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Ear to the Ground

Team Obama Readies Rhetoric for 2012

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Posted on Jul 13, 2010
Bush at the White House
AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Pssst ... Hey guys, FYI: George W. Bush has left the building.

It’s a good thing there’s still time yet before the Obama administration really has to kick into high spin mode for Campaign ’12, because White House spokesman Robert Gibbs’ early attempt at facing down the competition needs some serious work. What is this, Gibbs, “Obama: He’s Not Bush”? Let’s try that again.  —KA

USA Today:

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs didn’t talk about Sarah Palin specifically yesterday, but he did address any Republican who is thinking about challenging President Obama in 2012.

[...] “You’re going to get an opportunity to think about whether we’re going to go back to what we came from or that we’re going to go forward,” Gibbs said. “And that’s a debate I think the President and many here are anxious to have.”

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By MarthaA, July 18, 2010 at 8:18 am Link to this comment

Hammond Eggs, July 14 at 12:57 am,

I will vote for President Obama, and you should as well.

Did you watch Meet The Press this morning, if not, you should try to catch a repeat, because the Dems stood their ground against the Republicans and gained ground.  There was NO cooperating, sucking Dems representing the Democrats this morning and I was really glad to see that the Obama Administration is slowly turning the Republicans weapons of mass deception and destruction around; it takes time to turn a country that the Republicans had in its death throws around, but there is evidence that the process of turning is in tact. We must NEVER allow our country to get back under the power of the Conservative Republicans mass destruction again.

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By call me roy, July 17, 2010 at 12:41 pm Link to this comment

Would “kicking into high spin mode” be the same as having the NAACP play the race card?
The NAACP is the group who considers Van Jones a pioneering hero for the environment and civil rights — so much so that it awarded him one of its highest honors: an NAACP Image Award. A Communist.
Where does the “NEW” NAACP stand on the Black Panther party? What group really has the BIG problems?

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By FRTothus, July 14, 2010 at 9:05 am Link to this comment

What other empty promises will this weak-as-water corporate shill parade before our eyes?  What other laws will go unenforced?  How many more civilians killed by his wars, bond-holders made well with his bail-outs, corporations protected, citizens ditched overboard into the fouled waters?

Choices?  We don’t have choices.  We have varieties: psychotic chicken-hawks and reactionary moral midgets.

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By Hammond Eggs, July 13, 2010 at 8:57 pm Link to this comment

By MarthaA, July 14 at 12:18 am

I will keep President Obama.

You can have him!

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By MarthaA, July 13, 2010 at 8:18 pm Link to this comment

I will keep President Obama.

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