground states, he watches previews of television ads that will never run and he studies a presentation on his various paths to defeat.

Must be horribly depressing, but that is not necessarily
a bad thing.


22 posted on 05/06/2012 6:06:55 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: WashingtonSource
He's campaigning every minute of every day except when he's golfing.

And even then, I don't think he takes a break.
23 posted on 05/06/2012 6:10:39 PM PDT by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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To: Paladin2

Oh, you bad. LOL


24 posted on 05/06/2012 6:28:48 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who cares? The guy has done little but campaign during his term as President.


25 posted on 05/06/2012 6:48:03 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

That would be Axelrod, Plouffe and Jarrett. Who else is left from his old guard? Rahmbo gone, Daley gone....

They’re in deep doo doo and they know it.


26 posted on 05/06/2012 6:50:45 PM PDT by SueRae (The Tower of Sauron falls on 11.06.2012)
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To: combat_boots

Fore!

27 posted on 05/06/2012 7:04:30 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: SueRae
Gore was in deep doo-doo a few days before the 2000 election when the 24-year-old DUI story about Bush miraculously appeared, to be hyped by the mainstream media during the weekend before the election. It resulted in Gore getting a plurality of the reported popular votes and almost let him steal an electoral college majority.

In 2012 the 'Rat team will be even more full of tricks--and they will have the advantage of incumbency (Clinton may have wanted Gore to win but he didn't have the same degree of commitment as Barry will have in his own re-election).

28 posted on 05/06/2012 7:11:47 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: jonrick46

Terrible golf swing. After 400 rounds and untold lessons you would think he would look like he can hit the thing.

Bet the small crowds and low polls are killing him.

Pray for America


29 posted on 05/06/2012 7:46:05 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: Doogle

his advisers devised a meeting..?????....the clown doctor can’t even sharpen a pencil without trying to smoke it....so much for laser focus....he needs help to focus....a team to focus?.....couldn’t lead a Kindergarten assault on a bag of M&M’s

Really, what is wrong with BO and his inability to focus? Can’t wait for the real story about BO to come out. Sounds like he’s ADD and immature and can’t do anything longer than about 15 minutes. What a mess.


30 posted on 05/06/2012 8:15:37 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: bray

Notice Zer0 is in the grass? And he is hitting the ball to the left. That’s where he will hit this nation: to the left.

I wonder, has anyone given out Zer0’s golf score? You think with all those who have golfed with him that someone would give out the score.


31 posted on 05/06/2012 8:19:12 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Someone with a hidden past is much more vulnerable to an October surprise. Unfortunately, the Republicans are too scared to use anything and there could be so much.


32 posted on 05/06/2012 8:19:49 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: bray

He swings like a girl that is not a very good golfer.


33 posted on 05/06/2012 8:20:52 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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