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NY Post

Obama had one strategy this campaign: character assassination. But thanks to a voter backlash, Romney’s optimism may well win the day

Watch the campaign news segment with the sound turned down. You can see what’s happening in their faces: Mitt Romney is earnest, optimistic and forward-looking. Barack Obama is sour with sarcasm, peevish, defensive and even downright angry. Nineteen-sixty John Kennedy has turned into 1974 Richard Nixon.

Whatever could be bothering this former apostle of light?

By downgrading its adulation, the country has let President Obama down, and the president, whose bizarre dislike for people was compared by one of his own aides to Bill Gates somehow achieving supremacy in the world of software without liking computers, can barely conceal his fury.

 

 

His base loves this supposedly “engaged and commanding” Obama because they’re equally inflamed about prospects that the statist train of Progress is derailing once again. But it’s hard to picture independent voters failing to notice the bitterness. “He seems to smolder with resentment,” wrote George Will, “that he must actually ask for a second term.”

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h/t  The Doktor

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  1. the lost dog

    November 4th, 2012

    Obama can’t compare to Al Gore when you turn the sound off. I used to turn the sound off when Al Gore was running for president. The man looked like a mongoloid, pardon my un-PC-ness. Devo is running my life at the moment. Obama is a jug earred little pice of toilet paper. Make no mistake.

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  2. Tony R

    November 4th, 2012

    Excellent pre-election post-mortem!

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  3. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 4th, 2012

    His base [is] equally inflamed about prospects that the statist train of Progress is derailing once again.

    And once again, they will blame the man rather than statism or progressivism or socialism. But this time, it will be a bit more difficult for the Noam Chomsky’s of the world to denegrate “The First Black Presient” lest they be called racist. They won’t, of course. They will choose their words wisely and blame his predecessor, “the times,” or most likely, the people that “didn’t give him a chance.”

    That will be the excuse for the failure of socialism this time. 0bama wasn’t given a second term and therefore the people failed him; he didn’t fail and neither did socialism.

    I’m waiting for the first review of FDR’s Fifth Term sometime in 2013. It will all be our fault.

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  4. Unruly Refugee

    November 4th, 2012

    Shit-flinging monkey.

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  5. Plain Jane

    November 4th, 2012

    Off subject

    Any Hoosiers here:

    Mike Pence meet at the Victory Center in St. John, IN tomorrow at 11 a.m.

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  6. AbigailAdams

    November 5th, 2012

    Look at the man and then ask yourself why anyone would want to “follow” him? Getting rid of him isn’t going to make his people go away. We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us after Romney takes office. We’ve got to pull the entire malignant Left out by the roots, especially all the institutions that gave rise to it.

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  7. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    November 5th, 2012

    What did the Post expect? In 2008, Obama ran on “Hope and Change,” and the question no one would answer was “what, exactly, is the Hope and Change?” His accomplishments in politics were minimal, he voted “present” much of the time, and actively resisted any digging into his background. I actually quit watching some so-called news shows because the talking heads were trying to explain what Obama was all about – Obama should have been explaining what he was all about.

    Now, Obama and the Democrats have a track record, and it ain’t pretty. Obama can’t run on his record, and the MSM can’t really spin it much more without completely losing all credibility (assuming they have any left). So we get Obama the Petulant and Petty, Biden the Buffoon, Chris Matthews finding racism under every rock he can, and Rachel Maddow acting like an anti-Romney pit bull.

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  8. Unruly Refugee

    November 5th, 2012

    @AbigailAdams

    I like that “out by the roots” idea. Very well spoken you are.

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  9. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 5th, 2012

    That cartoon ought to be the official portrait hung in the DC gallery. With an asterisk.

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  10. erom

    November 5th, 2012

    “Look at the man and then ask yourself why anyone would want to ‘follow’ him? Getting rid of him isn’t going to make his people go away.”

    True, and you answered your own question.

    Obama is an average intellect empty suit. This we know. To his followers, though, he’s not so much a leader, or even a symbol. He is a lord. If you view the last 60 years of liberalism in this country in this light, it explains so much that’s otherwise baffling.

    The way we think of it, to have a leader implies you have to be a follower but not a mindless one. That means the leader must share the beliefs in who you follow toward whatever goal you both have set, terms by which the leader is bound just as much as the follower is. He (or she) is no better than you are; he’s just taking point along the same path we agree to tread.

    We assume this is the case with liberals. It isn’t.

    The most basic equation for these people isn’t even a simple leader/follower arrangement. It’s like the Jim Jones cult: it’s all about power…he who has it and (more vitally) those who WILLINGLY SURRENDER IT.

    There have always been people who, to great or small degrees, lusted for power over the lives of others. What we too often ignore – probably because it’s the more frightening prospect of the two – is that there also has always been people who long to see every aspect of everyone’s lives, not just their own, dictated by some human authority…literally, where whatever isn’t forbidden is mandatory. How they can love that as an ideal is beyond me, but they do. It’s a truly sick arrangement but there’s something in the human makeup that craves it. We’ve seen it too many times in our history to deny it exists.

    Looked at from this point of view, then, we see that conservatism, free though, liberty and the founding of the U.S. are even more aberrant to and out of line with the bulk of human history than we already know they are. This also means, historically, the odds are against us. Always have been, always will be. Definitely are now…how else to explain people in a free country where fair play has long been the ideal, who PRIDE themselves on voting multiple times for someone who he must know will reduce his liberties?

    Answer: because that’s exactly the results he wants, so he’s willing the lie, cheat and steal to help make it happen.

    It also means those who hunger for power over the lives of others will learn to abort further liberty before it’s born anywhere else, once they extinguish it here…and I am afraid that eventually they will. They can’t wait for the chance, and there’s tens of millions of compliant slaves in this nation alone who’ve already given them the green light to do it.

    This election, in the end, will mean nothing. Human nature is and will continue to reassert itself. When it does, they will deal promptly with the mutations among them by purging it, as all animal populations and nature itself does.

    We are the mutation here.

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  11. erom

    November 5th, 2012

    I said nothing Orwell didn’t say in three words: in the minds of liberals,

    Slavery Is Freedom.

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  12. 66chevelle

    November 5th, 2012

    Watch Barky crawl all over the podium as he spews his venom, those grey-knuckled talons gripping the edges like it is all he can do just to contain his fury. The only thing keeping him from flying around like a bat out of hell are the teleprompters. He is on a serious witch’s brew of meds.

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  13. dba_vagabond_trader

    November 5th, 2012

    How anyone can remain under the delusion this guy is likeable is beyond dumb.

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  14. AbigailAdams

    November 5th, 2012

    @dbavt — You got that right. Thinking back on the very first time I saw him debating in the ’08 primary, he exhibited a particular tick that summed it all up for me: He gave out a derisive snort and assumed a supercilious tone whenever he was out of his depth on the questions. That was his cover then and it’s never changed.

    This has been the longest 4+ years of our lives. It’s too bad we didn’t have the freedom from care to go along with it, it could have been fun.

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  15. Anne

    November 5th, 2012

    To paraphrase Jim Ryan: The Democrats’ agenda failed not because Republicans stopped it, but because Republicans passed it. LOL Good one.

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  16. UpNorthLurkin

    November 5th, 2012

    The cartoon “pitcher” is way too masculine…Zippy throws like a girl.
    And, how come my avatar is missing?!

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  17. Anne

    November 5th, 2012

    Oops, did I say Jim Ryan? I mmeant Paul Ryan. But Jim probably shares Paul’s opinion. :;

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  18. Anne

    November 5th, 2012

    CORRECTION – To paraphrase Paul Ryan: The Democrats’ agenda failed not because Republicans stopped it, but because Republicans passed it. LOL Good one.

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  19. Jethro

    November 5th, 2012

    That’s not mud he’s flinging….
    <—-<<<<
    (I like my new avatar – very approptiate for these last few days).

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