State of the Union Fallout: Will Populist Message Help Obama?

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Aside from the optimistic platitudes, soaring rhetoric and feel-good proposals, President Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union address was overtly populist and unquestionably combative as he maps a path to a second term in 2013.

Obama’s speech included no shortage of appeals to unity, bipartisanship and overriding American purpose, and he articulated plenty of vague, popular-sounding policy goals, similarly to how Bill Clinton kicked off his 1996 campaign.

His central message, though, stressed a sharp and basic philosophical contrast with his ideological opponents, clearly forming the centerpiece of his reelection effort.

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While Obama prevailed in 2008 as a change agent - a more progressive implementer of American ideals than his GOP opponents, certainly, but still a post-partisan uniter - he appears to be taking a dramatically different tack in 2012.

Can this new, 2012 version of Obama recapture the same campaign magic, however? Will independent voters return to him over the Republican alternative?

With approval ratings in the mid-40s, he's clearly banking on it, since this seemed in many respects a speech designed to align him with the "99 percent."

You tell us: President Obama in 2012?

 

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@ Chely- I pull in 6 Figures a year- Legally! I own everything I have and it's plenty. I want for nothing. Look- thru all this Bullshit my message to you is--Wake Up & Look around. There are plenty of people that will use your Ass up then spit you out and it's usually the ones that are always talking about what they can do for you. Life can be an unforgiving Bitch. DO NOT be somebody's FOOL! If you feel you must prove your not Racist to anyone- you are around the wrong people! People will question your character and see if your weak. When they do- your Dignity will be tested.

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great comments... No reed not scared and hiding from ya i got a life. I cant spend my whole weekend trading barbs bk n forth with ya. I didnt think u wud get all manic on me but i guess it must be a real hatefilled lonely life. But dnt wrry i see ur comments on otha stories so ill fun making u go crazy talking shit to u! How do u have so much damn time on ur hands? R u a nonwking american? Bet u on some type of govnmnt help too. u hate urself so much u wnt to vote against everything u are i get it. Awwww

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seem like chely isnt worried about your nonsense. Its not important to her. You dont even know her so i would ignore you too. And no im proudly white.

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what's wrong Daphne Sutton ( Chely) .... you don't want to come out and play? bless your little heart. I realize when you think you got it all figured out ... well it's a hard fall isn't it? 12 months.... I'm guessing within 12 months you'll be barefoot on a corner with your boyfriend TYRONE standing near by as he's pimping your ass. I can see you now bent over and sticking your head in a rolled down car window .... whispering your soft spoken words..... I'LL do BOTH OF YOU FOR $20! I realize you have a lifetime membership to the " Black Males & their white Whores" Club. .... There is an upside though...... One things for certain.... You won't be lonesome Chely - you most certainly won't! So why don't you wake the Fuck up and clean your act up! Or the above is exactly who you will be!!!!!! Daphne Sutton!

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shut up already reed bitch! put a dick in it already. annoying lil bitch want attention

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@Chely- You know..... I've heard of this happening before. When a person gets a real shock like "Knoxville 2007" or your Twin Sister " Daphne Sutton" they escape and live with this " Multiple Personality Disorder" what was it You "Daphne" said on the Stand? " I just didn't want to believe it was True" - you are the White Whore sucking Black Cock under the Football Bleechers just because you felt you needed to prove you weren't Racist. you have lost! You are nothing but shit.

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#teamobama woohoo!! fuck a funky ass honkey tunk!bird shit bastards! they started racism but cum at us BLACKS as if we started it! IHATE how this world is!!

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LMFAO DUDE. SO FUCKING HILARIOUS!!-SAD TO SAY BUT REED U HAVE LOST!! YOUR LIKE A DEAD PIECE OF MEAT LOL "YOU ARE THE WEAKEST LINK" LOL U WILL BE THE EAGLES PREY

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Maybe shes sobbing with her ugly face. thats why shes hatefull because shes ugly. isnt our fault you were anal born reed.... haha &yea sucking obamas dick¤hoe!

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wow interesting comments. lol wheres reed? sucking that black dick? lol

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