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Obama Debt Ceiling Letter FINAL Free download now!!!! Free download

Obama Debt Ceiling Letter FINAL Free download now!!!! Free download

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 ==== ====Obama Debt Ceiling Letter FINAL Free download now!!!! Free downloadhttp://uploading.com/files/ac3f9376/Obama-Debt-Ceiling-Letter-FINAL.pdf/  ==== ====The surest sign that Obama's presidency is going to turn out to like Bill Clinton's is that he isalready becoming a drag on the Democratic ticket, a state of affairs Clinton took a full six years torealize. Obama followed around Democratic candidates Jon Corzine of New Jersey and Creigh Deeds ofVirginia like a puppy for months during their gubernatorial campaigns. The President made twovisits to Virginia to stump for Deeds and three to New Jersey to rally for Corzine, including stops inNewark and Camden two days before the election. On Sunday, Obama exhorted New Jerseycrowds, "I want everybody in this auditorium to make a pledge that in these next 48 hours, you willwork just as hard for Jon as you worked for me." In yesterday's off-year elections, both candidates were soundly defeated. In New Jersey, Obama beat McCain by a 16% margin in 2008; this year, the Republican beat theDemocrat by 5%, for a 21-point reversal. This, despite the presence of a third-party candidate whotook votes away from the Republican and a five-to-one Corzine-to-Christie spending ratio. In Virginia, Obama beat McCain by 6% in 2008; this year, the Republican beat the Democrat by18%, for a 24-point reversal. In both Virginia and New Jersey, independents-who voted heavily forObama and other Democratic candidates in 2008-voted for the Republican candidate in 2009 by a2-to-1 margin. Meanwhile, Obama never showed his face in upstate New York's 23rd congressional district,where Democratic candidate Bill Owens squeaked past Conservative Party candidate DougHoffman with a victory in Tuesday's special election. Obama didn't directly endorse liberalRepublican Dede Scozzafava, but she received heavily publicized support from ACORN, Obama'spet community organization, which helped solidify her lack of popularity and set in motion eventsthat led to her withdrawal the weekend before the election. In New York 23, 52% of the electorate voted for Obama in 2008, yet only 49% voted for theDemocrat in 2009. It is miraculous that Hoffman did as well as he did, given the presence of aRepublican on the ballot and the fact that Hoffman doesn't live there, wasn't familiar with localissues, and joined the race at the eleventh hour. Bill Clinton's pariah status in Al Gore's presidential run and other Democratic congressional andgubernatorial campaigns in 2000 was based, of course, not on drooping support for his policies,but on his drooping boxers. George W. Bush became a hindrance in 2008 only partly because he didn't consistently govern as
a conservative, but partly because Republican candidate John McCain ran from conservativepositions every chance he got. It was not Obama's mere presence that flipped New Jersey and Virginia, or his absence that gaveNew York 23 to the Democrat. The elections in New Jersey and Virginia-the former with its link tothe New York City metro area, the latter with its proximity to D.C. and increasingly industrializednorthern suburbs-were more ideologically focused on Obama's agenda of taxing, spending, andincreasing the size of government than the election in rural, upstate New York. Hoffman lost, and Christie and McDonnell won, because New York 23 was not a referendum onObama's legislative priorities, whereas New Jersey and Virginia were. The election in New York23, which probably has more cows than people and more soldiers (from Fort Drum) thanpolicemen, was about local issues. In contrast, exit polling revealed that 62% of Virginia voterscited taxes or the economy as their most important issue. In New Jersey, which has some of thehighest income, sales, and property taxes in the country, and was rated last by the TaxFoundation of all 50 states for its business tax climate, 58% of voters mentioned property taxes orthe economy as their most pressing concern. According to Jay Cost of Real Clear Politics, "I do not think that a special election - any specialelection - is a particularly good barometer of the political climate of any place outside the district inquestion." He is correct-about New York 23, whose results say almost nothing about the country'sconcern with the current administration's goals. New Jersey and Virginia-whose populations are12 to 13 times larger than New York 23's-are far more attuned to and potentially affected byObama's agenda. As former Clinton press secretary Dee Dee Myers noted, Democrats' battle in New Jersey "can'tbe completely attributed to a bad economy and to an unpopular incumbent in New Jersey. Thereis something afoot in the land that people are uncomfortable about and one of the issues isspending. And that is probably the biggest issue." Similarly, John Judis of The New Republic notes, "[I]n early August, the margin between Deedsand McDonnell jumped, and remained high for the rest of the election. At the very same time,Obama's approval numbers in Virginia plummeted." Even Deeds admitted on the campaign trailthat Obama's policies in conjunction with his support were hurting Deeds. Obama's blessing is turning into the kiss of death-as witnessed during the health care debate thissummer, when the population turned against Congress's legislation in precise proportion toObama's attempts to "explain" it in his press conferences and Sunday talk show appearances.Beyond widespread mistrust of his agenda, there is growing distaste for Obama as a politicalfigure as a result of his incessant, narcissistic TV and radio appearances and thin-skinned bullyingof critics. The question is when Obama the politician will start to become synonymous with Obama thepurveyor of a hated agenda. http://www.scottspiegel.com

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