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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-27-10 11:34 PM
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Mitchell & Cook Predict Doom & Gloom for Obama Due to Economy, Ignoring Repubs' Part in Trashing It
November 26, 2010 02:30 PM
Mitchell and Cook Predict Doom and Gloom for Obama Due to the Economy While Ignoring Republicans' Part in Trashing It

By Heather

I am so tired of this "Obama needs to move back the the middle" meme constantly being pushed by our Beltway Villagers. Andrea Mitchell and Charlie Cook took their turn this week while wondering if President Obama might face a primary challenge from the left. Of course, what they completely ignore here is that the Republicans have done everything humanly possible to keep the economy from improving.

Steve Benen wrote a piece last week on how the Republicans are sabotaging the economy for political gain, which apparently didn't sit too well with former Bush speech writer Michael Gerson. The fact that they're playing this zero sum game with our economy to regain power is apparently a topic of little concern to Mitchell and Cook; just whether they're going to benefit from the results of their obstruction. Once again the Republicans can behave terribly and they never pay a price for their actions by the media because as we all know, no matter what happens, it's bad news for the Democrats.

Mitchell: With his approval rating at 45% President Obama could face a primary challenge in his reelection hopes next year. A new McClatchy/Marist poll shows 41% of Democrats want someone to challenge the president for the partys 2012 nomination. That percentage jumps to 56% when you ask independent voters who are just leaning Democratic. <>

What does he face, the president and especially looking at the economic climate, because thats really whats going to dictate what happens?

Cook: This is whats scary is if you think about the fed issues

Mitchell: Scary for the Democrats?

Cook: Yes. Yes. Or for the White House because if you look at the fed report yesterday, they said that unemployments likely above 9% through 2011 and be at 8%, no lower than 8% by 2012. You know how many months of presidential election years in the post WWII era weve had with that 8% unemployment? One month, January of 1984. So the idea of having basically from the first full month the president set foot in office on all the way through election day with 8% plus unemployment, nobodys ever been here before. And so thats got to be very scary for the White House.
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-27-10 11:43 PM
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1. Suddenly EVERYTHING is Obama's fault now
It's pretty clear that a lot of people here and throughout the blogosphere seem to agree with this assertion as well. It would seem to me that a lot of people either don't understand how the different branches of government are supposed to (properly) operate, assumed that President Obama would be a progressive version of George W. Bush, or simply believe that Congress and the Republican party simply no longer exist and that President Obama is currently the only elected federal official serving in Washington right now. :shrug: :banghead:
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-28-10 12:51 AM
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2. Repukes PART in trashing it?? They ORCHESTRATED it.
Repukes are responsible for 100% of this debacle.
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