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Politico: Obama cedes the future to Romney
Politico ^ | October 19, 2012 | Rich Lowry

Posted on 10/18/2012 2:21:39 AM PDT by Zakeet

President Barack Obama has been onstage with Mitt Romney now for a collective three hours and has yet to enunciate anything within hailing distance of a second-term agenda.

He wants to “win the future,” he just doesn’t have a very clear idea about how to do it. His slogan is “forward,” but his campaign is unmistakably backward-looking. His case for reelection has about as much to do with the past four years of the Bush administration as the next four years of the prospective second Obama administration.

All of his campaign’s energy has been devoted to tearing down Romney. If a fraction of its effort had been spent on coming up with a few new proposals around which Obama could wrap a fresh-feeling policy platform, he wouldn’t be forced to run such a remorselessly negative campaign. He could do more — at least as much as is possible for an incumbent president — to keep the mantle of hope and change.

The irony is that Obama aides always said that it would be a choice election. They were right. But they have been running as if the election were a referendum on the challenger. The only real choice that the Obama campaign has offered is one between believing Romney is a heartless right-wing extremist and believing Romney is a soulless opportunist.

This has allowed Romney, pricelessly, free running to present himself as the man with the plan.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; obama; president; romney

Things are not going well for Zero when the Libtards at Politico print something like this!

1 posted on 10/18/2012 2:21:49 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Obama is “Leading from Behind Hillary’s and Candy’s Skirts”!
<P.When did Rich Lowry start writing for Politico??


2 posted on 10/18/2012 2:23:40 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Zakeet

Obama’s eyes were very telling....sometimes half closed; sometimes blinking non-stop; sometimes strangely wide open. Makes you wonder...................


3 posted on 10/18/2012 2:34:50 AM PDT by yoe (Vote for the Real American whose love for his country was NEVER in question.)
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To: yoe

Not only me, but other guys noticed that. His pupils were dilated and he appeared to be wired.

PEDs were involved.


4 posted on 10/18/2012 2:40:47 AM PDT by mindburglar (I'm not "The Man" anymore. Stick it to someone else.)
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To: Zakeet

Major goal of the o during his second term? Get into high 70’s with his golf game.


5 posted on 10/18/2012 2:50:11 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Zakeet

It might be Politico, but Rich Lowry isn’t a lib.


6 posted on 10/18/2012 2:50:32 AM PDT by paul544
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To: Zakeet; shibumi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUuH4TEmgLo


7 posted on 10/18/2012 3:16:09 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Zakeet

Sheesh, Obama is one crazy-looking guy!


8 posted on 10/18/2012 3:16:38 AM PDT by livius
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To: Zakeet

It was easy for Obama to step into the happiness vacuum in ‘08 and talk in nice platitudes about “hope and change”. A war-weary public ate it up, without every questioning what it meant or the man delivering it. Now, in 2012, Obama has a “hope and change” record, and he can’t run from it. Believe me, if the economy was booming he’d be singing it from the rooftops and his re-election would be sealed. But Americans have pretty much always voted their pocketbook and this time is no different.

When Obama loses, will ANY libs have the courage to speak out and admit they were duped by the rock star/messiah image? We’ll see.


9 posted on 10/18/2012 3:19:40 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Zakeet
He wants to “win the future,” he just doesn’t have a very clear idea about how to do it. His slogan is “forward,”

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From the Washington Times, April 30, 2012:

New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism

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Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name "Forward!" or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has [since deleted] an entire section called "Forward (generic name of socialist publications)."

"The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications," the online encyclopedia explains.

The slogan "Forward!" reflected the conviction of European Marxists and radicals that their movements reflected the march of history, which would move forward past capitalism and into socialism and communism.

The Obama campaign released its new campaign slogan Monday in a 7-minute video. The title card has simply the word "Forward" with the "O" having the familiar Obama logo from 2008. It will be played at rallies this weekend that mark the Obama re-election campaign's official beginning. ..."

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/apr/30/new-obama-slogan-has-long-ties-marxism-socialism/

10 posted on 10/18/2012 3:20:14 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Zakeet
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"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek"-- BARACK OBAMA
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From the website of the Communist Party, USA...
(prior to the election)

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"The Communist Party USA views the 2008 elections as a tremendous opportunity to defeat the policies of the right-wing Republicans and to move our country in a new progressive direction.

The record turnout in the Democratic Presidential primary races shows that millions of voters, including millions of new voters, are using this election to bring about real change. We wholeheartedly agree with them."

http://cpusa.org/cpusa-2008-electoral-policy/
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After the election....

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A Landslide Mandate For Change

A breakthrough election
Congratulations on an extraordinary history making election!

We can think back with pride to decades of hard work toward our strategic goal of a big enough, broad enough and united enough labor and all-people’s movement that could overcome the ultra-right blockage to all progress. That all people’s movement has come to life, it is dynamic and it has the potential to keep growing.

The election of Barack Obama and a strengthened Congress creates new conditions in our country. There is now the possibility to shift gears and move forward. This new day requires us to further develop our tactics in order to continue to deepen and broaden labor and people’s unity.

There are thousands of experiences that we all have had in these momentous days, some large, some small, all of which express the enormity of change in thinking and readiness for involvement that is underway and that steels us for the battles ahead.

The tears of joy we all shared as crowds gathered to watch the election results here and throughout the world dramatize the new moment we are in.

http://cpusa.org/a-landslide-mandate-for-change-report-to-the-national-committee-meeting-11-15-08/
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July 1, 2009...

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Change is Here, Change is Coming

Sam Webb, National Chair, Communist Party, USA:

Let me begin with a simple observation: If the last 30 years were an era of reaction, then the coming decade could turn into an era of reform, even radical reform. Six months into the Obama presidency, I would say without hesitation that the landscape, atmosphere, conversation, and agenda have strikingly changed compared to the previous eight years.

In this legislative session, we can envision winning a Medicare-like public option and then going further in the years ahead.

We can visualize passing tough regulatory reforms on the financial industry, which brought the economy to ruin.

We can imagine the troops coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan while U.S. representatives participate in a regional process that brings peace and stability to the entire region.

In the current political climate, the expansion of union rights becomes a real possibility.

Much the same can be said about winning a second stimulus bill, and we sure need one, given the still-rising rate, and likely long term persistence, of unemployment.

Isn’t it possible in the Obama era to create millions of green jobs in manufacturing and other sectors of the economy in tandem with an attack on global warming?

Can’t we envision taking new strides in the long journey for racial and gender equality in this new era, marked at its beginning by the election of the first African American to the presidency?

And isn’t the overhaul of the criminal justice and prison system – a system steeped in racism – no longer pie-in-the sky, but something that can be done in the foreseeable future?

All these things are within reach now!

http://cpusa.org/change-is-here-change-is-coming/
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"Barack Obama told supporters that
'change has come to America' as he
claimed victory in a historic presidential election."

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/04/election.president/index.html

11 posted on 10/18/2012 3:21:29 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Zakeet
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"This president can be a transformative leader (he has that potential in my view), but only if he embraces and fights for a transformative agenda."--Sam Webb, Chairman Communist Party USA

Obama State of the Union: He got the ball rolling:
http://cpusa.org/obama-state-of-the-union-he-got-the-ball-rolling
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"We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America"
--B.H.Obama, 2008

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Yahoo search results for "Fundamentally Transforming The United States Of America":
http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=UTF-8&fr=moz35&p=%22Fundamentally+Transforming+The+United+States+Of+America%22&SpellState=n-2204099546_q-bsN.LA3I3%2F%2FdGaQgkeauogAAAA%40%40&fr2=sp-top

12 posted on 10/18/2012 3:21:56 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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"The tears of joy we all shared as crowds gathered to watch the election results here and throughout the world dramatize the new moment we are in."

http://cpusa.org/a-landslide-mandate-for-change-report-to-the-national-committee-meeting-11-15-08/

13 posted on 10/18/2012 3:22:35 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Salamander

As I looked at the photo above I swear I could see the inner Demon looking out.

If I read him right the Demon within is really pissed at the man without for squandering the plan on Waygu beef and cocaine.

He’s looking for another soul to steal. This one is gone to ruin.


14 posted on 10/18/2012 3:26:41 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: yoe; Salamander
"Obama’s eyes were very telling..."

The story is one of perversion, drug abuse and Demonic possession.

The only "wonder" is that there is any man left there at all.
15 posted on 10/18/2012 3:30:42 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

“He’s looking for another soul to steal.”

He just needs a little “sympathy”.


16 posted on 10/18/2012 3:31:48 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: shibumi

Good but sometimes graphic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3Z7O-sKovw


17 posted on 10/18/2012 3:33:48 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Zakeet
Romney needs to turn to Obama and say, "Stop telling the American people what you think I stand for - and start telling them what you stand for - I can speak for myself." And so far I haven't had a moderator as a team member ... I've lacked that advantage - so let's keep it simple."
18 posted on 10/18/2012 4:37:23 AM PDT by GOPJ (Candy picks ALL questions to ask from the hundreds submitted - Citizens are stage props.)
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To: Kharis13
The most powerful argument each candidate has against the other is that their agenda has been tried but failed. That is why Obama keeps linking Romney to President George W. Bush, and why it was so important that Romney finally got some distance from Bush at the Hempstead debate.

Candy - Obama's main 'ho' did that for him. From behind Candy's skirt could be heard the plaintive cry - 'Link him to Bush - link him NOW'... and in good form - Candy asked Romney how he was different than Bush.... Eff you CNN...

19 posted on 10/18/2012 4:50:09 AM PDT by GOPJ (Candy picks ALL questions to ask from the hundreds submitted - Citizens are stage props.)
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To: shibumi; Salamander
He’s looking for another soul to steal.

He's in a bind 'cos he's way behind and he's willin' to make a deal.

20 posted on 10/18/2012 5:08:59 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Zakeet

Obama still looking sickly awful with black sunken eyes. This photo is from debate #2. What an awful look on his face. I heard that doing split screens (by the camera crew) was suppressed during debate #2. Meaning we didn't get to see Bamster's face while Romney was speaking

21 posted on 10/18/2012 5:17:29 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: mindburglar

Obama probably chugged down some black coffee right before the debate. A few ciggies too to stimulate his dim mental processes


22 posted on 10/18/2012 5:22:12 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: ETL; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle
New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism

Just remember, there are no delicatessens under Communism

23 posted on 10/18/2012 5:47:17 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock
I figured that might be a line from a TV show or movie. So I looked it up:

Seinfeld:
Episode: “THE RACE”

Mickey: “There are no delicatessens under communism.”

Kramer: “Woah, why not?”

Mickey: “Well, because the meats are divided into a class system. You’ve got pastrami and corned beef in one class and salami and bologna in another. That’s not right.”

Kramer: “So you can’t get corned beef?”

Mickey: “Well, you know, if you’re in the Politburo, maybe.”

http://www.pkmeco.com/seinfeld/race.htm
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"The Race" is the 96th episode of the American sitcom Seinfeld, the tenth episode of the sixth season. The episode first aired on December 15, 1994. The story follows Jerry as he meets an old rival, who suspects that he cheated in a high school race and wishes to re-run it. Elaine is put on a "blacklist" and finds out her boyfriend is a communist, which sees George respond to a personal ad in the Daily Worker and Kramer, who is working as a department store Santa Claus, is eventually convinced to become a communist by Elaine's boyfriend.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Race_%28Seinfeld%29

24 posted on 10/18/2012 7:21:23 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Zakeet

Lowry is no Libtard and I am shocked Politico lets him write for them.
Are they trying to show some balance? The whole piece is strange for them to print.


25 posted on 10/18/2012 7:31:24 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: Gamecock

YouTube search results for “seinfeld” “communist”...

Lots of good clips from the episode. I couldn’t find the complete episode.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=seinfeld+communist&oq=seinfeld+communist&gs_l=youtube.12..0l2.33164.35346.0.38037.9.7.0.2.2.0.183.872.1j6.7.0...0.0...1ac.1.x2TIKROKYdc


26 posted on 10/18/2012 7:32:25 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: dennisw
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27 posted on 10/18/2012 7:40:00 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: dennisw

He’s a cokehead - BIGTIME.


28 posted on 10/18/2012 7:48:43 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: ETL

Looks like he’s having a choom gang flash back...When he and his buddies would suck the last marijuana smoke from the sealed VW bus

Once a choomer always a choomer


29 posted on 10/18/2012 7:50:32 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Portcall24
Major goal of the o during his second term? Get into high 70’s with his golf game.

I like my golf game in the high 70's too. Any higher than that and it is just too hot to play.

30 posted on 10/18/2012 7:51:01 AM PDT by commish (After Four Years of Obama, America needs a little R & R.)
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To: dennisw
Or,

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31 posted on 10/18/2012 8:23:41 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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