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PostSubject: ABO - Anybody But Obama!!!!   8/16/2011, 9:51 pm

While I have yet to see any potential presidential candidate whether Repo, Demo, or TeeOffs that I like (so far, non of them), it's a safe bet Obama is garnering less support, even from his own party.

Ran across quite a few articles tonight and it seems Obama has failed. Many Americans are not only dissing Obama, but Congressional approval hit a big time low.

Averaged out and based on numerous polls:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.htmlbut (President Job Approval: Only 43.3 approve; 50.4 dissapprove).

Congress:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/congressional_job_approval-903.html (Congressional Job Approval: Only 16.2 approve of Congress; 78.2 disapproved).

What really "wowed" me was the following article (amongst many others) "telling it like it is".


'Hope & Change' Air Getting Thin'



No change from “change.” That’s the message President Barack Obama left Chicago after his Aug. 3 whirlwind birthday/campaign stop at the Aragon Ballroom in Uptown.

A day after the controversial debt ceiling deal was sealed, Obama hit the campaign trail to send a message to his staunchest supporters. From the iconic Aragon stage, a few miles from his national campaign headquarters, Obama declared:

“When I come to Chicago, when I travel across the country, I know we can’t be stopped. I know America is the greatest nation on Earth. And I know we will bring about the change that all of us believe in.”

Obama mentioned the word “change” seven times in his 15-minute speech, by my count. He exhorted the crowd of 2,400 Obama devotees: “Yes, we can.”

Really? I thought as I watched from the press pen in the sweltering theater. Is he really going there? Now, in 2011, with our markets and ratings tumbling, the nation’s capitol in political strife and our cities flailing?

I wondered: Does our president need to push the reset button on his campaign rhetoric, if he harbors any “hope” of re-election?

Yes, he should.

Obama and his famed communications wizards can’t possibly be planning a repeat of the effective though insufferably corny rhetoric they spun in the 2008 campaign.

Ten days after his Chicago extravaganza, I’m still wondering.

During the concert, an incessant loop of photographs of Obama supporters flashed on jumbo video screens. The photos depicted grinning Obama fans toting signs that exclaimed, “I’m in!”

How nice. That’s not all we’re “in.” America is drowning in an economic malaise that even has the Federal Reserve Board gasping for solutions. And Obama may not have the power to pull us out from the undertow.

The president needs a new message. It’s ironic, no American politician is more loquacious than Obama. His historic rise to power came on the wings of oratory. The obscure U.S. Senate candidate exploded on the political scene in 2004 when he delivered a speech at the Democratic National Convention. Since then, he has been hailed internationally for rhetoric that soothes, consoles and inspires.

Speaking is not the same as leading. Obama should have learned that lesson during the debt-limit crisis, when his repeated cajoling and demanding did little to bridge D.C.’s political contretemps.

Or he could have figured that out last Monday afternoon when, as the Dow Jones Average plummeted, he appeared before the White House cameras to explain away the recent Standard and Poor’s downgrade. Hours after he left the podium, the market skidded to a close: Down 635 points.

There’s only one thing Obama must change: his message.

Be bold. Lose the squishy hokum. Jettison the lackluster economic programs that have kept us standing but are encumbering our future. Right now, there is about as much excitement about Obama’s economic agenda as for the dowdy Prudential Building, where his campaign is headquartered.

Another irony: The Prudential was the mightiest tower of Chicago. Now it’s an afterthought among the city’s great edifices.

Obama’s political tower is tottering on shaky ground. In 2008, his campaign dwelt deep in the bosom of the aggrieved and fed them optimism. A re-election victory requires that Obama concede his mistakes, focus on policy instead of politics and outfox his enemies.

That night at the Aragon, Obama acknowledged, “I have to admit, I didn’t know how steep the climb was going to be.”

Mr. President, the air is getting thin up there.

Laura Washington, if it matters to those...is Black. So, there ya go!

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No baloney! I think I heard he wants to tax the air we breathe!
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PostSubject: Re: ABO - Anybody But Obama!!!!   8/16/2011, 10:48 pm

Now Obama’s people are saying “Food Stamps create jobs.”

Death creates jobs for morticians, but I wouldn’t brag about it.


No, I didn't make that up.
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PostSubject: Re: ABO - Anybody But Obama!!!!   8/17/2011, 10:19 pm

UrRight wrote:
[i]Now Obama’s people are saying “Food Stamps create jobs.”
Please tell me you weren't watching "Fox & Friends".

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talked to MSNBC yesterday and made a point about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program the right really didn’t like.
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“I should point out that when you talk about the SNAP program, or the food stamp program, you have to recognize that it’s also an economic stimulus,” Vilsack noted. “Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity. If people are able to buy a little bit more in the grocery store, then someone has got to stock it, shelve it, package it, process it, ship it. All of those are jobs. It’s the most direct stimulus you can get into the economy during tough times.”
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_08/understanding_this_should_be_a031607.php
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PostSubject: Re: ABO - Anybody But Obama!!!!   8/18/2011, 8:37 am

"Obama's people" haven't been saying it; economists have. For years.

Though, at this point in the global warming/evolution denying Tea Party takeover, anyone with a firm grip on reality is an enemy, and therefore counts as one of "Obama's people".
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PostSubject: Re: ABO - Anybody But Obama!!!!   8/18/2011, 5:12 pm

Artie60438 wrote:
UrRight wrote:
[i]Now Obama’s people are saying “Food Stamps create jobs.”
Please tell me you weren't watching "Fox & Friends".

No, read it online on Fox & Friends. Usually I don't do that. My bro left the page open. I thought it was pretty clever.

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talked to MSNBC yesterday and made a point about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program the right really didn’t like.
Quote :
“I should point out that when you talk about the SNAP program, or the food stamp program, you have to recognize that it’s also an economic stimulus,” Vilsack noted. “Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity. If people are able to buy a little bit more in the grocery store, then someone has got to stock it, shelve it, package it, process it, ship it. All of those are jobs. It’s the most direct stimulus you can get into the economy during tough times.”
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_08/understanding_this_should_be_a031607.php
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PostSubject: Re: ABO - Anybody But Obama!!!!   8/19/2011, 9:47 am

UR, did you plan to comment on those quotes?
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PostSubject: Re: ABO - Anybody But Obama!!!!   8/25/2011, 11:53 am

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her
altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him,

"Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."

"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be an Obama-Democrat."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are -- or where you are going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it's my fault."
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