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Why the Obama Campaign Is Blowing the Election
American Thinker ^ | 05/18/2012 | Jim Yardley

Posted on 05/18/2012 8:00:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The great puzzle of President Obama's re-election campaign is why previously successful political pros are creating so many ineffective initiatives that blow up in their faces like exploding cigars.

Take, for example, the Obama campaign's insistence that they can sell the narrative that Republicans in general, and of course Mitt Romney in particular, are waging a "War on Women." How many different ways can they try and fail? They've used Hillary Rosen as a stalking horse, a cartoon named "Julia," and on and on and on. Most normal people (and I am including Team Obama among the "normal" simply for the sake of argument) would try something once. If it fails, then they might assume that whatever they were trying needs a bit of tweak, and they'll try again. If the second try also crashes and burns, they might do it one more time, but only after some radical changes are made to the original plan. After the third disaster, almost everyone would conclude that there is a flaw in the basic assumption or in the plan, or even both.

Not those geniuses who are running the Obama and Company effort to get the man re-elected. They just keep trying the same tired old theme again, and again, and again. There's an old saw about insanity being illustrated by someone trying the same thing over and over but expecting a different result. I disagree with those who assume that Obama and Company are simply insane. Are they hard to relate to for anyone on the right, and equally so for anyone on the left who finds himself within shouting distance of the center? No question about that. But insane? No.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaign; elections; obama

1 posted on 05/18/2012 8:00:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Because they know they can steal it.


2 posted on 05/18/2012 8:04:51 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Why the Obama Campaign Is Blowing the Election...

...like he did to Larry Sinclair.

3 posted on 05/18/2012 8:06:52 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The short answer is because they think they are smarter than us Rubes out here in TV-land.

They know more, and they know better, and they can't figure out why we the peasants can't understand them.

4 posted on 05/18/2012 8:12:03 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The geniuses who are running the Obama and Company effort to get the man re-elected ... just keep trying the same tired old theme again, and again, and again.

So exactly what else do they have to work with ... the Royal Idiot's record of accomplishments, perhaps?

5 posted on 05/18/2012 8:14:11 AM PDT by Zakeet (Obama loves to wok dogs)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama has a core constituency that would vote for him even if it were revealed to be a transvestite, triple-axe-murderer, child molesting illegal immigrant. He can make up the rest of the votes by fraud. “What, me worry?”


6 posted on 05/18/2012 8:14:45 AM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: SeekAndFind
Of course they're floundering. The reason: 2012 isn't 2008.


7 posted on 05/18/2012 8:16:32 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: SeekAndFind

He may be blowing the election for real.

While in office he has managed to get multi thousand page laws put into place that no one knows what they contain.

He has been living like a rock star while his czars run wild behind the scenes.

He has been setting the table for either another financial trainwreck or a terrorist attack.

IF neither of these things happen before the election, he could skip the country with all the dimrat campaign money and leave the mess for Romney to fix.

Clinton left quite a few timebombs for G W Bush.
obama has no attachment or concerns about our country.

What is to stop him from looting the democrat party’s bank account and skipping off to Kenya where he can live like a king. Hell he may become the ruler of Kenya in his second career.

Don’t put anything past this gang.


8 posted on 05/18/2012 8:18:22 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: SeekAndFind
The 2008 election was a "Can't Lose" situation for the Obama campaign for a couple reasons; Bush's low numbers because of the economic and foreign policy situations and the lack of a dynamic GOP contender.

Under normal circumstances, the Obama campaign wouldn't have been successful, but the guys running it think because they won, it was their doing. But it was nothing more than a GOP gift.

In reality, these guys are like the blind squirrel who ran across a nut.

9 posted on 05/18/2012 8:20:38 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: Izzy Dunne
They know more, and they know better, and they can't figure out why we the peasants can't understand them.

Ah, you had it up until the last phrase. They know why we peasants can't understand them, it's because we're too stupid. What frustrates them is that we just don't accept that they are so much smarter than us and yield to their superior decisions.

10 posted on 05/18/2012 8:21:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

“The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.”
Adlai E. Stevenson


11 posted on 05/18/2012 8:25:34 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SeekAndFind

12 posted on 05/18/2012 8:26:10 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Texas resident
IF neither of these things happen before the election, he could skip the country with all the dimrat campaign money and leave the mess for Romney to fix.

He probably even has a Kenyan Passport and a nice villa alongside Lake Victoria prepared for a scenario should things go too far south under his watch. Most dictators do.

13 posted on 05/18/2012 8:29:41 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Because they truly believe all the falsehoods which circulate in the Liberal Beltway bubble and are acting accordingly.


14 posted on 05/18/2012 8:29:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Texas resident

He won’t leave without Romney running after him trying to give him the win.


15 posted on 05/18/2012 8:30:44 AM PDT by stanne
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To: MrB

That’s exactly what I meant, though I didn’t say it right.

They can’t figure out why we don’t just accept their superiority.


16 posted on 05/18/2012 8:30:55 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Not a chance. More likely a villa in the Swiss Alps.


17 posted on 05/18/2012 8:32:05 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: SeekAndFind
Frank from Queens and John of Staten Island
18 posted on 05/18/2012 8:32:26 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: SeekAndFind

There is a narrative out there, which even many conservatives believe, that libs are smarter than conservatives, more knowledgeable, shrewder and, thus, they can outmaneuver conservatives in the game of politics.

It’s a false narrative.


19 posted on 05/18/2012 8:38:03 AM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: SeekAndFind

Their view is they don’t have to win the social issue questions—only keep voters focused on that instead of the economy.


20 posted on 05/18/2012 8:41:13 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Signalman
What's so smart about maintaining generation after able-bodied generation of Americans in material and psychological dependence to the state?
21 posted on 05/18/2012 8:42:02 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Signalman

Schizophrenics -

“In the arena of ideas - I duel wield!”


22 posted on 05/18/2012 8:53:29 AM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: SeekAndFind
They just keep trying the same tired old theme again, and again, and again.

The normal for libtards to just don't get it and to be clueless and stuck on stupid.

23 posted on 05/18/2012 8:53:29 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The dog in the pizza box is funny as hell. Cute little beagle too!!


24 posted on 05/18/2012 9:01:59 AM PDT by dan on the right
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To: All

they don’t have to campaign, the media will do the campaigning for Obama.


25 posted on 05/18/2012 9:04:52 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Yardley is late. Romney has already eschewed attack ads and shown a telling nervousness about the possibility that Democrats might call him racist.

Dole

McCain

Romney

It's a Trend.

26 posted on 05/18/2012 9:06:08 AM PDT by arthurus ( Read Henry hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson")
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To: DuncanWaring

I read somewhere else that Team Obama has dispatched hundreds of lawyers to key election areas. The obvious answer is he plans to steal the election if he doesn’t win it outright. Personally, I think he’s going to win it outright. Mitt Romney has said he’s not going to go after Obama personally but campaign on the economy. That’s about as stupid a way to lose as there is. Obama, through surrogates, is going to come at Romney like a buzzsaw. I wish these pansy azz Republicans would just stay in their living rooms if they don’t intend to campaign for real.


27 posted on 05/18/2012 9:10:19 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

LOL

You are so bad!


28 posted on 05/18/2012 9:11:27 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: Repealthe17thAmendment
The 2008 election was a "Can't Lose" situation for the Obama campaign for a couple reasons;

McCain / Palin were ahead in the polls until the economic/bailout fiasco hit
29 posted on 05/18/2012 9:15:28 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: arthurus

Clinton

Obama

Carter

Kennedy

Lbj

It’s a Trend.


30 posted on 05/18/2012 9:18:31 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: DuncanWaring

The voting machines are supplied bu a company run by a fellow named Pelosi. The votes will be counted by a company headquartered in Spain and owned by a fellow named Soros. The machines will be wiped when the votes are “extracted” for counting. There will no records to refer to. What could possibly go wrong?


31 posted on 05/18/2012 9:19:28 AM PDT by arthurus ( Read Henry hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson")
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To: SeekAndFind

The great puzzle of President Obama’s re-election campaign is why previously successful political pros are creating so many ineffective initiatives that blow up in their faces like exploding cigars.

I don’t know why but for God’s sakes let them keep doing it. We certainly do not need to analyse and offer whys...just let it continue.

Team zero DOES think we are all stupid schlubs waiting to inhale the next methane burble that emmanates from the one. Good! Let them go with that...

And they can wake up Nov 8 and start packing the samsonites.

Please God, make it so!


32 posted on 05/18/2012 9:20:55 AM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: DuncanWaring

Dead voters and wetback voters and multiple voters are no longer even necessary. They will still be deployed enthusiastically to keep up the spirits of the activist troops.


33 posted on 05/18/2012 9:22:04 AM PDT by arthurus ( Read Henry hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
*barking/*"HELP ME!"*/barking*
LOL! :-D

34 posted on 05/18/2012 9:28:36 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

35 posted on 05/18/2012 9:50:54 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeekAndFind
They aren't blowing the election. Thats just a little icecream. lol
36 posted on 05/18/2012 10:31:02 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
garnished w/ ants & grasshoppers..
hold the hot sauce. bon apitite!

37 posted on 05/18/2012 11:02:42 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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