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Obama's Re-Election Campaign - The Thrill Is Gone
The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Saturday, May 26, 2012 | Willie Brown

Posted on 05/26/2012 6:32:26 PM PDT by kristinn

The president's trip to the Bay Area last week made it painfully clear that the Barack Obama re-election campaign has lost its mojo.

There was no life, no personality, no memorable line or moment and no real enthusiasm in the entire fundraising foray. In short, there was no buzz.

It was like a summer rerun of a show that wasn't very interesting to begin with. Worse yet, Obama sounded like he was playing catch-up to Mitt Romney. I can't think of anything that should have him in that role, but he's acting like the underdog.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; kenyanbornmuzzie; obama; sanfrancisco; sanfranswishco
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1 posted on 05/26/2012 6:32:37 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

I am praying the anti American and his wife and cohorts are given a big smack down by the American people on Nov. 6th


2 posted on 05/26/2012 6:58:28 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: kristinn

Bump


3 posted on 05/26/2012 7:10:23 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Decoration Day. A somber moment.)
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To: kristinn

Good.


4 posted on 05/26/2012 7:11:15 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: kristinn

Willie Brown is a practical-thinking establishment liberal here in SF, not one of the crazies like Barbara Lee, a nanny-state fascist like Pelosi, or an ideologue spouting the party line at the SF Chronicle (Comical) . If he says the thrill is gone, then the game is getting real.


5 posted on 05/26/2012 7:56:16 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: kristinn
There was no life, no personality, no memorable line or moment and no real enthusiasm in the entire fundraising foray. In short, there was no buzz. .... Worse yet, ..... but he's acting like the underdog.

....snicker............I guess Bo bit him in the butt

6 posted on 05/26/2012 9:15:32 PM PDT by spokeshave (If Obama is Lenin....and Van Jones is Trotsky.....where are Stalin....Mao....Pol Pot?)
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To: spokeshave

Turnabout is fair play.


7 posted on 05/26/2012 9:22:00 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: kristinn

LOL, I get a real kick out of these Willie Brown columns. He calls it like he sees it.


8 posted on 05/26/2012 9:23:52 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: kristinn

The only thrill left is in Chrissy Matthew’s thigh.


9 posted on 05/26/2012 9:26:25 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: jiggyboy

Willie Brown never liked Obama in the first place. This is not significant.


10 posted on 05/26/2012 9:27:29 PM PDT by karnage
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To: jiggyboy
"Willie Brown is a practical-thinking establishment liberal here in SF, not one of the crazies like Barbara Lee, a nanny-state fascist like Pelosi"

ROFLMAO

I suppose like wine one mellows with age, but the Willie I remember as Speaker of the California Assembly for all those years ( 1980 -1995?? ) was in fact the underwriter and author of the destruction of California.

Back then, he made Pelosi and Boxer look ultra conservative.

Which goes to the point we agree with . . . if Willie is saying little boy wonder has lost his mojo . . . things are not looking well for the communists

11 posted on 05/26/2012 9:38:25 PM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: saywhatagain
...as Speaker of the California Assembly for all those years ( 1980 -1995?? ) was in fact the underwriter and author of the destruction of California.

To the partial benefit of Texas, Willie's home state. Hmmmmm.....

But as to the article, nowadays, Willie gains nothing by asskissing the local liberal establishment, he knowsit and they know it, so his observation is sobering for libs in the S.F. Bay Area.

12 posted on 05/26/2012 9:51:41 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: kristinn

It’s been gone for Bill Clinton’s Coffee Server.

Bill and the likes have long ago selected Mandate-Mitt as the next LBJ.


13 posted on 05/26/2012 9:52:03 PM PDT by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks kristinn. In the San Francisco Chronicle, Willie Brown writes:
I can't think of anything that should have him in that role, but he's acting like the underdog.
Meme-building ping.


14 posted on 05/26/2012 10:37:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: saywhatagain

I got transferred to Bakersfield, CA in 1986. Was sitting in hotel room first night there and Willie Brown came on TV. He said something along the lines of, Bakersfield was so conservative when he flies over it, he wears a flak vest and helmet.

I thought, hey, maybe Bakersfield is not going to be so bad.


15 posted on 05/26/2012 10:37:56 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (I'll be a nice to you as you'll let me be, or as mean as you make me be.)
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To: jiggyboy
Willie Brown is a practical-thinking establishment liberal here in SF, If he says the thrill is gone, then the game is getting real.

Hillary! From first black to first woman is the only way they can win. As long as Zero bows out gracefully, the Slave Party should be confident that the black vote will stay on the plantation. I don't think his heart was in this job nearly as much as it was Moochele's obsession. He knows the jig is up on multiple fronts and he can still get out of dodge before the cave-in then to turn around and finger the poor schmuck who wins, especially if it's Romney.

16 posted on 05/26/2012 10:38:32 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: kristinn; GeronL; All

Salve

Qu’est-ce? Thrill, what thrill?

Millions of people don’t have work, millions of people are on edge, and thrill is gone!!!!

Merci


17 posted on 05/26/2012 10:39:12 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: Sea Parrot
"Bakersfield was so conservative when he flies over it, he wears a flak vest and helmet

That is funny and back then, true, at least among the rural folks. They would not have thought twice to raise their shotguns had he stepped anywhere near their property

They knew then he and Moonbean and et all was destroying everything that was good in California.

19 posted on 05/26/2012 11:03:24 PM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: jiggyboy

Yeah, but Willie Brown said this:

—”Worse yet, Obama sounded like he was playing catch-up to Mitt Romney. I can’t think of anything that should have him in that role, but he’s acting like the underdog.”

If he can’t think of anything that puts Obama in the role of underdog, has Willie Brown even looked at Obutthole’s performance.

Hardly “practical-thinking” but, yes, I like his article in this case.


20 posted on 05/26/2012 11:16:13 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: kristinn

21 posted on 05/26/2012 11:22:31 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: saywhatagain

Obama keeps trying to be greatly and strikingly lefty, but only succeeds in looking like a klutz. This doubtless underwhelms Willie.


22 posted on 05/26/2012 11:44:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou ... ???)
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To: kristinn
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From the Washington Times, April 30, 2012:

New Obama slogan [FORWARD] has long ties to Marxism, socialism

[snip]

Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name "Forward!" or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has [since deleted] an entire section called "Forward (generic name of socialist publications)."

"The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications," the online encyclopedia explains.

The slogan "Forward!" reflected the conviction of European Marxists and radicals that their movements reflected the march of history, which would move forward past capitalism and into socialism and communism.

The Obama campaign released its new campaign slogan Monday in a 7-minute video. The title card has simply the word "Forward" with the "O" having the familiar Obama logo from 2008. It will be played at rallies this weekend that mark the Obama re-election campaign's official beginning. ..."

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/apr/30/new-obama-slogan-has-long-ties-marxism-socialism/

23 posted on 05/26/2012 11:51:00 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: MCSP2008; kristinn; GeronL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4GfRQSE-Ak


24 posted on 05/27/2012 3:06:20 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: saywhatagain

Back in the 1970s, my Dad was a regional distributor for a large fireworks company in CA. Every so often the dems in the state Assembly would attempt to ban everything including sparklers state-wide. Dad would attend some of those Assembly meetings to get a look at who the antagonists were. At the forefront of that ban-everything effort was Willie Brown, who`d rail on about “people not needin` no fireworks.”

Not necessarily a big deal to most people except during the 4th of July, but for those whose livelihoods depended on that industry, it mattered greatly.


25 posted on 05/27/2012 3:18:48 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: kristinn

So color is not the issue anylonger? So they can all agree they miss the thrill of American Idol. Brings light to the phrase “stupid Americans”


26 posted on 05/27/2012 3:41:39 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: karnage

Willie Brown never liked Obama in the first place. This is not significant.

No, but the comments from the readers are significant.


27 posted on 05/27/2012 3:52:37 AM PDT by TheRake
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To: Red_Devil 232

I’m sitting in Columbus, Ohio typing this on Sunday AM. We just drove up from Wilmington, NC to attend a grandson’s baseball Tourney. On the trip up here of 9.5 hours I saw (and I looked) exactly 1 (that’s 1) Obama 2012 bumper sticker.
We’re heading out tomorrow over to Quantico, Va for a few days and then back to NC and I will be counting all the way.


28 posted on 05/27/2012 3:52:56 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: kristinn

“I can’t think of anything that should have him in that role, but he’s acting like the underdog.”

Really? How about the fact that most people that aren’t employed by the government at some level are MUCH worse off than 4 years ago?


29 posted on 05/27/2012 3:55:08 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Recon Dad

I saw a bumper sticker with the “Forward” sign and underneath something like “their mail in 2013”. LOL


30 posted on 05/27/2012 3:58:22 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: kristinn

It’s all a B.S. set up for when the Dems have their convention and the final night in the football stadium...then..the media goes into overdrive for him after they shuttle everyone in from Raleigh.


31 posted on 05/27/2012 3:59:04 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: kristinn
“...Obama sounded like he was playing catch-up to Mitt Romney. I can't think of anything that should have him in that role, but he's acting like the underdog.”
Of course a Democrat media cheerleader would say this. He doesn't realize that Obama has polled and polled and can't seem to find the “happy face” news this ash hole and his pals write. But just for starters how about the money landslide that is beginning to roll, or what is coming a week from Tuesday in Wisconsin? Just asking Mister media scumbag, just asking.
32 posted on 05/27/2012 3:59:57 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: ScottinVA
Not surprised Willie involved. He and Jesse Unruh did more than most destroying the education system and as you point out re the fireworks, creating the great nanny state.

You bring back many memories with that one. Chinese firecrackers, Cherry bombs, bottle rockets etc etc. Too much fun. It was as you say, after that, we had to drive out to the desert or even Nevada to purchase. July 4 was never the same!

Of course they were illegal in our county so I swear I never ever did participate and I promised not to do it again. /s

33 posted on 05/27/2012 4:02:42 AM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: jocon307

Based on this he needs glasses if that’s the case: “I can’t think of anything that should have him in that role, but he’s acting like the underdog.”


34 posted on 05/27/2012 4:09:21 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Lancey Howard; Kristin

LOL! That's a great pic.

Matthews blew a gasket last week over his epic "Thrill Up The Leg" comment. He said he is "tired" of being reminded of it, which means we have to remind him and the media of the embarrassment every chance we get. It is unconscionable that the media has allowed The Community Organizer into the White House in the first place, and journalistic malpractice that they have not exposed The Narcissist for what he is.

35 posted on 05/27/2012 4:11:12 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: jiggyboy

Yeah, ol’ Willie generally know what he’s talking about in Rat politics.


36 posted on 05/27/2012 4:19:33 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: kristinn
"Yay?!"
37 posted on 05/27/2012 4:24:12 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: citizencon

The only thrill left is in Chrissy Matthew’s thigh.


I think it’s in his crotch.


38 posted on 05/27/2012 4:47:01 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: shalom aleichem

LOL!


39 posted on 05/27/2012 4:54:26 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Recon Dad
My bumper sticker says, "That Obama bumper sticker on your car might as well say, 'Yes, I'm just that stupid'".

I get lots of thumbs up and people wanting to know where I got it.

40 posted on 05/27/2012 4:54:55 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: raybbr

I’d suggest a slight modification to:

“That Obama bumper sticker on your car might as well say, ‘Yes, I’m THAT stupid’”.


41 posted on 05/27/2012 5:04:01 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: saywhatagain
Not surprised Willie involved. He and Jesse Unruh did more than most destroying the education system and as you point out re the fireworks, creating the great nanny state.

SO true!

BTW, if during the early 1970s you saw a Freedom Fireworks stand in the NorCal corridor from Sacramento north to Yreka, chances are I was on the crew that constructed it. Dad had us going from dawn to dusk, but it paid well (for back then)!

43 posted on 05/27/2012 5:33:28 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: kristinn

One commercial just one put out by the romney campaign would do it, video the nieghborhoods zero worked as a community organizer then and today


44 posted on 05/27/2012 5:34:35 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: kristinn

Obama 2012: When the Tingle Became a Chill


45 posted on 05/27/2012 5:36:27 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: admin

Thanks.


46 posted on 05/27/2012 5:36:59 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: aruanan
Obama 2012: When the Tingle Became a Chill

Or...

Obama 2012: The Goosebumps Aren't the Good Ones This Time

47 posted on 05/27/2012 5:38:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: kristinn
They stole my post.

This one goes out to Chris Matthews.

48 posted on 05/27/2012 5:39:29 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: kristinn

People drank the cool aid, acted out of white guilt, and we all got taken for a ride. The ride we KNEW was coming. He will lose this time, because the only people left who would vote for him are the hardcore left wing, and the truly ignorant. The only way this guy gets re-elected is voter fraud.


49 posted on 05/27/2012 5:41:55 AM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: ScottinVA
Obama 2012: The Goosebumps Aren't the Good Ones This Time

The ones that are left over after we all got plucked?
50 posted on 05/27/2012 5:44:37 AM PDT by aruanan
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