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    Under Fire, Obama Shifts Strategy

    1. The public option is officially dead

    2. The White House announces YET ANOTHER new strategy

    3. How long will THIS ONE last?

    4. Smart odds are betting less than 24 hours

    5. This one's called, "compromise health care"

    6. Axelrod's the guy doing most the talking

    7. Now, he's all into wanting to "synthesize and harmonize"

    8. "The president is going to be very active," says the senior adviser

    9. LOL!

    10. What's he think the CHIN in Chief's been doing the last 6 months?

    11. He's preempted every primetime TV show, summoned emergency press conferences, conducted closely choreographed town halls that looked oddly like Michael Jackson's funeral, in conspicuous contrast to what he's put party vets like Ms McCaskill, Mr Cardin and literally 100 others thru

    12. "Very active," huh? Does that mean he's actually gonna WRITE his first piece of legislation?

    13. Somehow, I kinda doubt it

    14. He's not ABLE, which is why he's let Ms Pelosi and her partisan pals in parliament do all the details, from stimulus to cap and trade

    15. Because THIS White House possesses not a person physically capable of crafting a bill

    16. Obama's taken a lot of crap for ceding too much to Capitol Hill, or, as Axelrod says, for allowing "Congress to consider the whole range of options"

    17. "History will judge whether it was right or wrong" to let Waxman/Rangel write the reform, Axelrod ruminates, but "we feel strongly it was right"

    18. Then why change strategy?

    19. The White House is still debating internally its presentation---should it stick to broad principles (the disastrous approach which has brought us HERE), or should it "send specific legislative language" to Congress?

    20. Some "hybrid" is reportedly "likely"

    21. LOL!

    22. He hasn't learned a thing

    23. What happened to the Schumer Strategy, cramming the program thru upper house via reconciliation, bypassing filibuster with 51 ayes?

    24. Another fantasy of half a day's duration

    25. The White House perceives that the president's popularity has plummeted but paints the plunge as a positive, in that it's produced LOWERED EXPECTATIONS

    26. The admin says it looks forward to a showdown with the party's left wing---this would finally be the smart move, the first solid play in months

    27. Except President Change-His-Mind can't stay focused on any single approach for more than a day (see point #4 above)

    28. The ADHD administration

    29. No timetable, says Axelrod---except HURRY! HURRY! is his hark

    30. This isn't the fifth inning, he analogizes

    31. The recess musta been his seventh inning stretch

    32. Apparently, it's bottom of the ninth

    33. The prez needs "a break from his August break," says a White House official

    34. LOL!

    35. The prez is gonna tie his new LATEST strategy to some screwball claim that he's "showing progress in Afghanistan"

    36. The president plans to send Congress a report on Afghanistan by Sept 24 designed to inspire confidence after two months of the highest casualties in the Mountains on the Moon since Bush's invasion 8 years ago

    37. Health care and Kabul in the same sentence---why???

    38. This guy has absolutely no idea how to SELL

    39. The left is gonna go livid over his DUMPING their precious option

    40. Pelosi proclaimed today---any reform without her public component cannot pass

    41. While her Whip, Mr Hoyer, said simultaneously---no tax hike, no deficit increase, or "I won't vote for it"

    42. Public option is dead

    43. The president is desperate

    44. He does not have a CLUE what to do next

    45. He makes up all this stupid crap as he limps along, the improvisational presidency

    Under Fire, Obama Shifts Strategy | NBC New York

    Aides to President Barack Obama are putting the final touches on a new strategy to help Democrats recover from a brutal August recess by specifying the components of a compromise health-care deal, and directly and publicly confronting other trouble spots.

    “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.”

    Top officials privately concede the past six weeks have taken their toll on Obama's popularity. But they also see the new diminished expectations as an opportunity to prove their critics wrong by signing a health care law, showing progress in Afghanistan, and using this month's anniversary of the fall of Lehman Brothers to push for a crackdown on Wall Street.

    “We have been saying all along that the most important part of this debate is not the public option, but rather ensuring choice and competition,” an aide said. “There are lots of different ways to get there.”

    The timing, format, venue and content of Obama's presentation are still being debated in the West Wing. Aides have discussed whether to stick to broad principles, or to send specific legislative language to Capitol Hill. Some hybrid is likely, the officials said.

    “I’m not going to put a date on any of this,” Axelrod said. “But I think it’s fairly obvious that we’re not in the second inning. We’re not in the fourth inning. We’re in the eighth or ninth inning here, and so there’s not a lot of time to waste.”

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    Re: Under Fire, Obama Shifts Strategy

    #'s 1, 11, 14, 15, 22, 27, 36, 43, 44, 45 - I disagree

    #'s 2, 7, 8, 16, 20, 31 - I agree

    #'s 3, 4, 7, 17, 23, 28, 37 - wut?

    #'s 9, 21, 34 - one too many lol's

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    Re: Under Fire, Obama Shifts Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    #'s 1, 11, 14, 15, 22, 27, 36, 43, 44, 45 - I disagree

    #'s 2, 7, 8, 16, 20, 31 - I agree
    what're ya tellin me for?

    i couldn't care less what you think

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    Re: Under Fire, Obama Shifts Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    what're ya tellin me for?

    i couldn't care less what you think
    If I may be so bold, if you didn't care what someone else might think about your commentary, why post it in a public forum?

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    Re: Under Fire, Obama Shifts Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    what're ya tellin me for?

    i couldn't care less what you think
    You know what I care about? Paragraphs.

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    Re: Under Fire, Obama Shifts Strategy

    Yeah, what the hell kind of post was that?
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    Re: Under Fire, Obama Shifts Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    what're ya tellin me for?

    i couldn't care less what you think
    Then why post on this here INTERNET FORUM????

    You do understand the concept, don't you?

    And thank you for falling the BN rules--I've trained you well.

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    Re: Under Fire, Obama Shifts Strategy

    for "falling" the rules?

    LOLOLOL!

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    Re: Under Fire, Obama Shifts Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    for "falling" the rules?

    LOLOLOL!
    Pretty sure you know what was meant. In either case they do have a point Prof. If you didn't care why post it on an internet forum? AND could you PLEASE start using paragraphs? Your way of writing just makes me want to close the thread.
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    Re: Under Fire, Obama Shifts Strategy

    close it, then, for all i care

    the stuff i write is too complex to be put forth any other way

    each point IS a paragraph, you silly, a deliciously full, yet concise thought

    a teacher of calculus is not interested in the opinions of his students who can't find, for example, a local max

    or point of inflection

    you understand

    take care, cliff

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