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President Obama: Why He'll Win in 2012

In effectively upsetting both liberals and conservatives in his policy decisions, he has positioned himself perfectly in the middle policy wise.

Hey Patchers, its your favorite blogger's favorite blogger here! I have a busy weekend of grading coming up so forgive my ramble.

I am putting on my prognostication hat, and declaring Barack Obama the victor of the 2012 election. Although you may think it is premature to declare him the winner, I cannot see how he will lose given the Republican field.

For any of my friends on the right who see President Obama's policies as his weakness, I beg you to take a closer look at what he has done. If you don't feel like doing so, I'll give you a hint: he totally co-opted pieces of your platform.

"In fact, I might have to credit him with being the most centrist President I can remember..."

If any of us remember Bill Clinton's first run up to the 1996 election, he made a hard right turn. President Obama made a number of right turns along the way, and not all at once like Clinton did. In fact, I might have to credit him with being the most centrist President I can remember, given that my memory only goes back to President Reagan. President Obama has made right turns slowly along the way.

President Obama has promoted or continued policies championed for years by Republicans. Sure, he has carried the Democratic banner, but he has effectively pissed off both camps of voters which makes him perfect for the important independent vote.

In co-opting Republican policies, he has effectively pushed the current Republican field far to the right of most people. By moving to the center earlier, he has cinched his re-election.

I should also mention that he will likely raise $1 billion. That's an issue for another day.

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St. Swithin March 01, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Sadly the Republican candidate's many flaws will be overlooked by a large percentage of the population which relies on Fox news as their only source of information, and we know that the Republican candidates are so deep in Rupert Murdoch's pocket they are collecting his lint. Voters are naive and incredibly ignorant but hopefully they will look at the facts: gas prices dropped steeply when Obama took office and are only now approaching the old high. Food prices are rose slightly by 2.3percent in the last year, showing a strengthening economy. The unemployment rate quit dropping once the stimulus bill was passed and is slowly improving. If people ask themselves 'would I like to have someone like Bush back?' Obama wins in a landslide and that my friend will be the best thing for America. There. I fixed that for ya AudiFan.
Born Free March 01, 2012 at 06:45 AM
Democrats, get off your high horses and dispense with the self righteousness because a leftist hypocrite is like a worn out shoe or should I say like a worn out hippie. I'm guessing, confidently, that none of you Democrat minions pretending to be humanitarians have yet to personally bite the bullet to buy with your own saved up dollars a health insurance policy for some poor disenfranchised family. Can't afford to? Bull! Do like the government does and borrow the money and make it your personal duty to make life a little more equal for someone (Marxism). If you took all of the liberal Bill & Malinda Gates' wealth combined with the liberal Senator John and Teresa Heinz (H. J. Heinz Tomato heir) Kerrys' wealth there would be enough there for the next ten years to pay for health insurance for all the people in the U.S. who don't have any. I mention them because of course they are members of the liberal collectivist party pretending to be caring humanitarians, it's all lip service. With so many poor people in this country how can the Gate's, the Kerry's and the wealthy Democrats in D.C. still be so stinking rich? One reason is there's no tax write off for directly helping individuals which say's volumes about their lack of character and how they really feel about poor people in general. SOVIET UNIONISM IS UNAMERICAN
Born Free March 01, 2012 at 07:43 AM
further more... You Democrat gun owners who are riding on the coat tails of the Republicans passage of the CCW permits in Wisconsin think that your CCW permit guarantee's that you will forever be able to own your guns then your dreaming. Your party and Hillary and the U.N. are hell bent on confiscating them via the SMALL ARMS TREATY they're orchastrating internationally with no regard to the 2nd Amendment. Unfortunately there are also a hand full Republicans left in Washington who also are dumb about the 2nd Amendment but they will be tossed out this November. Obama might have a billion to spend this year but he and his staff and the Democrat party have crossed too many lines so don't count your chickens before they hatch. Obama is only one piece of the puzzel that has to go therefore the race card that the Dems and the lame stream media will play will be totally useless this time around. His latest burn against the church has pretty much cooked his goose once and for all. No one will be able to forget the ACORN corruption and his connections to it, the first torpedo that hit him and the Dems broadside. The Democrat party is bleeding to death and to watch it operate with the union thugs in Madison last spring is more then enough to say the party is doomed.
Lyle Ruble March 01, 2012 at 01:21 PM
@Born Free...Your ramblings are not connected with reality. Do you proof your own comments? You are making assorted claims without the necessary logic to make any kind of reasonable connection.
DJ Bradley March 02, 2012 at 02:49 PM
AWD, I'm not gonna ban you or flag your comment. I don't agree with anything you said---but I will challenge you on one idea. It seems you believe that races should stick together, and that assumes that every member of a single race thinks the same way. If all White people had the same interests, ideas, and thoughts---voting all alike would work. If all Black people had the same interests, ideas, and thoughts--voting all alike would work. There is no monolithic White or Black, and as such you have Black people who are going to support Romney, and White people who will support Obama. I ask you to choose the candidate who represents YOUR best interests, whatever race they may be.

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