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Halperin: Obama's Shutdown Strategy Banks On MSM Blaming Republicans
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 09/30/2013 4:59:41 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

The list of things on which Barack Obama has been wrong goes on to the crack of doom. But there's one thing on which the President is surely right. In calculating his strategy for dealing with the shutdown, the prez can count on the MSM to blame Republicans.

Mark Halperin bared the president's calculus on today's Morning Joe, saying the Obama admin has little incentive to negotiate because it believes a "sympathetic" press will blame Republicans, accusing them of being "obstructionist."

View the video here.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; barackobama; deathpanels; governmentshutdown; markhalperin; msm; obamacare; zerocare

1 posted on 09/30/2013 4:59:42 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Insider admits Obama banking on MSM to blame Republicans for shutdown. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 09/30/2013 5:00:44 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He’s right - which is one reason Repubs everywhere, all the time have to point out media bias.

“You’re badgering me - not asking questions - because you’re on 0bama’s side. you would rather have 0bama win than do your job as a journalist. You suck.”


3 posted on 09/30/2013 5:02:04 AM PDT by Principled
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Which could very well backfire.


4 posted on 09/30/2013 5:02:48 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Halperin: Obama's Shutdown Strategy Banks On MSM Blaming Republicans

Really? You figured that out all by yourself? His whole worthless, unaccomplished political life has required the MSM propagandists to carry his piss bucket. Idiot.

5 posted on 09/30/2013 5:03:55 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I saw an editorial posted here last week that claimed that Obama will cave because the MSM will blame him.


6 posted on 09/30/2013 5:06:38 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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To: Biggirl

“Which could very well backfire.”

As near as I can tell, the organizer in chief is right and the msm is following the organizer in chiefs orders to blame Republicans. I don’t think I’ve seen an article that would disagree.


7 posted on 09/30/2013 5:07:48 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Everyone is a prisoner of their perception of 1995 -which is that the GOP got ALL of the blame and it was a disaster for them. What idiots....let’s review:

1 In 1995: The GOP had both houses of Congress.
2 There was a much smaller Rush Limbaugh Show.
3 There was no Mark Levin Show.
4 There was no Sirius XM Patriot Network, nor most of the now big talk shows.
5 There was no conservative internet to speak of.
6 Drudge was much smaller than today.
7 The Jurassic Media was still riding high.
8 People actually believed when the Govt shut down, the govt shut down, and we know now everyone always gets their back pay.
9 There was no tea party.
10 The GOP speaker had a name that sounded a lot like Grinch.

These libs are fighting the last war. This never works. MAY MY DAY.


8 posted on 09/30/2013 5:10:15 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

speaking of shut downs... the next CR should include “NO BACK PAY” on shutdowns.


9 posted on 09/30/2013 5:12:06 AM PDT by Principled
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To: Principled
The OBAMA administration is litterally wed , or related to the press and media .
Look at the INCESTUOUS relationship that the administration has had with the media and the press.
We've been had ! There is no such thing as open and free press ; nor is there investigative journalism .
The administration owns the media! ..and what they haven't owned,.. they've co-opted or extorted into cooperation .
Joseph Goebbles (minister of propaganda) would be envious of this kind of information control !!
10 posted on 09/30/2013 5:12:16 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

His whole rise to the office, and re-election despite one of the worst performances of any modern president is ALL due to the media’s continued support and lack of critical analysis.


11 posted on 09/30/2013 5:12:55 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Thank you, Newsbusters! Cuz, if it’s said on PMSNBC, does anyone, other than the three viewers, ever hear it?


12 posted on 09/30/2013 5:13:51 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: C. Edmund Wright

It works when the Republicans cave.


13 posted on 09/30/2013 5:17:39 AM PDT by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

But those who matter no longer trust the MSM.

Pray America is Waking Up


14 posted on 09/30/2013 5:20:16 AM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Daveinyork

That’s a factor too....but things have looked more encouraging on that score in the last 48 hours than they did before. Of course they may revert back....but there is at least some evidence (not proof) of some smidgeon of a backbone being formed.

And those other differences still exist.


15 posted on 09/30/2013 5:20:55 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well since the MSM will invariably broadcast democrat lies as truth the real question is will enough Americans finally get wise to the scam?


16 posted on 09/30/2013 5:24:19 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sure, Oblamer can change any part of obamacare he wants, grant waivers, stall employer mandates for a year, etc., but Harry Reid said it is the law of the land and must be funded. Only The Won can break the law.


17 posted on 09/30/2013 5:31:17 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: freeangel
The MSM does not need "orders" to blame Republicans, it's done by instinct.

Modern Journalism schools are designed to weed out any "unbellyfeeelers".

18 posted on 09/30/2013 5:32:07 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

You forgot to mention that GOP constituents trusted their representatives not to stab them in the back in 1995.


19 posted on 09/30/2013 5:35:16 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That seems like a safe bet to me.


20 posted on 09/30/2013 5:38:10 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; All

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21 posted on 09/30/2013 5:43:20 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SecondAmendment

I don’t think that was exactly relevant to the discussion of campaign strategies actually - and in 95, with power for the first time in 40 years - they succombed to some powerful and unpredictable forces, altho they did do some great things that helped our economy for half a generation. I think “stabbed in back” is less than accurate here, though they did not follow thru on everything.


22 posted on 09/30/2013 5:43:43 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

No one can take advantage of the GOP without its permission

GOP man up
hire the BEST PR experts in the country
Do NOT play defense with vicious democrat partisans and that means bathhouse barry hisself, who between rounds of golf and servings of pie and waffles is packing for his Bali vacation next weekend. Great visuals there


23 posted on 09/30/2013 6:05:19 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: New Jersey Realist

the debt ceiling is (was) also the law of the land


24 posted on 09/30/2013 6:07:09 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: Biggirl
Which could very well backfire.

I agree. Granted, the media will shill for the Democrats, this is a given, but the leftist hopes depend on the people buying into what the media will attempt to sell, another consideration entirely.

As to the issue of healthcare, there are fewer and fewer people who could be considered "low information", as all those who have not been affected, at least know someone who has been affected. The water-cooler talk about Obamacare is not favorable, so this time it could be different.

25 posted on 09/30/2013 6:40:17 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Politico” and othe MSM are on the job this morning, doing Obama’s bidding. This time it will not work!!! The Obama “Hope & Change” glow is gone!!! Plus....the Pubbies have gotten much better at the “social media” gig!!! This should be interesting. Can’t wait for Obama & Reid to shutdown the givernment!!!

Remember, just a few short weeks back how the Obamabot media was ranting that missles were about to fired at Syria within minutes... yeah...they were right on!!! LOL!!!

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26 posted on 09/30/2013 6:47:55 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Biggirl

Lay out the facts, describe their battle plan and call the libs out on their alinsky style attacks using the MSM and let the public decide. Put it in list / button type format or the low-information voters won’t get it.


27 posted on 09/30/2013 7:04:45 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Note to the MSM a$$wipes:

Not this time....Conservative groups, FReepers and others are gonna stand tall. They wont back down!

Ive been on FR a long time and Ive never seen this type of commitment....proud to stand with you folks!


28 posted on 09/30/2013 7:17:28 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

A Monday thought: we are overly concerned about ‘low info’ voters swallowing the lies of the Obamanites (”Obama has cut the deficit in half.” Babs Boxer) in the MSM.
Most low information voters don’t follow ‘politics.’ Most aren’t even aware of what’s going on re Obamacare and the debt ceiling. Democrats lie because it’s in their nature. Low info voters are about as susceptible to being ‘swayed’ as Irish setters. Do you think they call and e-mail?
All that really matters are the votes.


29 posted on 09/30/2013 7:18:27 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I don’t blame Obama for this. We all know a snake is going to bite. We all know the sun rises in the east. We all know Obama is an Islamic Marxist girly man who hates white Christian men. That was no suprise.

Without the MSM hiding this, today Obama would be waking up round 10:00 am, going to hang with his crook friends at the social club then after lunch go badger some company into hiring more black folk to work on an over budget, over due project that the union is stealing funds from.


30 posted on 09/30/2013 7:33:43 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I don’t blame Obama for this. We all know a snake is going to bite. We all know the sun rises in the east. We all know Obama is an Islamic Marxist girly man who hates white Christian men. That was no suprise.

Without the MSM hiding this, today Obama would be waking up round 10:00 am, going to hang with his crook friends at the social club then after lunch go badger some company into hiring more black folk to work on an over budget, over due project that the union is stealing funds from.


Perhaps he could’ve even been bringing Bill and Hill their coffee...


31 posted on 09/30/2013 8:44:54 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“Perhaps he could’ve even been bringing Bill and Hill their coffee...”

They would have heard his name and said, “who?”


32 posted on 09/30/2013 8:47:52 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Not ironically, unless Obama is spectacularly successful in blaming the Republicans, which is highly unlikely, the situation is a win for the conservative Republicans.

This is because it is a *primary* goal of conservative Republicans to *slash* government spending. And what is a government shutdown? It is *not* spending money!

Critically, officially only 17% of the US federal budget is discretionary spending. So the *worst* thing that conservatives might see is a 17% reduction in the spending of the federal government.

However, because of the Treasury and FED’s *deficit* spending, the reality is that the government shutdown might affect perhaps only 5% of government spending. Likely even with the shutdown, the federal government will still be spending more than its budget.

So, tell me again how America will be crippled if the US government spends just 5% less?

While spending less money, ever, is a Keynesian nightmare, as far as sensible economics goes, it is a great idea. “If you are spending too much, spend *less*”, makes sense to everyone but a Keynesian.

From the point of view of a conservative Republican, this government shutdown is what the future government should look like, when conservative Republicans are in charge.

And it should be only the beginning, because there is a vast mountain of fat that needs to be cut from the federal budget.


33 posted on 09/30/2013 11:17:39 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The problem with this strategy is that the Dems are in control. I don’t think the average person will blame the Republicans when it comes to dumping Obamacare vs getting their welfare checks and their obamaphones.

What difference does it make to them whether the hospital gives them free healthcare or the democrats do...either way they will get free healthcare...going from completely free now to subsidized means they will have to pay more under Obamacare than they do now.

I suspect Dems would very quickly start pressuring their reps to drop Obamacare once they started missing checks / services.


34 posted on 09/30/2013 3:53:12 PM PDT by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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To: All

they have their orders. manufacture “positive” stories about Obamacare from now until November 5th, 2014.


35 posted on 09/30/2013 3:55:51 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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