7 stories Barack Obama doesn't want told

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    7 stories Barack Obama doesn't want told - John F. Harris - POLITICO.com

    Presidential politics is about storytelling. Presented with a vivid storyline, voters naturally tend to fit every new event or piece of information into a picture that is already neatly framed in their minds.

    No one understands this better than Barack Obama and his team, who won the 2008 election in part because they were better storytellers than the opposition. The pro-Obama narrative featured an almost mystically talented young idealist who stood for change in a disciplined and thoughtful way. This easily outpowered the anti-Obama narrative, featuring an opportunistic Chicago pol with dubious relationships who was more liberal than he was letting on.

    A year into his presidency, however, Obama’s gift for controlling his image shows signs of faltering. As Washington returns to work from the Thanksgiving holiday, there are several anti-Obama storylines gaining momentum.
     
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    I think quite a few of those stories are true. The Obama "magic" is gone. "hope and change" were really just slogans. Hollering: It's BOOOOOOSH's FAULT !!! won't work next time. The 2010 midterms loom large.

    Face it folks, whether you love him , hate him, or are someplace in the middle, we hired a man with no experience and now it is showing. I'd like to see him succeed. The only way to do that is by electing a Republican House and Senate.
     
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    It's like this Kids... 40-45% of People are going to Vote (D) and another 40-45% are going to Vote (R)...

    Barry was Reaching for the 10-20% who were Moveable...

    He will again in 2012.

    If things have NOT Improved Substantially from 10%+ Unemployment, he will be WAY OUT on his Ass...

    If they have, he will Probably be Re-Elected.

    That's how this Game Works.

    Shortsighted and Emotionally Driven, that 10-20% are.

    :)

    peace...
     
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    Seven stories he doesn't want told....As told by Politico and posted at Yay-hoo.

    Looks like the skunk is already out of the bag. ;)
     
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    Umm we had a Republican house and senate for a while there. Did not seem to work out too well either.
     
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    Nobody, except you, is talking about ancient history, bub. :rolleyes:
     
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    Each one of those is very valid.
     
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    Did you hear the 'whooooosh' as the point went over your head?
     
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    The "He's a push over" angle is something I can really sink my teeth in.

    Now what is this talk about ancient history again?
     
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    Quite a few of these are likely to be his undoing. I thought the 'President of the World' angle was a good one. He is way too concerned with the worlds view of us and not concerned enough of our own best interests. Obviously, how the world views us is important but it's not gonna put bread on the table of American famillies during this recession. His priorities are fucked.
     
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