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    The 2012 Election According to Plouffe

    The 2012 Election According to Plouffe

    It’s all about the message:

    Top Obama adviser says unemployment won’t be key in 2012

    President Obama’s senior political adviser David Plouffe said Wednesday that people won’t vote in 2012 based on the unemployment rate.

    Well no, of course it will not be about unemployment, considering the numbers continue to look dismal:

    Jobs Picture Gets Even Worse as Rate Swells to 9.2%

    U.S. employment growth ground to a halt in June, with employers hiring the fewest number of workers in nine months, dousing hopes the economy would regain momentum in the second half of the year.

     Since the election will not be about unemployment, let’s try to guess what it will be about:

    • The national debt? Nah.
    • Annual budget deficits? Nah.
    • The rise of Islamism in formerly friendly nations? Nah.
    • The stifling of U.S. energy production through excessive regulation? Nah.
    • Obamacare? Nah.

    Just what will the 2012 election be about in the gospel according to Plouffe?

    Let me guess:

    • Children’s safety versus corporate jet owners.
    • Saving Grandma from being thrown over the cliff.
    • Fairness.
    • Pulling us out of the ditch.
    • Bush.

    Any other suggestions?


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    A brand new minister was hired for a small church in a town he knew little or nothing about prior to his interview and hiring. His very first week on the job, the minister had to hold a funeral service for a man he had never met, but who had been a life-long resident of the town. The minister decided that, rather that merely mouthing empty platitudes, he would try to appeal to the congregation for a little assistance.

    “As you all know, I am new here,” he began, “and unfortunately, I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Smith. I wonder if I could ask one or two of you good folks to briefly stand up and tell us a story or an incident from the life of our dearly departed neighbor and friend or at least acquaintance?”

    As he looked out among the congregants, no one budged. They just sat there and stared back at him.

    “It doesn’t have to be anything special,” he added. Just some small anecdote would do, something to remind us a bit of his character, or perhaps give us a bit of insight into the man who shared our lovely community with us.”

    Again, they sat there stony-faced and silent. No one even looked around to see if anyone else was going to volunteer.

    After one or two additional and unsuccessful appeals, his voice rose pitch, clearly reflecting his exasperation.

    “Won’t anyone here say a kind word about Mr. Smith? he pleaded.”

    Finally, a lone voice responded from the back pew.

    “His brother was worse!”

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    That will be the basis for the campaign of Barack Obama in 2012 . . . whoever is running against him “would be worse!”

    BP non-oil corp American | July 8, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    There goes
    my free mortgage, free gas, free steaks n crab legs…
    No aditional wars…
    Closing Gitmo…
    Civil trials for “criminal” terrorists
    Free health care
    Global Manmade warming
    Global Manmade cooling
    Nasty sexed up TSA probes
    Bowing to earthy kings
    of course there’s this race issue
    killing dirty coal mines
    solar panels with 50 yr payback on 20 yr equipment life
    Manifest destiny for Mexico

    all these projects lost if mr pResident obummer is unemployed in Jan 2013.

    Kenshu Ani | July 8, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Ever since his election, I have thought that a major issue will be “protecting” future history. As in, “we can’t have the FIRST BLACK president be a one term president!”

    While I doubt that it will be a major talking point, I suspect we will see some allusions to this. Especially in the MSM.

    EnerGeoPolitics | July 8, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    you forgot “the man who killed Bin Laden.”

    Plouffe & Co. want this to become a foreign policy election.

    By the time the election rolls around, they will paint Obama as the daring gunslinger who got rid of Gaddafi. If Ahmadinejad is dumped by the Mullahs, we will be told that was the result of Obama’s steady and steely foreign policy. And, if Hugo Chavez passes before November 2012, I am sure BHO will try to take credit for that in some way, too.

    Four long term thorns in America’s side might well be gone, and the narrative will be that Mr. Cool’s approach did it, compared to 8 years of fruitless bombing and invading by the former Cowboy president.

    Liberty | July 8, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Well Plouffe, you and Barry keep constructing that alternative reality you want to live in and all of us, who are living in the real world, will send you packing in about 18 months and then you can walk back through the looking glass and join all of us in the real world.

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