Democrats Plot Obama Exploitation of Tradgedy

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/08/wtc-oklahoma-city-and-now_n_806285.html?view=screen

    He (Obama) and Giffords think of themselves as fellow travelers on a middle path of civility and compromise in a dangerous world. The president will likely argue that, implicitly if not explicitly.

    Fate works in strange ways. This event is the first on the watch of Obama's new chief of staff, and a deal-making, turn-the-heat-down approach to politics is what Bill Daley is all about.

    As was the case with Clinton, Obama may be able to remind voters of what they like best about him: his sensible demeanor. Amid the din and ferocity of our political culture, he respectfully keeps his voice down, his emotions in check and his mind open.

    That is the pitch, at least. The trick is to make it without seeming to be trying to make it. He will, after all, be speaking at a funeral.
     
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    Ex-Newsweek Editor Howard Fineman Counsels Obama on How to Spin Shooting for Political Gain

    By Scott Whitlock | January 10, 2011 | 15:46

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-...nsels-obama-how-spin-shooting-p#ixzz1AjySroFB

    Fineman urged Obama to portray himself and the wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who has a lifetime American Conservative Union score of 14 , as thoughtful centrists.

    He wrote, "He and Giffords think of themselves as fellow travelers on a middle path of civility and compromise in a dangerous world. The president will likely argue that, implicitly if not explicitly."
     

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