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Republican strategists are warning candidates to steer clear of the issues and avoid the party leadership's new "Contract with America." Instead of campaigning on the issues, which they say will be a sure loser, strategists are advising candidates to go on the attack against President Obama.

By Emi Kolawole  |  July 16, 2010; 1:22 PM ET
 
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STEAL-O-CRATS (D) WILL FAIL


NO JOBS with MONEY-GRABBERS (D) in office.

Will fight those BUMS (D), every millimeter of the way. COUNT ON IT.

STEAL-O-CRATS (D), that's on YOU, for all your MONEY-GRABBING.

Posted by: russpoter | July 17, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

The golf ads are spot-on. When America is suffering, obama golfs. And parties with celebrities. And goes on million-dollar date nights. And jets off on yet another vacation. But in fairness, the man works hard. He has been dedicated to this nation's destruction from Day 1. Alinsky should be proud of his disciple!

Posted by: wmpowellfan | July 17, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

What a lame approach. Instead of helping America at a time of great need the Republicans are just sitting back taking potshots. And we want to give these losers more say in public policy? Incredible. I say NO to that.

Who are the Republicans protecting? Not me. All this bunk about Obama and socialism is ridiculous. All the anger that has festered is from their doing. The Republicans have created massive debt from their policies and wars.

The Republicans should be part of the solution not the problem.

Posted by: citizen4truth1 | July 17, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Obama's recent derogatory comments about his opponents attending ribbon-cuttings underscored the vicious, petulant, vindictive and petty true character of the man. This further display of immature conduct was notably beneath the dignity of the office that Obama occupies; and, further accentuates his lack of fitness for the presidency of the United States, our country that he has so frequently demeaned in his commentary. Greg Neubeck

Posted by: gneubeck | July 17, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

The nerve of these right-wingers!
They had 8 years of the old Hollywood clown who never understood anything (hence his ‘kitchen cabinet’ and his cue cards even to say ‘hi’- the idiot could not remember the words); then they had 4 years (thank God!) of the Old Phart, followed by 8 years of the Texas Retard.
What did they accomplished? Health care, accountability for the crooks of Wall Street, or perhaps a strong economy with no derivatives and solid housing industry?

Posted by: analyst72 | July 17, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Well, Obama is on his third vacation in as many months!

Why doesn't he make Bill Clinton the 'President Czar', then take a long vacation for the next 2.5 years?

Works for me. How about you???

Posted by: wheeljc | July 17, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

The GOP can't actually say so, but we already know their goal is to repeal Health Care Reform, Bomb Iran, and eliminate social security and medicare by privatizing it.

If you were GOP would YOU tell your plans?

Posted by: rowens1 | July 17, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Republican administrations are responsible for two of the greatest economy disasters in American history the great depression of the 1930’s and the great recession of 2008!

The Obama administration turned back the great recession of 2008 with the stimulus plan but independent voters seem very intent to give back control of government to Republicans so they can lead us into the next great depression!

Have we learned from history that we learn nothing from history! Go figure...

Posted by: Citi__Street | July 17, 2010 4:42 AM | Report abuse

The Republicans have nothing to offer anyone except the wealthiest 1 per cent of the population. Their only selling point is stirring up hate against Hispanic and Asian immigrants, just as they did successfully against African-Americans beginning in the 1960's with Nixon's infamous "Southern Strategy".

This is the main purpose of Arizona's attempt to usurp federal power over immigration and turn itself into a totalitarian police state where no one, even a US citizen or legal immigrant, will be safe without carrying whatever the local sheriff thinks are the right papers.

If the Republicans are successful in taking over Congress, it will be only because they are so good at exploiting bigotry and prejudice.

Posted by: algasema1 | July 17, 2010 2:39 AM | Report abuse

The GOP has to steer clear of the issues, because they created the issues and have NO INTENTIONS of FIXING what they created.

It has been their strategy for the last 30 years to DESTROY the middle class and send us all into the ghettos or into the streets.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 16, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

sounds like fun.

Attack Obama for being Obama!

Definitely something they can't get pinned-on themselves.

Posted by: dubya1938 | July 16, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Republicans:

These attacks are childish.

Bush took more vacation than any president since Coolidge.

Bush used a teleprompter, he just couldn't pronounce the words.

Bush's tax cuts and wars are why we have massive deficits. Clinton gave him huge surpluses and he blew it. Bush gave Baby Boomers massive tax cuts at the height of their earning power, just before they retire and start drawing Social Security.

You didn't complain about Bush, so you are just whiny hypocrites.

Posted by: AxelDC | July 16, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry, my response to this is really turning into a bad feeling about the washingtonpost.com site. It usually makes more sense than this.

First they posted the videos with a two sentence intro out of left field that assumed readers already knew that the GOP was steering away from issues.

Then, they put the videos up in such a way that virtually every commenter to that point -- GOP, Democrat, and loony tunes alike -- clearly only saw one of the ads, the one about the Obamas going on vacation or taking off time on weekends. All the others were so unobtrusive we all missed them.

Worse yet, that's the one ad that DOESN'T show how any one candidate or campaign is proceeding, since it's only aimed at Obama and doesn't bring up local races.

And now, hours later, I see a serious, interesting article (that I don't think was there before) over in another part of the home page.

Clearly, in somebody's mind, readers were supposed to see that article and then understand that the sample attack ads fed off of that article and were meant to illustrate it. It was all a package! But it was a package that was damaged in the mail and arrived in multiple pieces, some delivered hours later than others.

I wish I could assume it was just incompetence, but I'm sure the videos were rushed to the home page, out of context and without the article, because they are eye candy and would generate lots of clicks and controversy.

For me, they were just baffling, and out of context. Other news sources are able to clearly link different related pieces together so much better than this -- usually the Post does, too. This was a mess. And any comments here by anyone should be understood in the light of how confusingly it was all presented.

Posted by: fairfaxvoter1 | July 16, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: grunk | July 16, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Great Idealism from the party who was pretty much always in favor of off short oil--or, oil at any cost (eg., IRAQ).

Posted by: Spectator | July 16, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Rep King said that the gop would not promote its agenda because it will be looked at by the main stream media. In other words, they do not want anyone to know what they have planned. Maybe that's just it-they do not have anything planned. Once they run out of saying "no" they have nothing to offer.I have never seen a political party so bereft of ideas or intelligent leaders. Start the commericals now, Dems. You don't even have to get real creative: just keep showing the news clips of these gop "leaders" and their inane comments and apologies to big business. What lube jobs.

Posted by: mikel7 | July 16, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Rep King said that the gop would not promote its agenda because it will be looked at by the main stream media. In other words, they do not want anyone to know what they have planned. Maybe that's just it-they do not have anything planned. Once they run out of saying "no" they have nothing to offer.I have never seen a political party so bereft of ideas or intelligent leaders. Start the commericals now, Dems. You don't even have to get real creative: just keep showing the news clips of these gop "leaders" and their inane comments and apologies to big business. What lube jobs.

Posted by: mikel7 | July 16, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Rep King said that the gop would not promote its agenda because it will be looked at by the main stream media. In other words, they do not want anyone to know what they have planned. Maybe that's just it-they do not have anything planned. Once they run out of saying "no" they have nothing to offer.I have never seen a political party so bereft of ideas or intelligent leaders. Start the commericals now, Dems. You don't even have to get real creative: just keep showing the news clips of these gop "leaders" and their inane comments and apologies to big business. What lube jobs.

Posted by: mikel7 | July 16, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Contract With America?
You mean "Contract ON America"....
I would say it's a second-helping of Newt's home cooking, but it sure seems more like republican UP-CHUCK to me.
Let's see...
Term Limits? Nope - they were just lying about that.
Balanced Budget? Nope - they were just lying about that.....
ETC ETC ETC.
What's the old adage? "Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice..... Well, you teabaggers didn't fool me the first time and you damn sure won't this time.

Posted by: TOMHERE | July 16, 2010 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Rep King said that the gop would not promote its agenda because it will be looked at by the main stream media. In other words, they do not want anyone to know what they have planned. Maybe that's just it-they do not have anything planned. Once they run out of saying "no" they have nothing to offer.I have never seen a political party so bereft of ideas or intelligent leaders. Start the commericals now, Dems. You don't even have to get real creative: just keep showing the news clips of these gop "leaders" and their inane comments and apologies to big business. What lube jobs.

Posted by: mikel7 | July 16, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Rep King said that the gop would not promote its agenda because it will be looked at by the main stream media. In other words, they do not want anyone to know what they have planned. Maybe that's just it-they do not have anything planned. Once they run out of saying "no" they have nothing to offer.I have never seen a political party so bereft of ideas or intelligent leaders. Start the commericals now, Dems. You don't even have to get real creative: just keep showing the news clips of these gop "leaders" and their inane comments and apologies to big business. What lube jobs.

Posted by: mikel7 | July 16, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse


great entry Fate1

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 16, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: grunk | July 16, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: grunk | July 16, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

I'm so glad the GOP is spending so much time coming up with attack ads instead of doing something productive. I wish both sides would just grow up and actually try to solve some problems instead of making it their goal to merely stand in each others' way and tear each other down. Heaven forbid they should actually DO anything productive. And for heaven sake, let the man BREATHE for a second. He's the president, not superman!!

Posted by: grodiemonster | July 16, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

I'm so glad the GOP is spending so much time coming up with attack ads instead of doing something productive. I wish both sides would just grow up and actually try to solve some problems instead of making it their goal to merely stand in each others' way and tear each other down. Heaven forbid they should actually DO anything productive. And for heaven sake, let the man BREATHE for a second. He's the president, not superman!!

Posted by: grodiemonster | July 16, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Fate1 | July 16, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Dims cannot run against Bush this time. They have to run on Barry the incompetent boon Obama's record. Good luck with that. Dims.

Posted by: screwjob17 | July 16, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Dims cannot run against Bush this time. They have to run on Barry the incompetent boon Obama's record. Good luck with that. Dims.

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And to those that say that people use multiple handles to post the same garbage. screwjob17 says "LOL" ... or was it Fate1 that said "LOL".

The poor guy is getting paid a penny/post and he can't keep track of which handle he's doing copy/paste. He'll still get his 2 pennies.

Posted by: James10 | July 16, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Keep it up, teasags. Latest poll has Reid leading by 8 in NV.

Posted by: ssterno | July 16, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Obama should simply resign, and say, "Joe could do a much better job for you than me. In fact anybody would be better for you. I've only done bad things for you. I've enormously deepened your future debt, raised everyone's taxes, burdened you with massive new government bureaus. I've failed America miserably. And I can't blame anything on Republicans this time, we owned and ramrodded the whole process. I have to resign, because it's best for America."

Posted by: Backgroundthoughts | July 16, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Again, this has nothing to do with the issues. You D's and R's are chasing every bone tossed off the porch. He promised no earmarks. They are everywhere. He promised transparency and he passes 2000 page bills that no one reads. He passed a stimulus package promising it would help us avoid an 8% unemployment rate, and now we'd love an 8% unemployment rate. He ran against drill baby drill, but a few weeks before the oil spill, he said he'd expand drilling. Then post-spill, he says "we need to cut our dependence on oil". And yes we can complain about his vacationing AND Bush's vacations are no excuse, BOTH are too much in light of the job at hand. ALL of these guys in office for the past ten years stink. Stop loving them. Demand more.

Posted by: Gminski | July 16, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

I live under the White House - Camp Davids flight path. I like a glass of wine on my deck after a long week, but Bush always had to fly to Camp David, every Friday, at 5pm over my house, three huge copters, low, noisy ... what a Jerk, every Friday!

As for republicans having no ideas, not true. They had the idea not to regulate wall street. They had the idea to invade Iraq based on WMD, which they knew existed and where they were. They had the idea that we should bomb-bomb-bomb Iran. They had the idea that when someone tells the truth about Iraqi uranium his wife should be outed of her CIA job. They had the idea that we should direct NASA to plan to send a man to Mars, with no budget for it. And now they have the idea that tax breaks for the wealthy are more important than extending unemployment benefits, because it will just make those lazy people out of work lazier! Bridges to nowhere, pulling troops out of Afghanistan, not caring where bin Ladin was, not even thinking about it, that is the republican party.

They are the lazy ones, they are the ones who should be pulling unemployment like so many Americans. They are the ones who allowed this mess and they are the ones who should pay, with their jobs, in November, for the latest economic disaster.

Posted by: Fate1 | July 16, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Dims cannot run against Bush this time. They have to run on Barry the incompetent boon Obama's record. Good luck with that. Dims.

Posted by: screwjob17 | July 16, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Dims cannot run against Bush this time. They have to run on Barry the incompetent boon Obama's record. Good luck with that. Dims.

Posted by: screwjob17 | July 16, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Again, this has nothing to do with the issues. You D's and R's are chasing every bone tossed off the porch. He promised no earmarks. They are everywhere. He promised transparency and he passes 2000 page bills that no one reads. He passed a stimulus package promising it would help us avoid an 8% unemployment rate, and now we'd love an 8% unemployment rate. He ran against drill baby drill, but a few weeks before the oil spill, he said he'd expand drilling. Then post-spill, he says "we need to cut our dependence on oil". And yes we can complain about his vacationing AND Bush's vacations are no excuse, BOTH are too much in light of the job at hand. ALL of these guys in office for the past ten years stink. Stop loving them. Demand more.

Posted by: Gminski | July 16, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/06/AR2010070605271.html

What an unbelievable group of hypocrites the Democrats are.

Posted by: grunk | July 16, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Republicans certainly can't run on their record of past performance.

And Republicans can't run on the issues, e.g., abolishing Social Security and Medicare, tax cuts for the rich and new wars in the middle east.

So about all Republicans can do is mount Fox News style attacks against the other side.

Posted by: Miss_Fedelm | July 16, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

It appears that waiting to meet with BP's CEO demonstrated that he sure knows how to play his cards... I noticed that the AD failed to mentioned how he secured $20 Billion (with a B).

I hope they keep running ads like this throughout the summer.

Posted by: AdrianontheWashPost | July 16, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Okay, now at least I've figured out that there are MULTIPLE ads here (not just the "vacations are unAmerican" ad). Look below the big picture and there are little pictures you can select from as well.

But I still have no context to understand this. Are these pieces the RNC has thrown out as "media chum" for free publicity, as they are getting here, without actually airing any? Or are these ads associated with particular candidates and campaigns, that someone somewhere is paying to run on TV, as the set-up text suggests? Or is this a random mix of both? Information please?

Posted by: fairfaxvoter1 | July 16, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

"Republican strategists are warning candidates to steer clear of the issues and avoid the party leadership's new "Contract with America." Instead of campaigning on the issues, which they say will be a sure loser..."

Say what? This set-up sounds like a quick recap of something we already have heard about, just to set the clip in context. I had NO IDEA the candidates were being told that substance, policy, solutions, and the issues were "a sure loser" for Republicans. Where is the Washington Post story spelling that out, ideally with some non-anonymous quotes, leaked documents, or concrete examples? Otherwise it's hard to know if the set-up text was just thrown together and made up -- with this just being one random RNC Web ad -- or if there's a buried and far more interesting story than just this ad. More actual reporting please!

Posted by: fairfaxvoter1 | July 16, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are stupid and everyday they get more stupdier.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 16, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

This might mix weirdly with Gibbs's comments in certain districts. If they successfully paint the President as both out of touch AND a guy who's mean to Democrats in the House, which is what the GOP is doing, and you end up with a situation that a conservadem can exploit: don't worry, everything that's bad is because Obama went on vacation too much, and Obama's not with me but how do you like that parking lot/school/road project I brought home.

Posted by: dkp01 | July 16, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

HA! Big shock.

Damn right Republicans and the Fox "News" Propaganda Channel will steer clear of the issues. It's the kiss of death to remind their gullible poodles that it was REPUBLICANS that created this mess. And why reveal to their poodles that they have ZERO new ideas? And it would be suicidal to let their poodles know they want to do exactly the same things they did before that have ruined America...after the elections in November.

So the GOP will fill their poodle's minds with empty slogans and smoke and mirrors issues...same as always. The only thing surprising is that after SEEING the disastrous results of Republicans in power...anybody in America still believes them or votes for them. Amazing how dumbed down America has become.

Posted by: wilder5121 | July 16, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Here's what doesn't make any sense.
The republicans want to accuse Obama of too much vacation but:
Bush spent 487 days at Camp David. And Camp David is not even where the president had spent the most time when not at the White House. Knoller reports that Mr. Bush made 77 visits to his ranch in Crawford during his presidency, and spent all or part of 490 days there. "

So, this is at least 977 days or 2.67 years out of 8 that Bush spent on vacation and they didn't complain about that.

Number of days Obama has spent on vacation since swearing into office, 45. Now for Bush that works out to about 122 days per year in office. Obama has taken 45 days in approx 1 1/2 years or 30 days per year.

Just exactly who is the 2 faced group here?

Posted by: aorj | July 16, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse


Wait, the President can't go on vacation for 2.5 days (with Milea leaving for a month long camp). First time away from home.

It's the weekend guys and gals. You all have them if you are working.

Heck, Congress took 4th of July vacation and left 2.1 million people hanging by not voting on unemployment benefits extensions.

Senate says Dec. 31st
House says Nov. 30th

And they argue. Well, I have an idea. Extend it to January 1, 2014

The South shall rise by that time.
Until then, we are all in this together.

Can't you be happy that the oil spill stopped and Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 was passed and ready for signature. YES !!!!

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 16, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

when did so many drill-baby-drill republicans become such avid environmentalists? maybe they've finally seen the light. woo hoo! actually, this was part of the white house's strategy: obama would appear not to be concerned in order to force republicans to turn green. now they can't go back to environmental dinosaurs or they'd be unpatriotic hypocrites, resulting in even lower poll number than they obtained by kowtowing to the personal agenda of boy george, the worst president ever, and his side kick, shoot-em-up dick. nice work, barack.

Posted by: live_free_or_die | July 16, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Like the Democrats digging for dirt?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/06/AR2010070605271.html

What an unbelievable set of hypocrites at WaPo and in the Democrat Party.

Unbelievable! How dishonest can the WaPo get without closing down?

Posted by: grunk | July 16, 2010 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Is this the best these POS Republicans can do? These pathetic pieces of elephant excrement haven't done squat to bail this country out of the nightmare THEY turned it into and what's even more puzzling are the morons who still support them even though the GOP continues to screw them over. Punish the poor, reward the rich - vote Republican!

Posted by: Bushwhacked1 | July 16, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

When you got nothing to propose....go after the man. "You lie, boy!" God bless our stinking republikkkans.

Posted by: fudador | July 16, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Obama has done absolutely NOTHING but throw parties and show off. He is clueless about how to do anything! There have been NO jobs created, it took him weeks to get around to discussing the oil crisis in the Gulf. He needs to quit politics and shine shoes.

Posted by: georgana | July 16, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Next GOP ad:

Obama takes a nap.

They really are out of ideas, aren't they?

Posted by: zuzu2 | July 16, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Hey, a professional airline pilot sits on their a****** most of the flight. Alert, monitoring, but otherwise not micromanaging the flight.

So the Bamster is setting the right example.

Posted by: oracle2world | July 16, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

We need another choice on the ballot in November: "None of the above." Both parties are disgusting.

Posted by: mocmao | July 16, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Since Obama isn't even on the ballot, I am not sure that this will work.

Democrats in turn will just attack their opponent who they are actually running against on issues that Americans care about.

Posted by: maritza1 | July 16, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Obama=Carter2.0 Cheers!

Posted by: MPNangle | July 16, 2010 8:46 PM | Report abuse

not sure these are attack ads...seems more like the old saying - The Truth Hurts

Posted by: Hoops44 | July 16, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Heck of a Job Brownie!

Posted by: sunnyside1 | July 16, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Heck of a Job Brownie!

Posted by: sunnyside1 | July 16, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama proved that running on the issues is a waste of time. Glad the GOP got the message.

Posted by: logicprevails | July 16, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

i see the post is allowing one poster to monopolize their feedback, guess we know where they are on this issue. Oh wait, is the post supposed to report not take sides. Wait what was i thinking, this is a newspaper, of course they have a bias. There is only one number that matters to americans.....9.5%! if you don't know what that is go back to sleep!

Posted by: billyo1 | July 16, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

2013 can't come fast enough for me -- can't wait until President Obama is out of office. HOWEVER, and this is a big HOWEVER, I do not begrudge any President a respite. Besides, the President is never really on vacation.

And the one thing Obama has going for him, in my view, is that he is a family man -- a good husband and father. He should have time with his family away from the White House.

Republicans have plenty of fodder without focusing on this.

Posted by: Darlene_Jr | July 16, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

The stupidity of large numbers of the American people is quite startling. How else can one explain voters, who consistently vote against their best interest by supporting Republicans, who have nothing but contempt and disdain for those of us who are not wealthy? How else can you explain people protesting deficit spending, when Republicans are trying to engineer the biggest crime in history by arguing that the Bush tax cuts should made permanent because they do not add to the deficit? How else can you explain ordinary Americans attacking government programs on which they rely for their survival? I'll admit that I have no explanation, except for mass ignorance on the part of the American people. Come November, the American people better show the Republican party the door or "We the People" are going to experience the biggest screwing in history.

Posted by: Caliguy55 | July 16, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

We love you Pres O and we know you are working hard for main street while others want to give to the rich, no matter the cost

XOXOXOXO

At least you did not take 977 days of vacation time like Bush and got this country in a big mess.

Posted by: K2007 | July 16, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

We love you Pres O and we know you are working hard for main street while others want to give to the rich, no matter the cost

XOXOXOXO

At least you did not take 977 days of vacation time like Bush and got this country in a big mess.

Posted by: K2007 | July 16, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

We love you Pres O and we know you are working hard for main street while others want to give to the rich, no matter the cost

XOXOXOXO

At least you did not take 977 days of vacation time like Bush and got this country in a big mess.

Posted by: K2007 | July 16, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

We love you Pres O and we know you are working hard for main street while others want to give to the rich, no matter the cost

XOXOXOXO

At least you did not take 977 days of vacation time like Bush and got this country in a big mess.

Posted by: K2007 | July 16, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Repukes are total pigs..... Do-nothing obstructionist anti-Americans....

Like Bush didn't hide out with bin Laden in Crawford for weeks at a time??

GOP SUCKS BUTT

Posted by: EdSantaFe | July 16, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

We love you Pres O and we know you are working hard for main street while others want to give to the rich, no matter the cost

XOXOXOXO

At least you did not take 977 days of vacation time like Bush and got this country in a big mess.

Posted by: K2007 | July 16, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

We love you Pres O and we know you are working hard for main street while others want to give to the rich, no matter the cost

XOXOXOXO

At least you did not take 977 days of vacation time like Bush and got this country in a big mess.

Posted by: K2007 | July 16, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse


"When we lose an election it is because The Voters Are Stupid."

- Your Typical Liberal

Posted by: screwjob17 | July 16, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

I am totally repulsed by Obama's foreign policy of committing war crimes against innocent civilians in order to score political points at home.

Having that said, it would be rather difficult to find anyone else who could do as much as he did at home... given the mess he inherited and the Republicans' dedication to making this country fail, just to have a shot at getting Obama out of the W.H.

Presidents always face opposition, but none has had to deal with racism from elements in both parties. Obama is incredibly tolerant and patient. In his place, I would've lost my cool and locked up Bush's entire cabinet by now.

People need to remember the rocket scientists that ran the country during the last administration: Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Alberto Gonzales, Karl Rove, John Ashcroft....... And now, they are threatening us with Sarah Palin. God Forbid!

Posted by: jewishmother | July 16, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

"steer clear of the issues..."

And this is a NEW idea for the GOP?

Posted by: autofan1 | July 16, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

I agree with the posters saying that this shows the gop's low opinion of voters; "don't talk about the issues (because we want to return to our policies that created this mess), instead attack! And they're right about gop voters - dumb as they come, extremely gullible, in a phrase you may remember from Reagan "usefull idiots". I'm sorry, it's true.

Posted by: michael5 | July 16, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Enjoy your vac Pres O . At least you didn't take 977 days off for vacation like Bush did.

XOXOXOXO

Posted by: K2007 | July 16, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Politics, instead of religion, has become the opiate of the people.

Republican politicians must have a very low opinion of the American voter if they're bashing Obama for taking a vacation, particularly in view of Bush's leisurely style of governing the nation.

Posted by: nunovyerbizness1 | July 16, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

"I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Thank you. Now watch this drive." GW Bush.

Posted by: GWBequalsWPE | July 16, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

i mean, republicans aren't stupid, they may be ruining this country, but they are not dumb. the only thing that may be dumber than a republican is the majority of the American people!

Posted by: BMACattack | July 16, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Republicans haven't accomplished anything since the days of Ronald Reagan, I don't really know if they did then, I just giving them the benefit of the doubt.

When the GOP had 8 years in the White House, all they did was borrow and spend, and then before they left the White House the ran the U.S. economy as far into the ground as they could.

Since President Obama has been in the White House, the GOP STILL hasn't done anything except try to thwart economic recovery.


Posted by: lindalovejones | July 16, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Republicans haven't accomplished anything since the days of Ronald Reagan, I don't really know if they did then, I just giving them the benefit of the doubt.

When the GOP had 8 years in the White House, all they did was borrow and spend, and then before they left the White House the ran the U.S. economy as far into the ground as they could.

Since President Obama has been in the White House, the GOP STILL hasn't done anything except try to thwart economic recovery.


Posted by: lindalovejones | July 16, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Obama has had so much Bush/Cheney mess to clean up that he deserves a golfing break. He deserves many of them. (But he'll probably still never match Bush for most vacation time of any president--by far!)

Posted by: gce1356 | July 16, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA!

Thank you for helping get us out of the Great Republican Depression!

We all knew it would take years, and that there will be ups and downs.

But slowly, we're undoing the damage of the Bush/Republican war on the middle class.

You made the hard choices - the ones George Bush didn't have the guts to make - and it's working!

All the wingnuts out here in their big wet diapers crying about your every move are OWNED by you!

It's awesome.

A quick look at what Obama has accomplished, as The NOpublicans fought, lied, and fearmongered every step of the way (while coming forth with no ideas of their own that haven’t already been proven deadly to the middle class):

Financial Reform Bill represents the most profound restructuring of financial regulation since the Great Depression

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a sweeping piece of legislation that will allow 32 million Americans access to health care coverage.

The American Recover and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (commonly known as the Stimulus Bill) was the largest spending bill in U.S. History. It kept the economy from tanking.

Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010.

Foreign Policy: 

New START Treaty signed with Russia 


U.N. SecurityCouncil Nuclear Arms Resolution 


Trade Agreement with Russia that may result in 44,000 U.S. jobs. 


Iraq withdrawal ahead of schedule:

U.S. Troop Strength In Iraq 2003-2010 


May 2003 150,000 [Invasion force] (Krauthammer helped lie us into this useless little neocon disaster that has cost us over 4,700 KIA)

October 2007 171,000 [Height of Surge] 


January 2009- 142,000 [Beginning Obama administration]

July 2010- 77,500


Regulatory Changes:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

New rules raising fuel standard requirements. 


New rules to regulate coal air pollution, which may result in utilities shutting down smaller, dirtier plants. 


New sulfur dioxide emissions limits, which is the first change in 40 years. 


New rules to limit water pollution from mining.

The plan to bail out General Motors has been a success and they are already starting to pay the U.S. back. In May, General Motors reported 1st quarterly profits in 3 years.

Executive order reversing stem cell ban.

Student loan changes in the health care bill.

The Lilly Ledbetter Act.
………………


Thank you, President Obama, for all you have done to reverse the horrendous damage done to America by George Bush and the GOP!

Posted by: losthorizon10 | July 16, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

PS.. I'm no Obama supporter but everyone needs time to decompress...

Posted by: soapm | July 16, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Great comment j762, both Bush and Reagan spent 4 months of every year on the ranch and Obama can't play a round of golf without carelessly ignoring the problems of this nation.

If fact, if I remember, Bush saw the devastation in NO from a fly over on his way to the ranch...

Posted by: soapm | July 16, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

It's easy to go on the attack when you got us into the huge huge mess we're in, and you don't have any ideas that haven't been proven deadly to the middle class.

Posted by: losthorizon10 | July 16, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

he should spend some time at his ranch

Posted by: j762 | July 16, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

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