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Deborah Howell, Post ombudsman from 2005 through 2008, said at the end of her tenure that “some of the conservatives’ complaints about a liberal tilt [at The Post] are valid.”

I won’t quibble with her conclusion. I think she was right. I read all of The Post’s lengthier, meatier stories on Obama published from October 2006 through Election Day 2008. That was about 120 stories, and tens of thousands of words, including David Maraniss’s 10,000-word profile about Obama’s Hawaii years, which I liked.

I think there was way too little coverage of his record in the Illinois Senate and U.S. Senate, for example, with one or two notably good exceptions. But there were hard-hitting stories too, even a very tough one on Michelle Obama’s job at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

And that’s what The Post needs to do in covering his reelection campaign this year: be hard-hitting on his record and provide fresh insight and plenty of context to put the past three rough years into perspective.

http://www.bluegrasspundit.com/2011/12/image-of-day-obamas-change-had-enough.html

President Obama Has No Idea What Year It Is

Note Obama’s slight error…………………… but, after all, 2008 was probably his best year!

 
If you voted for Obama in 2008 to prove you’re not a racist, you’ll have to vote for someone else in 2012 to prove you’re not an idiot. ~~ Author Unknown

THE COW AND THE ICE CREAM

 
 
 
ONE OF THE BEST EXPLANATIONS 
OF WHY OBAMA WON THE ELECTION
 
  

“We are worried about 
‘the cow’ 
when it is all about the ‘Ice Cream.’ 
 

The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest.  I decided that we would have an election for a class president.

We would choose our nominees. 
They would make a campaign speech 
and the class would vote.

To simplify the process, candidates 
were nominated by other class members.

We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have.

We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot. 

The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids.

I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support. 

I had never seen Olivia’s mother.

The day for their speeches arrived.
 Jamie went first.

He had specific ideas about how to
 
make our class a better  place. 
He ended by promising to do his very best. 

Everyone applauded and he sat down.

Now is was Olivia’s turn to speak.
Her speech was concise.
 
She said, “If you vote for me, 
I will give you ice cream.”  She sat down. 

The class went wild. 
“Yes! Yes!  We want ice cream.”

She surely would say more. 
She did not have to.

A discussion followed. 
How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn’t sure. 

Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it?  She didn’t know. 

The class really didn’t care. 
All they were thinking about was ice cream. 

Jamie was forgotten. 
Olivia won by a landslide.

Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream and 52 percent of the people reacted like nine year olds. 

They want ice cream. 

The other 48 percent know they’re going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess.

This is the ice cream Obama promised us! 
  
  
 

                 Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away       
     from someone else. 
 

      
Did you vote for the ice cream?

Sarah Palin: Just When Ya Think It Can’t Get Any More “Interesting”… Welcome, Neighbor!
Sarah’s Face Book Page ^ | 5/25/10 | Sarah Palin

Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 7:59:14 AM by GRRRRR

Spring has sprung in Alaska, and with this beautiful season comes the news today that the Palins have a new neighbor! Welcome, Joe McGinniss!

Yes, that Joe McGinniss. Here he is – about 15 feet away on the neighbor’s rented deck overlooking my children’s play area and my kitchen window. Maybe we’ll welcome him with a homemade blueberry pie tomorrow so he’ll know how friendly Alaskans are.

We found out the good news today. Upon my family’s return this morning from endorsement rallies and speeches in the Lower 48 states, I finally got the chance to tackle my garden and lawn this evening! So, putting on the shorts and tank top to catch that too-brief northern summer sun and placing a giddy Trig in his toddler backpack for a lawn-mowing adventure, I looked up in surprise to see a “new neighbor” overlooking my property just a stone’s throw away. Needless to say, our outdoor adventure ended quickly after Todd went to introduce himself to the stranger who was peering in…

Joe announced to Todd that he’s moved in right next door to us. He’s rented the place for the next five months or so. He moved up all the way from Massachusetts to live right next to us – while he writes a book about me. Knowing of his many other scathing pieces of “journalism” (including the bizarre anti-Palin administration oil development pieces that resulted in my Department of Natural Resources announcing that his work is the most twisted energy-related yellow journalism they’d ever encountered), we’re sure to have a doozey to look forward to with this treasure he’s penning. Wonder what kind of material he’ll gather while overlooking Piper’s bedroom, my little garden, and the family’s swimming hole?

Welcome, Joe! It’ll be a great summer – come borrow a cup of sugar if ever you need some sweetener. And you know what they say about “fences make for good neighbors”? Well, we’ll get started on that tall fence tomorrow, and I’ll try to keep Trig’s squeals down to a quiet giggle so we don’t disturb your peaceful summer. Enjoy!

– Sarah Palin

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2520636/posts

Former Democratic Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder says if Barack Obama is to fulfill his promise of positive change in America, the president must “make some hard changes of his own” by replacing inexperienced members of his team with “others more capable of helping him govern.”

In an editorial for Politico Tuesday, Wilder writes Obama’s White House staff is made up of too many people left over from the campaign or from his time in Chicago. “Getting elected and getting things done for the people are two different jobs,” Wilder writes, suggesting the president and his people haven’t fully made the transition from campaign mode to governing.

Wilder, who endorsed Obama in 2008, goes on:

One problem is that they do not have sufficient experience at governing at the executive branch level. The deeper problem is that they are not listening to the people.

Hearing is one thing; listening is another.

Some are even questioning whether Obama has forgotten how he got elected and the promises he made to the people who elected him.

Don’t take my word for any of this. Look at the clear message the American people have been sending at the polls these past few months.

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