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Obama's Honeymoon Is Over, Cont'd

By Ben Pershing
Since the day President Obama was sworn into office riding a wave of political momentum and goodwill, the press has kept an eye out for evidence that -- pick your metaphor -- the honeymoon is over, the smooth sailing has ended and the bloom is off the rose.

Today's fuel for the "fading Obama" fire is candidate recruitment, or lack thereof. The Fix writes, "The White House's vaunted political operation has struggled in the early months of the 2010 cycle," pointing out Team Obama's failure to get Lisa Madigan in the Illinois Senate contest and its inability to keep primary challengers out of the Senate races in New York and Pennsylvania. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin also disappointed some Democrats by deciding to stay in South Dakota's lone House seat.

On the flip side, Republicans are having at least some success persuading their top recruits to jump in the fray, headlined by Mark Kirk's indications yesterday that he would make the Illinois Senate race. The GOP is also cheered by Kelly Ayotte's burgeoning bid for Senate in New Hampshire. According to The Hill, "Public anxiety over the economy, stocks in decline, rising unemployment and a string of expensive Democratic initiatives are all encouraging high-caliber Republicans to compete in 2010." And Politico writes, "independent voters are deserting [Obama] nationally and especially in key swing states, recent polls suggest." (Not really, The Fix says.)

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By Ben Pershing  |  July 9, 2009; 8:25 AM ET
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When will the press decide that he walks on water?
The media presses on to set the agenda for the uninformed....for those of who think, and know what Obama inherited, he's best antidote to bring back our domestic economy.

Everything else from where I stand-- is a distant second.

Posted by: Victoria5 | July 10, 2009 1:11 AM | Report abuse


It's not like President Phony Messiah did not already begin training some 40,000 Troops to handle "Civil Unrest" for NOTHING!

His hero: Hugo Chavez taught him Well!

Posted by: SAINT---The | July 9, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

As mainstream journos serve up bread and circuses...


• Bush-legacy extrajudicial targeting/punishment network makes a mockery of the rule of law at the grassroots -- violating civil and human rights.

• Is Team Obama unaware, naive -- or purposely misled by Bush holdovers?

President Obama is being co-opted into becoming the enabler of a federally-funded and overseen "multi-agency coordinated action" program of nationwide extrajudicial targeting and punishment...

...a vigilante Gestapo that is misusing federally-funded volunteer programs to subvert the rule of law -- deploying a civilian vigilante army that covertly implants GPS tracking devices to stalk, persecute, vandalize and harass unjustly targeted citizens and their families.

This secretive multi-agency "program" also misuses government surveillance operations to censor, and maliciously tamper with, the telecommunications of many thousands of the unjustly targeted -- and funnels surveillance data to citizen "community stalker" harassers.

An array of "programs of personal financial destruction" decimates the finances of "target" families -- contributing to economic distress. And microwave "directed energy weapons" are being used to degrade their very lives -- a gross violation of human rights, government-enabled crimes against humanity.

And no authorities will investigate -- invoking the "Gulag" tactic of dismissing those who seek justice as "delusional."

Please, Team Obama: Wake up and smell the police state that is co-opting your administration and making POTUS a pitchman and enabler for an American Gestapo.

OR (if link is corrupted / disabled):

Posted by: scrivener50 | July 9, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

ummm - there was a honeymoon period for obama? you're kidding right? if not, please have a look back at the first half of the year......

and grow a pair, would you? prostituting this crap for money is offensive.

Posted by: jakiamik | July 9, 2009 10:57 AM | Report abuse

USA unemployment at the highest level in decades.

Posted by: ltk01 | July 9, 2009 9:49 AM
Thanks Bushy.

Posted by: Independent4tw | July 9, 2009 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Typical lies from an increasingly unhinged anti-Obama media...

Posted by: parkerfl1 | July 9, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

USA unemployment at the highest level in decades.

Posted by: ltk01 | July 9, 2009 9:49 AM | Report abuse

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