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Obama seeks to strike
a balance during shutdown

Associated Press, by Julie Pace

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/2/2013 3:58:40 PM

WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama´s strategy during the partial shutdown of the federal government is aimed at keeping up the appearance of a leader focused on the public´s priorities while avoiding looking tone deaf to those forced off the job. Attend a black-tie gala? No. Meet with business leaders who oppose a government shutdown? Yes. Jet off to Asia for a four-country tour? Maybe, but shorten the trip and keep the option to cancel. Obama´s strategy is also aimed at maintaining what the White House sees as a political advantage over Republicans, with his events providing him a platform to blast

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 10/2/2013 4:05:30 PM     (No. 9546848)

"Let me tell ya something, John. I won." An example of Obama striking a balance.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 10/2/2013 4:16:53 PM     (No. 9546868)

Oh, be still my heart! That 0bama - - he´s so balanced - - he´s so fair - - he´s so even-handed.

What a guy! Why can´t we all be like that?

Why can´t we all be AP suckups?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bobn.t, 10/2/2013 4:29:32 PM     (No. 9546885)

Hello America.
Veteran base here.
We have a problem.
There´s a musbro in the White House.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Kowgirl, 10/2/2013 4:39:55 PM     (No. 9546899)

Who does he think he´s kidding? We all know that Obama once again is following the political polling on how to "act" presidential.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/2/2013 4:46:15 PM     (No. 9546908)

I noticed his "balance" today when he paraded the CEO´s of the larger banks in the U>S> at the White House. Hmmmm. Aren´t ALL these banks under Federal investigation of one type or another. Isn´t JP Morgan on the hook for many Billions of $ in fines. Isn´t THAT blackmail and a conflict of interest to force these CEO´s to propagandize on his behalf. Obama knows coersion, not balance, in my opinion

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Reply 6 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 10/2/2013 5:05:23 PM     (No. 9546938)

So even AP is telling us Obama is nothing but a show dog, keeping up the appearance of a leader but never actually leading?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nigella, 10/2/2013 5:08:23 PM     (No. 9546942)

Gag me... I´ve never seen such an unbalanced person as obama...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: M Stuart, 10/2/2013 5:24:13 PM     (No. 9546954)

Saw headline & thought: This can´t be real.

Nothing about 0bama has ever been balanced.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 10/2/2013 5:54:16 PM     (No. 9546998)

He is seeking a balance between playing golf and shooting baskets.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: DaddyO, 10/2/2013 6:11:58 PM     (No. 9547021)

His temper tantrum yesterday made him look unbalanced, to say the least.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/2/2013 7:09:57 PM     (No. 9547107)

This is cooked up malarkey. Just make something up, make it favorable to Obama, give it to AP, and you can make a living.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/2/2013 7:22:01 PM     (No. 9547117)

Reminder: Romney received 61 million votes, Obama 66 million.
The Republicans are standing for more than 61 million people. Obama is not king.
I suggest Boehener turn out the lights and they all go home.
We have had 18 shutdowns, this is the first time the Lincoln Memorial has been shut down.
All War Memorials have remained open during every other shut down. Obama really does hate the military.
Mt. Vernon is totally private, except for a part of the parking lot. Obama shut down that parking lot.
Obama needs to be put over the lap of a WW2 Vet and have his arse spanked.
He is a revolting, disgusting human being.

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