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Obama's Fate Along The Road To 2012 - A Network Challenge

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An interesting mainstream news media trend has caught our attention regarding a flood of articles casting President Obama in the most negative light of his entire political career. All American voters should review this post and decide for themselves.

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PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 9:26 am

Only the most hardcore Obama supporters (which are becoming few in number) will rail against this post, but to no avail!!

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 10:13 am

Please post any and all Obama news articles on this comment line to reveal the current mainstream news media's position concerning President Barack Obama.

Both positive and negative Obama articles are very welcome here.

. (0)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 10:31 am
Even the NY Times has had a time writing positive articles about Obama. When that know the Democrat in power is in real trouble....

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 11:09 am

Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"

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Christia F. (158)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 12:14 pm

Jerry B. (123)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 12:30 pm
Noted -With all he had to deal with when he stepped into the white house I think he has done a pretty fair job. I see in a new survey out he is the most likable, not saying he's the most popular..I don't see anyone in the group that's running for the presidential nominee, that could do the job any better then Obama, just my opinion thank you Mindy!

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 2:22 pm

I have said it before and I will no doubt say it many more times ahead of the 2012 elections:

Dear President Obama;

Please take the appropriate action for your party and step-down out of the 2012 elections, so that more experienced and viable Democratic candidates may go forward in the race.

Thank You!!

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 2:22 pm

Hillary Clinton anyone???

Marian D. (57)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 4:35 pm
This can only be good news as far as I'm concerned. The media has been on his side for far too long. It's about time they woke up.

James W. (266)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 6:50 pm
Noted Thanks for the post.

Emily Drew (88)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 7:12 pm
Noted thank you!

Carol Dreeszen (353)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 7:58 pm
He is losing support rapidly! I swear by the fact this is all in the plan and God knows what the plan is already...we just need to keep on a praying that it happens soon enough for us to save our country! We don't get a second chance on this so we all need to work together to get him out!

David Anderson (74)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 8:10 pm
Running for the 2008 election, he benefited from being a blank canvas on which people could paint whatever they preferred to see, helped in large measure by his short political career, habitually voting 'present' and plenty of proxies willing to get their hands dirty so he didn't have to. He no longer has those luxuries, he has proven to be ineffective in every regard other than causing chaos, and now all but the most committed liberals see that he is doing little, and none of that is good. His biggest accomplishments are hijacking health care and burning jet fuel. We need something a little more substantial and a lot more positive.

H Nick H. (1826)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 9:10 pm
Very much wrong, he is gaining. But then again, since over 95% of all media is controlled by the right wing, I doubt any positive news truely gets out there. And please understand, I haven't been 100% thrilled with every action of Obama, but he is the best thing for our country NOW and for the FUTURE. So, by spreading more of this kind of stuff does nothing to help our country. I do realize we all have our opinions, but when that is based on mis-information or deceite, it's difficult to come to a good conclusion.

Ingrid A. (532)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 9:58 pm
Thank you Pink for the article.

Carol Dreeszen (353)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 10:19 pm
I agree with you David!!

Nick..You know I love ya but I just have to disagree with you on this one! The latest polls show he is losing ground and as far as the can that be right wing with people like Keith Olberman who use to be on and what's her name the short haired gal that is definitely left wing, then there is the guy on NBC, then there is CNN..they are all left leaning sites. The only one is Fox News and they in my opinion have gone down hill some! What's put out there Nick is what is in the news so it certainly is not made up from right wing comes right from the White House. I really do wish that the Media would start being honest and do the job they use to do back in the 50's and 60's...back then what was put on the tube was done to the best of their ability and they had no reason to lie about it's worse than a zoo!

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 4:37 am

Let's see, Obama has been losing his Independent Liberal base since the end of 2010, now losing Hispanic, Black and Jewish votes, so whose left???

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 4:39 am

I had a Care2 glitch comment disappear, so I will try again:

"Has Obama Lost The Jewish Vote?" @ CNN Politics

John Gregoire (286)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 6:00 am
Obama needs to step aside. Nick, that's just not true. I had a supposely unbiased poll this Am to vote for a villain and hero in each of the chambers. I was able to vote for Bernie Sanders and agianst Tom Reed but it was so biased it wouldn't allow a negative vote for any Democrat. We need to do the better!

. (0)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 7:35 am
noted with thanks for the update!

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 7:35 am

Please produce any and all fact-based mainstream documentation to establish the (believed by some) fact, that President Obama has the potential to 'become' a great president or at the very least to infer that Obama is doing great as President of the United States.

We are all dying to see someone pull that rabbit out of their magic hat.

I know that I am still waiting to see some mainstream positive proof, which relates directly to this ongoing fictitious presidential myth about him being a great president!!

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 7:48 am

... Still waiting for documented mainstream proof that President Obama has the potential to 'become' a great president and/or that he is doing a great job as president so far!!

Bella Fitzpatrick (280)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 8:14 am
Thank you for sharing

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 9:20 am

*Related Article:

"Daniels: President Obama Is In 'Desperate' Political Shape" @ CNN Political Ticker

. (0)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 10:30 am
noted and thanks for sharing this artidle, Pink. He came along ( a junior senator) and in desperation for change.......well, we all know the rest.

John Gregoire (286)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 4:00 pm
From now thru November 2012 this should be required weekly or at least monthly, reading – BY ALL WHO VOTE!!!

Did you notice who Obama threatened when he wasn't getting his way on raising the debt ceiling?

He threatened to not pay: Social Security Retirees, Military Retirees, Social Security disability and Federal Retirees.

Now.. Let this sink in really good -

He did not threaten to stop payments to illegal aliens

He did not threatened to take frivolous benefits such as Internet access away from violent inmates

He did not offer to fire some of the thousands of unnecessary federal employees that he hired

He did not offer to cut down on his or his wife's frivolous gallivanting around

He did not threaten to not pay the senators and representatives or any of their staff

He did not threaten to take benefits away from welfare recipients

He did not threaten the food stamp programs

He did not threaten to not pay foreign aid

He did not threaten to cut back on anything that involves his base voters

The list could go on and on. He is in full political re-election mode!

Why are we allowing this person to destroy this wonderful country with his selfishness and his lies?

His type of change is killing our country. He needs to be stopped and only our votes can stop him..

Do not forget about his tactics when it's election time. Vote Obama out of the Presidency in 2012.


Robert S. (111)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 5:39 pm
Class war is working to keep those below you down

Robert S. (111)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 5:53 pm
while a short time ago the prevailing wisdom held that Obama was risking his base by getting rolled by the GOP, now the conventional wisdom is gelling around the narrative that Obama has come out strong and is willing to fight.

And it's important to understand that these narratives represent a loop: the prevalent discourse influences public opinion, politicians read the polls and echo the public's mood, which in turn influences how the Beltway media report our public debates. The president can't control the discourse, but it's pretty clear that he can influence what the topic of the day will be.

That's why this new tone represents a significant shift regardless of the fact that the president's actual proposals do not. For the past year, the media have advanced a narrative that Obama is a "weak president," too willing to negotiate away his principles, and that has impacted the public's view of the administration. An August Pew Poll found that “Americans continue to have positive personal impressions of Barack Obama along most dimensions,” but at the same time, “evaluations of Obama’s leadership have dropped off.” Only about half of those polled saw him as a “strong leader.” And by a 37-25 margin, respondents wanted to see the president “challenge the GOP” more frequently; Democrats more than others, but it was a sentiment shared by a 36-30 margin among independents.

The central point of contention around all of these proposals is that they cut the deficit in part by raising some new revenues. Predictably, those proposals have elicited howls of "class warfare!" from the Right, but according to Gallup, 70 percent of the public favors “increasing taxes on some corporations by eliminating certain tax deductions” – even 53 percent of Republican voters favor it – and two-thirds of respondents said they approved of raising taxes on high earners.

With the political winds at his back – and not for the first time – Obama now seems ready to fight. As the New York Times put it, the administration has set up “a politically charged choice for anti-tax Republicans — protect the most affluent or compromise to attack deficits,” and is “confident in the answers most voters would make.”

Robert S. (111)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 5:55 pm
Oh yeah, that was written By Joshua Holland/AlterNet

John Gregoire (286)
Monday September 26, 2011, 9:53 am
He's fighting alright! Fund raising almost every day. That sure isn't leadership in my book.

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Monday September 26, 2011, 10:03 am

John G.; Last I heard he was on the west coast begging to regain his Independent Liberal base support and trying to get more funding too!

Past Member (0)
Monday September 26, 2011, 12:39 pm
He was voted into office by the American people. We knew he was inexperienced. We knew our parents and grand parents would turn over in their graves. We were desperate.

We were desperate when we voted him into office. We are desperate now.

He is not a magician. He's a politician.

Power corrupts.


Carol Dreeszen (353)
Monday September 26, 2011, 1:12 pm
Anyone who has had their eyes open ever since the man has been in office can literally see he has been self destructing!! The only thing he is fighting for now is to save his A*S!! Too little too late!!

Robert S. (111)
Monday September 26, 2011, 3:31 pm
"Fund raising almost every day"

Its funny that Pukes complain about him campaigning. I see him using the bully pulpit to his advantage and with the aim of keeping his goal (which is the passage of his bill) the news, and on the front page all across the country. He should have done this more and sooner in my opinion, and in the opinion of many in his base and in the middle. If along the way, he raises funds, and I have no doubt he does....what of it? Are not the Pukes raising funds to run against him as I type? Are they not right now running campaigns against him and against the middle class? If talking to people about his bill, can be called campaigning because it benefits him... I don't mind, because that on which he is campaigning is in my opinion a bill that would benefit the 99 percent, and polls show that most people feel the same way. Those who don't, will be getting a visit from him so he may make his case. Seems fair to me. Call it what you like.

Joe V. (9)
Tuesday September 27, 2011, 4:32 am
After nearly three years in office this man Obama has honed his basketball game, vacation and teleprompter skills. As our president he has and continues to spend this nation into oblivion. If he is the best we have to offer then we, the people deserve what we put on the table. Tarp, Stimulus with pork, no energy policy, healthcare passed without even being read and Obama's constant bloviating insignificant B.S. is plain pathetic. It is time to elect someone who is pro-business, anti illegal immigration, willing to go after fraud in our system and punish those caught severely. We need someone likable of which Obam is not, in my opinion. We need an individual that knows how to communicate and make a point without being a pompous ass and using the word I over and over again. How would I classify him; Commander in Chump!

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Tuesday September 27, 2011, 7:02 am

In my opinion, here is what Washington D.C. politics looks like to me (and others see it too!):

Political Google Image - A Must See!!

Robert S. (111)
Tuesday September 27, 2011, 7:23 am
Oh Mindy....cute, but not a must see, which would mean to most...important. I wonder why your so often dishonest and misrepresent things....but then you are not unlike your sources. Loaded to the brim with opinion, and short on fact.

Say it ain't so don't really think one of those running against him now is better do you?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 27, 2011, 7:51 am
thank you

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Tuesday September 27, 2011, 8:13 am

I just don't know about that now 'but not a must see', because when I posted it on Facebook for thousands to see, there was an immediate and amazing positive recognition response to the current 'State of the Union' imagery placed there!!

I am now submitting to other social networking sites right now.


Robert S. (111)
Tuesday September 27, 2011, 1:02 pm
Oh yes Mindy, of course. Your stupid picture is a very big deal

Robert S. (111)
Tuesday September 27, 2011, 6:03 pm
The Great right hope - The ideal Candidate

Robert S. (111)
Tuesday September 27, 2011, 7:29 pm
mindless opposition to Obama

Jim Steve (43)
Thursday September 29, 2011, 6:18 am
A lot of divisive comments here. That's the goal of the people that control this nation. Have the people focus on the disagreements instead of the common ground. The fact is the political class manipulates the people and they always get what they want. Tactics are division and fear. The world is going to end if the political class doesn't get what they want. The economy will crater. People will die in the streets. Such is always the language of a despotic government that rules, not governs.

People sought change when Obama was elected. Instead, the nation merely replaced one compromised politician with another. Many saw the media, once again, triage the candidates down to two whose represented the same special interests. Their funding came from the same sources. The policies either would have pursued were the same. Neither had any real beliefs.

Politics is the art of the possible. says Obama. That is an excuse to represent the special interests. If you measure success of a POTUS as as being how well he has done for the political class and special interests, Obama's presidency has been a raging success. For a nation that is on a path of decline? Obama is the latest and greatest disaster.

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Friday September 30, 2011, 7:54 am

Some Care2 members seem to embrace censorship.

Past Member (0)
Friday September 30, 2011, 8:29 am
Pick up your marbles and go back to Kenya.
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