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Barack is not impressed: The presidentís reluctance to kowtow to the very rich [LOL Alert!]
Yahoo ^ | 8/22/12 | Walter Shapiro

Posted on 08/22/2012 1:32:37 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

...Two major journalistic efforts, published this week, emphasize the political consequences of Obama’s diffident attitude towards the billionaire class of campaign donors. Both a meaty New Yorker article by Jane Mayer and the best e-book in Politico’s series of campaign chronicles analyze why Obama, with all the powers of presidential incumbency, is so hobbled in the Super PAC spending race.

The New Yorker succinctly summarizes the Democratic problem in its headline: “SCHMOOSE OR LOSE–Obama doesn’t like cozying up to billionaires. Will it cost him the election?” The Politico e-book, “Obama’s Last Stand,” by Glenn Thrush makes the identical point about the President: “He was also hurt by his own aversion to massaging demanding Democratic donors–many of them Clinton Democrats who never liked him in the first place.”

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; deluded; liars; media
The asshat author here doesn't think Obamugabe sucks up to the ultra rich. Of course, he is holding a multimillion dollar fundraiser with the 1% tonight...

The hilarity here is that Shapiro never considers Obamugabe's RECORD might be a reason behind his falling-behind in fundraising...and of course, Shapiro now thinks it is the REPUBLICANS who are sucking up to the mega-rich.

The leftwing pundits are trying desperately to save their hero Zero.

1 posted on 08/22/2012 1:32:48 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Walter Shapiro moves into good company with Roger Simon of Politico. They, and other media Obamabots have morphed into the same dumb mantra with VP, Joe Biden. They are not the dumbest folks in the entire universe. That position is firmly held by Joe Biden, but.....they are a darn close second. No further comment required.


2 posted on 08/22/2012 1:40:19 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Shapiro is another moronic Lib trying to save Obamao and spinning his $50,000-a-plate dinners to NOT be with rich people, but, middle-class people.

There is no journalism, there is merely Liberal Commie activism and propaganda.


3 posted on 08/22/2012 1:41:47 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers.....)
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To: SoFloFreeper
As anyone who has paid any attention to how this WH operates knows, Herr Zero is a prickly little fellow and doesn't like schmoozing with anyone, not just the super rich.

This is hardly the triumph of moral character that the lefty court-eunuch media makes it out to be.

4 posted on 08/22/2012 1:45:21 PM PDT by mojito
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To: SoFloFreeper

Such BS...

The “very rich” mostly tend to be communists.
The “rich” (who earned it) and the middle class tend to be conservative republicans,
and the “poor” tend to be democrats, used by the commies to gain power.

This is how it is. And the “very rich” are 0bama’s kind of people. Communists.


5 posted on 08/22/2012 1:45:57 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Barak is not impressed.

Neither is McKayla


7 posted on 08/22/2012 1:54:47 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

....................................

I shouldn’t be surprised.

But I am.


8 posted on 08/22/2012 2:00:29 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: wac3rd
There is no journalism, there is merely Liberal Commie activism and propaganda.
In the founding era newspaper printers didn’t have wire services, so they got news the same way the rest of the people did - by word of mouth, correspondence, and via other newspapers by mail. And most newspapers were not dailies but weeklies. The upshot was that newspapers were about the opinions of their printers, as much as they were about the news.

Now newspapers have wire services providing a cornucopia of news stories - but at the expense of signing on to selling the fatuous conceit that all journalists are objective. Newspaper printers wouldn’t be in the business if they weren’t desirous of having influence and selling a lot of papers to make money from advertising. Those characteristics of all printers constitute interests - and have any interests, you are not inherently objective. Of course you can have interests and still try to be objective - but to do that the first thing you must do is to be open about what your own interests are. And obviously you can’t begin to do that if you are claiming to be certain of your own objectivity.

The upshot is that wire services homogenize journalism at the same time that it empowers it. In the wire service regime there is no ideological competition among journalists, because that would entail questioning the objectivity of other journalists. So we have a single, powerful journalism which is able to indulge in its desire for influence. So it engages in cheap second guessing of the people who we rely on to get things done. And it flatters politicians who go along, and derides politicians who do not.

Socialism - flattered as "Progressive” and “liberal” - follows from that.


9 posted on 08/22/2012 2:24:07 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which ¬ďliberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: wac3rd
There is no journalism, there is merely Liberal Commie activism and propaganda.
In the founding era newspaper printers didn’t have wire services, so they got news the same way the rest of the people did - by word of mouth, correspondence, and via other newspapers by mail. And most newspapers were not dailies but weeklies. The upshot was that newspapers were about the opinions of their printers, as much as they were about the news.

Now newspapers have wire services providing a cornucopia of news stories - but at the expense of signing on to selling the fatuous conceit that all journalists are objective. Newspaper printers wouldn’t be in the business if they weren’t desirous of having influence and selling a lot of papers to make money from advertising. Those characteristics of all printers constitute interests - and have any interests, you are not inherently objective. Of course you can have interests and still try to be objective - but to do that the first thing you must do is to be open about what your own interests are. And obviously you can’t begin to do that if you are claiming to be certain of your own objectivity.

The upshot is that wire services homogenize journalism at the same time that it empowers it. In the wire service regime there is no ideological competition among journalists, because that would entail questioning the objectivity of other journalists. So we have a single, powerful journalism which is able to indulge in its desire for influence. So it engages in cheap second guessing of the people who we rely on to get things done. And it flatters politicians who go along, and derides politicians who do not.

Socialism - flattered as "Progressive” and “liberal” - follows from that.


10 posted on 08/22/2012 2:24:20 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which ¬ďliberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Barak is not impressed.
Neither is McKayla
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

That’s not Barack Obama, that’s Alex Rodriguez. The guy in the blue suit with all the medals, that’s the guy from “War Games” who said he would p!$$ on a sparkplug if it would make it better.


11 posted on 08/22/2012 2:52:27 PM PDT by AlexisHeavyMetal1981 (...and a hush fell over the crowd)
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To: AlexisHeavyMetal1981
The guy in the blue suit with all the medals, that’s the guy from “War Games” who said he would p!$$ on a sparkplug if it would make it better.

Favorite line from that movie by that same character. "Mr. McKittrick, after very careful consideration, sir, I've come to the conclusion that your new defense system sucks."

12 posted on 08/22/2012 3:21:03 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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