How Obama's Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics

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    What a great article I just read by Andrew Sullivan. It's the best one about President Obama that I have seen in a long time. A sample:

    A president in the last year of his first term will always get attacked mercilessly by his partisan opponents, and also, often, by the feistier members of his base. And when unemployment is at remarkably high levels, and with the national debt setting records, the criticism will—and should be—even fiercer. But this time, with this president, something different has happened. It’s not that I don’t understand the critiques of Barack Obama from the enraged right and the demoralized left. It’s that I don’t even recognize their description of Obama’s first term in any way. The attacks from both the right and the left on the man and his policies aren’t out of bounds. They’re simply—empirically—wrong.

    The article is four pages long. I hope you will all read it.

    Andrew Sullivan: How Obama's Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics - The Daily Beast
     
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    Who??
     
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    LOL, still trying to convince that Majority that disapprove of the Obama how wonderful he has been, and we all are really better off today than when the took office..you see folks. it's all just a figment of our imaginations if we feel we AREN'T..:lol:
     
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    They are FACTS, you poor, ignorant, broad. I know, being a low information voter, that you don't hear too many of those on Fox News.
     
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    Fantastic article. Thanks.
     
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    His long game looks like it ain't based on his sucky record.

    Class warfare seems to be the way he's gonna go. Of course IMO thats the only way he can go especially when a pretty big percentage of Americans think the country is headed in the WRONG direction.
     
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    Vacationing in Hawaii instead of submitting his budget on time (again) is a very smart move... :thup:
     
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    Funny thing is, Obama doesn't have to outsmart his critics. He just has to point at the GOP field.

    What a crappy choice in November.

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    LOL, FACTS...
    you don't have to have little Andrew try and convince me...it's that majority who sees the Obama as a FAILURE.
    And you accuse me of low information and then post some opinion piece by Andrew Sullivan and gush all over it..:lol:
     

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