Skip to comments.Why President Obama and His Advisers Are Absolutely Convinced He Will Be Re-elected In 2012
Posted on 10/28/2011 8:39:38 AM PDT by tcrlaf
President Obama and his team are quite optimistic they will win reelection in 2012, notwithstanding the bad poll numbers he is facing and the absolute collapse of confidence with Washington and indeed the American economy.
There are a number of reasons why the president and his advisers are so optimistic.
First, it is his judgment that with the horse race now tied for president, he has managed to weather the storm of a declining economy and declining confidence much better than he, or frankly most observers, would have expected.
But what heartens the president's advisers is they believe they have locked into a strategy now that they are convinced can and will pay dividends.
First, they have largely given up on trying to work with Congress. With executive orders on housing and student loans, and a new slogan of "We can't wait!" the president and the Democrats are now arguing that gridlock in Washington is almost exclusively the Republicans' fault and that a "do nothing" Congress, whose rating fell as low as 9% in the most recent New York Times poll, and a Republican party whose negative rating is over 71%, will get the lion's share of the blame for inaction and dysfunctionality.
Second, the president looks at the Republican primary field and laughs, as he did on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno this week.
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***Second, the president looks at the Republican primary field and laughs, as he did on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno this week.***
At a news conference, I remember Obama also laughed when the freshmen (tea party) republican folks that were voted in in 2010 were going to defund/eliminate obamacare. Well, I haven’t heard a peep out of them or anyone else (about obamacare) for quite some time. Looks like it’s full speed ahead.
Since Tokio Rove is doing whatever he can to get real conservatives out of the way so his boy Mitt can get the nomination, it seems to me Obama has a lot to laugh about.
Well, at least he is ‘flippable’. While that often works against us, with the right pressure it can work for us.
To make things worse!
We need Paul Ryan to enter the race.
They also believe that they will retake the House (Dem + 30 seats-Welcome back Speaker Pelosi), and pick up 2-4 Senate seats. Then Reid will move to have filibusterers broken by 53 votes.
Nothing will change if Romney is chosen, except we'll have a President who isn't actively trying to make the white middle class disappear and die. Sentiment might improve - for a while.
Silly proclamation and based on nothing but emotion.
Largely agree, and your thinking gets to some root causes and issues.
I think it is key that our nominee be someone who can discuss the basic principles involved, their history and importance to us today, and in the future. Someone who can explain and connect underlying (conservative) principles for the well-being and future character of our nation.
If our failure comes as the world’s leading nation, it will come because we have ceased to be a moral (and I say, unabashedly, Judeo/Christian), informed, and self-reliant people.
We need leaders and candidates who can explain that, make it understandable, real, and personal to the population at large.
More like picking ANY stinker over a known, clear and present danger, domestic enemy of the Constitution.
When FDR took office in January 1933 was 25.2% and in 1936 it was 16.9%. FDR could say his policies were working. Obama can't say that.
The only real difference between the parties are the scripts they have to read to their particular constituencies. The reason they follow the same policies is becuase both parties are bought off by the same Globalist Banksters.
P.S. we don't have credit based consumption but debt based consumption. Debt created out of thin air with the stroke of a pen and owed to the Globalist Banksters.
It's a contest. They must compete with each other in order to win the nomination. That's what the primary is all about.
If they happen to skewer Obama while besting their opponents, all the better.
This is the real GOP opponent, not Obozo, who is so in the hole that he cannot recover on his own. When I hear a coherant 'fight the MSM' policy from the GOP, I will believe that a GOP candidate can win. The current crop of panty waist GOP leaders leave me in despair.
I think he could win on a Populist platform, but it is going to take more than talk.
He is going to have to turn Eric Holder loose and send a few Wall Street bankers on high-profile perp walks.
He is going to have to literally FORGIVE a bunch of student loan debt...not just tweak payments down by six or eight bucks a month.
He is going to have to limit bank fees and cap their credit card rates at something like 15 points over prime.
He is going to have to force banks to take cramdowns on mortgage principle amounts.
Those actions would, I fear, gain him a tremendous amount of popular support.
All of it is problematic for Obama though because he is highly compromised (i.e. has taken more money from Wall Street than any other politician in history).
Is he coming to a point where he is wiling to throw them under the bus to go full-throated populist? I expect we will soon find out.
That and recent poll numbers showing Romney losing ground to Obama.
Romney’s support is a fixed number. It hasn’t gone up in years. People do not like him. He stands for both nothing and everything..
Romney will get slaughtered in the General.
The creature will probably be reelected. He has too many factors in his favor: (a) the ongoing collapse of American society reulting in a mere demography not a “People;” (b) the MSM-”three weeks of media treatment and the truth is recognized by all;”(c) a billion dollar war chest;(d)a strong base composed of blacks, homosexuals, Jews, Mexicans, Asians and soon to be added felons;(e)massive voter fraud; (f) a ridiculous list of Republican candidates;(g)voter intimidation-two black thugs at critical white precincts causing thousands of potential white voters to flee in abject terror. The aforementioned are very strong factors.
Nobama is already “joking” in speeches to “cut Congress.”