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Sat Feb 11, 2012, 01:43 PM

methinks that Obama engineered the Santorum Surge deliberately......

with the announcement of the birth control coverage. He is even smarter than I thought.

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Response to virtualobserver (Original post)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 02:11 PM

1. I have to agree. The Obama Administration has hijacked their signature subject.

 

And, they went to the heart of it... not going on about abortion, but abortion prevention, and exposed them for what they are.

Like many here, I was amazed to find the real issue wasn't 'abortion', but any means of pregnancy prevention.

Pump those puppies out!

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Response to DCKit (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 03:24 PM

6. I'd love a Repub nominee on video stating that he wants to eliminate birth control

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Response to virtualobserver (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 03:50 PM

8. Santorum quote:

as seen on Rachel......
Santorum: ”…I think the dangers of contraception in this country, and the whole sexual libertine idea — many of the Christian faith have said, well that’s okay, I mean y’know, contraception is okay. It is not okay.”

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Response to Ineeda (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 03:52 PM

9. And he tells people that "President Obama thinks he's smarter than you". HYPOCRITE!

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Response to Ineeda (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 03:54 PM

10. that is the quote that I was thinking of

Impossible to defend as a party nominee.

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Response to virtualobserver (Original post)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 02:53 PM

2. Considering the success of many of the promises that Obama made...

and considering that he had the support of both houses in Congress for two years, I highly doubt that he had much to do with the Santorum Surge.

Having said that, I wish to point out that considering the current field of Republicans hoping to replace him, Obama should win reelection.

Obama really doesn't have to do anything. The Republicans are busy destroying themselves. It's fun to watch.

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Response to spin (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 03:16 PM

5. the supposed support in the house was an illusion, and the Senate was just as bad....

with the permanent filibuster. the house blue dogs made progress almost impossible, but Obama actually accomplished quite a lot. Obama knew that he had to lose the 2010 midterms and then bait the Republican controlled house into exposing their true nature. Confronting them now would not have worked unless he had first proven to the American people that even if he bent over backwards, the Repubs would not work with him. He set them up.




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Response to virtualobserver (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 04:32 PM

12. I can't disagree with you...

The reality is that a President can only accomplish so much. He has indeed suckered the Republicans into total opposition to his ideas.

Of course, his reelection depends on how the ecomony is performing at election time. If it continues to show some improvement, he wins.

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Response to virtualobserver (Original post)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 02:57 PM

3. Ha! I never thought of that!!!

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Response to virtualobserver (Original post)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 02:59 PM

4. Obama SOP

Open strong early
Let them flail about (rope-a-dope)
Finish


He has done it so many times in the last 4 years it is hard to count.

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Response to virtualobserver (Original post)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 03:44 PM

7. Here's some RED MEAT for you rabid dogs. SHow the world how crazy you really are!

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Sat Feb 11, 2012, 05:20 PM

13. I gave up my opinion of five-dimensional chess some time ago

The President has managed to anger two important parts of his base, one is the women who have almost forgiven him for defeating Hillary four years ago, and the other is the Catholics who gave him the nod in 2008, as they wanted to have his Presidency as a part of the social justice that many Democratic-leaning Catholics really do espouse.

It's just lucky timing for Ricky, who managed to figure out how to stay in after getting his Santorumhole whupped in SC and FL. Noot does it with bombast, Mittens does it with money, and Ricky does it with pure dumb luck. But how many times have we said to ourselves, "I'd rather be lucky than good,"?

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Response to virtualobserver (Original post)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 06:19 PM

14. I don't think he engineered it, but he is definitely taking advantage of it.

Frothy was already "surging" before the birth control issue came about, and the President had minimal, if any influence on that. It's obvious the "base" doesn't want Mitt as their candidate. And, Santorum is unelectable, thanks, in part, to his batshit crazy comments over this controversy. I think the announcement was used to further drive a wedge between him and the Mittster. Even if Mitt does pull off the nomination, his response to this little episode has just made him look like an even bigger turd.

The announcement also served to further illustrate just how extreme and out-of-touch the GOP is. You have Boehner, Steve King and others making idiotic statements about wanting to take away contraceptive coverage altogether--contrary to wishes of the majority of Americans. The more they kow-tow to their lunatic base, the more people will have their eyes opened.

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