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Obama moves to strengthen his political operation which has quite frankly been terrible…..

The Dog remembers arguing with Merlin that the White House political team had made a lot of bad moves since President Obama got his job…..The Dog blamed the problems on Rahm Emanuel…..Merlin named Patrick Gaspard as the White House Political Director, a tittle he holds…..

Well… both guys just got one upped.….The President….who is nice guy...and has been always a bit too laid back…got punched in the jaw from the Scott Brown thing in Massachusetts….

He has successfully changed the direction of the media by attacking the banks and financial institutions….but the members of Congress are not fooled one bit…..

With Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that the House would no longer abide by the Senate outline for the Healthcare Bill…..The president got the point that the Bill was in trouble…..

President Obama wanted this bill…but has never really done a darn thing to sell it….instead, he’s been busy traveling to summit meetings, sending troops to Afghanistan, taking a vacation and other stuff that give absolutely no cover for Congressmen who would vote for his HUGE Healthcare Bill (which is the right thing ) and then get ambushed back home by the Republican’s as “Tax and Spend”…liberals….

So David Plouffe is being brought back and Patrick Gaspard will be asked to run his stuff past Plouffe’s operation before making any moves…..I don’t know if Rahm Emanuel will have the last say…or David Axelrod ……starting in a few days, on political matters……

But clearly as the Dog has mentioned…..This Presiodeny needs to be better at selling its agenda…..

Because the GOP …..who, don’t control the Legislative or Executive branches is kicking the Democrats butts…

The Dog is particularly happy to read this ……..

The long and messy legislative fight over health care is a leading example of how Mr. Obama has failed to connect with voters, advisers say, because he appeared to do whatever it would take to get a bill and not explain how people could benefit.

and this……which the Dog pointed out last week…..

The White House intends to send Mr. Obama out into the country considerably more in 2010 than during his first year in office, advisers said, to try to rekindle the relationship he developed with voters during his presidential campaign.

Barack Obama needs to remember that being the President of the United States means persuading people to accept your agenda…not ordering people to accept it…..that doesn’t work in the real world…..not even in military sometimes…..

January 24, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, The Economy, Updates, Women | , , , , , , | 6 Comments

From Merlin to the PoliticalDog pound…….

Hello all,

My name is Resident Merlin or Daniel G. and I’m helping james to run the “Dog” this year.

The Midterm Election Year 2010 has finally arrived so Happy New Year to you all.

You may asking yourself who is in charge of the Presidents Political Operation in various Races around the Country this year:

Every President has specifically chosen a “Point Man” for the Political Purposes.

For George W. Bush it was Karl Rove.

For President Barack Obama that Guy is Patrick Gaspard:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Gaspard

Gaspard is born in Hawaii and moved to the United States when he 3 years old.. Before assuming the “Office of Political Affairs” he was Obama’s National Political Field Director for the 2008 Presidential Campaign.

His most recent success was to recruit Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) to run for Governor of Wisconsin.

BUT Gaspard is probably by no means the only Political Guru for the President.

I think there are 3 People: Gaspard, WH Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and the Presidents Senior Political Adviser David Axelrod.

I hope this helps sorting out the Presidents Political operation.

Daniel G.

January 1, 2010 Posted by | Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics | , , | Leave a comment