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Obama's New Message: I Need More Time (To undo damage done by George W. Bush)
Christian Post ^ | 06/13/2012 | Napp Nazworth

Posted on 06/14/2012 8:40:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

In a Thursday speech, President Barack Obama will argue that he needs four more years to undo the damage done under his predecessor, President George W. Bush.

The Obama campaign's new tactic will be to convince voters that they would be worse off with his Republican rival, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, as president because Romney would be similar to Bush, according to an analysis by Andy Sullivan and Caren Bohan for Reuters. Sullivan and Bohan spoke with some Obama campaign insiders for the report.

With the economy in poor shape, many Democrats are coming to the conclusion that they need to contrast Obama's achievements with the state of the economy when he took office in 2009.

Just a month before Obama won election, the nation saw a financial collapse accompanied by a swift decline in home prices. A Monday report by the Federal Reserve quantified the economic devastation of that recession: American's median net worth fell to its lowest levels since 1992.

Obama's new message is reflected by Jonathan Bernstein in a Tuesday article for The Washington Post. The 2012 election is really an election between Obama and George W. Bush, he writes.

Since Obama entered the White House during the deepest part of the recession, Bernstein reasons, the 2012 election will come down to whether voters believe Obama should be held responsible for the economy's current deprivation.

"That's why so many of the campaign messages you're going to hear this year come down to the argument about whether Barack Obama should be rewarded or punished for the current state of the economy, which boils down, in large part, to that Obama vs. Bush question," Bernstein wrote.

In a preview of what's to come, Obama has tied Romney's policies to those of George W. Bush in recent speeches.

"When I hear Governor Romney say his 25 years in the private sector gives him a special understanding of how the economy works, my question is, why are you running with the same bad ideas that brought our economy to the brink of disaster," Obama said.

The setting for Thursday's speech is intended to reinforce Obama's message. Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland is known for its retraining programs which help laid-off workers find new careers in biotechnology, wind power and advanced automotive manufacturing.

Obama will likely use the setting to contrast his proposals for more spending for education and job training with Republican proposals to reduce spending in these areas.

"It's a very successful institution that's a good forum for the president's message. It's likely to appeal to voters whose support he needs," John Green, professor of political science at University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, told Reuters.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; obama

1 posted on 06/14/2012 8:40:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Blaming Bush isn’t going to work! It just makes Obama look even weaker. He’s toast.


2 posted on 06/14/2012 8:43:24 AM PDT by avacado
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh this is truly, truly rich. The gall of this guy.


3 posted on 06/14/2012 8:43:51 AM PDT by rep-always
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To: SeekAndFind
Seriously, why didn't they just go with the slogan:
“BLAME BUSH”?
4 posted on 06/14/2012 8:45:18 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: avacado

Libs don’t care...it’s just an excuse that they have in the bank they can use for an answer when they are [gasp] presented with a logical question.

Gotta stick with the lie, dude.....don’t have to make sense, but it gots to be the same, every time.


5 posted on 06/14/2012 8:45:44 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d love to give the Obamadork more time.

Such as 30 years in the fed prison.

I’ve met felons more moral than this cretonic loser.


6 posted on 06/14/2012 8:45:44 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

Get a real job a-hole! Quit pretending to be Prezbo of the new socialist states of america.


7 posted on 06/14/2012 8:46:05 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: SeekAndFind
Still waiting for a reported to ask Obama “Specifically, what did George Bush do that you are undoing to fix the economy”?
8 posted on 06/14/2012 8:46:40 AM PDT by 12chachacha
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To: avacado
Blaming Bush isn’t going to work! It just makes Obama look even weaker

It apparently seems to be working according to the latest Gallup Poll. See this:

Americans Still Blame Bush More Than Obama for Bad Economy




9 posted on 06/14/2012 8:46:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

In other words, everything he does has no effect, so what good is he?


10 posted on 06/14/2012 8:46:59 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: SeekAndFind
President Barack Obama will argue that he needs four more years to undo the damage done under his predecessor, President George W. Bush.

finish the destruction of America.

11 posted on 06/14/2012 8:47:54 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: avacado

It’s not only that. “More time” is code for destroying America’ permanently’ if Klownie the Kenyan gets 4 more years.


12 posted on 06/14/2012 8:48:44 AM PDT by max americana
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama seeking reelection is like OJ asking out his ex-wife’s severed head.


13 posted on 06/14/2012 8:49:15 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind
We .... conservatives are ..... so screwed.
14 posted on 06/14/2012 8:49:29 AM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“Uh, uh, let me be, you know, perfectly clear, I inherited a financial mess and, uh, uh, as I've said many times before, we are on a path to recovery, uh, uh, but it's not fast enough, and, uh, it is NEVER my fault, never.”
15 posted on 06/14/2012 8:50:36 AM PDT by JPG (Don't just talk about it, make it happen.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If he had not wasted so much time on the Stimulus and 0bamacare, he might have accomplished something useful (but I doubt it).


16 posted on 06/14/2012 8:51:10 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SeekAndFind

uh how about no


17 posted on 06/14/2012 8:51:41 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SeekAndFind

“New Tactic”? He’s been using this basic message at fundraisers since the day he was inaugurated.

“Bush left us a terrible mess. Now it’s my job to mop it up!”


18 posted on 06/14/2012 8:51:46 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SeekAndFind

So if the 22nd Amendment hadn’t been passed, Barry would still blame President Bush running for his fourth term? Fifth? When would it end?


19 posted on 06/14/2012 8:58:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: SeekAndFind

ummm...

I don’t remember things being *this* bad under Bush...

And they didnt START going bad until the democraps and Nanzi Pelosi took over Congress


20 posted on 06/14/2012 8:59:51 AM PDT by Mr. K (I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
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To: SeekAndFind

A Bush on Hand has worth, too.


21 posted on 06/14/2012 9:00:15 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Bush bashed???????? what??`?? Who knew?)
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To: SeekAndFind

This will placate his hard left base, but for the millions of Americans who are unemployed or under-employed, this will fall on deaf ears. Obama owns this economy, he promised to cut the deficit in half, get rid of earmarks, create millions of new jobs etc. The blame game won’t cut it. George W. Bush’s name won’t be on the ballot in November. This vote will be a thumbs up or down on Obama.


22 posted on 06/14/2012 9:00:51 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama said on national TV shortly after he was inaugurated that if he did not turn the economy around in 3 1/2 years, his was going to be a one term presidency. The electorate should hold him to that statement.
23 posted on 06/14/2012 9:01:54 AM PDT by LOC1 (Let's pick the best, not settle for a compromise.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"It apparently seems to be working according to the latest Gallup Poll. See this:"

People may still blame Bush, but Obama blaming Bush isn't going to work because people wanted Obama to fix Bush's "mess." It's just making Obama look even more ineffective.

24 posted on 06/14/2012 9:02:24 AM PDT by avacado
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To: SeekAndFind

ummm...

I don’t remember things being *this* bad under Bush...

And they didnt START going bad until the democraps and Nanzi Pelosi took over Congress


25 posted on 06/14/2012 9:02:28 AM PDT by Mr. K (I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
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To: SeekAndFind
So instead of the great Obama Seal with "Vero possumus" as a candiate in 2008, now he says "I Played Possum" as POTUS?
26 posted on 06/14/2012 9:02:28 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: SeekAndFind
It will work! You'll be surprise how many stupid people will swallow the lie whole! I know, I have witnessed it in my conservative/rat family WHO hate the JOKER but fault Bush for our woes. W never ever responded to the lies by the mediaDEMONS nor will he ever defend himself against the lies. The low class BLACK messiah insulted him right to his face at the portrait unveiling and W just stood there and took it in the behind. WOW! I was literally stunned!!That will be the RATS campaign slogan and message cause they have nothing else to run on. With the help of AOL, Univision, HELLywood and the mediaWHORES repeating the lie till election day, I truly fear it will work!! Repeat it enough and it will stick to the gullible American sheeple!God help this nation if it does!
27 posted on 06/14/2012 9:03:00 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: avacado

To hear you tell it, Barack Hussein Obama, old chap, there is not time left in all the universe to fix the mess Bush was supposed to have left for you to “clean up”.

This was one of the tasks set before you, like Hercules, to clean out the Augean Stables.

Get to work. Or, you might use the strategy that Hercules finally employed.


28 posted on 06/14/2012 9:03:12 AM PDT by alloysteel (Fear and intimidation work. At least on the short term.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I need more time to finish thoroughly destroying this once great country, ya morons.


29 posted on 06/14/2012 9:03:28 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Mr. K
"I don’t remember things being *this* bad under Bush...

And they didnt START going bad until the democraps and Nanzi Pelosi took over Congress"

Bears repeating. That was 2006. Dems couldn't wait to screw the country to make Bush look bad so they could foist their new messiah on the masses. It worked. America got hosed.

30 posted on 06/14/2012 9:10:21 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SeekAndFind
So, Bush killed all the jobs Keystone pipeline would have created.

And, Bush put a moratorium on drilling in the Gulf and other areas and when a court ordered the moratorium lifted he did not abide by the court order.

And, Bush spent billions on Green Energy companies run by Obama voters/donors only to see them go bankrupt.

And, Bush policies are so diabolical that 3 -1/2 years after he is out of office unemployment numbers and new claims are revised upward every week Obama has been in office.

And, Bush policies are so fiendish that after 3-1/2 years job growth continues to fall.

And, Bush policies are solely responsible for every budget Obama has proposed to not be able to have a single vote cast in favor it by any member of either party.

One question, if Bush policies are responsible for the bad economy Mr. Not-My-Fault, why haven't you put in place policies to offset them?

It's been 3-1/2 years. What are you waiting on?

31 posted on 06/14/2012 9:21:20 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The more he "whines" and blames, the more people see through him and get tired of hearing the same BS over and over and over and over with him.

And saying a lie over and over does not make it any less of a lie, either. FACTS ARE FACTS!!!!

32 posted on 06/14/2012 9:26:08 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: max americana
The Obama cult of destruction is taking all of us down the path of abject squalor and poverty!
33 posted on 06/14/2012 9:26:59 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

i hope he gets heckled...


34 posted on 06/14/2012 9:32:16 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Obama’s new message is reflected by Jonathan Bernstein in a Tuesday article for The Washington Post. The 2012 election is really an election between Obama and George W. Bush, he writes.”

Bernstein is as stupid as Obama.

He is a political blogger...BIG DEAL!

http://twitter.com/#!/jbplainblog


35 posted on 06/14/2012 9:40:52 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: RoseofTexas
I have witnessed it in my conservative/rat family WHO hate the JOKER but fault Bush for our woes.

To be fair there's a lot of blame that can be properly ascribed to Bush:

  1. The Department of Homeland Security.
  2. The TSA / destruction of 4th Amd on air-travel.
  3. The floodgate of bailouts (arguably started with airlines after WTC; unarguably the TARP that passed under his watch)
  4. The floodgate of stimulus [2008]

However, those sorts of policies (in the general idea, if not the actual implementation) are still continued under Obama, so it's a bit like having one police-chief institute an ultra-violent no-knock raid policy which, after he moves on, is retained and reinforced by his replacement who claims "my predecessor instituted these policies" in response to the general populous getting upset about the violence.
Technically correct; responsibly repugnant.

36 posted on 06/14/2012 9:46:22 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The 22nd Amendment was passed when only White men were president. It is no longer operative.


37 posted on 06/14/2012 9:46:53 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: RoseofTexas

What was the insult? I didn’t tune it.


38 posted on 06/14/2012 10:15:16 AM PDT by qwertyz
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To: SeekAndFind
Barack, YOU have done the damage to the American economy!

The current known costs of Obamacare create a disincentive for a business to add more employees.
The fear of future unknown costs reinforce that disincentive.

The regulatory burdens imposed by you and your EPA Czar have crippled the energy industry.
This has the additional effect of imposing a huge financial burden on ALL other businesses, large and small.

Your policies and the constraints imposed by YOUR Justice department, require federal, state, and local governments to provide BILLIONS of dollars in services to over 20 Million ILLEGAL IMIGRANTS.

All of these actions STIFLE the private sector, add costs to the public sector, AND
CHOKE THE FEDERAL TAX REVENUE THAT WOULD RESULT FROM THESE MARKETS, IF NOT FOR YOUR POLICIES.

39 posted on 06/14/2012 10:27:27 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: All

40 posted on 06/14/2012 2:01:30 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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