Be wary of a notoriously leftist rag and wench speaking ‘truth’. Dubious at best. The flip side is if the Beast and Eleanor Clift are saying this you know there is major dissension in the ranks. Obama does ill with questions and no teleprompter. I was so stunned at his speech today that I had to send out tweets to make sure I was hearing correctly:
@mzagorski Did I hear wrong when he said we need to cut down on HC costs?
@justpipertoo U heard it right Barry said that as result of the crisis we will have to cut on the HC costs if he is not able to steal
‘Uhhh,’ the president’s ‘uhhh’ press conference was ‘uhhh’ terrible:
If you are president of the United States and you don’t have anything to say, don’t have a press conference to say it. If you’re the president of the United States and by Thursday it’s widely believed you’ve had one of the worst weeks of your presidency, take Friday off, and specifically avoid having a press conference. Anytime you are president and you’re speaking in public at an ill-timed press conference after a bad week, try to have something to say, and do a good job in saying it. I watched the whole thing
by scaling back on benefits like prescription drugs or dental care, raising premiums and co-pays…
Also See: Obama’s Budget: An Imperfect Reminder That We Can Cut Costs Without Undermining Care
* BTW latest polls show Obama, Romney Tied In Three Key Swing States
Friends and Patriots I would say the ONLY way Obama is going to win reelection IS cheating. So we must remain vigilant at the polls! ~ JP
Potential tipping point in presidential race:
This was right after his ridiculous presser today…
and he made this asinine remark:
The Private Sector is Doing Fine
Leader Cantor: My Question To The President Would Be, Are You Kidding?
Obama’s party is worried that the economy may sink the president’s reelection and worry that he has not reacted strongly enough. Eleanor Clift on why his campaign seems out of sync:
If the next five months are anything like the last two, Barack Obama is toast. That’s what many Democrats are saying privately, and it’s not about Wisconsin.
The effort to recall Scott Walker failed, but exit polls show the president holding an edge in the state, which hasn’t voted Republican since 1984. It’s the weak job numbers from last week that has Democrats panicking. There’s a sense that the economy has stalled, and that the Obama campaign is stuck in a time warp with a message that assumes steady if slow progress, when the jobs picture may not get better.
“Our real concern is that they’re just sleepwalking,” says a Democratic strategist, who did not want to be quoted by name criticizing the Obama campaign. His fear, echoed by many, is that Obama’s responses to the dire economic conditions fall far short of the bold leadership needed.
The latest gimmick rolled out by the White House, a To-Do list aimed at Congress that fits on a Post-it note, is emblematic of what’s missing. “A To-Do list is for little things, like picking up the dry cleaning; you don’t put “schedule your son’s MRI” or “buy a new house” on the list,” says this frustrated Democrat.
Hand-wringing is a common malady during presidential campaigns, and Obama has a history of hanging back, listening to his own internal clock, and then acting just when others think all is lost. Campaigns have a rhythm, but the worry among Democrats is that the Obama team is so focused on disparaging Mitt Romney that they haven’t laid out in a clear and compelling way what Obama would do in a second term. “If all Romney has to say is, ‘I’ll do better,’ Obama will lose,” says Sam Popkin, a professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego, and author of The Candidate: What it Takes to Win—and Hold—the White House.
Maybe they’re retooling the ship in Chicago and Obama will tailor his message to changed circumstances. Saying he has the right policies and needs more time worked when the economy was generating more jobs. Complacency is the enemy, not Romney.
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Now for the ‘Right’ Perspective PEGGY NOONAN. The only thing that concerns me is Peggy herself was @ Bilderberg 2012.
What happened in Wisconsin signals a shift in political mood and assumption. Public employee unions were beaten back and defeated in a state with a long progressive tradition. The unions and their allies put everything they had into “one of their most aggressive grass-roots campaigns ever,” as the Washington Post’s Paul Whoriskey and Dan Balz reported in a day-after piece. Fifty thousand volunteers made phone calls and knocked on 1.4 million doors to get out the vote against Gov. Scott Walker. Mr. Walker’s supporters, less deeply organized on the ground, had a considerable advantage in money.
But organization and money aren’t the headline. The shift in mood and assumption is. The vote was a blow to the power and prestige not only of the unions but of the blue-state budgetary model, which for two generations has been: Public-employee unions with their manpower, money and clout, get what they want. If you move against them, you will be crushed.
People wonder about the implications for the presidential election. They’ll wonder for five months, and then they’ll know.
President Obama’s problem now isn’t what Wisconsin did, it’s how he looks each day—careening around, always in flight, a superfluous figure. No one even looks to him for leadership now. He doesn’t go to Wisconsin, where the fight is. He goes to Sarah Jessica Parker’s place, where the money is.
There is, now, a house-of-cards feel about this administration.
For more than a month, his people have been laying down the line that America was just about to enter full economic recovery when the European meltdown stopped it. (I guess the slowdown in China didn’t poll well.) You’ll be hearing more of this—we almost had it, and then Spain, or Italy, messed everything up. What’s bothersome is not that it’s just a line, but that the White House sees its central economic contribution now as the making up of lines.
And where is the president in all this? On his way to Anna Wintour’s house. He’s busy. He’s running for president.
But why? He could be president now if he wanted to be.
It just all increasingly looks like a house of cards.
Because Bill Clinton loves politics, he hates losers. Maybe he just can’t resist sticking it to them a little, when he gets a chance.