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MessiahRp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 08:20 AM
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15. I don't curl up in the fetal position, I get louder.
Which of course only pisses off those locked into the Obama-can-do-no-wrong camp and gets them circling the wagons.

Yes, basically by not even allowing us a seat at the table on most occasions we have been told to STFU and when our criticism is demeaned or dismissed as the "professional left" or whatever Gibbs and Obama want to call it, you can try to pretty it up all you want but they are saying in a nutshell: STFU.

And I don't trust the gallup polls because I don't think they tell the entire story. Most Dems are in this sort of crazy dance where they have no choice but lesser evil because the other sides' evil is so much more evil. Hence Obama looks amazing when compared to Bachmann or Santorum or Palin. Of course Dems and yes liberals are going to say they support Obama in the face of that. But if you ask these polled liberals questions on an issue by issue basis, then that support erodes dramatically. And ultimately I doubt a full 80-90% of liberals are going to be at the polls for Obama unless a) the Republicans run the absolute worst of the worst extremist that makes them have to vote for the lesser evil, hence the poll numbers... or b) Obama plays this serious pretend liberal card to trick people like the whole Hope And Change song and dance did. He needs liberals to believe that second term with no electoral consequences, he'll be the liberal president they voted for in 2008. He needs everyone else to believe he is a moderate. So it will be interesting if he chooses to play himself off as a Progressive to win back the base that has serious doubts about his credentials or if casts them as the bad guys like he has in the past few years to try to win over Independents and Moderate Republicans (who never vote for him anyway but he sure does kiss their ass at every turn).

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