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Oct 18, 2010 1:13 am

President Obama suggested Democrats are having difficulties in midterm campaigning because Americans simply aren't thinking clearly.


Right, Barack.

arrogant, entitled, clueless, shallow,incompetent, self centered punk.  

Seeking to explain his party's troubles, the president focused not on controversial legislation like national health care and the stimulus but on evolutionary psychology. "Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now, and facts and science and argument do not seem to be winning the day all the time, is because we're hard-wired not to always think clearly when we're scared," Obama told the assembled Democrats, who paid $15,200 a person to attend. "And the country is scared."

To "break through the fear and the frustration that people are feeling right now," Obama told the crowd, will require high-end donors not just to "write checks" but also to "lift up people's spirits and make sure that they're not reacting just to fear."

In a now-infamous April 2008 speech to a similarly posh fundraiser in San Francisco, Obama discussed Pennsylvanians who had seen their standard of living decline in recent years by saying: "It's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." In the ensuing controversy over his remarks, Obama did not apologize or back down from his position but conceded he had made "poor word choices."

First Lady Michelle Obama has also occasionally diagnosed the American public. According to an account in the New Yorker, she said at a March 2008 rally in South Carolina that Americans are "guided by fear" and that the United States as a country is "just downright mean."

Oct 18, 2010 2:24 am

Check this little snip from an article by the Associated Press: 

[quote=LIZ SIDOTI]

Poll: Those craving for change now look to the GOP


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's winning coalition from 2008 has crumbled and his core backers are dispirited. It's now Republicans who stand to benefit from an electorate that's again craving change.

Nearly two years after putting Obama in the White House, one-quarter of those who voted for the Democrat are defecting to the GOP or considering voting against the party in power this fall. Just half of them say they definitely will show up Nov. 2, according to an Associated Press-Knowledge Networks poll released two weeks before Obama's first midterm elections......

Read the entire article at -


Oct 18, 2010 4:22 pm

From Eisenhower until Reagan, nobody served two full terms. I suspect we're entering a period of time, where the voting public will be quick and selfish when it comes to "Change".

Oct 18, 2010 6:11 pm

[quote=BigFirepower]From Eisenhower until Reagan, nobody served two full terms. I suspect we're entering a period of time, where the voting public will be quick and selfish when it comes to "Change". [/quote]

That was because of an assassination and an impeachment.

All though I agree that this country's desire for instant gratification is creating a lack of patience for anyone in the White House to be successful during their term. Judging presidents has always been better using hindsight.