Aug 082011
 

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Aug 082011
 
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By Noel Sheppard, News Busters

ABC’s Cokie Roberts said something on national television Sunday that made her colleague George Will shake his head on camera.

During a “This Week” discussion about the recent credit rating downgrade by Standard and Poor’s Roberts said, ‘The problem that we have here is the Constitution of the United States of America which actually does require people to come together from different perspectives.”

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Aug 082011
 

h/t Fox Nation

In a new sign of President Obama’s troubles with his Democratic base, liberal bloggers and activists are buzzing over a new essay that is profoundly critical of Obama’s supposed betrayal of liberal ideals.

The article is “What Happened to Obama?” by Emory University psychology professor Drew Westen. Writing in Sunday’s New York Times, Westen argues that Obama’s “deep-seated aversion to conflict and his profound failure to understand bully dynamics” — by that, Westen means the political tactics of the Republican party — have resulted not just in Obama’s failing to achieve economic recovery and significant reforms but in his setting back the cause of recovery and reform for “at least a generation.”

…Why has Obama been such a disappointment? Westen comes up with a few theories that sound strikingly familiar to Obama’s critics on the right. Perhaps Obama “is simply not up to the task” of being president. Perhaps the Democrats who were so dazzled by his campaign speeches should have noticed “some disquieting aspects of his biography.” Among those disquieting aspects: “that he had accomplished very little before he ran for president, having never run a business or a state; that he had a singularly unremarkable career as a law professor, publishing nothing in 12 years at the University of Chicago other than an autobiography; and that, before joining the United States Senate, he had voted ‘present’ (instead of ‘yea’ or ‘nay’) 130 times, sometimes dodging difficult issues.” Go to any conservative blog, and you’ll find many similar critiques, dating to well before the 2008 election.

By Byron York, Washington Examiner

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By Matthew Boyle, The Daily Caller

President Barack Obama met behind closed doors with labor union bosses from the AFL-CIO on Tuesday morning.

It’s unclear what happened in the closed-door meeting, which Obama fit into his schedule before the debt-ceiling smoke began settling. Spokespersons for the Obama administration have not responded to The Daily Caller’s requests for comment on what specifically the president discussed with AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka and other union bosses.

AFL-CIO spokesperson Alison Omens said the meeting was about fixing the nation’s economic issues and job creation, but she didn’t provide specifics. “This morning’s meeting with the general board of the AFL-CIO was a conversation about the urgent need to focus on job-creating policies that will propel working people and our economy forward,” Omens said, according to an Agence France-Presse story. “Working people are desperate to hear how we’re going to focus on the real economy and the jobs crisis, and President Obama conveyed his own feeling of urgency around dealing with the jobs crisis.”

Read: Critics bill it as more WH union favoritism

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