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Former Aide on Obama: 'Stunning that He’s in Politics, Because He Really Doesn’t Like People'
The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 16, 2012 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 10/16/2012 1:16:34 PM PDT by RochesterNYconservative

Neera Tanden, a former aide to both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, had this to say about the relationship of the two presidents:

Clinton, being Clinton, had plenty of advice in mind and was desperate to impart it. But for the first two years of Obama’s term, the phone calls Clinton kept expecting rarely came. “People say the reason Obama wouldn’t call Clinton is because he doesn’t like him,” observes Tanden. “The truth is, Obama doesn’t call anyone, and he’s not close to almost anyone. It’s stunning that he’s in politics, because he really doesn’t like people. My analogy is that it’s like becoming Bill Gates without liking computers.”

It's a revealing statement from Tanden, who "served as senior advisor for health reform at the Department of Health and Human Services, advising Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and working on President Barack Obama’s health reform team in the White House to pass the bill," according to her bio at the Center for American Progress. She is currently president and CEO of the liberal organization


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; aide; bhofascism; elections; obama; obamatruthfile; people
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1 posted on 10/16/2012 1:16:41 PM PDT by RochesterNYconservative
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To: RochesterNYconservative

He’ll be peeing on a lot of legs tonight and telling them that it’s raining. They’ll all be swooning and fainting.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 1:19:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: RochesterNYconservative
Former Aide on Obama: 'Stunning that He’s in Politics, Because He Really Doesn’t Like People'

They left out one word.

3 posted on 10/16/2012 1:19:26 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: RochesterNYconservative

Link to NY magazine story:

http://nymag.com/news/politics/elections-2012/bill-hillary-clinton-2012-10/index2.html


4 posted on 10/16/2012 1:20:11 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: RochesterNYconservative

The more meetings, the chance he will have to speak and prove what an idiot he is.


5 posted on 10/16/2012 1:20:41 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Steely Tom

Yep!


6 posted on 10/16/2012 1:20:56 PM PDT by Michigander222
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To: RochesterNYconservative

The Sociopathic Chameleon in the WH


7 posted on 10/16/2012 1:23:08 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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To: RochesterNYconservative

I don’t think Lenin and Stalin much cared for people, either.


8 posted on 10/16/2012 1:24:44 PM PDT by henkster (If you let them do it to you, you got yourself to blame.)
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To: RochesterNYconservative

I’m confused. I never thought people got into politics because they loved humanity. I thought it was because the loved power.


9 posted on 10/16/2012 1:24:44 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: RochesterNYconservative

” - - - “The truth is, Obama doesn’t call anyone, and he’s not close to almost anyone. It’s stunning that he’s in politics, because he really doesn’t like people. “

Obama IS Nicole Carpathia in the book “ Left Behind.” A cruel con-artist.


10 posted on 10/16/2012 1:25:16 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Brad from Tennessee

” Obama doesn’t call anyone, and he’s not close to almost anyone. It’s stunning that he’s in politics, because he really doesn’t like people.”

Especially Americans.


11 posted on 10/16/2012 1:26:01 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
My money says that Hillary got the job as Sec. of State so that Obama could get on the inside track with Bill Clinton. It appears to have worked.
12 posted on 10/16/2012 1:27:32 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: RochesterNYconservative

If politics was done from a bath house he’d already be king of the solar system.


13 posted on 10/16/2012 1:27:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: RochesterNYconservative

I actually hope Obama tries to be Bill Clinton tonight, he is so cold and aloof that if he tries the “feel you pain” crap with the audience it will come off as phony as a three dollar bill.


14 posted on 10/16/2012 1:28:12 PM PDT by apillar
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To: RochesterNYconservative

More confirmation of what the White House Insider (WHI) has been saying.


15 posted on 10/16/2012 1:33:37 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: RochesterNYconservative
Obama may not like, or want to associate with people, but that doesn't keep him from wanting to control every aspect of their lives. And he gets all the advice he needs from Valerie Jarret.

Mark

16 posted on 10/16/2012 1:34:43 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: RochesterNYconservative

Malignant narcissist’s rarely do.


17 posted on 10/16/2012 1:35:55 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: RochesterNYconservative

“Obama doesn’t like people” .. .feeling is mutual.


18 posted on 10/16/2012 1:38:24 PM PDT by iowagal
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To: RochesterNYconservative

This is the Bartleby the Scrivener presidency: He’d rather not take a stand, cast a vote, take the blame, deal with congress, anything at all other than act a role and play golf.


19 posted on 10/16/2012 1:39:41 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: RochesterNYconservative

He liked the people in the choom gang.


20 posted on 10/16/2012 1:40:56 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: RochesterNYconservative

Rush was saying she’d recanted that statement.


21 posted on 10/16/2012 1:41:44 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1365 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: wolfman23601

Hilarious.


22 posted on 10/16/2012 1:41:55 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: RochesterNYconservative

I expect we’ll see a lot of Obama confidantes throwing him under the bus like this if he loses this election. Nobody spent time in the ‘80s singing the praises of Jimmy Carter.


23 posted on 10/16/2012 1:43:07 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: RochesterNYconservative

I believe El-Rushbo has already read that she’s “recanted” her previous statements. Chicago eyes are upon her.

May we dump this clown and send him back to Kenya.

Yup, that’s K-E-N-Y-A for public school eddikated liberals.

Your guy is vapid fake.


24 posted on 10/16/2012 1:43:07 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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25 posted on 10/16/2012 1:44:22 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: RochesterNYconservative

Obama didn’t get where he is kissing babies. He got where he is screaming ‘racism’.


26 posted on 10/16/2012 1:46:39 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: RochesterNYconservative
It's been rather obvious to me that he doesn't like people from the first time I saw him.

He only likes himself.

27 posted on 10/16/2012 1:48:05 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: RochesterNYconservative

LOL! He doesn’t like peoplpe, but he sure likes it that people like him. Narcasistic man that he is.


28 posted on 10/16/2012 1:51:42 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: RochesterNYconservative
With a bitch gold brick skank as a mother and several fathers not in touch with reality and grand parents just short of "Deliverance mentality" who can blame him.. He really isn't very smart.. in serious need of Affirmative Action.. He is the Flavor Flav of Democrat Politics..

30 posted on 10/16/2012 1:53:51 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: RochesterNYconservative

I think what they meant to say was that he doesn’t like girls...


31 posted on 10/16/2012 2:00:10 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: LeoWindhorse
I'm hoping he let's his guard down and shows us his wild and crazy side, with the emphasis on moonbat crazy. "It was the strawberries ..."
32 posted on 10/16/2012 2:01:09 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: RochesterNYconservative
How can someone so superior be friendly with the rest of us?


33 posted on 10/16/2012 2:03:51 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: ANGGAPO

My take is that both Obama and Hillary are puppets for the communist cabal centered in Chicago but having powerful tentacles going to internationalists like the Rothchilds by way of such people as Soros(Obama) and the Rockefellers(Clintons). Hillary was told to step back because the time seemed ripe to stretch if not break the bounds of our Constitutional government.


34 posted on 10/16/2012 2:04:08 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: RochesterNYconservative
He likes at least one person


35 posted on 10/16/2012 2:07:14 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: RochesterNYconservative
Ruh Roh. . .she's in for a major IRS tax audit REAMING. . .

in other news, spoiled, entitled, toddlers in adult bodies who have had "adult spousal status" since they were children are never happy and can never truly bond with anyone. Completely socially stunted.

36 posted on 10/16/2012 2:08:27 PM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

The people he hates least are those who gladly open fat wallets to him and those who play a good round of basketball but are deferential enough not to block his jumpers too aggressively.

Hateful insults, such as his well-known middle finger salutes are brought forth from a well of ill will for his mother’s race.

HF


37 posted on 10/16/2012 2:11:24 PM PDT by holden
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To: CaptainK
I never thought people got into politics because they loved humanity. I thought it was because the loved power.

Some want the power, but then there are some, like our Founding Fathers, who engage in politics because they are statesmen and know that the people need good leadership.

38 posted on 10/16/2012 2:11:49 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: CaptainK
I never thought people got into politics because they loved humanity.

Reagan genuinely loved people, loved God, loved America, even loved his nemesis, Tip O;Neil. He was probably the most genial, level headed, sane, humble, ego-free, philanthropist to occupy the White House in U.S. History.

There were a few other great Presidents, but not very many who were great human beings.

39 posted on 10/16/2012 2:15:36 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Tequila can hurt but it wasn't designed to kill you. Taqiyya is.)
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To: skeeter
Obama didn’t get where he is kissing babies. He got where he is screaming ‘racism’.

He got where he is by getting his opponents disqualified (or letting them disqualify themselves).

Alice Palmer was kept off that ballot.

Blair Hull's and Jack Ryan's divorce papers were made public.

Alan Keyes didn't have a chance.

John McCain really didn't want to win.

Obama didn't need to scream much of anything. He got where he is because the machine was looking out for him.

If you really want to see politicians who've gotten ahead screaming racism, there are plenty of them out there.

40 posted on 10/16/2012 2:16:10 PM PDT by x
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To: holden

I expect an Obama middle finger salute tonight.


41 posted on 10/16/2012 2:16:57 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ANGGAPO
Lincoln, who Obama likes to be compared to, appointed a handful of his former political opponents to cabinet positions. This probably contributed to at least one popular conspiracy theory after Lincoln was murdered.
42 posted on 10/16/2012 2:19:24 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: null and void
Rush was saying she’d recanted that statement.

Which resolution do you think Barry's regime will look upon with greater favor, the unringing of that bell or seeing to it that that bell never rings again?

HF

43 posted on 10/16/2012 2:21:00 PM PDT by holden
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To: holden

I think they told her unring that bell or we’ll ring your neck.


44 posted on 10/16/2012 2:29:08 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1365 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: henkster

The first politician who came to my mind was Richard Nixon (the first president I ever had the chance to vote for, a fact which I had the good fortune to inform him of in person). One of the most brilliant political minds of the 20th century, but an introvert at heart. He’s also comes to mind when I hear the saying “even paranoids have real enemies”.


45 posted on 10/16/2012 2:40:57 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: katana
Really extroverted politicians may not rise as high as driven introverts. At least that's my impression. Politicians who really like people tend to be contented with doing what they can where they are.

It's the ones who feel they have something to prove that keep pushing their way up the system. Or at least they push themselves further up the ladder than someone with similar talents and less push would.

46 posted on 10/16/2012 2:50:11 PM PDT by x
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To: x

If you look at the root of Obama’s public persona, its about race relations. Meaning, he screams racism.


47 posted on 10/16/2012 3:05:33 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: RochesterNYconservative

This is not the first (liberal) person to say this.


48 posted on 10/16/2012 3:11:23 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: noinfringers2
Hillary was told to step back because the time seemed ripe to stretch if not break the bounds of our Constitutional government.

Dec. 21,2012. Valerie Jarrett announces formation of the new Socialist Caliphate of the WESTERN HEMISPHERE, with her as Chairman.

Obama moves to his Hawaiian home, Hawaii secedes from the new Caliphate and Obama is President for life of the Republic of Hawaii.

Alaska secedes as well, but joins up with Canada.

49 posted on 10/16/2012 3:14:44 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: RochesterNYconservative

“because he really doesn’t like people”

Leftist rarely do.


50 posted on 10/16/2012 3:52:35 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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