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    Default Obama Slinks Away From WI Union Fight

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    Obama slinks away from Wisconsin union fight
    By Dan Spencer, Right Side Politics Examiner
    February 21st, 2011 3:07 pm ET
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    After throwing the weight of the presidency and its campaign apparatus behind the Wisconsin public workers' unions, the Obama regime is now backing away. The New York Times reports the regime claims it did "nothing to encourage the demonstrations in Wisconsin."

    This latest bit of Obama trying to have it both ways can only mean someone has read the polls and knows Obama blew it.

    Last week President Obama and his reelection organs -- Organizing for America and the Democratic National Committee, went all in with support for the Wisconsin public workers' unions in the kerfuffle with Governor Scott Walker over the state's budget.

    The Washington Post reported on Friday that Obama "thrust himself and his political operation this week into Wisconsin's broiling budget battle, mobilizing opposition to legislation that would curb public-worker benefits and planning similar protests in other state capitals." According to the Post:

    Obama accused went so far as to accuse Gov. Walker of an "assault" on unions.
    The president's political machine worked in close coordination with state and national union officials to get thousands of protesters to gather in Madison and to plan similar demonstrations in other state capitals.
    Democrat Party officials were organizing additional demonstrations in Ohio and Indiana, where an effort is underway to trim benefits for public workers.
    The White House political operation, Organizing for America, got involved Monday, after Democratic National Committee Chairman Kaine spoke to union leaders in Madison. The group made phone calls, distributed messages via Twitter and Facebook, and sent e-mails to state and national lists to try to build crowds for rallies Wednesday and Thursday, a party official said.
    The OFA's involvement is highlighted on it's website. Evidence of the Twitter support can be seen here.

    Politico's Ben Smith and Glenn Thrush also separately reported the Involvement of Obama and his political operation, as did ABC's Devin Dwyer.

    Now Obama is trying to disown his support for the Wisconsin public unions because it is as monumental a political blunder as was the Obamacrats cramming the unpopular ObamaCare down our throats in the face strong public opposition. Like the ObamaCare, Public workers' unions are not popular.

    Last week Rasmussen Reports released a poll that found 70% of likely voters think voters are more willing to make the hard choices needed to reduce federal spending than elected politicians are. Fifty-five percent (55%) donít think President Obamaís proposed $3.7 trillion 2012 budget includes enough spending cuts, and 40% of donít think the GOP spending cuts go far enough either.

    Also, A poll from the Clarus Group found that 64% do not think that government employees should be represented by labor unions.

    Perhaps more important, Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll finds Obama's popularity has returned to pre-tax deal levels. Obama's Strongly Disapprove numbers are back in 40% range, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18. These are similar to disapproval ratings Obama had during the midterms when the Democrats got shellacked.


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    He's been pretty quiet on Libya as well.
    US weighs 'appropriate' response on Libya: official

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110221...20110221145113
    US President Barack Obama is "considering all appropriate actions" on Libya, an administration official said Monday, urging Moamer Kadhafi's regime not to use force against raging protests.

    Wonder why no jumping in on THIS one saying Kadhafi has to step down immediately, listen to the will of the people?
    Besides Libya NOT being an ally of ours of course.
    Waiting for Rasmussen/Clarus to let him know what to think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    He's been pretty quiet on Libya as well.
    US weighs 'appropriate' response on Libya: official

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110221...20110221145113
    US President Barack Obama is "considering all appropriate actions" on Libya, an administration official said Monday, urging Moamer Kadhafi's regime not to use force against raging protests.

    Wonder why no jumping in on THIS one saying Kadhafi has to step down immediately, listen to the will of the people?
    Besides Libya NOT being an ally of ours of course.
    Waiting for Rasmussen/Clarus to let him know what to think?
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    Sounds like Kadhafi is a war criminal by killing his own people. Obama should summon the military and invade Libia and their oil will pay for the war. Oh wait, didn't we try that someplace else before?

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    No. Obama should summon the Organizing for America & DNC folks and bus them into Tripoli and have have them chant "civil" rhetotic like "Kill the Bill" and, oh yeah "FOX lies!" Oh wait, didn't he try that someplace else before?
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