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Why Obama’s ‘We don’t
have a strategy’ gaffe stings

Washington Post, by Aaron Blake

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Posted By:Toledo, 8/29/2014 8:54:49 AM

By now, President Obama´s remark that "We don´t have a strategy yet" has made the rounds. Republicans were quick to pounce on it, as well they should have. But while the White House went into damage-control mode, emphasizing that it was a reference to the lack of decisions about increasing military action in Iraq and/or Syria and not a lack of a broader strategy there, the damage was already done. As with all gaffes, the worst ones are the ones that confirm people´s pre-existing suspicions or fit into an easy narrative. That´s why "47 percent" stung Mitt Romney so much, and its

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mathman, 8/29/2014 8:59:56 AM     (No. 9985639)

He was telling the truth, for once.
He is clueless.
It´s just another day of golf and fund-raising.
He is the agitator-in-chief.
And what people think of him does not matter; he won.
He cannot be removed, as he is protected by affirmative action.
So just get over it.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 8/29/2014 9:29:26 AM     (No. 9985702)

So telling Americans ´we don´t have a strategy´ is just a gaffe and Republicans shouldn´t ´pounce´ on the statement,
I have just two words for you Mr. Blake...
Mission Accomplished.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 8/29/2014 9:35:01 AM     (No. 9985713)

It wasn´t a gaffe. He´s voting "present" again. This behavior will continue for two more years.

When there´s a terrorist attack in this country during the next two years, he´ll go full Nagin - hiding in the bathroom of AF-1 and being coaxed out by the Secret Service.

Get used to it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/29/2014 10:00:23 AM     (No. 9985758)

The thing to always remember about these leftist media "polls" is - - they are very heavily skewed toward the lo-fo end of the scale.

Whatever scores Stinky gets - - just subtract 10 to 15 points to arrive at the real numbers.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/29/2014 10:04:36 AM     (No. 9985765)

The "47%" comment was used and misused against Romney through deliberate twisting, distortion and misrepresentation. So as to give a (false) impression that he is an uncaring elitist who doesn´t give a damn about ordinary folks.
This not the case here. This remark is confirmatory evidence of something that is real, which it was not in Romney´s case. The desperate attempt to again and again connect the two shows that a Romney candidacy is beginning to worry the America Haters.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: radrelic, 8/29/2014 10:12:30 AM     (No. 9985784)

Romney´s remark in private meeting was outed by a democrat political spy. He was watergated by the media.

Obama? The media line up to cover his gaffes. Puppetmaster Jarrett in private administering lashes?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: god of irony, 8/29/2014 10:15:22 AM     (No. 9985789)

I bet if he weren´t golfing and vacationing all the time he could have come up with a stategy.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ncva, 8/29/2014 10:49:09 AM     (No. 9985838)

The thing is he just doesn´t care about the gaffe any more than he doesn´t care that we don´t have a strategy. He won. He´s got the pen and phone and all the vacation time he wants, so what else is there?


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 8/29/2014 11:37:22 AM     (No. 9985946)

He leads with his behind.

Funny. Blake is so certain that BO´s stupid statement will not lead to voters voting for the GOP. His confidence is based on the sad fact that many, many Americans remain clueless.

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