The disconnect between Obama and the people

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    The snippet below is from a column by Peggy Noonan in the WSJ. She talks about Obama basically losing the trust of many Americans and being out of touch with them. She talks about people feeling used, played for a fool by a con artist, tricked by the trickster. [My words, not hers.] It'll be very interesting to see if he wins re-election, as apparently he thinks he will.

    I find myself asking the question: did Obama even try to figure what was on our minds? Did he even care, or was he so intent on completing his uberliberal agenda, and in his arrogance believed he could sell what he was doing to us and we'd love him for it. That's the way it looks to me.


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    In terms of the broad electorate, I'm not sure he really has a relationship. A president only gets a year or two to forge real bonds with the American people. In that time a crucial thing he must establish is that what is on his mind is what is on their mind. This is especially true during a crisis.

    From the day Mr. Obama was sworn in, what was on the mind of the American people was financial calamity—unemployment, declining home values, foreclosures. These issues came within a context of some overarching questions: Can America survive its spending, its taxing, its regulating, is America over, can we turn it around?

    That's what the American people were thinking about.

    But the new president wasn't thinking about that. All the books written about the creation of economic policy within his administration make clear the president and his aides didn't know it was so bad, didn't understand the depth of the crisis, didn't have a sense of how long it would last. They didn't have their mind on what the American people had their mind on.

    Not-So-Smooth Operator - WSJ.com
     
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    Excellent post wiseacre...excellent.
     
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    And its pretty bad coming from her...
     
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    Noonan nailed it.
     
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    p.s., I didn't see this article 2 days ago. I only saw the updated version today. So don't know what changes were made.
     
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    You wrote: "tricked by the trickster. "


    REMEMBER OBAMA TOLD us in his book..
    "Dreams of My Father"
    "It was usually an effective tactic, another one of those tricks I had learned.
    People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and
    made no sudden moves.
    They were more than satisfied.
    They were revealed. Such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered
    young black man who didn't seem angry all the time."

    "Tricks" "Tactics"??? Deceit? Lies?

    "Seem angry"??? Any clue now why Obama has continually pitted Americans against Americans? Wealthy, big oil, business,etc...
    It comes very simply from his Father's hatred if you read further of capitalism!
    PLUS remember Obama's Mom depended on her BANKER mother for travel money,etc. and don't you forget .. parents like Obama's grandmother never gave unless there was a lecture.. a point.. to be made..
    So what about those conversations then when Obama was growing up and his Mom would be bitching and moaning about her "banker" Mom putting strings etc.. on support... you don't think that made an impression???
     
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    The funniest part of this funny thread is that the GOP's remedy to this supposed disconnect is to offer us Mitt Romney, the Squire of Onepercentville,

    the furthest thing from a man-of-the-people to run for president since, well, since who can remember when...
     
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    Two things, a universal health-care plan that benefits insurance companies more than anyone else is hardly what I'd call "uberliberal". Secondly, can anyone name the last President that in reality wasn't in the upper echelon of society to some degree? Disconnect with the DC crowd isn't a new phenomenon, it's par for the course. The only thing going for Obama with regards to this topic is that Romney is even worse.
     
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    The only ‘disconnect’ exists with partisan republicans and conservatives, solely responsible for any lack of communication. Indeed, the record is clear and undeniable with regard to Obama’s efforts to reach out to the right, only to be rejected time and again.
     
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    Hey at least Romney won't be a hypocrite piously preaching about "brother's keeper" while his own languishes in $12/year HUT!

    Or better yet piously saying "You can't go take a trip to Las Vegas on the taxpayer's dime'..."While his wife ON THE TAXPAYER's DIME takes her 17th vacation in 3 years to guess what Las Vegas..baby....!

    Or better yet.. Obama bitching and moaning about wealthy tax payers taking tax write offs and the bum writes off $100,000 a year in losses against HIS personal taxes!
    I mean this is hypocrisy at it's worst!
    The dick head can't even donate the same % of his income as Bush who made 1/3 as much but donated 23% of his income .. Dick head.. 14% ..9% in 2009!

    So don't give any garbage about Obama being one of US!!!
    He is the kind of Eddie Haskell of Leave it Beaver character that most people consider really slimy and he's proving it... i.e. "'I'll have more flexibility after election'. "!
     

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