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Rush Limbaugh: Michelle Obama Guilty Of ‘Uppity-ism’

You can tell it’s the beginning of the Holiday Season….

All the GOP idiots are trying to get all their meanness and pettiness out now so they can either go on vacation or get busy with their next agenda items:  stealing Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa like the pathetic little grinch men they are….

Since they are a thankless crew, they are skipping Thanksgiving….

I, mean, Newt wants to put children back in sweatshops and now Rush Limbaugh is going back to the sixties to channel his new role model George Wallace….

Personally, I think both Newt and Rush are uppity and ought to be forced to work in sweatshops for less than the minimum wage they loath.  Maybe they will in their next lives- they surely will have a lot to atone for….

What a nasty little group…..and I mean not only these jerks,  but also the ones who follow them.

I wonder if they thought Laura Bush or Pat Nixon were uppity?

From the Huffington Post:

Rush Limbaugh accused Michelle Obama of “uppity-ism” during his Monday show.

Limbaugh was speaking about the First Lady’s recent reception at a NASCAR event, where both she and Jill Biden were booed by the crowd. He said it was not surprising that she was booed, because the crowd at NASCAR resented her healthy eating initiatives and her husband’s policies.

“What the hell is there to cheer for?” Limbaugh asked. He said that people also didn’t like “paying millions of dollars” for Obama’s vacations. “They understand it’s a little bit of a waste,” he said. “They understand it’s a little bit of uppity-ism.”

via Rush Limbaugh: Michelle Obama Guilty Of ‘Uppity-ism’ (AUDIO).

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Can Obama Lose?

Interesting article from Matthew Dowd at the National Journal…

He also makes the point that only 1 Democratic president has lost his re-election campaign-Jimmy Carter.

So what combination of factors in this complex system of politics must come together to cause a catastrophe for Obama politically that would result in his defeat?

I see three, and all have to be in place and reinforce each other for Obama to lose. First, the economy in 2012 has to be either stagnant or in decline in the 10 or so key electoral states (especially the ones in the Midwest) as he heads into the election. This would mean that the economy is creating very few net jobs in 2012 and that prices (including food and gas) are still rising.

Second, no new major international crisis arises that causes people to rally behind Obama because of his competent handling of it. And I emphasize the words “new,” “major,” and “competent.” Afghanistan and Iraq devolving again into a problem will not help Obama, and actually may hurt him because our country has basically moved on from the situation in both places.

Third, a Republican nominee has to emerge who is charismatic; is a very good communicator; is in touch with the country’s economic and social needs; and is a new brand of GOP leader whom many younger voters can connect with. Think of what it took in 1980 to defeat the Democratic incumbent—Ronald Reagan and crises galore.

All three factors must converge for Obama to lose, and two of them are needed to drive his job approval down to a place, as I have written before, that makes it difficult for him to win. As one can see, these three elements don’t include how much money the Democratic National Committee and Obama have at their disposal; how much cash the Republican National Committee or the Republican nominee raises; the quality of each campaign staff; the legislative machinations of Congress; or the use of modern technology in the campaigns (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.). Those are all tactical factors that, ultimately, will have little influence on whether Obama wins or loses.

Two of these factors—the economy and an international crisis—are basically out of the GOP’s hands (in many ways, they are out of the Obama campaign’s control as well). Republicans should only be concerned with nominating the candidate who can give them a shot at winning if the two other factors are in place. And note that I didn’t add longtime political office-holding to the qualifications. Experience is nice, but it isn’t necessary in this environment.

Understanding the factors that could cost Obama the election allows us to not get distracted by the much-hashed-over details that matter little, such as money and technology. Focusing on what’s really important is a very good lesson for politics—and life.

via NationalJournal.com – Can Obama Lose? – Friday, April 1, 2011.

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