Saturday, August 21, 2010

Maureen Dowd on Obama

Obama - Going Mad in Herds by Maureen Dowd New York Times Aug 21 2010
Obama and Islam: How can America know so little about this president?
“How can a man who has written two best-selling memoirs and been on TV so much that some Democrats worried he was overexposed be getting less known and more misunderstood by the day?
The president who is always talking about wanting to be perfectly clear is ever more opaque. The One, who owes his presidency to the intense feeling he stirred up, turns out to be a practical guy who can’t deal with intense feeling.
He ran as a man apart and now he must deal with the fact that many see him as a man apart.
Too lofty to pay heed to the daily bump and grind of politics, Obama has failed to present himself as someone with the common touch. And to the extent that people don’t know him or don’t get him, he becomes easier to demonize. Obama is the victim of the elevated expectations he so skillfully created in 2008. He came as a redeemer and then … didn’t redeem. And nothing bums out a nation that blows with the wind like a self-appointed messiah who disappoints. If we’re not the ones we’ve been waiting for, who are we?”

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Missouri pops the ObamaCare-media bubble

See August 4, 2010 at

It includes:
"If anything, this shows that opposition to ObamaCare is growing, not receding".

"Bear in mind that over 315,000 Democrats turned out to cast ballots in the primary that nominated Robin Carnahan, while over 577,000 Republicans hit the polls. That is about a 65/35 split — which means that a significant amount of Democrats either supported the ballot measure repudiating ObamaCare, or didn’t bother to cast a vote to defend the program. Actually, Prop C got more votes than the combined voting in both Senate primaries — which tells us something even more about the passion in the electorate."

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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Stop ObamaCare - Go Missouri


Missouri Health Care Freedom Proposition C statewide is to block the federal government from requiring people to buy health insurance and bans punishment for those without health insurance. It protect the individual’s right to make health care decisions.

August 3, 2010 Election Results, YES 75% No 25%

A "yes" vote is a vote to amend current Missouri law to deny the government authority to "penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private health insurance or infringe upon the right to offer or accept direct payment for lawful healthcare services." A "no" vote is a vote to reject the proposed referendum.

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