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Obama Has a Mean Streak and He Turned It on Romney This Week
Daily Beast ^ | 5/27/12 | Grove

Posted on 05/27/2012 9:50:51 AM PDT by pabianice

The president, for all his cool, has a mean streak—just ask Hillary Clinton—and this week he turned it on Mitt Romney, writes Lloyd Grove.

Never mind “cow pie of distortion”—President Obama’s earthy attack on Mitt Romney that dominated the headlines Thursday night from his barn-burner at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Obama

President Obama speaks at a campaign event at the Iowa state fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday (Nati Harnik / AP Photo)

The psychological heart of Obama’s campaign speech was “prairie fire of debt,” the phrase that set up his scatological punch line.

“I know Gov. Romney came to Des Moines last week,” the shirt-sleeved, sweating Obama told a crowd of fervent supporters. “Warned about a ‘prairie fire of debt.’ That’s what he said. ‘Prairie fire.’ But he left out some facts. You know, his speech was more like a cow pie of distortion.”

Taken at face value, the president was simply quoting his Republican opponent to buttress his argument that Romney’s economic proposals were nothing but a throwback to George W. Bush’s disastrous policies that produced financial meltdown and a near-depression.

But there was something darker and sharper lurking just below the surface, in Obama’s facial expressions, body language, and mocking tone of voice: Not to put too fine a point on it, but the president has a mean streak.

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As I've said before, Obama is coming apart. Watching him disintegrate during this campaign will be true entertainment. What is unknown is whether his handlers will temper his screeds or whether Obama will double-down on nastiness. I suspect the latter.
1 posted on 05/27/2012 9:50:58 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

Is this mean streak, the same stripe(s) that run down the sides of the short yellow bus reserved for him?


2 posted on 05/27/2012 9:52:56 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: pabianice

He looks like he has entered the end stage of AIDS.


3 posted on 05/27/2012 9:54:00 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (Virgil Goode! Because everyone else is Bad!)
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To: pabianice

The only ‘cow pie’ I know about is the Obama Head cow pie...the one with the big, floppy Dumbo ears....(he hates that)


4 posted on 05/27/2012 9:54:58 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: P-Marlowe

It probably isn’t aids. Morelike extreme dimentia. Clinton is the one with advanced aids.


5 posted on 05/27/2012 9:56:37 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: pabianice

The funny thing about having a mean streak is that you better have a thick skin. This guy doesn’t. So far Williard has ignored the attacks and appeared to take the high ground. But if Obama scores any points with the personal attacks, he will find that Williard (through his surrogates) has one hell of a mean streak.


6 posted on 05/27/2012 9:59:57 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: pabianice

Agreed. This is going to come out, come out, and come out again and again, and he will have to walk back or be walked back from it. But the awareness of how ridiculous their candidates appear and sound does not seem to be much of a hindrance to Dem stupidity, pandering, and divisiveness. It will continue.


7 posted on 05/27/2012 10:03:00 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: pabianice
The cracks in the dam have grown and there are many more smaller fractures, but what's worse is the ever growing Katrina of bad information and bad will the dam is trying to hold back, is about Cat 3 now, but could easily exceed Cat 5 strength at any time.

Entertainment and Danger factors are equally as high.

Essentially, we have the SS obama and its crew of sociopathic true believers planed for speed only to hit the humongous iceberg of reality and now its going down.

Next, with ever growing panic and anger, they are likely to take it out on We, the passengers and/or crank the beast up to ramming speed and have another go at that iceberg of reality.

8 posted on 05/27/2012 10:09:30 AM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happing to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: pabianice
Wait until obammacare is struck down as unconstitutional! obamma will blow a gasket!
9 posted on 05/27/2012 10:10:24 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: P-Marlowe

Were it only true, I could not ask for more.


10 posted on 05/27/2012 10:11:13 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Gaffer

The real meltdown will be when that ego is deprived a second term, God willing. You will see the insanity behind the polish as never before, and the whole facade will crumble down spectacularly as the rats abandon ship, and throw him under the bus.

If it goes as we hope in Nov this will be more than just entertainment. It will be an epic political statement against the left that even Carter was spared.


11 posted on 05/27/2012 10:21:27 AM PDT by Wildbill22
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To: Wildbill22

12-15% of the population concentrated in largely, largely urban areas can only create chaos against those stupid enough to live near them. By and large, violence would be limited. You also know that black-on-white crime will be ignored by the media, and Obama will use it as a reason to declare martial law, perhaps even limited martial law.

But in the end, 15% won’t affect the entirety. Illegals and Latinos could make it worse and more wide-spread, but in my county, they number 1% and 3% respectively. They will get their asses handed to them on a silver platter if they try something. Call it racist, I don’t really care any more.


12 posted on 05/27/2012 10:29:41 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: pabianice

Ha! Obama forgot Rush’s Rule Number One: Liberals can’t show you who they really are.


13 posted on 05/27/2012 10:30:49 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: pabianice

Obama is a wimpy homo with an attitude.


14 posted on 05/27/2012 10:35:57 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: pabianice

Obama wouldn’t know a ”cow pie” from a steak...


15 posted on 05/27/2012 10:36:29 AM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: pabianice

“Obama is coming apart”

For sure!

But I hope Romney, and his pacs, are as tough on Obama as they were on the Republicans in the primaries, and don’t use McCain-like tactics.


16 posted on 05/27/2012 10:41:34 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: pabianice

I grew up in the 50’s. Back then we would have called him a punk. A kid with a big mouth who talks tough because he believes no one can really get next to him, or wouldn’t even dare try.

He’s the type we would play dodge ball with and he would be the ball. Five or six guys form a circle around the punk and he gets shoved from one to the other. No pain involved and no physical damage but the punk learns a big lesson in humility.

The lesson is don’t let your mouth write a check your ass can’t cash. We seldom had to do it more then once to the same guy.

IMO the best way to handle this punk in the WH is to make fun of him. Laughing at a guy with an ego the size of this clown will send him right over the edge.


17 posted on 05/27/2012 10:43:25 AM PDT by galloway15
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To: Gaffer

Nor do I care what anybody wants to call resistance and scorn for evil. It does not matter one whit to me what color or shape it comes in I’m against anyone who is like oblablaloon or anyone fool enough to vote for him at any time.

Would I relish serving them up with their head on a platter. You bet! I’m sick up to my eyeballs with this crap.


18 posted on 05/27/2012 10:45:27 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: FlipWilson

My guess is the more Romney sticks strictly to the issues and avoids being drawn in to a street fight the more desperate and frantic will Obama’s attacks become.

If Romney stays on message he probably has a winning strategy.


19 posted on 05/27/2012 10:48:40 AM PDT by galloway15
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To: pabianice

He’s always had a mean streak. He allowed his team to clear the way while working up through Illinois politics and the senate race, not to mention the guy is a classic case of malignant narcissism.


20 posted on 05/27/2012 10:53:28 AM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: Tench_Coxe

Amen.....plus he’s a BULLY with a mean streak.....a Bully CHILD.


21 posted on 05/27/2012 11:03:02 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Tench_Coxe

Think of Willard and Barry in HS.

I MUCH prefer an alpha-male bully, preppie, over a pussy mozlim bi-stoner to lead this country.


22 posted on 05/27/2012 11:09:00 AM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: pabianice; All

It reminds me of the 60’s Generation’s mass tantrums against working Americans, but instead of campus riots, it’s Barry Obama, product of privilege, losing it from the POTUS podium. Radicalism last gasp for a while, we hope.


23 posted on 05/27/2012 11:14:23 AM PDT by Havisham
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To: pabianice

Obama wouldn’t know a cow pie if he ate a slice.


24 posted on 05/27/2012 11:21:04 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: galloway15
Unlike McCain, I think Romney really really wants to win. And he has a mean streak too. He will use surrogates to do his dirty work, and Obama knows this. This election it is Spy vs Spy.


25 posted on 05/27/2012 11:22:33 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: pabianice
As I've said before, Obama is coming apart.

The whole liberal ideological edifice is crumbling.

The individual mandate will be declared unconstitutional.

He's now alienated women and Catholic constituencies.

Jews are reconsidering.

Hispanics have seen this before.

Blacks are embarrassed and secretly want him off the stage.

Unions are blowing their money on Wisconsin.

Democrats will lose the Senate.

Landslide coming.....

26 posted on 05/27/2012 11:31:46 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Sun
But I hope Romney, and his pacs, are as tough on Obama as they were on the Republicans in the primaries, and don’t use McCain-like tactics.

Don't hold your breath on that Sun, when it comes to Ozippy, the suit model becomes so spineless, he could pour himself back into a cider jug.

27 posted on 05/27/2012 11:35:30 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: pabianice
Mr. President, stop acting bitchy. It is quite unbecoming.
28 posted on 05/27/2012 11:37:23 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: HerrBlucher

I agree


29 posted on 05/27/2012 11:40:43 AM PDT by galloway15
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To: pabianice

Personally, I’m hoping for is a full-fledged public meltdown. Seeing him led off in a straitjacket would make my millennium.


30 posted on 05/27/2012 11:48:52 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: BerryDingle

I hear ya!

If Romney can lie, or exaggerate, when it comes to Republican candidates, he can easily find enough TRUTH to fight Obama with, if he has the guts.


31 posted on 05/27/2012 11:59:25 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: pabianice

Is there anything we can do to help reach that point sooner?


32 posted on 05/27/2012 12:04:25 PM PDT by tiki
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To: pabianice

As Rush says, he’s not cool. He’s cold.

He is hard core. As this article states, when his demeanor changes to this state, his facial expressions, his biting words. Pure anger.


33 posted on 05/27/2012 12:09:17 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: HerrBlucher

I am hopeful that the term “Prairie Fire” of debt is a code for what Romney is willing to throw against Zero. “Prairie Fire” was the title on one of Bill Ayers books. In this book Ayers described how he and some other Weather Underground leaders met with the Chinese government communist officials and discussed their plan for a communist overthrow of the US government. He wrote that the Chinese warned them that some US citizens would not go along and they may need to “eliminate” 25 million if they were to be successful. Ayers wrote that none of the Weather Underground even batted an eye. I would like to see Romney do a reading from Prairie Fire on primetime entitled “dreams from 0bamas pals”.


34 posted on 05/27/2012 12:10:15 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: pabianice

The anti-Christ has a mean streak. Who’d’a thunk.


35 posted on 05/27/2012 12:24:17 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Chgogal

Yes, quite right! Mr dumb0 leave that bitchy act to your pet wookie!


36 posted on 05/27/2012 12:25:46 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: pabianice

“Obama Has a Mean Streak and He Turned It on Romney This Week”

That’s an understatement....his buddies are known terrorists,Bill Ayers & Berrnadette Dorn, he sat listening to Re. Wright’s diatribe for 20 years, he’s appointed commies to federal jobs,is a devotee of Sol Alinsky......so you can bet your bippy he has a mean streak....Chi town thug style.


37 posted on 05/27/2012 1:30:45 PM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: pabianice

Well said!


38 posted on 05/27/2012 1:34:15 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: pabianice

It’s not a mean streak he’s just a common run of the mill @$$hole who thinks he is better than everyone else.Really he is the lowest trash around and that is what makes him such an @$$hole.


39 posted on 05/27/2012 2:27:14 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: pabianice
You know, his speech was more like a cow pie of distortion.”...brings to mind Bush I calling Clinton a "bozo" when he was running for reelection - but that was late in the campaign and Bush by then was desperate, pretty clearly on his way to defeat.....

Then too, the press all over the country went wild in condemning Bush for his nastiness and incivility - so far nothing from today's media on Obama's nastiness......

40 posted on 05/27/2012 3:32:00 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: rawhide
Wait until obammacare is struck down as unconstitutional! obamma will blow a gasket!

Oh, get real. The Supreme Court has never before thrown out a law passed by both houses of Congress.

< /sarc>

41 posted on 05/27/2012 3:38:34 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: FlipWilson
The funny thing about having a mean streak is that you better have a thick skin. This guy doesn’t.

So true. No one invites more contempt that the guy who dishes it out but can't take it.

42 posted on 05/27/2012 5:42:56 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: pabianice

He’s been tanning this week, I see...


43 posted on 05/27/2012 9:28:28 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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