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Fri Dec 6, 2013, 09:40 PM

x-Post from GD Obama: "When we do things right, they don't get a lot of attention".

Link: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/12/05/obama_when_we_do_things_right_they_dont_get_a_lot_of_attention.html

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Back in 1964, we looked it up, a Pew study, 76% of the American people believed that most of the time, almost always, the federal government did the right thing. Now it's down to less than 20%. The trust question. The commitments you made before the rollout with health care. What is it? What is it? It's a serial decline, Mr. President. It keeps going down. We had Watergate, we had the Vietnam War, of course, all that together. But what's going to stop it, arrest that decline of faith of you doing the right thing, you being honest, anybody who's president, there's skepticism that's out there.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, look, the cynicism and skepticism is deep. And I distinguish between, you know, just management of government and the basic blocking and tackling of getting stuff done to help the American people. And then the ability move big policy changes that are going to help more Americans.

When it comes to the management of government, part of the reason people are so skeptical is that when we do things right, they don't get a lot of attention. If we do something that is perceived at least initially as a screwup, it will be on the nightly news for a week.

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Reply x-Post from GD Obama: "When we do things right, they don't get a lot of attention". (Original post)
Jamaal510 Dec 2013 OP
Cha Dec 2013 #1
sheshe2 Dec 2013 #2
Jamaal510 Dec 2013 #3
NYC_SKP Dec 2013 #5
NYC_SKP Dec 2013 #4
freshwest Dec 2013 #6
IrishAyes Dec 2013 #7
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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 09:56 PM

1. Yeah, we noticed that, too, President Obama..

thanks for posting this, Jamaal!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 10:01 PM

2. Oh yes!

"When it comes to the management of government, part of the reason people are so skeptical is that when we do things right, they don't get a lot of attention. If we do something that is perceived at least initially as a screwup, it will be on the nightly news for a week."

Thanks Jamaal.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 10:25 PM

3. Hm...I see that my

thread in GD about this didn't get too much attention and sunk like a stone. Funny.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 02:29 AM

5. Not a reason not to be on DU, but a number of people here want to see him fail....

....or don't support him.

Several reasons are in play, but none of them weaken my resolve to support the man and his efforts.

K/R

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 02:27 AM

4. Recommended. (nt)

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 02:47 AM

6. No matter what I do, this video won't play. I allowed everything. It's not on youtube. Transcript?

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 10:58 AM

7. All too true - if it bleeds, it leads.

Thanks for the OP.

Yes, I've had trouble playing videos too. Since I run Chrome on both laptop and of course the Chromebook, I synced the two and suddenly lost ALL audio from every source. Learned to open windows incognito mode as a workaround. But it doesn't always work. So transcripts are always appreciated.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 12:57 PM

8. So true, people just love their negativity

Some are pretty open about it - they don't want to hear anything good, and if they do, find a way to say it is not enough.

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