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Obama Shifts Campaign Strategy: He'll Run Against the Tea Party
Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-28 07:53:11 | mrcurmudgeon

Posted on 08/28/2012 8:26:02 AM PDT by morethanright

By Mr. Curmudgeon:

If you think government is so big it sucks all the oxygen out of the room ... you're an extremist. If you think green energy projects (like the failed Solyndra) are a waste of taxpayer money ... you're an extremist. If you think government mandates diminish individual freedom ... you're an extremist. If you think hard work and not roads, bridges and government employees - teachers - built your business ... you're an extremist. If you think it criminal for the American government to sell weapons to Mexican drug cartels ... you're an extremist. And finally, if you think voters should boot President Obama out of the White House and send him back to mean-streets Chicago this November ... you're ... well, you know the rest.

Recently, Obama took time away from granting interviews to serious news organizations like People magazine and Entertainment Tonight and spoke with the pipsqueaks at the Associated Press.

"I can't speak to Gov. [Mitt] Romney's motivations," said the president speaking to Gov. Romney's motivations, "What I can say is that he has signed up for positions, extreme positions that are very consistent with positions that a number of House Republicans have taken. And whether he actually believes in those or not, I have no doubt that he would carry forward some of the things that he's talked about," said Obama.

What a difference four years makes. The "extreme" label was once applied exclusively to those attending mass Tea Party rallies. Then those rally attendees elected a hefty Tea Party contingent to Congress in 2010, destroying Obama's governing Democratic majority. Even Republican politicians fear upsetting the sensibilities of the "extreme," least they end their careers in the fashion of Indiana's long-time Senator, Richard Lugar.

The latest polls show the president has lost the cherished independent voter, that the elderly see GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's Medicare reform as preferable to Obama's killing the entitlement program to fund ObamaCare, and the Tea Party continues its successful program to transform the GOP into a true small-government opposition party by defeating establishment Republicans in the primaries.

Obama can't run on his record. Insisting his economic programs have "worked" are met with stunned silence or laughter. His attacks on Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan aren't scaring voters as intended. Having run out of options, the president is attempting to link the GOP's top ticket to the Taxed-Enough-Already movement. Obama is officially running for re-election by running against the Tea Party.

Nearly one year ago, Obama encountered noisy Occupy Wall Street hecklers while delivering an address in Manchester, New Hampshire. "I appreciate you guys making your point," said Obama, "Let me go ahead and make mine." Obama reminded the movements' deranged followers, "You are the reason I ran for office."

Obama has put a profound question before the American people: "You have a choice this November. You can choose a Third World, authoritarian, banana republic vision for America offered by me and my friends at Occupy Wall Street or you can choose the Tea Party, which stands for fiscal responsibility and constitutional restraints on the power of government that fosters greater individual liberty and prosperity."

Offered such a stark choice, America's community organizer is certain to discover he is surrounded by a nation of "extremists."

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1 posted on 08/28/2012 8:26:11 AM PDT by morethanright
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To: morethanright

Big deal. Romney’s running against the Tea Party himself!


2 posted on 08/28/2012 8:28:18 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: morethanright

And let’s see how liberal the Democrat convention gets. They are planning to push this birth control thing big time, with speakers such as head of Planned Parenthood and Sandra Fluke. They also expect to endorse homosexual marriage in the platform.

So, will it be a winning combo, to push abortion/birth control and homosexual marriage and global warming and other assorted liberal claptrap??? I guess we’ll see on November 6th.


3 posted on 08/28/2012 8:33:13 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: morethanright

And let’s see how liberal the Democrat convention gets. They are planning to push this birth control thing big time, with speakers such as head of Planned Parenthood and Sandra Fluke. They also expect to endorse homosexual marriage in the platform.

So, will it be a winning combo, to push abortion/birth control and homosexual marriage and global warming and other assorted liberal claptrap??? I guess we’ll see on November 6th.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 8:33:18 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: morethanright

I thought Corporal Cueball said the Tea Party was dead?


5 posted on 08/28/2012 8:35:24 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: morethanright

Run against me MF.


6 posted on 08/28/2012 8:38:26 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: morethanright

The Dems ran against the tea party in 2010 and got creamed.

I don’t see how it would be different in 2012.


7 posted on 08/28/2012 8:40:06 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Freedom--tastes like chicken)
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To: morethanright

“Obama Shifts Campaign Strategy: He’ll Run Against the Tea Party”

THAT will be a mistake.... Perfect!

Tea Party America will clean his clock for him, even IF Romney won’t!


8 posted on 08/28/2012 8:40:19 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: morethanright

Why not? He’s been running against George Bush for four years.

Obama has an ego-driven need to run against Strawman who are not even in the race.

Liberals need to create a “problem” only they can “solve”, because they can’t solve the real problems.


9 posted on 08/28/2012 8:41:33 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: JaguarXKE

LMAO, ouch!


10 posted on 08/28/2012 8:42:14 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: FrankR

Will Obama ever run out of things to run against?


11 posted on 08/28/2012 8:44:39 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: SMARTY

Obama to run against TEA party.

Hey not bad for “astroturf” eh.


12 posted on 08/28/2012 8:46:31 AM 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: tet68
OH, OBOBO is going to run against mothers, and fathers, and little children, and babies, and grandfathers, and grandmothers, and Democrats, and Independents, etc. For THAT is who the TEA PARTY is.
13 posted on 08/28/2012 8:52:32 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: morethanright
Obama might as well run against handicapped epileptic crosseyed blonde black Catholic female lesbian Republican candidates.

After all, Mitt is more aligned with them, than the Tea Party.

Is this guy a professional at incompetence, or what?

14 posted on 08/28/2012 8:58:09 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Funny but creepy!)
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To: morethanright

Romney should run against the Occupy Wall Street folks.

The ones who live in tents and play bongos all day.

Those represent the average Obama supporter.


15 posted on 08/28/2012 8:58:50 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: JaguarXKE

Exactly!

So how does Romney counter 0bama’s attacks on middle America when he himself will not be able to articulate a resonating message to those being attacked and draw them to his base?

I don’t think he can.

This could prove to be a shrewd move by 0.


16 posted on 08/28/2012 9:01:22 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: morethanright
If he's still changing direction this late into the campaign, it cannot bode well for his campaign.

To me, it looks like he's almost on the verge of panic.

I love the smell of flop-sweat in the morning. it smells like... VICTORY!

17 posted on 08/28/2012 9:01:28 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: JaguarXKE
Big deal. Romney’s running against the Tea Party himself!

That means we have them right where we want them. We have them surrounded!

18 posted on 08/28/2012 9:08:40 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: morethanright

What Clown shift number is this? Anyone keeping track......who cares.


19 posted on 08/28/2012 9:12:00 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: morethanright

Gub mints waaay too big and obammy sucks
Guess I’m a freaken extremist.


20 posted on 08/28/2012 9:12:00 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: lonestar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq4eeyVr_Hs


21 posted on 08/28/2012 9:19:09 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Behind enemy lines in the city where it's illegal to buy a Big Gulp)
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To: morethanright
He doesn't have anything left to run on.


22 posted on 08/28/2012 9:25:46 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: morethanright

Bring it on, cupcake.


23 posted on 08/28/2012 9:29:11 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Democrats new name = The CSA - The Communist/Satanic/Anti-American Party)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Do you have a clue what that did to my blood pressure? *snicker*


24 posted on 08/28/2012 9:43:46 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: morethanright
"You have a choice this November. You can choose a Third World, authoritarian, banana republic vision for America offered by me and my friends at Occupy Wall Street or you can choose the Tea Party, which stands for fiscal responsibility and constitutional restraints on the power of government that fosters greater individual liberty and prosperity."

Jeez, which one should I choose...

25 posted on 08/28/2012 12:09:13 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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