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Sun Nov 9, 2014, 11:05 PM

Charles M. Blow: For The Obama Opposition: His term must be tarnished; his accomplishments erased.

The Obama Opposition
NOV. 9, 2014
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Charles M. Blow


He underestimated the degree to which his very presence for some would feel more like a thorn than a salve. The president seemed to think that winning was the thing. It wasnít. Stamina was the thing. The ability to nurse a grievance was the thing.

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His term must be tarnished; his accomplishments erased.

Some people blame the president for not cultivating more congressional relationships, across the aisle and even in the Democratic caucus. There may be some truth to that, but not much, I believe. No amount of glad-handing and ego-stroking would compensate for the depths of the opposition. Nor would messaging.

This is a president who was elected by an increasingly diverse national electorate that some find frightening, a president who is pushing a somewhat liberal agenda that some have found intrinsically objectionable, and a president who is battling some historical personality tropes that many cannot abandon.

To his opponents, this presidentís greatest sins are his success and his self.



MORE (right on!):

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/10/opinion/charles-blow-the-obama-opposition.html?_r=1

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Reply Charles M. Blow: For The Obama Opposition: His term must be tarnished; his accomplishments erased. (Original post)
kpete Nov 2014 OP
Cha Nov 2014 #1
freshwest Nov 2014 #3
kpete Nov 2014 #5
Cha Nov 2014 #6
napkinz Nov 2014 #7
Ampersand Unicode Nov 2014 #8
Cha Nov 2014 #10
Cha Nov 2014 #9
spanone Nov 2014 #2
jaysunb Nov 2014 #4

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 12:05 AM

1. Yeah, "the President wanted this".. epic ignorance. From your link..

"Arrogant is another word that gets regular usage by his opponents, like Rand Paul, Paul Ryan and Chris Christie. Some even connect Obama and supposed arrogance to anything and everything he does."

Say the most arrogant a$$holes in Congress.. and Boner saying Obama should watch it or he will get "burned on Immigration".. was he not dog whistling to his racist base?

"To his opponents, this presidentís greatest sins are his success and his self"

Precisely!thanks kpete.

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 12:15 AM

3. No kidding.

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 11:13 AM

5. Cha, great article

I wish I could write like Blow

peace,
kp

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Response to kpete (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 06:51 PM

6. Peace to you, kpete~

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 07:12 PM

7. posted by Ampersand Unicode

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Response to napkinz (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 07:15 PM

8. OMG I'm flattered :)

I just found that on a google search and thought it PERFECTLY encapsulated the GOP's "mission of governance."

The elephant never forgets. And that elephant (NOT the party of Lincoln) has been trying for 150 years to make the "South rise again."

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Response to Ampersand Unicode (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 08:16 PM

10. Great find, Ampersand Unicode!



One thing is missing.. "Repeal!"

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Response to napkinz (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 08:13 PM

9. Thank you for that, napkinz.. the gop showing off their ugly racism in one stunning graphic!

"Lying Elephant says there is no racism in America".. Lyin' elephant bullshits.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 12:08 AM

2. k&r...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 01:34 AM

4. K&R n/t

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