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    Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    "The issue has been the inability of my message to penetrate the Republican base so that they feel persuaded that I’m not the caricature that you see on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, but I’m somebody who is interested in solving problems and is pretty practical, and that, actually, a lot of the things that we’ve put in place worked better than people might think," Obama said.

    "And as long as there’s that gap between perceptions of me within the average Republican primary voter and the reality, it’s hard for folks like John Boehner to move too far in my direction."


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    It has nothing to do with his policies or personality, but rather his inability to convince you that conservatives are wrong. And so he cant get anything done because people wont allow Republicans in congress to go along with his policies. Because he hasnt been able to prove Rush or Fox wrong.

    Does that sound rational to you? Heck, does it sound professional? Isnt it possible that either Obama is simply wrong, or that people dont beleive him?

    He claims to be interested in solving problems, but rarely talks to congress or even his own appointees. He claims to be practical, but thinks govt micromanaging everyone is going to work? He thinks a lot of the things hes put into play worked better than people think. Ok, Ill give him that. Expectations are pretty low, so the fact that there was a Obamacare website at all is probably better than expected. I seem to recall Obama joking about shovel ready not being so shovel ready after all. GUess thats his idea of working better than expected?

    As Ive said many times before, if Obama would simply get to work, instead of giving interviews, campaigning, and blaming everyone but himself for the poor performance of govt, maybe something would get done. He works a half a mile from Congress. Walk down the street and say hi.

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    Re: Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    His goal as POTUS was to fundamentally change America. He's put people in charge that are doing exactly that.

    He'll just sit back and enjoy it's destruction.

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    Re: Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    It has nothing to do with his policies or personality, but rather his inability to convince you that conservatives are wrong. And so he cant get anything done because people wont allow Republicans in congress to go along with his policies. Because he hasnt been able to prove Rush or Fox wrong.

    Does that sound rational to you? Heck, does it sound professional?
    Isnt it possible that either Obama is simply wrong, or that people dont beleive him?
    He claims to be interested in solving problems, but rarely talks to congress or even his own appointees. He claims to be practical, but thinks govt micromanaging everyone is going to work? He thinks a lot of the things hes put into play worked better than people think. Ok, Ill give him that. Expectations are pretty low, so the fact that there was a Obamacare website at all is probably better than expected. I seem to recall Obama joking about shovel ready not being so shovel ready after all. GUess thats his idea of working better than expected?

    As Ive said many times before, if Obama would simply get to work, instead of giving interviews, campaigning, and blaming everyone but himself for the poor performance of govt, maybe something would get done. He works a half a mile from Congress. Walk down the street and say hi.
    It's not either/or

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    Re: Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    His goal as POTUS was to fundamentally change America. He's put people in charge that are doing exactly that.

    He'll just sit back and enjoy it's destruction.
    As for the thread title, I have to be honest and say at his core I don't think he gives a flying **** what caricature people make of him.
    Pure ideologues only care about the end result ... and if he can make the USA take a big leap to Socialism that will be damn near impossible to reverse, he'll be very happy to be seen by History as having done that.

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    Re: Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    To be fair, palin had the same complaint. In both cases the complaint is legitimate but useless. Public figures get made fun of. They should all get over it.

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    Re: Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    His last statement in the OP is 100% correct.

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    Re: Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    To be fair, palin had the same complaint. In both cases the complaint is legitimate but useless. Public figures get made fun of. They should all get over it.
    She wasnt inacting policies though. She was just campaigning. Obama is claiming conservatives think his actions are wrong because of the conservative media telling them so.

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    Re: Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    She wasnt inacting policies though. She was just campaigning. Obama is claiming conservatives think his actions are wrong because of the conservative media telling them so.
    Know, but my point remains. Obama needs to get over it

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    Re: Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    It has nothing to do with his policies or personality, but rather his inability to convince you that conservatives are wrong. And so he cant get anything done because people wont allow Republicans in congress to go along with his policies. Because he hasnt been able to prove Rush or Fox wrong.

    Does that sound rational to you? Heck, does it sound professional? Isnt it possible that either Obama is simply wrong, or that people dont beleive him?

    He claims to be interested in solving problems, but rarely talks to congress or even his own appointees. He claims to be practical, but thinks govt micromanaging everyone is going to work? He thinks a lot of the things hes put into play worked better than people think. Ok, Ill give him that. Expectations are pretty low, so the fact that there was a Obamacare website at all is probably better than expected. I seem to recall Obama joking about shovel ready not being so shovel ready after all. GUess thats his idea of working better than expected?

    As Ive said many times before, if Obama would simply get to work, instead of giving interviews, campaigning, and blaming everyone but himself for the poor performance of govt, maybe something would get done. He works a half a mile from Congress. Walk down the street and say hi.

    Obama should not be underestimated. He is masterful at politics and manipulation from the classical Alinsky style book.

    Credit where credit is due. Obama is good at what he does....


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    Re: Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E Buster View Post
    His last statement in the OP is 100% correct.

    "And if you like your policy, you can keep it. Period."

    Maybe it's not so much a gap in perception as it is seeing through all the Obama bull****....??


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