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Obama on Autopilot: The
President Can’t Stop Campaigning

Commentary Magazine, by Seth Mandel

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/13/2012 5:59:38 AM

Yesterday, Abe wrote that “Barack Obama ushered in America’s first large-scale experiment in personality-cult politics. The experiment continues apace.” The experiment really has two parts to it, and only one of them continues. Electorally speaking, it was a success–Obama was elected and then reelected with a majority of the popular vote both times. But the other side of the experiment is how a personality-driven campaign incentivizes governing. Because President Obama ran on personality more than policy, the latter has been shaped throughout his presidency with the former in mind, producing not so much a governing philosophy as a slogan factory.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 11/13/2012 6:04:00 AM     (No. 9010505)

Laying the groundwork for future elections.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: bmw50, 11/13/2012 6:07:29 AM     (No. 9010511)

Same for Bill Clinton... symbolism over substance.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 11/13/2012 6:21:01 AM     (No. 9010528)

Al Qaida is very much alive and GM is bankrupt.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/13/2012 6:23:25 AM     (No. 9010530)

Obviously Obama didn´t get re-elected on job performance.At the same time,he´s a once in a lifetime personality.It´s hard to manufacture a likeable personality to the level of Obama´s so it´s really not a road map to future elections,even though I´m sure Mo will give it a whirl in 2016.

I have to admit there´s some part of me that likes Obama but in no way does that carry over to his wife who´s even phonier than her feckless husband.Hopefully the country will get liberal fatigue and come back to it´s senses.
People are already lining up Hillary who there´s nothing to like about but some bizarre nostalgia for the good ole days of Bubba..

The republicans can come back with the right leader and my choice in Jindal who can do the conservative rap for 20 minutes without taking a breath. He doesn´t need to be crafted.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/13/2012 6:25:38 AM     (No. 9010532)

Personality cult sounds suspiciously Hitleresque to me.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: HicksvilleKid59, 11/13/2012 6:29:27 AM     (No. 9010535)

Actually what he is doing is bucking up his voters as they get laid off because of his actions. It is as simple as that. The labor market is rimming the bowl and he´s blowing smoke about how good everything is.

Only, things are bad and getting far worse.

Check on Cat and Hostess. See how they are doing.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: NancyD, 11/13/2012 6:30:57 AM     (No. 9010536)

It all started back with Clinton. The media reported what he was saying but didn´t check the facts. Campaigning is the ONLY thing BO knows. He can say anything, the media is so willing to report what he is saying, but will not the accuracy.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: osprey21, 11/13/2012 6:47:59 AM     (No. 9010553)

The contempt I have for this man is beyond words.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Freeloader, 11/13/2012 6:53:14 AM     (No. 9010556)

On autopilot? Can´t stop campaigning? So just what did we expect out of this undocumented street agitator, who has never done an honest day´s work his entire life?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 11/13/2012 6:55:59 AM     (No. 9010559)

He makes me sick.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: anonymous, 11/13/2012 7:09:34 AM     (No. 9010579)

The thing now is that his head´s going to get even bigger. He will have such a bloated opinion of himself, it won´t be funny. He´s always had an "aloof king" look to him and I suspect now it will be an even more insufferable persona.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 11/13/2012 8:05:11 AM     (No. 9010700)

@7 Yes! Boxers or briefs? Little did we know what that question would usher in.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/13/2012 3:53:22 PM     (No. 9011916)

ValJar must want him out of the way, thus continued road trips. I wonder how long the propaganda will continue to work. High gas prices, high food prices, no jobs...all we will get is the jingle that Obama loves you.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: forward, 11/13/2012 3:57:49 PM     (No. 9011935)

Of course the campaign continues. BHO has learned that if you are Democrat and you collude with the media, together you can feed the people a plate of (unprintable) and they can be convinced it´s chocolate. Especially if they are recipients in a "free chocolate for me!" program.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/13/2012 6:43:49 PM     (No. 9012294)

In a couple of years President Obama will swing back in action to support the 2016 election of an Obama clone if the liberal Democrats can dredge one up from city of state government in time, if not he and Bill Clinton will be out there non-stop campaigning for Hillary Clinton.

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