Posted: November 11, 2013 | Author: Pundit Planet | Filed under: Politics, U.S. News, White House | Tags: Barack Obama, David Plouffe, Halperin, John Heilemann, Mark Halperin, Mitt Romney, Obama, President, Rich Lowry, Robert Gibbs, Roosevelt Room |
In the 2012 campaign, the president hid his progressive agenda. But he wasn’t happy about it.
Rich Lowry writes: President Obama’s harshest critics believe that he has always been hiding something. They believe that he is even further left than he has governed. They believe that he has kept himself under wraps to avoid running afoul of American political realities.
They might be surprised to learn that none other than the president of the United States agrees with them. The evidence for this is in the latest campaign book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, authors of Game Change and the sequel about 2012, Double Down.
In the fall of 2011, they recount, “All too often, Obama felt as if he were driving with his foot on the brake.”
In a strategy meeting with his political advisers, Obama brought up climate change as an example of his undue caution. According to Halperin and Heilemann, the president said: “Maybe I should just come out and say what I really feel about this. Maybe I should just go out and say what I think about everything.”
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Posted: September 30, 2013 | Author: Pundit Planet | Filed under: Economics, Health and Social Issues, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: Amy Poehler, Barack Obama, Funny or Die, Jennifer Hudson, Michael Cera, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Roosevelt Room, Valerie Jarrett |
Hollywood goes into overdrive to promote Obamacare to young Americans
Katie McHugh writes: The Hollywood humor site “Funny or Die” is rolling out an extended campaign to encourage young people to enroll in Obamacare exchanges beginning on Monday, joining a slew of celebrities doing their best to convince the demographic upon which the program depends to ignore their economic interests and shoulder the cost of older Americans’ health care.
The studio’s first video, seemingly meant to remind the “young invincible” demographic of 18 to 35-year olds that freak accidents and grave injuries can befall them at anytime, depicts “a little girl tumbling head-first off her rocking horse, a skateboarder’s ill-fated trick, a boy attempting a jump on his bike and ending up limp on the asphalt,” according to The Chicago Tribune, which viewed a secret preview of the propaganda campaign on Sept. 20.
“Valerie Jarrett loved this video,” said “Funny or Die” production president Mike Farah, speaking of the the Secret Service protectee who is President Barack Obama’s closest senior adviser. Read the rest of this entry »