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Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 01/25/2011

The state of Obama is strong

By Jonathan Capehart

The President Obama you see tonight will be different from the one you saw on Nov. 3. That Obama was a little glum and introduced into our political lexicon the now-worn-out gerund "shellacking" to describe the beat-down he and the Democrats suffered at the polls in the midterm elections. No, the Obama you will see tonight will be strong. Really strong.

Folks were pronouncing Obama's presidency pretty much dead for the next two years on Nov. 3. Heck, I even worried the president might not be able to get it together before the 2012 sweepstakes got underway in less than a year. But as John Heilemann reports in a fascinating must-read New York magazine piece, Obama recognized he and his administration were in trouble and started shoring things up before the actual reality struck in November. And the string of accomplishments in the lame-duck session are testament to a more focused, hands-on and assertive chief executive. You know you're doing something right when your arch-nemesis, Charles Krauthammer, spends two columns complimenting you, including dubbing you "The new comeback kid." Yeah, the compliments were all backhanded. But they were compliments all the same.

And now Obama has the surging job approval ratings to back up his strength and Krauthammer's grudging admiration.

Washington Post/ABC News poll: 54 percent

NBC News/Wall Street Journal: 53 percent

CNN: 55 percent

Gallup: 50 percent

New York Times/CBS News: 49 percent

Bruce Drake of AOL Poll Watch attributes Obama's poll vaulting to independents swinging back his way. I also agree with him that folks just like to see stuff getting done in Washington and are giving the president credit for it. But Drake also highlights a danger zone for Obama: his handling of the deficit. In that CNN poll, 60 percent of Americans don't like what he's doing. If the president doesn't use his new-found strength to start making progress on this front he might not recover from the falling poll numbers that will ensue.

By Jonathan Capehart  | January 25, 2011; 11:33 AM ET
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Comments

Mr. Capehart,

on the contrary, "the shellacking" that BHO & the DIMocRATS took on 11/02/10 is NOTHING compared to what awaits them for the next session of Congress & in the national elections of 2012, 2016, etc.= the DIMocRATS are FINISHED as a major politcal party as the "average voter" no longer TRUSTS them to govern the nation wisely and/or to protect their LIBERTY.

"the annointed one" is an abject failure as POTUS & he should RESIGN his current office (taking "Poor Joe" Biden with him) & "seek other oppotunities", outside of government.
(being able to spew out scores of meaningless/empty platitudes by the score & read a teleprompter well is NOT the same as being COMPETENT as POTUS!)

just my opinion.

yours, TN46
coordinator, CCTPP

Posted by: texasnative46 | January 25, 2011 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Capehart,

on the contrary, "the shellacking" that BHO & the DIMocRATS took on 11/02/10 is NOTHING compared to what awaits them for the next session of Congress & in the national elections of 2012, 2016, etc.= the DIMocRATS are FINISHED as a major politcal party as the "average voter" no longer TRUSTS them to govern the nation wisely and/or to protect their LIBERTY.

"the annointed one" is an abject failure as POTUS & he should RESIGN his current office (taking "Poor Joe" Biden with him) & "seek other oppotunities", outside of government.
(being able to spew out scores of meaningless/empty platitudes by the score & read a teleprompter well is NOT the same as being COMPETENT as POTUS!)

just my opinion.

yours, TN46
coordinator, CCTPP

Posted by: texasnative46 | January 25, 2011 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I am watching the "left" MSNBC, and the pundits keep calling the Congress "republican controlled"...STOP. There are two houses in the Congress, and the mainstream media keeps calling it Republican controlled. It is not.

Posted by: johnkomalley | January 25, 2011 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Capeheart's gushing about Obama almost makes me feel dirty. The fact of the matter is that Obama's "shellacking" took place only 3 months ago, and he probably got a bump from cutting the Social Security tax, extending the Bush tax cuts, and extending unemployment benefits -- all for the bargain basement price of $900 billion.

I just hope our grandchildren will find Obama's nearly $1 trillion bribe worth the 4% jump in his approval ratings.

Posted by: diehardlib | January 25, 2011 1:13 PM | Report abuse

"Mr. Capehart,

on the contrary, "the shellacking" that BHO & the DIMocRATS took on 11/02/10 is NOTHING compared to what awaits them for the next session of Congress & in the national elections of 2012, 2016, etc.= the DIMocRATS are FINISHED as a major politcal party as the "average voter" no longer TRUSTS them to govern the nation wisely and/or to protect their LIBERTY.

"the annointed one" is an abject failure as POTUS & he should RESIGN his current office (taking "Poor Joe" Biden with him) & "seek other oppotunities", outside of government.
(being able to spew out scores of meaningless/empty platitudes by the score & read a teleprompter well is NOT the same as being COMPETENT as POTUS!)

just my opinion.

yours, TN46
coordinator, CCTPP"

****

Hasn't your state seceded yet?

Posted by: dcp26851 | January 25, 2011 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Excellent observation as illustrated by the dillusional commenters to your article.LOL!

Posted by: adaniels1 | January 25, 2011 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Reality check for Clueless Comrade Barry and the Useful Idiots who still support him:

Not yet two years into the Soetoro Regime and Democrats now hold fewer seats in Congress than at any time since 1948.

Heck-of-a-job, Barry!

If, like me, you are less than 62 years old, this is the first time in your lifetime that there have been fewer than 200 Democrats in the House of Representatives. Wow! Thank you Comrade Barry!

The threat that Clueless Comrade Barry and his fellow Marxist miscreants posed over the last two years is now effectively neutralized. He is, essentially, a lame duck.

Maybe this has something to do with a slight uptick in some polling results?

Face it Marxist Democrats. Your messiah is a total failure. He is now less than nothing, not even relevant unless you are talking about the ratings of a TV gossip show like The View. No one cares what he has to say about anything. He’s done.

The next two years will be nothing more or less than just a prolongation of your well-earned humiliation.

Your Chosen One is destined to be remembered as the first post-American President… The Peter Principle in (Affirmative) Action.

Sooner or later, the truth will also come out that he cannot produce because he doesn’t have a birth certificate… at least not one that verifies he was born in the United States.

And sooner or later, the public will also get its hands on his college records and they will show he attended and received financial aid as a foreign student.

Clueless Comrade Barry will be remembered as having perpetuated the most outrageous fraud in the history of the United States.

Next to Clueless Comrade Barry, the legacy of Richard Nixon is going to look like that of George Washington.

Sic Semper Tyrannis… and Good Riddance.

Posted by: LePauvrePapillon | January 25, 2011 1:26 PM | Report abuse

I had to laugh when I read the silly rant posted again and again by TN "Texas Native" 46. Texas is a state whose government has bragged about following "conservative principles" for years. As a result, Texas now has about the same unemployment rate as "liberal" New York and a $25 billion state budget deficit that puts it in the same category of fiscal disaster area as "liberal" California and Illinois. Texans don't provide generous social programs for their less fortunate citizens or many of the services that other states do, and yet somehow they've managed to wind up with problems that are as bad or worse than other states. Instead of bragging and holding themselves out as an example to others, as Gov. Rick Perry frequently does, they should keep their mouths firmly shut.

Posted by: continental46@aol.com | January 25, 2011 1:36 PM | Report abuse

You are a pathetic Obama toady. What about the November 2010 election? Did you find that so unimportant that you ignore it? Only you leftists could see something so obvious and ignore it. The results convey our total rejection of Obama, his leftist agenda and his fat wife. Try reporting the truth for once.

Posted by: nomobarry | January 25, 2011 1:44 PM | Report abuse

You are a pathetic Obama toady. What about the November 2010 election? Did you find that so unimportant that you ignore it? Only you leftists could see something so obvious and ignore it. The results convey our total rejection of Obama, his leftist agenda and his fat wife. Try reporting the truth for once.

Posted by: nomobarry | January 25, 2011 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Let me said only this ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ wake me up when he finish

Posted by: alfonsorfarina | January 25, 2011 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Seems like to me he just figured out that you can pass legislation if you're willing to compromise.

See: Bill Clinton.

Posted by: Benson | January 25, 2011 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Okay, let's pretend for a moment that the Re"derp"litards are intelligent....

Posted by: camera_eye_11 | January 25, 2011 2:03 PM | Report abuse

nomobarry, the greedy old perverts (GOP) club does NOT have a veto proof majority, and they are still a minority in the house.

They've promised to cut $100 billion from the budget and repeal healthcare. If you Re"derp"litards had any intelligence, you would have asked "how". Instead, you drank the koolaid and jump off the cliff because FOX told you so. When the next election comes along, the GOP will play the same "victim" and "point the finger" game they've always played even though it was the GOP who NEVER had a plan to do any real work in the first place.

Your party is worthless.

Posted by: camera_eye_11 | January 25, 2011 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Well speaking of civil :

"By: Susan Ferrechio 01/25/11 1:02 PM
Chief Congressional Correspondent
It's bipartisan date night on the floor of the House and invitations are flying. But not all are being accepted.

House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has rejected an invitation from Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., to sit together at the President's State of the Union Address."

btw Nancy Pelosi is the most dis-liked political figure in America today, she earned it though.....

Posted by: allenridge | January 25, 2011 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Obama caved in to Republicans for their tax cuts, but failed to cave in to Americans for job creation. Everyone likes tax cuts, but they can substitute for jobs, which is what the politicians are trying to do.

Posted by: Maddogg | January 25, 2011 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Obama caved in to Republicans for their tax cuts, but failed to cave in to Americans for job creation. Everyone likes tax cuts, but they can substitute for jobs, which is what the politicians are trying to do.

Posted by: Maddogg | January 25, 2011 2:26 PM | Report abuse

The state of Obama's INDOCTRINATION into white supremacist values is strong!

Remember: Obama is the kind of guy who would discourage his own children from experiencing the free and natural love and affection the children would have for the natural texture of their own hair in pursuit of the “white” supremacist standard of beauty! He tells US all that there is no African hair style better suited for his African-American children except the best way for them to wear their hair 365/24/7 is that which pursues the look of the natural texture of “white” children’s hair. (and Remember: no “white” parent discourages his children from experiencing the free and natural love and affection those children would have for the natural texture of their own hair…)

“Freedom” under “white” Judaic-Christianic extremist rule… you gotta love it (or else – it's a lot like living under Islamic extremist rule…)

Out of the 10s, 100s, or thousands of you racists and indoctrinated Negroes reading this, none of you disagrees with the idea that the First Lady looks more beautiful the less you see of her naturally textured hair? lol

Jonathan Capehart?

immagine European-American.. er, "white" POTUS' all dying their children's hair blond and providing blue contact lenses for them... then imagine a person like Jonathan Capehart - with black hair - working for WAPO but being very careful not to mention anything about the oddity of such a tradition or event...

Posted by: stephendavid2002 | January 25, 2011 2:28 PM | Report abuse


Barry the incompetent boob Obama has done nothing since before Christmas. He has been on vacation much of the time. Only a leftist WaPo hack like Capehart still dwells on the "lame duck session" now that the GOP dominates the House. The GOP is running things now.

Posted by: screwjob23 | January 25, 2011 2:29 PM | Report abuse

"The results convey our total rejection of Obama, his leftist agenda and his fat wife. Try reporting the truth for once.


Posted by: nomobarry | January 25, 2011 1:45 PM "
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Do you really think she's fat? I'll google image search that because I've never seen an ounce of fat on that woman... she always looks pretty fit to me.

Posted by: Patzer111 | January 25, 2011 2:34 PM | Report abuse

@continental46@aol.com,

If Texas were to secede and all federal mandates were null and void, Texas would have an even greater budget surplus than the $9.1 Billion rainy day fund that Texas holds today.

Posted by: tulsa_dave | January 25, 2011 2:36 PM | Report abuse

In order to get his ratings up, Obama has had to change who he IS. Who he WAS for the last two years is what caused the shellacking. Do you really think Obama cares that his comrades in congress took a beating? He still has his job, and is now playing the public like a fiddle to get himself re-elected in 2012. He has no history of being a centrist, but he may be able to fool enough people to get elected, just like he did the first time.

Posted by: doug7772 | January 25, 2011 2:42 PM | Report abuse

He may be strong among homos and other leftists, but his real poll numbers are more like 45%, if not lower.

Posted by: hared | January 25, 2011 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Talk about either party being "done" comes from people intoxicated by recent success that, in politics is most often only temporary for one side or the other. The Democrats lost congressional seats because moderate America sent them a message - not becasue moderate America suddeenly became Republican and right wing. There is no way the bulk of the American voting public will support any extreme position, from either the far left or far right. Obama will only have to become more fiscally conserative, ala Bill Clinton and he will be easily re-elected. If the Republicans continue on their path of pushing only extreme right wing socioeconomic positions, the Democrats stand to gain more seats in Congress in 2012 as well as retain the WH.

Posted by: bobwhite1 | January 25, 2011 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Gosh when his polls were in the 40% range Obamaphile pundits like Capehart said the polls were meaningless. Now the WPO Obamaphiles are touting the polls. Obama got a nice buzz out of his speech in AZ and will probably get a nice lift from tonights SOTU address. Obama is nothing if not a great speechifier. The really heavy lifting is ahead. Can he forswear his idiotic fascination with betting our financial farm on niche energy producers like wind and solar power and get realistic about an "all of the above" energy policy? Will he forget about spending billions on the high speed rail, which might be practical- if heavily subsidized- in Belgium but is far down on our need for basic infrastructure repair i.e. roads, airports and bridges. Will he be smart enough to cut spending and modernize our tax structure. Heck if he does all these things I will even vote for him. My sense of things is that this is all rhetoric and if you look at the details after the buzz tonight it will be all about more investments in Education- has it helped so far?- and more wasted billions on government green energy subsidies to General Electric.

Posted by: jkk1943 | January 25, 2011 2:57 PM | Report abuse

There is nothing strong about Obama. He is so weak he makes Harry Reid look like a fighter.

Posted by: solsticebelle | January 25, 2011 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Democrats are finished, and will be sent into the dustbin of American political history as far as being a major party. They have and will be the party of homos, grifters and illegal aliens, and that's not the American majority.

Posted by: hared | January 25, 2011 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Could you let us know which legal and illegal drugs you are on (and dosage) so we can attain your level of delusion?
Amerika's phony "left-right" duopoly is on the ropes and its knees are buckling.
Nothing has changed since November(except your grasp with reality). Obama is still a a spoiled, sociopathic misfit with marxist affinities.
GET A GRIP and change your diaper.

Posted by: BigSea | January 25, 2011 3:05 PM | Report abuse

There is a simple reason why Obama's numbers are going up: the new Republicans came to Washington and we got a good look at them. That was all it took.

Posted by: gposner | January 25, 2011 3:06 PM | Report abuse

By becoming more fiscally conserative, ala Bill Clinton, Obama is once again attractive to the independents. All this snorting about the Democrats being finished and Obama being thrown out are truly delusional. The bulk of the American voting public is moderate to slightly right of center. If the Republicans continue to let the ultra-right wing rule their agenda and platform, they do so at their own political peril. They will risk Democratic gains in 2012 in Congress as well as Obama's reelection. America will never give power to extremists on either flank. Those of us who truly value the liberties protected by the Constitution can be secure in that.

Posted by: bobwhite1 | January 25, 2011 3:07 PM | Report abuse

There is a simple reason why Obama's numbers are going up: the new Republicans came to Washington and we got a good look at them. That was all it took.

Posted by: gposner | January 25, 2011 3:06 PM

The reason that he has the numbers that the media is peddling, is because this is the same media that got him elected in the first place, and is noe doing its level best at getting him elected again. Obama is finished, and the new congress people will see to it.

Posted by: hared | January 25, 2011 3:09 PM | Report abuse

I assume these polls showing Obummer to be bouncing back are being taken at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. They sure are not asking any of my acquaintances, everyone I know hates they guy...and I am not a Republican. Nor or they buying this nonsense about a recovery.

Posted by: JohnSteel | January 25, 2011 3:20 PM | Report abuse

It appears most of you who wrote a comment didn't seem to see anything but a chance to complain. But my question to all of you is this. . .Should anyone be allowed to use the poor as a tool to get their own political agenda across. I was appalled that the republicans would tell the president that they would not sign on to a bill to support those unemployed. Our poor don't intentionally go out of their way to become un(der)employed or jobless.

Our corporations say that the president is anti-business. But in truth, corporations just wish to continue to abuse employees and customers. It is a recession. You did't give your employees a raise last year and they won't get one this year. You threaten lay-offs. In the meantime, your CEO and the board of directors all get a increase. You charge more for your product to the customer while giving him less. You hire people to scream about the new health law. And then you send your business to countries that have public health options. At this rate, "the people" will be in same state as the Russian people at the turn of the last century. And we all know how that turned out.

Posted by: JoAnnAppold | January 25, 2011 3:22 PM | Report abuse

"They have and will be the party of homos, grifters and illegal aliens, and that's not the American majority.

Posted by: hared | January 25, 2011 3:03 PM "
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Thanks for this! Your trolling made me laugh in a way I haven't laughed in a long time.
8/10 for the hilarity of it all

Posted by: Patzer111 | January 25, 2011 3:29 PM | Report abuse

They have and will be the party of homos, grifters and illegal aliens, and that's not the American majority.

Posted by: hared | January 25, 2011 3:03 PM "
________________________________________

Thanks for this! Your trolling made me laugh in a way I haven't laughed in a long time.
8/10 for the hilarity of it all

Posted by: Patzer111 | January 25, 2011 3:29 PM |


Much obliged...

Posted by: hared | January 25, 2011 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Me thinks the Obama based stayed home in November 2010. In short, Obama got shellacked by his own base.

Posted by: Maddogg | January 25, 2011 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Capehart's right: Obama is strong, and his presidency is shaping up to look like right decisions and goals accomplished. It may get harder, but not because those who don't like him have something better to say. The libertarian/rightwing Republican folks who pepper the blogs with disparaging comments know not what the positive is for America's future, nor do they understand what it means to govern. Exhausted by a strategy of No that didn't work and won't help, they are now led by political personalities obsessed with old ideas: states' rights (look at the mess that is Arizona), small government (in otherwords, don't govern) and cut federal spending. But now, as the economy gets better (biggest deficit reducer there is), targeted spending does the most for the country's future. Obama's in the right place at the right time.

Posted by: dudh | January 25, 2011 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Newly focused? So you admit he was previously unfocused. jobs, jobs, jobs......yea right

Posted by: j751 | January 25, 2011 4:15 PM | Report abuse

What we will see is a Thespian-in-chief tonight.

Posted by: underthesea1 | January 25, 2011 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Capehart writes, And now Obama has the surging job approval ratings to back up his strength and Krauthammer's grudging admiration."

Unfortunately when you analyze these polls, it's not a surge. It's a mere bump. Below are the results from the Washington Post/ABC News poll on issues versus approval ratings that Jonathan has spun into a much stronger Obama story. You can find it on page 6 of the poll. Please note that I have only posted the Net percentages because of formating.

2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling [ITEM]? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?
1/16/11 - Summary Table of Net:

Approve Disapprove
a. The economy 46 51

b. Health care 43 52

c. The situation
in Afghanistan 49 41

d. The federal
budget deficit 43 52

e. Taxes 50 44

I find it interesting that the two issues that Pres. Obama has a higher 'Net Score' are those that liberals have criticized him - the Afghanistan war and taxes. Pres. Obama does not fair well on the economy, health care and the deficit. Also and more important, the Washington Post/ABC News poll over-sampled Democrats while under sampling Independents and Republicans based on voter registration.

Posted by: Conservator | January 25, 2011 4:57 PM | Report abuse

After reading Mr. Capehart's column, I will be picturing him sitting on his couch, pj's and fuzzy slippers on, watching the president speaking. Afterwards I see him reaching for the cigarettes after the show is on.

In other words, Mr. Capehart's columns just get creepier & creepier.

Posted by: Rschrim1 | January 25, 2011 6:02 PM | Report abuse

President Obama will prevail. He will be re-elected and when all is said and done he will be recognized as one of our nations greatest presidents. As a result of his leadership he will have lifted our Nation out of a near depression and placed it back onto a path of economic growth and stability. Jobs will return and the unsettledness we are experiencing now will fade into the background. The Democrats will reap the benefits politically and rule the 2012 & 2016 elections. Then the change President Obama talked about in 2008 will begin to occur.

You read it first right here.

Posted by: LawrenceGuillory | January 25, 2011 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Wow. I've always known that the reactionary right, especially those from the neo-confederate states, don't have the mental capacity to assemble coherent arguments, but I'd always assumed they could at least spell. Don't they have skuls down there, rube?

Posted by: sitcom39 | January 25, 2011 6:24 PM | Report abuse

State of Obama
The state of Obama is strong
Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 01/25/2011
By Jonathan Capehart

And now Obama has the surging job approval ratings to back up his strength and Krauthammer's grudging admiration.

"The Obama you will see tonight will be strong. Really strong."

Washington Post/ABC News poll: 54 percent
NBC News/Wall Street Journal: 53 percent
CNN: 55 percent
Gallup: 50 percent
New York Times/CBS News: 49 percent

Strong for sure, but so is a man without personal oder protection in a DMV, in the South, on a day in August...

Maybe as strong as the smell of...

...a Poll-Crat surge just in advance of the Civilizer-in-Chief calling for "a more civil and honest public discourse"? Coming off his Memorialize ME, heal it now (wear the shirts, all my busy little mice, and Defeat surreptitiously, Civilly, all my critics in the World, heel, heave ho, and off to work and organize @ america we go), sermon in "Mecca West" (Tucson, AR) tour.

Guess he thinks we may succumb, swoon to his vast Wright Wing, Wind Bag Buggy full of tricks with a phoney pony show, complete with a lap dance, musical chairs, and twister parlor game...sure some of y'all that have already fallen backwards down the slick as snot, slippery slope, the 111th started you all on, down towards 1600 Tent City Ave., AKA Chitcago East.

All the while he ignores the 30,000,000+ of US under/un-employed who, according to Juseph Rob('em when they're up) Rob('em when they're down)in(a v)ette ('Dem Jobs Aren't Comin' Back on My Watch) Bi(te me)den, will see no return to prosperity as long as the ATM with all OUR PINS published in the congressional record, the checkbook with OUR names deemed signed them, and a 101 year history of a Tax System never intended by the Founders, exist in Washington DC, and who have just been handed a change of job status notice: good news, they weren't "eliminated" (KILLED) after all, bad news, they were just "kidnapped" and are being held for ransom by a recalcitrant, still lame Senate, and he continues vowing to veto any significant reform bills.

He needs to define, speak, and take the Jackwagoneer's boot off the R-E-C-O-V-E-R-Y, not muse, emote moderation and civility.

We might end up calling it the Absolute Greatest Slant of The Union Speech of the Century.

Posted by: RichNomore | January 25, 2011 6:36 PM | Report abuse

[@ 6:24 PM on January 25, 2011 sitcom39 Posted: "Wow. I...don't have the mental capacity to assemble coherent arguments, but I...at least spell(ed)...skuls(sic)(almost)..."]
= = = = = = = =
Guess we can see what side of the Mason Dickson line y'all come from...a just hilarious exercise in self-condescention...

Posted by: SpendNomore | January 25, 2011 6:47 PM | Report abuse

[@ 6:09 PM on January 25, 2011 LawrenceGuillory Posted: "...President Obama will prevail..."]
= = = = = = = =
But until then....well, I'll keep on Dreamin', Keep right on dreamin', Dreamin', Till my dreamin' comes true...

You heard it sung first right here...

...but it's the same old song
But with a different meaning
Since you been gone
It's the same old song
But with a different meaning
Since you been gone

Precious memories keep a lingering on
Everytime I hear our favorite song
Now you're gone
Left this emptiness
I only reminisce
The happiness we spent
We used to dance on the music
Make romance through the music

Posted by: RichNomore | January 25, 2011 7:49 PM | Report abuse

No one who uses any of the following terms deserves to be read or listened to:
DIMocRAT
Obummer
Amerika
Barry the incompetent boob Obama
leftist WaPo hack
Re"derp"litards
his fat wife
Clueless Comrade Barry
Useful Idiot
Such people demonstrate a character deficit with a truly nasty streak. They demonstrate an inability to participate in a responsible dialogue using Standard English. Resorting to such terminology reveals their inability to make a cogent argument that supports an opinion. Consequently, they should be shunned.

Posted by: colton | January 25, 2011 9:15 PM | Report abuse

To all of you screamers on the left and the right. Do you think you are contributing to public discourse with your rants? Please grow up.

Posted by: apollocruise | January 25, 2011 9:32 PM | Report abuse

To all of you extremists on the left and the right: please, please, PLEASE grow up.

Posted by: apollocruise | January 25, 2011 9:43 PM | Report abuse

"The President Obama you see tonight will be different from the one you saw on Nov. 3. "

You are correct. You are about to see that Obama is a self-serving politician looking to position himself in-line with the electorate. As a politician I give him credit, as Krauthamer does, but as a leader he failed. He never persuaded the majority of the electorate that he was right on the issues, mostly because he was wrong. Now he will be the great pretender, and probably win reelection. But the Hope and Change is over.

Posted by: scrumps03 | January 25, 2011 10:06 PM | Report abuse

The only extremist's on the left belong to the Post writer above and how dare you try and quiet the folks on the right because dissent is uniquely American and patriotic. Tonight Obama will not be anything but more of the same. Spend, invest, invest, spend and unfortunately it will not change anything regarding the economy.

Posted by: rscott1293 | January 25, 2011 10:06 PM | Report abuse

colton; all,

to "colton": OK, then turn off your PC & go hide, if you don't want to hear THE TRUTH about the DIMocRAT extremists/idiots/nitwits/etc that today have destroyed the Democrat party forever, as a major force for positive change.

to ALL: if JFK was alive today, he would not only NOT be the Democratic candidate for POTUS but he would also be UNWELCOME in the DIMocRATS party of 2011, as President Kennedy was:
1. patriotic, decent & moral,
2. PRO-military,
3. moderately conservative in outlook,
(by 2011 standards, JFK would be a "firmly committed Conservative" & perhaps a GOP member.)
4. pro-Israel,
(i.e., NOT a committed antisemite as many in the DIMs party today are)
5. PRO-life, religious & PRO-family
and
6. willing to actually compromise with the GOP to get important things done.
(for example, there would have been NO Civil Rights Act, signed by LBJ, had it not been for JFK asking help from the GOP & against the "leaders" of his own party!)

the "progressive"/LEFTIST DIMocRAT extremists have driven most of the moderates, conservatives & "rank & file trade unionists" out of the Democrat party of my forefathers & into the TEA PARTY. - fyi, we "former democrats" are gone forever. we are & will remain TEA PARTY PATRIOTS!
(fwiw, the TEA PARTY is growing about 8-10% per MONTH & now MOST of those "new street activists" are former Democrats & independents.= SOON the TEA PARTY will be larger than the GOP & the DIMocRATS, combined.)

to all: face it. the Democrat Party of the 20th century is NO MORE. = today, the DIMocRAT party is ONLY a loose collection of LEFTISTS, racebaiters, idiots, bigots, fools & union bosses. furthermore, the "modern" DIMocRAT party has a "committed base" of perhaps as much as 30% of the electorate & that is a prescription for political DEMISE, as the "average voter" simply does NOT trust the DIMs with running their government or with their FREEDOM.

NOTE: IF you are reading these lines and are as disgusted & angry as our members are with the MESS that BHO & his coven of DIMocRAT "leaders"/leftists/thugs/bigots have made of our nation, join your local TEA PARTY & help us return our country to the CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC that the founders intended it to be/remain. you will be warmly welcomed!

yours, TN46
coordinator, CCTPP

Posted by: texasnative46 | January 26, 2011 12:51 PM | Report abuse

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