Obama planning Sister Souljah moment over public option

posted at 12:17 pm on September 2, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Did Barack Obama learn a lesson from Bill Clinton on triangulation?  Politico reports that the President will pivot on the “public option” in ObamaCare and take on the left wing of his party.  Obama senses an opportunity to gain credibility as a moderate, but that will hardly help Obama in the polls:

Obama is considering detailing his health-care demands in a major speech as soon as next week, when Congress returns from the August recess. And although House leaders have said their members will demand the inclusion of a public insurance option, Obama has no plans to insist on it himself, the officials said.

“We’re entering a new season,” senior adviser David Axelrod said in a telephone interview. “It’s time to synthesize and harmonize these strands and get this done. We’re confident that we can do that. But obviously it is a different phase. We’re going to approach it in a different way. The president is going to be very active.” …

On health care, Obama’s willingness to forgo the public option is sure to anger his party’s liberal base. But some administration officials welcome a showdown with liberal lawmakers if they argue they would rather have no health care law than an incremental one. The confrontation would allow Obama to show he is willing to stare down his own party to get things done.

Obama’s problem will be not just defying his own party base, but … his own words, such as this from just three months ago:

Bill Clinton didn’t spend six months hawking her records before publicly scolding Sister Souljah on the campaign trail. Barack Obama has spent the last six months, and two years of presidential campaigning before that, pushing the idea of a government-run health plan as a way to supposedly keep the private sector “honest.” Obama can pivot and triangulate all he wants, but the net effect will make him look more dishonest and vacillating, not moderate. He lost moderate months ago with the introduction of ObamaCare and cap-and-trade.

Right now, Obama remains where he’s at because of the almost-lockstep support he gets from his base.  If he goes to war with the left wing of the party, he won’t convince Republicans and independents of anything except his taste for political expediency.  His approval ratings will go even further south, though, in a dynamic that will look a lot like what happened to George Bush after he nominated Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.  Those low approval numbers came from conservatives voting with their feet, and thanks to Bush’s spending, they never came back.

If Obama had a moment for triangulation, it was when the CBO began scoring the House and Senate bills.  He could easily have pivoted at that time, declaring the spending to be too much and the bills too large, and urged Congress to slow down and get it right.  Instead, Obama urged Congress to rush through these bills so he could sign them.  Like it or not, Obama owns ObamaCare and the public option, and his poll-slide conversion will only alienate the few allies he has left.


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Why does Barry hate Kennedy?

lorien1973 on September 2, 2009 at 12:53 PM

How could he defile Teddy’s memory like this?

faraway on September 2, 2009 at 1:02 PM

We should start writing McCain and telling him he owes it to us not to f it up. His shitty campaign and his public money option put us in this situation.

Haunches on September 2, 2009 at 1:02 PM

But some administration officials welcome a showdown with liberal lawmakers if they argue they would rather have no health care law than an incremental one.

Just to be clear, I’d rather see NO BILL than an incremental one.

Chainsaw56 on September 2, 2009 at 1:02 PM

Pinnochio didn’t want CIA investigations it is Holder doing it!

He doesn’t want the public option its’ congress doing it!

He isn’t a racist it was his pastor and grandmother who where!

Its’ always someone else with this guy but make no mistake about it:
Pinnochio WOULD sign a public option plan if he could

He WILL go ahead and investigate the CIA and try to deflect criticism

and he DOES believe in spreading the wealth in the most racist fashion he can get away with!

DO NOT LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAYS WATCH WHAT HE DOES! LIAR!

dhunter on September 2, 2009 at 1:03 PM

“It’s time to synthesize and harmonize these strands and get this done.” Said David Axelrod.
Time for the Dick Stuffer.
http://www.dvorsons.com/FriedrDickCo/SausageStuffer.htm

PaddyJ on September 2, 2009 at 1:04 PM

He also, is a president that doesn’t like to get dirty which makes him indecisive. This is not a good character trait that he isn’t willing to get his hands dirty and willing to throw others under the bus.

No matter what GW did he could make decisions and took the consequences that came along with it. But, then again that show maturity, integrity and humility. “O” has NONE of the above and why in his life as in this presidency he will never be successful!

xler8bmw on September 2, 2009 at 1:05 PM

BigWyo on September 2, 2009 at 12:33 PM

Throw in a “let me be clear” and you’ve got a bet!

milwife88 on September 2, 2009 at 1:05 PM

What are the odds that in his next major speech he’s going to whine about the right misleading his good intentions? That there was never a death panel (a fake haha to go with it even)?

Sir Napsalot on September 2, 2009 at 1:06 PM

If he goes to war with the left wing of the party, he won’t convince Republicans and independents of anything except his taste for political expediency.

Brooksie will swoon, I guarantee you that.

PackerBronco on September 2, 2009 at 1:07 PM

BTW, Republicans need to get their proposals out there… they need to start working the media informing people what the legislative options are… I won’t hold my breadth though…

ninjapirate on September 2, 2009 at 12:26 PM

Why? Government has screwed up healthcare since 1965. anything the GOP puts out better be to clean up tort law and get the heck out.

Fighton03 on September 2, 2009 at 1:08 PM

Just to be clear, I’d rather see NO BILL than an incremental one.

Chainsaw56 on September 2, 2009 at 1:02 PM

which is what ANY bill will be.

Fighton03 on September 2, 2009 at 1:08 PM

That picture… he’s the first orange president!

LibTired on September 2, 2009 at 1:11 PM

When will he give this speech? If it’s next week, it’ll be in the aftermath of more negative economic news when the unemployment figures come out this Friday.

And dropping the public option won’t be enough to change the momentum. Hell, Obama all but said he was dropping it weeks ago and the support continued to go down.

Doughboy on September 2, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Didn’t Baghdad Bob Gibbs say just a few weeks ago that Obama was willing to go down as a one term president if that was the cost of Obamacare? I guess that’s no longer operative. Obama = Nixon without the class.

Mr. Big on September 2, 2009 at 1:15 PM

according to wikipedia, he’s already had 4 such moments. The first being when he ‘repudiated’ Wright. After going to his church for 20 years.

Phoenician on September 2, 2009 at 1:15 PM

When will he give this speech?

Doughboy on September 2, 2009 at 1:13 PM

My guess is the speech will be 9/12 at 5pm.

faraway on September 2, 2009 at 1:16 PM

Obama missed the best moment for triangulation: the beginning of his presidency. If he would have thrown Pelosi and Reid under the bus, he would have buried the Republicans for years and years to come with his popularity. Too late now! He is in lock step with corrupt Capitol Hill leadership and never intended to change the tone of DC.

mwbri on September 2, 2009 at 1:17 PM

Poor Olympia Snow. I bet she is spitting nails. Didn’t she announce a day or two ago that she would support this behemoth government takeover of health care? If she had waited a month Obama would have at least given her a little “reason” for supporting it.

darcee on September 2, 2009 at 1:19 PM

We need to get a pool started. How many times will he say ‘As I’ve always said..’ and ‘Make no mistake…’ and ‘Inherited’.

BigWyo on September 2, 2009 at 12:33 PM

Don’t forget the grandaddy, “Let me be perfectly clear”.

He’s just going to deconstruct the public option, take a slice, and trojan horse more of it in subsequent spending bills. They’ve got more options than this. exactly the reason they need to be thrown out of orifice.

ted c on September 2, 2009 at 12:41 PM

That is exactly what he’s going to do. We know that Dems are never going to give up anything they want, or anything that will give them more power, especially if it’s only because the people are against it. That reason doesn’t even appear on their radar.

macblanegirl on September 2, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Bill Clinton didn’t spend six months hawking her records before publicly scolding Sister Souljah on the campaign trail. Barack Obama has spent the last six months, and two years of presidential campaigning before that, pushing the idea of a government-run health plan as a way to supposedly keep the private sector “honest.”

Two words – expiration date.

steveegg on September 2, 2009 at 1:23 PM

Obama is going to throw Acorn, SEIU, and Pelosi under the bus? Whatever he proposes will be a wolf in sheep’s clothes. Believe nothing this man says.

MADgirl91 on September 2, 2009 at 1:24 PM

In other words he’s going to make some stuff up so that the whole thing sounds better.

roux on September 2, 2009 at 1:27 PM

No doubt he’ll be just as insufferably self righteous. “As I have repeatedly stated…”.
How do we scrape this off our shoe?

ronsfi on September 2, 2009 at 1:28 PM

Rattlesnakes have a hard time figuring out friend from foe. Not that it really matters to the rattlesnake.

Limerick on September 2, 2009 at 1:28 PM

Obamunistcare is in retreat. We must continue to push to stop the entire thing. There are many onerous provisions in HR3200.

Including the tax fines if you don’t subjugate yourself to the fascists.

dogsoldier on September 2, 2009 at 1:30 PM

How can you synthesize yes and no?

Osis on September 2, 2009 at 12:43 PM

Yo!

???What price do I win?

Sir Napsalot on September 2, 2009 at 1:30 PM

Olympia snowe
this is off topic but it has to be posted here. She is going to cave and side with the libs on healthcare. Burn her phones at her offices. Pick a zip code or a town in Maine, call her office saying you represent a group of seniors and let her know she’s out if she votes with the libs. Better yet, take a page out of alinskys rules for radicals and say your moderate democrats against the bill. Stop her now before she caves! Call now!!

texaninfidel on September 2, 2009 at 1:30 PM

What could possibly go wrong for Obama and the MSM TV outlets with this one.

First, I assume he will be asking for a prime time slot again for this speech. The media was already complaining about the lost revenues from the last two speeches. They aren’t going to go willingly with this one.

Secondly, the last prime time speech was a ratings disaster. This time, as soon as his face shows up on the screen, the power grids will see dramatic decreases in demand as TV’s are switched off all over the country.

He doesn’t seem to comprehend that he already bought the ticket for this ride down the polling slide and there are no refunds allowed.

Yoop on September 2, 2009 at 1:34 PM

I’ve been telling all the liberals I know that Obama is staring them down. Dont blink!

Dash on September 2, 2009 at 1:35 PM

“Let me be clear, we cannot pass this without those mean Republicans…”

SouthernGent on September 2, 2009 at 1:35 PM

TOTUS:

“With regards to my statements regarding single payer in 2003, 2007, and, er, uh, 2 months ago……..once again, that is not the myself that I thought I knew.”

MSM genuflects and obeys command to parrot latest talking point.

JoeinTX on September 2, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Rattlesnakes have a hard time figuring out friend from foe. Not that it really matters to the rattlesnake.

Limerick on September 2, 2009 at 1:28 PM

So, if one were to bite Barry on the butt who would be fighting to get to the front of the line of bots to suck out the poison?

Yoop on September 2, 2009 at 1:38 PM

Drudge:
OT: It’s offical: no public option from Obama!…

portlandon on September 2, 2009 at 1:38 PM

Obama has no plans to insist on it himself, the officials said.

That part is strictly for public consumption. Behind the scenes, he will be pushing for it. Just because he publicly won’t insist on it, is of little relevance, as he would gladly sign a bill with the public option included.

ICBM on September 2, 2009 at 1:40 PM

The Bamster is putting fresh lipstick on his pet pig, at a time when most independents and moderates wish he would focus on cutting the deficit and reducing unemployment.

petefrt on September 2, 2009 at 1:43 PM

portlandon on September 2, 2009 at 1:38 PM

Pretty hard for him to reconcile this with videos like the one Ed posted and those in 2007 and 2003.

a capella on September 2, 2009 at 1:44 PM

Drudge:
OT: It’s offical: no public option from Obama!…

portlandon on September 2, 2009 at 1:38 PM

It’s the BO Rope-a-Dope.

petefrt on September 2, 2009 at 1:45 PM

haha from AoS

“When everyone is done licking the icing off the ObamaCake, there is nothing left but Marxist Fudge.”

faraway on September 2, 2009 at 1:45 PM

How is it possible for this commie/facist to gain cred with anyone other than his leftie supporters? The Joker poster would have gone nicely with this piece, although I must say that I’m so sick of seeing his ugly mug every day and every where that I’m not sure the Joker poster would have helped.

pcpower1 on September 2, 2009 at 1:46 PM

And if he says, ‘let me be clear’ one more time. That phrase is as bad as my teenage son prefacing every few words with ‘like’ or ‘like, you know’, which is a habit we’ve managed to break. Also, BO wouldn’t know ‘clear’ if he walked right through it. He really does worship in his own reflection. I say let’s break all the mirrors.
Sorry I went on and on with this. It just got away from me.

pcpower1 on September 2, 2009 at 1:51 PM

The Joker is an arrogant SOB, not going to happen.

Trust is not a renewable resource.

tarpon on September 2, 2009 at 1:54 PM

The thing about Clinton’s “Sister Sojuah” moment that made it effective was that he and his staff kept it quiet, so when he did spring it at the event, it was a surprise and created the desired response after the fact from the type of people who are among Obama’s core supporters today.

In contrast, this is giving those same people about a seven-day heads-up on the plan — i.e. if they’re really going to be outraged, they’re going to be pre-emptively outraged now, and not when Obamacare V2.0 is actually announced, because the main job in these peoples’ lives is to be outraged for a living….

…which is why the fine print on Obamacare V2.0 needs to be gone over with a fine-toothed comb. If Barack’s people are coming out right now and saying “the left is going to be outraged by the elimination of the public option” and the left actually does wait until next week to be ‘outraged’ by the elimination of the public option instead of going batshirt crazy no later than tonight, then there’s a good chance you’re watching a health care version of kabuki theater. That would mean an agreement already in place to find a way to get the public option in either via conference committee or through some byzantine language in the bill that won’t be clarified until after it’s passed, in exchange for the left acting mad, but doing next to nothing to try and scuttle the plan by overtly trying to get the public option back in.

In that case, the “outrage’ would be strategic and designed to make swing voters more comfortable with supporting V2.0 because the left is play-acting their opposition, while the swing voters and others opposed to Obamacare would be the real ones being played for suckers.

jon1979 on September 2, 2009 at 2:08 PM

This Lyin Pinnochio has said:

there are no death panels in the bill

No coverage for illegals in the bill

You can keep your coverage if you like (till the Boss drops it)
No abortion funds in the bill

There is all this and more including ACORN funds again I believe, and had it been crammed through he would have signed it and done the “Jiggy Wee Wee” dance Reid and Peeloser did when they fooled the Political morons into the stimupaloosa payoff to unions and ACORN.

Its always been in the bill and the only thing worth a bucket of warm spit “Tort Reform” Is Not and WILL NOT BE!

The public option will be there or a door left open large enough to drive it through when no one is looking.
Kill The Bill!

dhunter on September 2, 2009 at 2:09 PM

If it cost a trillion, thank God for the Iraq War! Thank God for the Iraq War!!!!

Without those massive debt figures scaring a few people, The One and his buddies would find it easier to mess up the whole healthcare system. Imagine the pain and death that would be served up in a system designed by Pelosi, Reid and whoever is running the White House. With that comparison, the suffering, costs and discord caused by the war look a lot smaller. And let us pray that our injured and killed will look upon a democratic Iraq from now to the end of time.

IlikedAUH2O on September 2, 2009 at 2:10 PM

He lost moderate months ago with the introduction of ObamaCare and cap-and-trade.

Actually Ed, he lost “moderate” after pushing through porkulus. He never had “moderate” amongst any conservative voter that I know.

simkeith on September 2, 2009 at 2:11 PM

This is a funny story … Ogabe is going to turn on the left?

Pat Buchanan said (before the election) that a “President Obama” would either be at war with his base – or at war with us (main stream). Since he’s taken office – he’s been at war with us. He’s bankrupted our children to pay off his sugar daddy’s in the Unions. He’s appointed communists and rabid environmentalists to his sad cast of “czars”. He’s released terrorists, has his attorney general moving hell and high water to prosecute good CIA agents who kept our kids safe for eight years. At the same time – he’s had that attorney general DROP charges against Black Panthers who intimidated White voters with billy clubs – even when the crime was on video tape.

It is going to be truly hilarious if he now calculates that he’s going to smash his radical base on the nose and run to “us” for protection.

In short – I really don’t believe dude is that stupid.

HondaV65 on September 2, 2009 at 2:12 PM

BTW, Republicans need to get their proposals out there…

Why? Government has screwed up healthcare since 1965. anything the GOP puts out better be to clean up tort law and get the heck out.
Fighton03 on September 2, 2009 at 1:08 PM

Agreed, having government involved with healthcare is like having sand in a gearbox.

And don’t the republicans have proposals out there anyways – the SCM won’t cover themfor some odd reason

Chainsaw56 on September 2, 2009 at 2:25 PM

This is proof positive that Obama will throw just about anyone except his own wife and daughters under the bus. Granny–gone, Rev Wright–crushed, Bill Ayers–done, now the Left too–thump thump… The rest of us better take away his license to drive.

ted c on September 2, 2009 at 12:30 PM

I’m not so sure about that. While campaigning for the office of President, he stated that if his own daughters experienced an unexpected teen pregnancy, he wouldn’t want them “punished with a baby.”

Think about that…

He was talking about killing his grandchild!

dominigan on September 2, 2009 at 2:34 PM

Axelrod said that Obama will increase his TV exposure by a factor of two, hold a prime time press conference every week, and provide the PA announcments each morning in all public schools to provide marching orders for all kids.

WashJeff on September 2, 2009 at 12:24 PM

It has been a long time since the filthy liar was allowed before the press corp unscripted. Possibly not accidental. Remember his previous Q & A appearance? He did not cover himself in glory (“I am the president!”) Last time he went off script we got wee-wee’d up. It would be very instructive to see how he performs off script against even remotely challenging questions. Maybe the inner Hitler will burst through his chest and start squawking. And in fact a Reichstag fire may well be on its way, since it’s about the only thing that can divert the course of this trainwreck. Until then, pass the popcorn.

Lex on September 2, 2009 at 3:39 PM

“We’re entering a new season,” senior adviser David Axelrod said in a telephone interview. “It’s time to synthesize and harmonize these strands and get this done. We’re confident that we can do that. But obviously it is a different phase. We’re going to approach it in a different way. The president is going to be very active.”

Never have so many words from one creep said so little.

Jim Treacher on September 2, 2009 at 3:49 PM

Shorter Axelrod: “We are going to lie more than we have ever lied before. And that´s a lot of lies, but we are confident we can do it.”

el gordo on September 2, 2009 at 4:11 PM

Why does he look yellow? Does fasting cause jaundice?

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 2, 2009 at 4:22 PM

I gotta wonder… is Obama just planning to throw the combined House and Senate Democrats under the bus?

malclave on September 2, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Saddest part of all this is the fact that Obama’s strategy here is going to be successful.Like Clinton,Obama
has kept quiet about issues,until he sees the public response,then announces his views,which just happen to be less radical than the sponsors,and more in line with the critics.
Once the bill is modified and passed,Obama will take credit for being the Great Compromiser.If the Republicans make significant gains in the mid-terms,he can then be called bi-partisan,or centrist,and that will bring all of those people who now regret voting for him back to his side.I am afraid we are going to be stuck with him for a long time,because of the fickleness of the voters,their short memories and inability to read between the lines.

DDT on September 2, 2009 at 4:39 PM

I hope Glenn Beck does the broadcast on a split screen.

This “speech” coupled with O’s kiddy rat out your parents video should finally break the ceiling of telling jokes about the one.

This is hilarious…..

nondhimmie on September 2, 2009 at 4:46 PM

Olympia snowe
…Pick a zip code or a town in Maine, call her office saying you represent a group of seniors and let her know she’s out if she votes with the libs…

texaninfidel on September 2, 2009 at 1:30 PM

I’ve seen this posted a couple of times on various threads, and can’t sit by any more. I’m as against this monstrously destructive administrations policies, including its heinous plans for healthcare, as much as anyone else here. But lying no only would put us in their league as liars and cheats, but WOULD be discovered (have you never heard of caller ID, or ANI? It will tell them where you are) and would as a result give the liberals a club to beat us with.

The truth is on our side. Let’s not abandon it.

RegularJoe on September 2, 2009 at 5:05 PM

… lying would NOT only put us in their league as liars….

RegularJoe on September 2, 2009 at 5:06 PM

“We’re entering a new season,” senior adviser David Axelrod said in a telephone interview. “It’s time to synthesize and harmonize these strands and get this done. We’re confident that we can do that. But obviously it is a different phase. We’re going to approach it in a different way. The president is going to be very active.”

Synthesize and harmonize? Was this guy listening to a Moody Blues CD before he picked up that phone? I’ll agree that we are entering a new season…in three weeks. It’s called autumn. Axelrod and his puppet should go out and watch the leaves change and let people who actually know their @ss from a hole in the ground make policy.
As for Odumbo being active…he’s actively trying to destroy America to remake it in his grotesque image. Gee, I hope he fails.

SKYFOX on September 2, 2009 at 6:16 PM

I am sure Obama will try to downplay the public option and use it as the sacrificial lamb to garner votes for the reform. I truly hope that no one falls for this ploy, however. The only goal of the left from now on will be to, at least, get a basic reform approved and started and slowly expanding the takeover of the private sector (and eventual demise).

This battle is not over gang. We must stay vigilant and not buckle at the first sing of “compromise” from Liberals because as it is right now they still want to pass their plan even if they need to re-phrase it in some other way. Our resolve must be as consistent as it has been so far. We simply don’t want the government involved in health care at all. And I say this because I don’t expect to see Tort reform, opening state lines to competition for private companies, and reduced mandates (you know- the ones that shoot the prices up) anytime soon in their proposals.

ptcamn on September 2, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Correction to my last post. The last line should read: “… for private companies, and reduced eliminating mandates (you know- the ones that shoot the prices up) anytime soon in their proposals.”

ptcamn on September 2, 2009 at 7:06 PM

HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WTF!

canopfor on September 2, 2009 at 8:06 PM

Obomer will sign ANY bill he gets with the title “Health Care Reform” on it regardless of what’s in it, if it’s paid for etc.

roasted7 on September 2, 2009 at 9:10 PM

“I guess that’s no longer operative. Obama = Nixon without the class.” Mr. Big on September 2, 2009 at 1:15 PM

Actually, Nixon had one more thing Mr. Obama apparently lacks, and that is actual administrative ability.

Orson Buggeigh on September 2, 2009 at 10:38 PM

forgive the off topoic post but
Olympia snowejob needs to be stopped !
Call her office and say you are from Maine and represent a group of seniors against obamacare. It doesn’t matter if you don’t live in Maine. Find a zip code and town name off the net and call her now. Or say you are a moderate dem who voted for her, and you are against obamacare or any public option. We need to burn her local Maine offices as well as Washington. Call her now before she caves to the libs. Call her now!!!!

texaninfidel on September 3, 2009 at 1:40 AM

If only he had waited for the right time, minimum and maximum profits you see

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh4Z0V0zNQg

macncheez on September 3, 2009 at 4:18 AM

It’s Obama’s general ignorance that is showing.
My guess is that….
he doesn’t know that Dictators routinely make addresses to their nation’s children.
…he doesn’t know jack about economics, and that he’s never taken a course in the subject.
….as a lawyer, he never reads anything that he doesn’t absolutely have to.
…he book reading list is for show, not actual curiosity.
…that he does not understand what he reads.

Affirmative action gave him a pass up to this point, but as his actions and words show, he really doesn’t know what he is doing.

Again, and again and again I come to it: His college and law school grades are secret because they show how intellectually bankrupt he truly is.

thgrant on September 3, 2009 at 8:08 AM

President Pantywaist doesn’t need a “Sister Souljah” moment as much as he needs a “coming to Jesus” moment.

The most effective move is to say that he has heard the voices of the American people … and pivot.

J_Crater on September 3, 2009 at 10:08 AM

If Obama said “he has heard the voices of the American people” and was abandoning the stupid health care bill and pivoting to the middle, would you believe him?

That’s the problem with lying and telling folks what you think they want to hear. The public is not stupid. When will they learn?

jodetoad on September 3, 2009 at 4:31 PM

I am enjoying the comedic theme here: where there has been no plan, now there is a plan but there really is no plan, it’s just the plan that Obama is sure exists though there’s really no plan. But Obama will defend it.

Title this thing “Defending the No-Plan Plan, With Fantasy”

Lourdes on September 3, 2009 at 7:24 PM

President Pantywaist doesn’t need a “Sister Souljah” moment as much as he needs a “coming to Jesus” moment.

The most effective move is to say that he has heard the voices of the American people … and pivot.

J_Crater on September 3, 2009 at 10:08 AM

In my experience, so far, in observing the behaviors by Barack Obama and/or the handlers operating the guy, whatever the American people voice, his tack is to do the opposite. Then claim that “the American people want this” while he’s been being told loud and very clear that we don’t.

Obama is the, well, the sorta’ Negative Joker. Whatever is the opposite of what the American people want or dislike, he’ll pursue the opposite of that and they claim, “heroically,” that he’s there to give it to ‘us’.

Lourdes on September 3, 2009 at 7:26 PM

TYPO ^^, SORRY…

This…

Obama is the, well, the sorta’ Negative Joker. Whatever is the opposite of what the American people want or dislike, he’ll pursue the opposite of that and they claim, “heroically,” that he’s there to give it to ‘us’.

Lourdes on September 3, 2009 at 7:26 PM

SHOULD HAVE BEEN WRITTEN AS THIS…

Obama is the, well, the sorta’ Negative Joker. Whatever is the opposite of what the American people want or dislike, he’ll pursue the opposite of that and they claim, “heroically,” that he’s there to give it to ‘us’.

Lourdes on September 3, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Affirmative action gave him a pass up to this point, but as his actions and words show, he really doesn’t know what he is doing.

Again, and again and again I come to it: His college and law school grades are secret because they show how intellectually bankrupt he truly is.

thgrant on September 3, 2009 at 8:08 AM

I AGREE!

Lourdes on September 3, 2009 at 7:29 PM