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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 08/29/2012 4:33:15 PM PDT by tselatysr

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" is 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012elections; mittromney; obama; obamacampaign; teaparty

1 posted on 08/29/2012 4:33:25 PM PDT by tselatysr
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To: tselatysr

Stupid move on his part.


2 posted on 08/29/2012 4:35:24 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tselatysr

So he’s becoming a republican?


3 posted on 08/29/2012 4:36:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: tselatysr

Romney and Obama against the Tea Party. At least we know the line has been drawn. Which side do you fall on?


4 posted on 08/29/2012 4:36:28 PM PDT by deadrock
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To: tselatysr

Go For It, Barry!


5 posted on 08/29/2012 4:37:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tselatysr

He must have seen the last episode of the Newsroom where the Olberman character called the Tea Party the American Taliban.


6 posted on 08/29/2012 4:39:22 PM PDT by AU72
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To: tsowellfan
Still flailing around for traction on at least one issue. Their internals must really, really stink.
7 posted on 08/29/2012 4:40:44 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: tselatysr

8 posted on 08/29/2012 4:40:55 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: tselatysr

Good - lets talk about profligate government spending and over taxation.


9 posted on 08/29/2012 4:41:12 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: tselatysr
What a coincidence. Romney is too.

/johnny

10 posted on 08/29/2012 4:41:12 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: tselatysr
Offered such a stark choice, America's community organizer is certain to discover he is surrounded by a nation of "extremists."

The way things are going it looks as though 0bama will be the ONLY normal centrist left.

11 posted on 08/29/2012 4:41:25 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: cripplecreek

HA! Funny! :-)


12 posted on 08/29/2012 4:41:40 PM PDT by CityCenter
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To: tselatysr

Make him run against Constitutional Federal Gov’mt. Dare him to. Dare the Mittster to do.

The DC Beltway Crowd is coming nigh on their Marie Antoinette moment...


13 posted on 08/29/2012 4:45:21 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: tselatysr

run against the Tea Party! Great news!

they will chew him up and spit him out and make him eat ham sandwiches and pork rinds.

blessings, bobo


14 posted on 08/29/2012 4:45:20 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: tselatysr

Don’t think for a moment that the GOP will rise to our defense either.


15 posted on 08/29/2012 4:47:07 PM PDT by LaserJock
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To: tselatysr

He's been watching the GOPe at work.


16 posted on 08/29/2012 4:48:09 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: so_real
He's been watching the GOPe at work.

Actually I don't think he has. Otherwise he'd leave well enough alone.

17 posted on 08/29/2012 4:51:22 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tselatysr
those rally attendees elected a hefty Tea Party contingent to Congress in 2010, destroying Obama's governing Democratic majority.

Um, on what planet?

The Leftists control the Senate, and the House votes RINO.

18 posted on 08/29/2012 4:52:12 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: tselatysr

I heard the talking points this morning....goes like this “Those extremist Te Partiers won’t compromise so everything is bad. If they knew how to govern or something about economics then things would be okay and Obama would be seen for the saviour he is.”

I was stunned but not amazed


19 posted on 08/29/2012 4:56:40 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: cripplecreek

(Spilled my coffee.)


20 posted on 08/29/2012 5:05:48 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: tselatysr

So Bambi thinks the way to win is declare war on the American people? Good move, Bambi.


21 posted on 08/29/2012 5:08:30 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: tsowellfan

Actually I don't think he has. Otherwise he'd leave well enough alone.

Really? You are saying the GOPe is leaving well enough alone?


22 posted on 08/29/2012 5:11:31 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: tselatysr

Kind of late in the game for switching strategeries. What a loser.


23 posted on 08/29/2012 5:16:04 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: so_real
He's been watching the GOPe at work.

Agreed, this is Obama's version of "moving toward the center".

24 posted on 08/29/2012 6:08:00 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: jersey117
Kind of late in the game for switching strategeries. What a loser.

To your point, only people who are losing switch strategies this late. Obama is losing.

This tact won't work either, because he's tried similar tactics before, and it simply doesn't work.

25 posted on 08/29/2012 6:48:56 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: so_real
Really? You are saying the GOPe is leaving well enough alone?

No. What I said is written. I do not need to type it again. Obviously you need to read it again because I really cannot see how you can even come to that conclusion.

26 posted on 08/29/2012 7:23:37 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: ilgipper; All

This had come down to a contest between the MSM and the new media.

The MSM could not pull Carter from the fire, but then, we had Ronald Reagan to rally the troops.

The MSM was able to put Obama in against a lame McCain with an assist by RINOs who wanted to destroy Palin more than they wanted to win the presidency, and an incredible economic calamity.

The MSM has lost credibility, Obama has lost some cover, and the new media has gained strength.

Reality, the Constitution, the truth, and the new media are with Romney, whether he likes it or not. Paul Ryan knows that the MSM is his enemy, much better than Governor Palin did four years ago. I do not think that their is a campaign inside the Romney campaign to destroy Paul Ryan.

Romney appears to want to win.... I was not so sure about McCain.


27 posted on 08/29/2012 7:28:55 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

their should be there..


28 posted on 08/29/2012 7:30:24 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: tselatysr
Obama Shifts Campaign Strategy: He'll Run Against the Tea Party

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He'll probably beat them, too.
Too bad the Tea Party is not running for anything.
Easy enough to beat anyone who isn't running.

29 posted on 08/29/2012 8:43:03 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: LaserJock
Don’t think for a moment that the GOP will rise to our defense either.

They'll be too busy running to try to save their own asses. The next four years will be hell for whomever continues business as usual.
Doesn't matter what party!

30 posted on 08/29/2012 8:47:46 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: tselatysr

When is he going to have time to campaign? When he is on Reddit?

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/z1c9z/i_am_barack_obama_preside%20n%20t_of_the_united_states/


31 posted on 08/29/2012 8:54:20 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: tselatysr

So when does he start tatting bar codes on Tea Party members?

Or forced RFID chipping?


32 posted on 08/29/2012 9:00:48 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: cripplecreek

Best response!


33 posted on 08/29/2012 9:13:33 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: cripplecreek
So he’s becoming a republican?

LOL. Apparently so. Not surprising since someone (I conveniently forget who) recently wrote an article claiming the 0 was a "conservative revolutionist."
34 posted on 08/29/2012 9:42:58 PM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
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To: tselatysr

bumpity uppity


35 posted on 09/09/2012 9:31:37 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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