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Obama Touts His Record

Hoosierguy Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 5:40 AM
I saw a pundit on Fox News yesterday say that early in his term Obama "reached out his hand to the republicans, and when he brought it back all he had was a nub." Funny, I somehow missed that. What I remember was him making comments like "we're driving now, and they're going to have to sit at the back of the bus...", and also I remember Obamacare being written up behind closed doors, and Republicans weren't even allowed any input.
In his excellent daily Web news summary, "The Transom," Ben Domenech says that President Obama's speech at the Portland Museum of Art on Saturday "is likely to be Obama's campaign speech from here on out." He's probably correct, so let's take a look, with an eye to whether it's likely to work.

Obama's template is nothing new. He first repeats his claim as to the catastrophic conditions he inherited from President Bush. "It's hard to remember sometimes how perilous things were when I was sworn in."

So Obama took immediate action "to save the auto industry, to get the banks lending again" and...