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Maureen Dowd: President Obama is No Bully in the Pulpit
New York Times ^ | 20 Apr 2013 | Maureen Dowd

Posted on 04/21/2013 11:19:01 PM PDT by Cronos

THE graying man flashing fury in the Rose Garden on behalf of the Newtown families, the grieving man wiping away tears after speaking at the Boston memorial service, is not the same man who glided into office four years ago.

...he still has not learned how to govern.

How is it that the president won the argument on gun safety with the public and lost the vote in the Senate? It’s because he doesn’t know how to work the system. And it’s clear now that he doesn’t want to learn, or to even hire some clever people who can tell him how to do it or do it for him.

..Even House Republicans who had no intention of voting for the gun bill marveled privately that the president could not muster 60 votes in a Senate that his party controls.

..The White House had a defeatist mantra: This is tough. We need to do it. But we’re probably going to lose.

When you go into a fight saying you’re probably going to lose, you’re probably going to lose.

The president once more delegated to the vice president. Couldn’t he have come to the Hill himself to lobby with the families and Joe Biden?

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


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Miracolo? Dowd is disenchanted with Obozo....
1 posted on 04/21/2013 11:19:01 PM PDT by Cronos
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To: Cronos

Someone needs to tell Ms. Dowd that Obama didn’t win the argument for gun control with the public. Figments of the imagination running rampant.


2 posted on 04/21/2013 11:23:28 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: Cronos
Miracolo? Dowd is disenchanted with Obozo....

Hardly.
All she's doing here is stamping her feet in disappointment and trying to coach her hero, give him sage advice, etc..
Heck, she even has to lie to herself:

"...the president won the argument on gun safety with the public and lost the vote in the Senate."

3 posted on 04/21/2013 11:25:22 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Cronos
It's like listening to an old, washed-up spinster aunt talk about her mildly retarded, idiot-savant disturbed nephew and what could have been if only the mother hadn't drank like a fish and shot-up heroin for 9 months.
4 posted on 04/21/2013 11:28:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: pacpam
Exactly! When Obama kept throwing out the "90% want gun control" figure I just wanted to scream.

I don't think there are very many issues that 90% of Americans agree on to begin with, let alone on guns.

Hell, I'd wager that if you asked a random sample of US citizens if they think that America is the greatest country on earth, probably 30% would say no.

5 posted on 04/21/2013 11:29:14 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: pacpam

So she wants a black, homosexual LBJ?


6 posted on 04/21/2013 11:30:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Cronos

7 posted on 04/21/2013 11:32:06 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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8 posted on 04/21/2013 11:37:37 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: boop

The real poll is that only 4% thought gun control was a major issue.


9 posted on 04/21/2013 11:39:15 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Cronos
Ah, Mo, saint Biden said no big deal about what Congress does or does not do. “THE graying man” will execute gun control. And everybody knows the GOP-e are as stale and molded as a week old loaf of bread. Why some of the Republicans have gone full bore liberal, forming gangs to bully US into their hearts desires.
10 posted on 04/21/2013 11:49:19 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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Maureen Dud.


11 posted on 04/21/2013 11:50:29 PM PDT by 867V309
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To: Cronos

“The Presidency,even to the most experienced politicians, is no bed of roses” ,A. Lincoln(W).

Inexperienced politicians don’t count, Maureen.


12 posted on 04/21/2013 11:59:09 PM PDT by Scram1
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To: Cronos

A slap on the wrist from MoDo?

How amusing.


13 posted on 04/22/2013 12:04:53 AM PDT by berdie
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Oh, I don’t read what MoDo says in her column- I’m just here for the CZ-J photos.


14 posted on 04/22/2013 12:06:22 AM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: Liberty Valance

Catherine Zeta Jones? Now that is one good looking woman.

Dowd. Now an onion-sucker face and personality to match.


15 posted on 04/22/2013 12:06:44 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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How is it that the president won the argument on gun safety with the public and lost the vote in the Senate?

Because he didn't win the argument with the public! MoDo believes those polls taken of her fellow Manhattan libs.

16 posted on 04/22/2013 12:15:58 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq He could sure play that axe. RIP anymore, it's about the USA!)
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Maureen Dowd: President Obama is No Bully in the Pulpit


17 posted on 04/22/2013 12:49:32 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You Must be Hated by Evil.)
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Can’t someone please cut that finger off Odumbo?


18 posted on 04/22/2013 3:20:02 AM PDT by Progov (I'm for HONEST government)
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To: Cronos
The Bamster is in deep & dire d00-d00....
When MoDo is turning on him...

yiminy.... Who knew..?

19 posted on 04/22/2013 3:28:22 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Progov

First of all, Americans are not going to disarm because some want to be dictator says so. Some of us older folks have read some history that says that it is not a good idea. A lot of Germany, etc. did that and many got dead as a result. And they disarmed them for “safety”,


20 posted on 04/22/2013 3:30:42 AM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: Cronos

She used to be invited on the Sunday shows round-tables weekly but they dont want her anymore since she is talking down Obama.


21 posted on 04/22/2013 4:39:18 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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These people are delusional.


22 posted on 04/22/2013 4:56:15 AM PDT by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, proclaiming the Truth since AD 33)
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To: Cronos

Hah! She thinks politics is a frickin movie script, like she can tell them how it ought to go down, what a loon


23 posted on 04/22/2013 5:11:47 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Liberty Valance

Like water to a thristy man.

LLS


24 posted on 04/22/2013 5:25:01 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Cronos

25 posted on 04/22/2013 5:39:00 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Liberty Valance

Proof stupidity comes in all shapes and sizes.


26 posted on 04/22/2013 6:35:31 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Apparatchik

“Oh, I don’t read what MoDo says in her column- I’m just here for the CZ-J photos.”

Ditto. You beat me to it. Who cares what MoDO says, anyway. But those pictures ... :):):)


27 posted on 04/22/2013 6:49:55 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Cronos
The White House should have created a war room full of charts with the names of pols they had to capture, like they had in “The American President.”

You mean the movie starring Michael Douglas? Really?

28 posted on 04/22/2013 12:11:52 PM PDT by what's up
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