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John Podesta predicts White House 'soul-searching'
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Posted on 09/07/2010 9:50:47 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

John Podesta predicts White House 'soul-searching'

By: Andy Barr September 7, 2010 11:55 AM EDT

John Podesta, the president of the Center for American Progress and leader of Barack Obama’s presidential transition team, expects to see some “soul-searching” and “changes” in the White House after November’s election.

With Democrats expected to lose dozens of seats in the midterms – and possibly control of Congress – Podesta believes Obama will have make changes to adapt to the new political environment.

“After November you'll see some soul-searching and some changes particularly in the way that he's talked to the American people and really communicated particularly I think with the business community,” Podesta said Tuesday morning on MSNBC.

“You'll see I think at least a willingness to kind of listen to ideas to move forward with people,” he added. “And you know, I think that the president does level with people. He's pretty straight-forward about what he thinks works, what he thinks doesn't.”

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Uh huh.....
1 posted on 09/07/2010 9:50:49 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Searching for one?


2 posted on 09/07/2010 9:51:48 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Will he quit barking ?


3 posted on 09/07/2010 9:52:12 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Sub-Driver

Doesn’t one have to already have a soul to be able to search it?


4 posted on 09/07/2010 9:52:36 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Sub-Driver

Yes, the White House is trying to find a soul. If they have one.


5 posted on 09/07/2010 9:53:06 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sorry this will come to nil! Marxist are souless...... Besides someone as fanatical idealogue like Obama won’t listen...just keep driving America into the ground.


6 posted on 09/07/2010 9:53:35 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Sub-Driver

What next, John? Will you start a thriving business selling a certain bridge from the NYC area?


7 posted on 09/07/2010 9:53:56 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Sub-Driver

Everyone is projecting what Clinton did in 94 to what Obamarx will do. Clinton was a pure political animal obsessed at keeping tthe presidency. Obamarx is a radical ideologue. He is incapable of changing. I will go so far to say that there is a 40% chance that he won’t even run for re-election in 2012.


8 posted on 09/07/2010 9:54:21 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

soul searching = Shuck and jive.


9 posted on 09/07/2010 9:54:42 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Fetch, boy! Fetch!


10 posted on 09/07/2010 9:54:59 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Sub-Driver

>> He’s pretty straight-forward about what he thinks works

He thinks communism works. He thinks black racism works. He thinks apologizing for America’s goodness works.

That’s the problem!


11 posted on 09/07/2010 9:55:07 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Ha!


12 posted on 09/07/2010 9:55:10 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Sub-Driver

See also poll at right:

Pollitico
Change of power?
Do Democrats have a chance of holding on to the majority in the House?
Of course. There’s still time.
43%
No way. They’re too far behind in polls.
53%
I’m not sure.
3%


13 posted on 09/07/2010 9:55:49 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Sub-Driver

Does this mean Rahm will be fired? Dittos all those nasty Czars? I can’t wait until the investigations into all those non-Congressionally approved Czars business affairs starts. Should make for a wonderful 2 years of entertainment. I wonder if they have an Olie North type amongst the herd of college professors?


14 posted on 09/07/2010 9:56:17 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Sub-Driver

President Obama at the rate things are going will be repudiated just like Rod Blagojevich—unloved by even many members of the Democratic Party.


15 posted on 09/07/2010 9:56:44 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Sub-Driver
And you know, I think that the president does level with people.

In the previous sentence he says Obama has to change the way he talks to people.

Which is it, John?

16 posted on 09/07/2010 9:57:07 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Sub-Driver

What do they expect to find? “Bush’s fault” isn’t a soul. It isn’t much of a message anymore, either. The only thing that might work is the one we’ll never see: “I took this action, expect that result, and take responsibility for it.” Never happen.


17 posted on 09/07/2010 9:57:30 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver
Triangulation already?

Their polling for November must be reeeeaally bad.

18 posted on 09/07/2010 9:57:50 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe the dog ate it.


19 posted on 09/07/2010 9:58:15 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial President. EVER.)
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To: Sub-Driver
After November you'll see some soul-searching and some changes particularly in the way that he's talked to the American people...

Is this another way of saying that Obama is about to be "all wee wee'd up"?

N O V E M B E R

is looking EVEN BETTER!

20 posted on 09/07/2010 9:58:20 AM PDT by NorCoGOP (OBAMA: Living proof that hope is not a plan.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Please understand....the little tin god will be instructed by his handlers as to how to "react" to the new world after Nov, 2010 (assuming that there will - in fact - BE a new world).

This is particularly easy since the little tin god has no stand on anything, is amoral, and empy headed.

All his handlers have to do is put the words on his teleprompter, and "presto-chango"...a "new and improved" little tin god!!

See?? Wasn't that easy?

21 posted on 09/07/2010 9:59:05 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason ("Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin'")
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To: Sub-Driver
"He's pretty straight-forward about what he thinks works, what he thinks doesn't.”

AND HE IS WRONG!

22 posted on 09/07/2010 9:59:17 AM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: Sub-Driver

““soul-searching” and “changes”?
Marxist dog should be tied to a tree.


23 posted on 09/07/2010 9:59:38 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Sub-Driver

One cannot search what one does not have.


24 posted on 09/07/2010 10:01:57 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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25 posted on 09/07/2010 10:02:40 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

26 posted on 09/07/2010 10:02:53 AM PDT by Vasilli22
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

A little boy says to his mother, “Mommy, how come I’m black and you’re white?”

His mother replied, “Barack, don’t even go there! From what I can remember about that party, you’re lucky you don’t bark!”


27 posted on 09/07/2010 10:03:08 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: Gondring

For what soul?


28 posted on 09/07/2010 10:03:27 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

29 posted on 09/07/2010 10:04:50 AM PDT by Vasilli22
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To: Sub-Driver
“After November you'll see some soul-searching and some changes particularly in the way that he's talked to the American people and really communicated particularly I think with the business community,” Podesta said Tuesday morning on MSNBC."

It always comes down that with these people. It could never be that they're just plain wrong. It's always because we're just stupid, and didn't get it. So now they'll just have to repackage the message for the knuckle-dragging mouth breathers. Maybe if they could resurrect Mr. Rogers..."would you be my neighbor?" Can you say "condescending," boys and girls?
30 posted on 09/07/2010 10:05:07 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (Will work for ammo)
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To: Sub-Driver

If they find one it belongs to someone else...


31 posted on 09/07/2010 10:06:16 AM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: Sub-Driver
“And you know, I think that the president does level with people. He's pretty straightforward about what he thinks works, what he thinks doesn't.”

That's the crux of the entire issue. What Obama thinks will work, doesn't.
32 posted on 09/07/2010 10:07:38 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Sub-Driver

He may change the ‘way he talks to the American people’, but it will be all lies. He’s a die hard commie and he’ll lie, cheat, or steal to push his sick plans for this country.


33 posted on 09/07/2010 10:07:52 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Vasilli22
How can you tell if it's 0bama?

He turns around 3 times before sitting on the toilet.

34 posted on 09/07/2010 10:08:07 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best.)
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To: Sub-Driver
In other words, look for Obama and Journolists to try and pin anything they can on Republicans.

But this does beg the question, why did Obama and the Democrats believe they could thwart the American people in the first place? I'll tell you one thing, they NEVER could have gotten this far without the unflinching support of the corrupt MSM.

35 posted on 09/07/2010 10:08:15 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Sub-Driver

He will only find the bottom of his shoe.


36 posted on 09/07/2010 10:09:11 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Sub-Driver

If Hussein wants to search his soul, he’ll have to get Beelzebub’s permission first.


37 posted on 09/07/2010 10:11:33 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (YouTube My Space and I'll Google your Yahoo.)
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To: No Socialist

The idea that this guy is going to engage in any “soul searching” is absurd. His massive self-regard does not allow for him to consider the possibility that his ways are wrong or could be improved. Has this guy ever shown even the tiniest sign of introspection????

More BS propaganda from a Soros mouthpiece.


38 posted on 09/07/2010 10:13:25 AM PDT by rockvillem
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makes sense. in order for Clinton to stay in office, he tapped the brakes and took a rightward turn. I’m not sure the kenyan has that in him, I feel he’ll slam on the gas instead of the brakes. Podesta might be a disgusting, detestable human being but he knows what he’s talking about and I hope Obama ignores him..


39 posted on 09/07/2010 10:15:03 AM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“The Presidency is Not A Place for On The Job Training” -Palin ‘08


40 posted on 09/07/2010 10:15:25 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Sub-Driver
Two Problems with that:

1. 0bama (aka the antiCHRIST) has no soul to search; and

2. He is "the one" (egotistical bastard), so he must be right (everyone else is wrong).

41 posted on 09/07/2010 10:15:38 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama’s idea of moving forward with people.....”I won”.


42 posted on 09/07/2010 10:22:06 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Sub-Driver
The term soul searching implies they are lost. I don't believe these people are lost at all, they are not stupid and neither are their ONE WORLDER masters. The major policies to do the greatest damage to this country are in place. That's not to say they would not have done more damage to our republic be they have done enough to affect us for years if not decades. They knew and they are content in the extent of their destruction, kind of like a Muslim suicide bomber.
43 posted on 09/07/2010 10:22:39 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: evets
Urkel with a 'fro.


44 posted on 09/07/2010 10:23:14 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (YouTube My Space and I'll Google your Yahoo.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bill Clinton wasn’t using his, so maybe they’ll find one at the White Crib.


45 posted on 09/07/2010 10:24:01 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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“You'll see I think at least a willingness to kind of listen to ideas to move forward with people,”

Huh? Don't fall all over yourselves reaching across the aisle, guys.

46 posted on 09/07/2010 10:24:45 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
I will go so far to say that there is a 40% chance that he won’t even run for re-election in 2012.

Heck, the Democrats aren't even going to nominate him for another run, after the disaster he's become.

If he even makes it to the finish line of his term, he'll issue some statement (ala LBJ) that, "I will not seek, nor will I accept my party's nomination for a second term."

47 posted on 09/07/2010 10:28:49 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Sub-Driver
That would require having a soul.
48 posted on 09/07/2010 10:30:54 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Sub-Driver

Are they searching for those souls?


49 posted on 09/07/2010 10:31:40 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: maggief
"Do Democrats have a chance of holding on to the majority in the House?"

Of course. There’s still time. 43%

Do these people eat delusion pills for breakfast?

50 posted on 09/07/2010 10:32:36 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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