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This is in the Telegraph.  The Brits see it coming, and aren't afraid of telling the truth.

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US midterm elections: Barack Obama's world turned upside down as Democrats face electoral disaster

By abandoning his own rhetoric of bipartisanship, President Obama divided America and set the course for a heavy Democratic defeat in Tuesday's midterm elections, argues Toby Harnden.

By Toby Harnden, American Way
Published: 2:00PM BST 30 Oct 2010


Welcome to the world as it was supposed to be for Barack Obama. Standing outside his campaign headquarters on St Charles Street in New Orleans, Cedric Richmond, the Democratic candidate, saluted a "great president" and rattled off the supposed benefits to his district of the Obama administration's reforms.

Obama's economic stimulus bill, he argued, created 39,000 jobs in New Orleans. Some 189,000 people in the city who had no health insurance will now be covered.

"He's right on the issues and he's creating the kind of change that people believed in two years ago," said Richmond. "We didn't think the change would be easy, but he's initiated the type of reform to get us out of the hole Bush created."

Richmond, a state representative, is poised to capture a Republican seat in Tuesday's midterm elections.

His campaign literature features him standing between Barack and Michelle Obama, grinning because he knows the Obama magic means votes and victory. Inside his headquarters, a team of Obama for America volunteers sent down from Washington to help Richmond were hitting phone lines to urge voters to turn out. Richmond, like two-thirds of the district's voters, is black.

But, that's all the hopey-changey stuff in the article, and Joseph Cao may yet pull off the upset and retain that seat.

The rest of the article is here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8098632/US-midterm-elections-Barack-Obamas-world-turned-upside-down-as-Democrats-face-electoral-disaster.html

The best part of this is that the disaster will be intensified in 2012! :evillaugh: :evillaugh: :evillaugh:
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Re: US midterm elections: Barack Obama's world turned upside down
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 04:36:35 PM »
people were stupid to believe it.  where was his track record?  what had he accomplished?  the first domino fell over when the people bought his "judgment over experience" argument.  the last domino was when we nominated mccain.  even sarah palin couldn't save him.



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Re: US midterm elections: Barack Obama's world turned upside down
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2010, 04:40:49 PM »
By abandoning his own rhetoric of bipartisanship, President Obama

Remember "I WON"
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Re: US midterm elections: Barack Obama's world turned upside down
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2010, 04:41:49 PM »
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They will probably keep control of the Senate but at least six seats look lost. Obama's response has been to "slice and dice" the electorate in the way he condemned. He endured the indignity of being called "dude" on Jon Stewart's Comedy Central show as the price for enticing young voters.
He's appeared on the Reverend Al Sharpton's internet radio show to woo black voters. On Univision radio, he told Latino voters of the need to "punish our enemies". He routinely attacks Fox News and Karl Rove, President George W. Bush's former adviser, as a way of energising liberals.
That is the way Obama is now dealing with the reality of world as it is, rather than as he expected it to be.
Obama = FAIL!

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Re: US midterm elections: Barack Obama's world turned upside down
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2010, 04:46:31 PM »
By abandoning his own rhetoric of bipartisanship, President Obama

Remember "I WON"

on wednesday, I want someone to tell that pompous, dripping greaseball robert gibbs, "we just had a vigorous debate about that issue, and in the election, the voters said that we prevailed".


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Re: US midterm elections: Barack Obama's world turned upside down
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2010, 06:52:22 PM »
Bookies in Ireland have already paid off on bets that the GOP will win the HoR. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/oct/27/bookie-says-gop-cant-lose-house-pays-bets-early/

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Re: US midterm elections: Barack Obama's world turned upside down
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2010, 07:04:25 PM »
I was a bit surprised that The Sun had been paying attention too:

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TWO years ago, Barack Obama was a global political hero, the living symbol of hope in a troubled age.

Recession-hit voters who worried that nobody could save their jobs and homes, were thrilled as he promised: "Yes We Can."

If a black man could make it to the White House, surely anything was possible.

Today, optimism has turned to ashes.

Sarah Palin and her motley crew of Tea Party malcontents are giving the leader of the free world a kicking.

In Tuesday's mid-term elections, he risks economic gridlock and political chaos as his authority is wiped out on Capitol Hill.

Taxpayers are furious to see unemployment soaring despite his vow to use $700bn (£440bn) of their cash to create new jobs.

They have turned sour over his decision to spend another $700bn on a healthcare system America cannot afford. And even his fans in the Democrat Party feel betrayed by his apparent timidity and paralysis under pressure.

"Yes, We Can" is now a discredited slogan. With elections just five days off, the verdict is: "No, He Can't."


Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3201486/Can-Obama-expect-a-hammering-in-the-mid-term-elections-YES-HE-CAN.html#ixzz13tFSpzkg



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Re: US midterm elections: Barack Obama's world turned upside down
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2010, 07:08:55 PM »
I make it a habit of reading the british press.  perhaps not the sun, but it's good to get a different (if sometimes condescending :-)) perspective on our politics.