By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Presidential elections are won or lost because of how a candidate’s team plays the “cards” it has. It is puzzling then, to watch the “play” pattern Barack Obama’s reelection team is using. It begs the question: What could motivate the playing of Obama’s best “cards” eighteen months before Election Day?
Major “cards” already used
Last week Representative James Clyburn, a Black Democrat from South Carolina, played the race card saying, “.. the president’s problems are in large measure because of his skin color.” Using this one now can only mean trouble with Obama’s Black base.
Obama has already released his “real” birth certificate. Which may actually be real, but why release it now instead of just before Election Day?
April’s unemployment number was made better by an infusion of 62,000 of the Democrats’ dreaded “hamburger flipping” jobs, (the ones that didn’t used to count when Bush was in office). Getting the current 9.0% unemployment down is essential to Obama’s chances next year. Last fall McDonald’s got a wavier from the more expensive sections of Obamacare. It is a sure bet these jobs were the YING to the wavier YANG. Obama could have dialed up Mickey Dee’s anytime to collect on this debt. Why use the quick jobs jump now?
An Afghani Intelligence chief is on record as insisting the location of Osama bin Laden was well known for four years. While this may be a stretch many observers maintain his whereabouts was known for at least several months. Obama might not have had much choice. Maybe he really didn’t know where to find bin Laden until just before the mission. But that event coming so close to releasing his putative birth certificate has somewhat blunted the value of both moves.
With his support among Hispanics now in doubt, Obama played his “Hispanic card” by lying to the graduates of a heavily Hispanic college telling them he will get the Dream Act (amnesty for illegals) passed this year. That reeks of panic.
In mid May Obama used his weekly radio address to talk about the need for drilling for oil in Alaska. When George Bush did the same thing gasoline pump prices dropped dramatically. Obama has used this card 18 months out and gotten virtually nothing for it. Gas is still over $4.00 a gallon in many places and over $100.00 a barrel. The “drill here now” card was only marginally successful and now can not be used again without a total backfire.
Obama has “played” six major “cards” 18 months away from Election Day. Maybe Rush is right when he says Obama knows he is in trouble.
To contact your Congressional Representative use this link: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/
To read more about Obama’s burning through his “cards” use these links:
This day in history May 31
1971 – In accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30. Given to us by a Democrat Congress, this bill successfully changed Memorial Day Lincoln and Washington’s birthdays Columbus Day and Veteran’s Day into “BLOW OUT SALES DAYS” from their original purposes. It also leaves Martin Luther King Day as the only holiday dedicated to the memory of a single person.
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