Obama takes partisanship to new levels

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    I was half-listening to one of the Sunday morning news shows when I heard a panelist point out that Obama had taken a swipe at Romney at the National Prayer Breakfast. She said that was not done. That it was a new thing for a president to use that platform against a political opponent in that way.

    I'm not familiar with the National Prayer Breakfast in general so I have to take her word for it.

    She mentioned it as something which had mostly gone under the radar.

    Obviously a lot of people are talking about the comments and how Obama linked religion to his policies. But not so much about the anti-Romney campaigning aspect of it. Well, not that I noticed.

    Googling shows me that it was noticed by some.

    President Obama hits Mitt Romney with subliminal messaging attack - TheHill.com

    Apparently it has already been addressed by Jay Carney - who denied it was a response to Romney - but ... :dunno:
     
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    What he did was take blasphemy to new heights.
     
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    I haven't heard about that, but I'm prepared for this to be a very nasty campaign btwn the candidates, as well as the opposing sides.
     
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    DontBeStupid Look it up!

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    Or, you could look it up for yourself and decide for yourself. That's allowed you know.
     
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    I suppose that's subliminal messaging, if "we ought to help the poor" triggers thoughts of "boy, that Mitt Romney sure is an asshole" in the average voter's mind. Which is conceivable.
     
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    I'm just fine with taking her word on this. I wouldn't know where to find past National Prayer Breakfast addresses to compare to Obama's remarks.

    I think the panelist I was listening to was Andrea Mitchell but I edited that out of my OP until I can confirm.

    I perked up when I heard her say that because she is not a rightwing pot stirrer. If she considered Obama's partisanship worth note, then that was worth note in itself.
     
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    So, you're not sure who it was who said it and you admit you were only half listening in the first place. But once someone mentioned an opinion that Obama might have been partisan, you perked up, took the panelist word for it on the spot and never looked at previous speeches to compare.

    Well, that's enlightening.
     
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    You too, huh? :lol:
     
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    I hope it does get nasty... real nasty... and republicans take off the gloves. Take Allen West's advice... "no more conservative punching bags."
     

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